Thursday, March 17, 2011

Make Every Night Amazing {and a giveaway!}

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

CONTEST IS CLOSED - CONGRATS TO MCANTU1019 WHO IS THE WINNER!

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 entrée 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.
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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.

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326 comments:

  1. Unfortunately my husband and I have been unable to have kids so far. We get to enjoy couples time all the time. One thing I like to do to keep things fun is to have themed menus. One night we will do a tour of Italy, so the entire menu will be Italian- baked ravioli, herbed breadsticks, sparkling grape juice (we don't drink alcohol) etc. I also like to put on some themed music or a movie like the Italian Job for after dinner. Decorations from dollar store don't hurt either!

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  2. Lighting candles and making a warm home cooked meal full of comfort food turns the night into an extraordinary night. :-D

    caroline@chocolateandcarrots.com

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  3. I tweeted! :-D

    https://twitter.com/#!/chocandcarrots/status/48403385552093185

    caroline@chocolateandcarrots.com

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  4. On Valentines, we couldn't go out, but we made it special for us and the kids. Dining with candles, everyones favorite dinners and a new dessert made the night special. Grown-ups got Shrimp Scampi (frozen from Costco) over pasta with salad and the kids got hot dogs and Mac n cheese. The kids picked out donuts for dessert- I know, not very classy, but was a new treat to them! It was refreshing to have a dinner with minimal complaints and struggles. And of course the kids LOVED the candle light dinner.
    Kristincanswim@hotmail.com

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  5. I'm drawing a complete blank, which is bad, right? Seriously, we have two kids and my husband travels a lot so he's only home on the weekends. I can't remember the last time we connected over a meal. Definitely going to make an effort to change that this weekend.

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  6. I don't have a significant other, but one thing that is important is connecting with each other. I always ask my children what the best and worst things of their day were, and I think it would be a good thing to talk about with a spouse/significant other too. Sit close or on his lap, hold hands maybe, and talk about your day even if it's just for a few minutes before drifting off to sleep after an exhausting day. Of course, having good food along with the discussion is good too.

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  7. I put in earplugs, so I don't have to keep asking him to turn down the TV volume. That may not qualify as extraordinary, but it keeps the peace!

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  8. I have been married 27 yrs. so I think about this all the time trying to "freshen" things up. Meal time at my house is just me throwing something together and them eating as they come in the door. I too have to talk loudly to drown out the tv lol
    Annette Herbst
    annettecarolherbst@gmail.com

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  9. Turn on your favorite music and make a special dessert!

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  10. We live 15 miles from town, so once we get home after work there is no going back into town to go out to eat.
    I think the best thing I can do to make every night special is to plan ahead for meals during the week. That way I spend more time enjoying my meal and not staring into the fridge wondering what to eat.

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  11. My husband and I don't have a sitter so we can go out to the movies (we're big movie buffs) so we rely on Redbox a lot to have date nights in.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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    http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/48446649940459520

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  13. We like to try new foods and spend time together cooking them. Sometimes the recipes don't turn out right, but we have alot of fun trying.
    heatherspooner1981 at gmail dot com

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  14. We try and sit down together and spend time - real time talking so we don't miss out on what happened during each others days. Seriously a sit down dinner together helps with that. heather738(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. Ordinary nights are extraordinary when you're aware of what's actually happening. Children are growing in front of you, your husband and you are growing old together - it's everything you've ever wanted - happening every day!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  16. I fix one of his favorite meals and put on a fancy dress.

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  17. We love to (occasionally) have dinner after the girls are in bed. It is so nice to relax and eat with some adult conversation!

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  18. Since I am in the mad house that is full time work, a Master's program, a 2 year old and a newborn... we like to daydream together in the car on the way home about the future time when we will a) sleep a full night b) eat a warm meal and c) send them to a grandparents overnight and go away for a weekend for the first time together and sleep a full night... did I mention the sleeping? We're a big fan of sleeping.

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  19. We don't get alot of "us" time with our 2 little boys...We do make a point of always having dinner together as a family and then our boys have to be quite for 5 minutes so that mommy and daddy can talk grown up style.

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  20. We try to make our weekend dinners special occasion nights...we cook a fancy meal, open a nice bottle of wine and just enjoy each other company. No kids, no tv...just the two of us.

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  21. A special evening? A good bottle of wine, a movie, and some decadant dessert. Preferably chocolate!

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  22. My husband works nights so this is tricky. But, we usually get the kids settled with a movie and spend some time together as often as we can. Babysitting swaps are great as well.

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  23. My fiance and i are not married yet but we are still both in school and our jobs are busy. We try to have a date night once a week. We always eat Bertolli meals and we love those so we would love the Stouffers!! I hope I win!

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  24. I make ordinary nights special by always leaving a hot homecooked meal for my hubs and daughter before I leave to go work nights. We may not be together at night b/c i am working, but they are at home with food i cooked for them with love :)

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  25. We make ordinary nights special by cooking fun meals together, and creating traditions upon such meals. :)

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  26. When I do get to spend time with my other it's special enough just to be able to sit in each other's laps and watch a good movie :)

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  27. We put the kids to bed or sequester them upstairs with a video and we get take out. Sometimes we eat by candlelight with the kids. They love it.

    je2kids(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. To make an ordinary night extraordinary, I usually will prepare a fancy dessert for a sweet ending. With the easy of Stouffer's help on dinner, I can have more time to make dessert and still have time to share with my loved ones. I'm love it! Thanks for a chance to win this giveaway!

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

    Amy
    http://utry.it

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  29. I just tweeted about this giveaway. Here's the link

    http://twitter.com/#!/uTry_it

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  30. We eat dinner together every night and talk about our days. It's nice.

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  31. We try and go out once a week to dinner or a drive, just to talk, catch up and connect again.

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  32. Turn on the fire, cuddle up on the couch and chat about our day. Love it!

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  33. My husband and I are so busy that we love doing anything relaxing together once we both get home from school or work. This usually consists of something like cuddling to a movie or having a late dinner together and talking about our day. Simple, but so great :)

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  34. My husband and I went for a long walk together this evening--something we rarely do. Now that the weather is improving, I think we should make it a habit--and make it our "extraordinary" routine. For some reason, conversations while walking together are the best! Thanks so much.
    sharonjo at gwtc dot net

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  35. We cuddle on the couch, lights out and enjoy dessert while watching a great movie

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  36. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/ChelleB36/status/48599637866725376
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  37. Tweet: http://twitter.com/sharonjo2/status/48600132484210688

    sharonjo at gwtc dot net

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  38. It's so easy to just veg and sit in front of the tv, so we take at least 30 min to just sit and talk to one another about our day and anything that's on our mind. Then we will watch an episode or 2 of one of the shows we follow

    yobert7 at gmail dot com

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  39. My husband and I make dinner together and share stories about our day.

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  40. I love for us to cook dinner together, I love watching that man cook :) and then enjoying the meal together and afterwards cuddling up on the couch together to watch a movie. That is my favorite way to spend my special nights together!

    Skulldiva2@yahoo.com

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  41. We have dinner together every night as a family. BUT, some nights we have the kids sit at their own little table. They think it's a blast and we love the semi-quiet time!

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  42. last summer, we joined a CSA. Every week, we would drive together 15 minutes to pick up our basket of produce- no kids, no radio- just time to talk about things going on, make each other laugh, enjoy the changing seasons... this year, our farmer was changing his pick-up days and I mentioned to the hubby that he may have to go alone to pick up the produce as the new day was on a day that I work- he was totally bummed! I had no idea that half hour car ride meant so much to him!

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  43. my husband and i will watch a movie after the kids go to bed

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  44. We leave the kiddos with my in-laws and go shopping together. It is nice to be alone without distractions.

    katiemur@gmail.com

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  45. I try to make a meal that he will like and we'll sit in the dining room with candles on. Plus a yummy homemade dessert.

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  46. I don't have a significant other, but I love to have friends over to enjoy a homemade meal. That's sometimes hard when I've had long days at work. So sometimes we just order pizza and watch American Idol. But that Tortellini sounds so good! I'm definitely going to try it out.

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  47. We have dinner as a family buy then my hubby and I go on a nice long walk, we get Aline talk time and exercise!

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  48. Right now our kids go to bed fairly early -- this gives my husband and I a chance to talk and enjoy each other's company before we go to bed.

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  49. I make ordinary nights extraordinary by simply turning off the tv!

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  50. I don't have a significant other so the next best thing is my daughter and family.

    wtxgirl67[at]gmail[dot]com

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  51. Hi, I set the table with our nicer dishes, light candles, and maybe make a special dessert.
    maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

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  52. We cook, we talk, we sip wine and we laugh together. Then we turn on "our song" and dance in the kitchen. This happens every now and then - but I love it!

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  53. Due to my fiancé and mine’s differing work schedules it is hard to find time together to actually sit down and have a meals together. So when we do have the time to sit down and eat together I make sure and turn the TV off, set the dinning room table and a make a full meal complete with a side salad, bread and a dessert!

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  54. We have our own "play" nights and by that I mean we do silly stuff that we used to enjoy as kids. One night we went out and bought a pile of comic books and take-out Thai food and spent the night munching and reading comics together. One night we put together model cars. Some nights we play board games. Some nights we do jigsaw puzzles. The next one planned is paint-by-number night...I can't wait!

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  55. I'm pregnant again at the moment, so after our other two boys go to bed we have a 'second dinner'. It's just the 2 of us and we're not to flustered trying to get the boys to eat and we can just relax and watch a movie. It's our down time!

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  56. Our kids go to bed relatively early (7) so we have a fair amount of time to spend together before bed. Most nights we sit on our computers or watch separate shows in different rooms, but at least two nights a week we get together for about an hour and put on something we want to watch and give each other back rubs. The act of giving each other back rubs helps us connect differently than if we were to sit and talk. We're focusing entirely on the other person, and it's pretty great!
    katidyd at hotmail dot com

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  57. Head out for a walk around the neighborhood (or through nearby parks) after dinner. Hand-holding while strolling is the best.

    (kladish(at)gmail(dot)com.)

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  58. I don't have a significant other, but my family always tries to get together when we have the time to. I love cooking but always always try to make desserts =)

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  59. Cook supper for my hubby and me and just be at home!

    corrieanneb@juno.com

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  60. We try to make dinner special by cooking it together and turning off our cell phones, computers and the TV and talking about our day.

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  61. http://twitter.com/#!/susan1215/status/49469567268945920

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  62. I use candles and the good dishes, lower the lights and open a bottle of wine :)

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  63. We like to make ordinary nights extraordinary by making tacos and watching a movie. It makes an ordinary weeknight a bit more fun. LPoser1 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  64. We like to light candles on the table for dinner. Even with our daughter and even when we are just having something simple. It sets a nice mood.

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  65. I'm single so after work I just want something quick and easy and these meals sound perfect.
    marybug2@yahoo.com

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  66. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/marybug2/status/49653499327299584
    marybug2 at yahoo.com

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  67. To make an regular night extra special, I add some steak, some red wine and a new DVD.

    Thanks!
    Samantha
    Jamesmadison1974@gmail.com

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  68. lock the doors, turn off the electronics, and really linger over a home-cooked meal. the electronics part is key. :)

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  69. Adding flowers from our garden makes it more special to dine at home!

    thanks!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  70. we turn off electronics and light candles. scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  71. http://twitter.com/#!/DesMoinesDealin/status/49881864357425152 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  72. We have a little one on the way, so I'm sure we'll need this more in a few months, but for now: we turn off the TV and just enjoy each other!

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  73. I have two boys, and sometimes, I let them help me plan.....decorate the table, set the table, and sometimes they even "serve us"...very fun!

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  74. I make my son eat at the table with me.

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  75. Just add a little music.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  76. Special was when the kids were at grandma's and we could have what ever we wanted to eat. Things like shrimp dinners and the kids didn't.

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  77. Tweeted here too

    http://twitter.com/#!/gmissycat/status/49965368155967488

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  78. Both of us are a bit of heath freaks, especially when it comes to food, so we spend quality time by cooking together. Our work hours are often long and unpredictable, but we still make it a point to cook together, especially on weekends, when we often prepare our meals for the week.

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  79. We like to light a few candles on the dresser, spread out a picnic on the bed, and watch a nice movie. We do this most nights, because life is supposed to be grand.

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  80. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/tammigirl/status/50674651902390272

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  81. A good movie and some desserts can make ordinary evenings at home extraordinary.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  82. tweet.http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/50790670771814400

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  83. blogged.http://tcarolinep.blogspot.com/2011/03/giveaway-taste-and-tell-places-products.html

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  84. sherri
    i like to do dinner by candlelight make a nice dessert then watch a good movie together
    sherricrawford70/at/yahoo/dot/com

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  85. An ordinary night our kids go to bed at 8pm- but an extradorinary night is when we let them stay up until the fall out asleep- which can be 11pm- we crank up the radio and dance- they are ages 1 and 2- they love it
    tcogbill at live dot com

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  86. My older kids are living with us temporarily (ages 30 and 24) and let me tell you, they are worse for romance than little ones cause they stay up and are not as easily entertained by a stupid dvd. So I tell them to beat it, light candles and open a bottle of our favorite wine.

    lindacarol6 at gmail dot com

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  87. Soft music in the background, candlelight, a fine wine, and an extra special dessert.

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  88. light a candle, A good bottle of wine, music, just relax.
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

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  89. http://twitter.com/#!/HappyTina0115/status/50983090050449408
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

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  90. Dinner with candles and flowers on the table is a special night for us
    Ziggywag at yahoo dot com

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  91. http://twitter.com/#!/Ziggywag/status/51282025457532928
    Tweet
    Ziggywag at yahoo dot com

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  92. Sometimes we have a candlelight dinner after the kids are in bed!

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  93. We share a meal and make time to talk and have a movie to watch when the kids are in bed!
    firstrosegrrl@yahoo.com

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  94. I make ordinary nights extraordinary with my husband by enjoying dinner by candlelight.

    LWons@HotMail.com

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  95. I try to set our table with nice table lines and candles, put on soft music and make a nice dinner and special desert.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  96. sometimes we turn off the computer, have a nice dinner at the table and watch a movie

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  97. http://twitter.com//bobisyellow/status/51363690976509953

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  98. http://twitter.com/diesel51/status/51387609972350976

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  99. WE OFTEN GO OUT SO WHEN WE STAY IN, IT'S SPECIAL kytah00@yahoo.com

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  100. 2nd ENTRY TWEET @ http://twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/51392508420292608 kytah00@yahoo.com

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  101. a home cooked meal always shows someone you care

    nickieisis3atgmaildotcom

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  102. make good food and listen mrs.mommyyatgmail

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  103. We send the kids over to my in-laws and watch a movie here at home where we are much more comfortable.

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  104. To make a regular night more special and romantic we turn off the tv, don't answer the phone and just relax and enjoy the meal.

    nhmoose99 at yahoo dot com

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  105. We grab short dates here and there, four of my kids are grown, well let me reword that two are out of the house, four are still home but. Things are crazy more so that the kids are older. Sine my husband works night so we try to have lunch dates.

    April824@comcast.net

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  106. eat after the kids go to bed without interruption - a treat for sure! (doesn't matter what just the peace and quiet is enough)
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  107. I always try make a regular diner special by lighting candles and making a special dessert.

    lenz.nicole(at)gmail(dot)com

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  108. I turn off the cellphone and TV and have a candlelit dinner.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  109. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/rhoneygee/status/51567024517808128

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  110. I feed the kids early so my husband and I can sit down to a quiet dinner alone.

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  111. We cook dinner together and talk about our days

    ohkeeka at gmail dot com

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  112. My favorite thing to do with my husband after the kids go to bed is lay in our own bed and watch a movie together.

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  113. I will try and make it like it was a date night before we got married and see that a nice dinner and dessert will be on the menu.

    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  114. An extraordinary night for us is a meal with both an appetizer and dessert and a bottle of wine. Those don't happen very often!

    krtrumpet [at] aol [dot] com

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  115. to make an ordinary night special we drop the kids off at their grandparents house so that we can actually have some adult conversation!

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  116. To make an ordinary night extraordinary, we turn off the TV and spend time over a nice meal together.
    chainmail (at) iwon(dot) com

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  117. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/The_Sunshyn/status/51690258240249856
    chainmail (at) iwon(dot) com

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  118. We try to make each night special by having some us time out on the front porch swing talking, nothing better

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  119. I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/eyzofblu63/status/51722597410410496

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  120. http://twitter.com/tnshadylady/status/51730063762276352

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  121. http://tnshadylady.blogspot.com/2011/03/another-great-blogher-giveaway.html

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  122. Order Thai food and open a bottle of wine. msmith572@yahoo.com

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  123. Tweet: http://twitter.com/samasam/status/51747236283035650

    msmith572@yahoo.com

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  124. Blogged: http://insanityisforthelame.blogspot.com/2011/03/taste-and-tell-places-products-make.html

    msmith572@yahoo.com

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  125. We like to plan getaways. It's not just the actual trip, it's the planning!

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  126. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    WE SURPRISE EACH OTHER WITH A GIFT EVERY SO OFTEN

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  127. What do you do to make an ordinary night extraordinary with your significant other? I love to serve him dinner in bed because I simply love "dessert"

    teechbiz at gmail dot com

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  128. I love Stouffers and I love to cook. I make my evening special sometimes with candlelight and a fine wine. Or I try a new recipe

    rugerpuppies at hotmail dot com

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  129. I like to use my special wine glasses even when we're not having wine to make dinner more special.
    nrdunningATgmailDOTcom

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  130. tweet
    http://twitter.com/ohstac/status/51784861261897728
    nrdunningATgmailDOTcom

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  131. We add candles and a bottle of wine!

    gina.m.maddox AT gmail DOT com

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  132. tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/CrazyItalian0/status/51790768494485504


    gina.m.maddox AT gmail DOT com

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  133. tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/CrazyItalian0/status/51790768494485504


    gina.m.maddox AT gmail DOT com

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  134. To turn an ordinary night into something special we have date nights at home with special themes!

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  135. We open the best bottle of wine in the house.

    jvmwordsmith@comcast.net

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  136. Tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/#!/Jayne_Martin/status/51806737602326528

    jvmwordsmith@comcast.net

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  137. It's just me & the cats don't care. So actually plating the food as opposed to eating it from the pan or take-out container.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

    bloggyig at gmail dot com

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  138. candles and relaxing music make it special

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  139. tweet
    http://twitter.com/buzz8/status/51864824447111168

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  140. We get takeout so no one has to cook and then watch a movie together. bluedragon51@comcast.net

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  141. I prefer to grill a nice dinner for her to make it romantic.

    hellrzr(at)juno(dot)com

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  142. tweet

    http://twitter.com/mrcheapo/status/51958761451028480

    hellrzr(at)juno(dot)com

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  143. A spectacular dessert can make the evening memorable.

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  144. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/clc408/status/51991441890738176

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  145. One way I like to make our ordinary nights extraordinary is by serving dinner in an unusual place...like dinner in bed, or out in the woods.

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  146. Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/AsTheNight/status/51992665675403264.

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  147. Candles and a glass a wine makes dinner special

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  148. Showing attention and forethought makes the other person feel special.

    humanecats at gmail dot com

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  149. We just make sure we take time to do a date night at least once a month. Then you still, get have that fun getting dressed up for a date feeling. And boy do I look forward to date night!!!

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  150. Just by lighting candles and opening a bottle of wine makes the night more romantic.

    teenytig@sbcglobal.net

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  151. We turn the TV OFF and actually talk to each other.

    bbentry [at] aol [dot] com

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  152. A bottle of wine is all that is needed!
    Scott
    spmartin122@gmail.com

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  153. I get my neighbors to watch the kids and let us eat in together.

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  154. Watching a movie together is always great.

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  155. i like to light candles

    karinaroselee at gmail dot com

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  156. We make Homemade Pizza’s And Watch our favorite TV Shows!

    baller19822002 at yahoo dot com

    Thanks!

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  157. Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/femalebiker21/status/52526454642184192

    baller19822002 at yahoo dot com

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  158. Movie night=must haves
    disintegratingstarr@hotmail.com

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  159. I love to make a special dessert to follow dinner and pick foods I know we both love. Then spend the meal together, sharing our days or plans for the rest of the evening. Just being together makes it more special to me.
    b (dot) edge315 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  160. dessert makes everything just a little more special :)

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  161. I make an evening extraordinary by trying a new recipe that my husband and I work on together on his nights off and also spend a few hours talking.

    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

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  162. Pick up food from a favorite restaurant and eat by candlelight after the kids are in bed.

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  163. we try to sit at the table and sometimes have a glass of wine

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  164. A nice candlelit dinner with romantic music in the background always does it!
    Digicat {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  165. I posted about this giveaway on my blog. Here is the link:
    http://carolsbloggys.blogspot.com/p/stouffers-100-visa-card.html
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  166. Once in awhile I feed the kids early and make one of my Hubbys fav dishes...something the kids don't like or is kind of expensive.
    I light some candles and put on some jazz and we have a quiet, grown up meal.
    I try to do this at least once a month...it gives us time to reconnect.

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  167. every now in then we find ourselves in the kitchen late at night, way past when we should be asleep, making grilled cheese sandwiches or bowls of cereal and laughing about something crazy that happened during the day. I love these little late-night snack sessions because it reminds me of when we were first married, very young and much more carefree and I see the boy and the girl who took that leap all those years ago.

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  168. I take a recipe that looks "formal" and once made, serve it on fine china before watching a movie that we've wanted to watch and has just been released! Great night!

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  169. I make the ordinary extraordinary by trying a new recipe together! ekieuuu@gmail.com

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  170. http://twitter.com/#!/ekieu/status/53488792006426624

    ekieuuu@gmail.com

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  171. I make a night special by making a dish together.

    melduke26 at gmail dot com

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  172. I love it when my husband and I cook together. We are a great team. :)

    divarez at comcast.net

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  173. I love candles for romance-I should use them more often!
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  174. First, NO KIDS! Then, I use lower lights and use candles. I also love to use fancy dinnerware, a glass of wine and a yummy dessert!

    hebert024 at aoldot com

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  175. Candles, good china, linen napkins, wine and soft music.

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  176. Make sure we turn off the TV and eat at the table, or when it's nice head outside and eat on the balcony. mtw816 at gmail.com

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  177. by adding music and candles :D cooking together then eat together without tv and just talk is nice.
    songyueyu at gmail

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  178. i tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/syytta/status/53985165696970752

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  179. Splurging and grilling out steaks is always a nice treat:)

    Jenny B
    jennyhasquads at yahoodotcom

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  180. I make an ordinary night extraordinary by adding some candlelite and some soft music to dinnertime!
    bleatham*at*gmail.com

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  181. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/sleatham1/status/54086538878910464
    bleatham*at*gmail.com

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  182. I like to bring home a borrowed DVD and make a special dessert.

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  183. An extraordinary night would be when I serve tacos because then the whole meal is peaceful. Not a single complaint or groan. I try to make it even more special by putting on a Mexican tablecloth and playing some Mexican music.
    chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  184. Tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/chipdip2010/status/54148892714991616
    chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  185. Throw together a quick, great meal and add a fabulously decadent dessert!

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  186. By being together! Often times we are in seperate rooms watching t.v. or reading in the office etc. So I love it when we are in the same room snuggling, talking and enjoying eachother!
    chacoyaguayo at yahoo dot com
    Thank you for the opportunity!!

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  187. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/#!/Ma21cuteboy/status/54315247053451264
    chacoyaguayo at yahoo dot com

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  188. Wine with dinner makes any dinner seem a little nicer:)
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  189. tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/KerryBishop/status/54358103487025152
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  190. Simple: we schedule "dates" whether to work on the budget, plan our vacation, or arrange car-pooling---and our togetherness celebrated with a glass of fine wine always keeps those times extraodordinary.

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  191. My husband and I just love spending time together like snuggling up and watching tv or talking.
    dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

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  192. I light some candles and put on our favorite music! :)

    samanthakoh.cy@gmail.com

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  193. Dessert always makes a meal special :)
    bingomamanorma(at)gmail(dot)com

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  194. No significant other, but I make meals special by using cloth napkins and playing some soft music.
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  195. Tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/LAMusing/status/54677576597245952
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  196. We like to snuggle up in front of the fireplace on cold nights. It makes eating or just watching TV more romantic.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  197. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/eswright18/status/54682441671127040

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  198. a special meal at home followed by a movie!

    debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

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  199. tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/bellows22/status/54748326515576832

    debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

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