This week, Alfie is out on a week-long solo vacation. He gets back home late on Wednesday night -- unless he decides he's too tired to ride back and wants to crash at a hotel, in which case he'll arrive on Thursday afternoon. I leave early Thursday morning for a business trip, getting back on Friday night, so we'll be like two ships passing in the night. We miss each other, of course, but the separation is going to make the "reunion" so much sweeter!
I can see it now... I arrive home, tired and hungry, late on Friday night. As I fumble with the keys, the door opens. Alfie is standing there in club attire, doused in my favorite Drakkar Noir scent. The lights are dim, and scented candles are flickering. The soft strains of Lauren Shera are playing, and I can smell some Ginger Chicken & Broccoli simmering on the stove. Hooo baby.... get ready to Ignite the Night!
Sounds too good to be true? I almost forgot to mention: that Ginger Chicken & Broccoli would be one of P.F. Chang's Home Menu frozen entrees. Alfie doesn't cook Chinese, and with the kids in bed, there's no way he could make a run down to P.F. Chang's. Not to worry: I first tried P.F. Chang's Home Menu last fall, and their frozen entrees are absolutely delicious. They're the perfect way to enjoy a restaurant-style meal at home!
Here's more information about P.F. Chang's Home Menu:
Inspired by P.F. Chang's best-selling recipes, the P.F. Chang's® Home Menu™ line includes: Orange Chicken, Shanghai Style Beef, Sweet & Sour Chicken, General Chang's Chicken, Ginger Chicken & Broccoli, Beef with Broccoli, Shrimp in a Garlic Sauce and Shrimp Lo Mein. The two-serving entrees, which are made with high-quality ingredients and feature signature P.F. Chang's flavors, are convenient and easy to prepare, going from skillet to a succulent high-quality meal at home in just minutes. A patented packaging technology keeps food fresh-tasting for a premium dining experience.
Win P.F. Chang's Home Menu!
Three lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will each win seven coupons good for one free P.F. Chang's Home Menu meal. They're about $7-$8 each, so this prize is worth over $50!
Leave a comment on this post suggesting ways to create an out-of-the-ordinary home dinner experience that will Ignite the Night.
Note, P.F. Chang's is going to send me a special Ignite the Night kit for Alfie and me, featuring a P.F. Chang's Home Menu entree and special items inspired by your suggestions -- so I'm hoping you have some good ideas! For example, you could suggest
* a special music playlist
* beverage pairings
* spicy dinner conversation topics
* unique place settings
* candles and other decor
The more unique and electrifying your responses, the better! Just in case you need inspiration, the “Ignite the Night” tab on the PF Chang's Facebook page has ideas on how to make each Home Menu dinner experience a memorable one.
For extra entries, you can do any or all of the following. Please leave a separate comment for each extra entry with a way to verify the entry (i.e. tweet link, blog post link, Facebook id, Twitter id, etc.).
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I entered to win $50 worth of PF Chang's Home Menu frozen entrees on Bonggamom Finds! Leave a suggestion on her blog on how to Ignite the Night, and you could be one of the 3 lucky winners: http://tinyurl.com/bonggaprizes
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Tell @bonggamom and @PFChangs how you #Ignite the Night and you could win $50 worth of P.F. Chang's Home Menu frozen entrees! http://tinyurl.com/bonggaprizes
This giveaway ends at 11:59PM PST on June 20, 2011; I will draw a winner at random on June 21 and post the winner's name after the winner confirms acceptance. US addresses only. For additional giveaway rules, click here. Good luck!
Disclosure: I will be receiving an Ignite the Night kit from P.F. Chang's which includes coupons for free product and other items. Thanks to Golin Harris and Unilever for providing the coupons. Product information is provided by the featured company/product and is indicated in italics. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.