Basic fact: I love to eat. I cook so that I can eat...and I'm no great cook by any means, but I'm trying to get better. Sometimes, I'll get carried away and try an intricate recipe only to be disappointed because I couldn't execute it properly. Other times, I'll go really easy but the meal is lacking some serious flavor. What I want is something easy to make, and is also a pleasure to eat.
MyBlogSpark clued me into these great Romano's Macaroni Grill Restaurant Favorites dinner kits. Now, I'm not usually a fan of these boxed kits, but I'm willing to give anything a try especially if it's easy. Turns out, they're actually pretty tasty. We tried the Creamy Basil Parmesan Chicken and Pasta flavor. It came with everything I needed to make the meal, except for the chicken. What I loved about it was that while the meal is good on its own, it's simple to "tweak" it a bit and make it to your personal liking. I added fresh tomatoes and cheese to my dish. I also found the sauce to be a little salty, so I just added some extra water. I prepared two boxes, because it looked like it might not be enough, but there was no need. We ended up with lots of leftovers which I thought tasted even better the next day. There are four flavors for you to try:
Garlic & Herb Chicken Penne
Creamy Basil Parmesan Chicken & Pasta
Chicken Alfredo with Linguine
Chicken Marsala with Linguine
In addition, you can print out a $1 coupon from the website. This makes a wonderful gift for mom on Mother's Day - you can either give her an easier time with cooking, or you can make the meal for her in minutes (even better!)
WANT TO WIN? Three winners will win a Romano's Macaroni Grill gift basket. It includes: a sample of the Creamy Basil Parmesan Chicken Pasta variety, three coupons for you to try the other varieties the next time you visit your local grocer, a colander, serving spoon and cheese grater. To enter, leave a comment on this post prior to Friday, May 8th at Midnight and tell me what your favorite family meal is. Please include your email address with your comment. Winners must provide a US mailing address.