Ignite the Night with P.F. Chang's Home Menu


Alfie and I are not one of those couples who are joined at the hip. We recognize that we need our own space, and we are perfectly happy to let the other have it. Whether it's an evening spent doing our own thing, a girls' night out/boys' poker night, we return to each other's arms none the worse for the wear.

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!

Required Entry
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.



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The Rules
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.

83 Comments, Leave yours here:

Eve on May 29, 2011 at 7:02 PM said...

I usually set the table and make it look very nice. I light the table with candles and spray the dining room with perfume. lol


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Eve on May 29, 2011 at 7:04 PM said...

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Kimberly on May 29, 2011 at 7:34 PM said...

Using the "good" dishes, some music.
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Crystal said...

I think a theme would be fun like decorating the table and dressing up in a little costume.Of course music to go along with your meal and after would be a plus too!

We haven't tried P.F. Chang yet but i am looking forward to trying it

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kakihara on May 29, 2011 at 8:13 PM said...

Dim the lights or light some unscented candels. Start with an easy appetizer like Garlic shrimp


* 1 lb shrimp (about 25 peeled)
* 4 large cloves of garlic, finely minced
* 1 tsp paprika
* 1 tsp red pepper flakes
* 2-3 oz of dry sherry
* 1/4 cup virgin olive oil
* 3 tsp chopped fresh parsley
* juice of one lemon

In a sauté pan or heavy frying pan, warm the olive oil over medium heat. Add the red pepper flakes, and garlic and sauté for about one minute or until they begin to brown.

Raise the heat to high and add the shrimp, lemon juice, sherry and paprika. Stir well, then sauté, stirring briskly until the shrimp turn pink and curl – about 3 minutes.

Remove from heat and transfer shrimp with oil and sauce to a warm plate or serve right from the pan. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Sprinkle with parsley.

(I make this when we have another couple over so for just the 2 of you half the recipe)


A bottle of Alsace pinot gris, Shanghai Style Beef, and some rice.

For dessert I would grab a piece of Tiramisu from my super market bakery or whatever cake they sell by the slice-that looks decadent-one slice and one fork for you and your husband to eat together.

For a nice dinner topic I want you to tell each other when you new that you were meant to spend your life together.

Let the dishes wait till morning, put on your favorite song and you two slow dance together--yes right there in the living room--or out on the deck under the stars.
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kakihara on May 29, 2011 at 8:20 PM said...

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GoldenOrchard on May 30, 2011 at 9:34 AM said...

I like the outdoors so I'd set up a picnic outside along w/ a projector film to watch a movie and the telescope to find stars I'd also have
the fire pit going & would eat soft serve ice cream on waffle cones to end the night

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mmalavec on May 30, 2011 at 7:14 PM said...

Best way is always with wine & candlelight!

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h calzada on June 11, 2011 at 11:08 PM said...

Make the night an autentic chinese experience, dont forget the chopsticks and fortune cookies,, with hot tea for a nice completion!!!

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karenmed409 on June 13, 2011 at 7:18 AM said...

sitter for the kids and have dinner in bed, with candles, some quiet time with no interuptions... hide the remote control so no TV.. just me and him!
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Cathy W on June 14, 2011 at 7:55 AM said...

Fresh arrangements of peonies, snapdragons, white baby breath
Scented tea lights floating in a bowls of water.
Table setting of white plates with chopsticks and place atop a colorful silk table runner
Serve Shrimp in a Garlic Sauce and Beef with Broccoli entrées family style with jasmine rice, egg rolls/favorite dipping sauces
A bottle of light red wine such as a Pinot Noir
Your favorite music playing in the background.
And don’t forget to invite me!

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jerricaparr on June 17, 2011 at 8:48 AM said...

Simple. Get together a couple of cheap asian hand fans, a cute rug, tea candles, two place mats, nice dishware, SMALL table (or plate), asian-sounding music, and of course, your favorite P.F Changs meal.

*Go into the dining room (& move the table out), place rug in center of room.
*In the center of rug, have a small table (or plate) and place candles on it.
*Next to candles, place fans (not too close to fire!)
*Set one place mat on each side of rug, opposite of each other.
*Set dishware accordingly.
*Turn on music (can use CD, radio, or even computer).

Serve food on dishware and enjoy your date!
:)

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purplelover04 on June 18, 2011 at 1:52 PM said...

i shared on ur fb what i would do.

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Bonggamom on June 27, 2011 at 3:53 PM said...

Congratulations to the winners:

#32, debijackson
#8, kakihara
#25, Eve

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