Thursday, March 17, 2011

Make Every Night Amazing {and a giveaway!}

This is a sponsored review from BlogHer and Stouffer's.


Everyone tells you, but I don’t think you really realize how much your life actually does change after you have kids. Adjusting to one child has been a challenge, but throw in a newborn and I know my life is going to be crazy! I remember the early days of our marriage when we would both get home at night and we could spend time together, watching tv and cuddling on the couch. These days, nights are filled with Mickey Mouse and playing games and bedtime routines. But just because you have kids doesn’t mean that you can’t still have “couple’s time!”

These last couple years, I have realized just how important that couple’s time is – you need that time to re-connect. And I feel like it’s especially important for me, since I am a stay at home mom and I’m not interacting with other adults on a daily basis. But sometimes it’s hard – especially since my husband’s schedule has him working late several nights a week. So what do we do to make sure we are still having that adult time? Food, of course!!

After the kids go to bed, it’s a perfect time to have adult time at the table. Reconnecting over food is always a great way to go! Turn down the lights, light some candles, and enjoy dinner time – just the two of you. Since my husband does work later most nights, going out is not always easy, so a simple dinner at home is a great way for us to spend some time together. And I don’t know about you, but sometimes – after a day of chasing after a 2-year old, trying to keep a house clean, and taking care of the duties of the day - sometimes a big fancy dinner is the last thing I want to worry about. In comes Stouffer’s Sautes for Two! I was sent 2 versions to try out at home, and I’m being completely honest here – the Grilled Chicken and Asiago Tortelloni was the best frozen meal I’ve ever had. Both my husband and I agreed on that. The Gorgonzola Steak entrĂ©e was equally delicious. We both agreed that they were restaurant quality – and that we’d rather spend the evening at home together over good food than to fight the crowds going out!!

Good food, good company – the perfect way to spend a romantic night at home!!

Blogher is giving one of my readers a $100 Visa card. Just think – if you win, you can fill your freezer with these delicious meals! You have 4 ways to enter to win:
No duplicate comments!

1 – Comment below and let me know how you make your ordinary nights extraordinary with your significant other.
2 - Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post.
3 - Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post.
4 - Visit the official rules for additional forms of entry.

The giveaway runs from March 17 – April 11, 2011.
This giveaway is open to US residents age 18 and older.
Winners will be selected via random draw and will be notified via email.
You will have 72 hours to get back to me, or a new winner will be chosen.
The official rules are available HERE.

Check out the round-up page for this giveaway HERE.
Find out more about our sponsor HERE.