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Giveaway Results: Dinner for Six from Schwan’s Home Service

Sorry! This giveaway is now closed!! We would like to congratulate Lee Ann (Commenter #97) on winning this incredible giveaway. Please check back next Tuesday for another great giveaway!

As a busy mom, I know that preparing dinner every night can be a real challenge. Although I do love to cook, I welcome any help that I can get and definitely would not object to anyone who wanted to offer me a night off from cooking. Thanks to Schawn’s, I get to share an amazing dinner with one lucky reader, and their family,  which will include Chicken Pot Pie, a side dish, and a dessert of their choice for a fun night off from cooking.

Schwan’s Home Service, America’s largest direct-to-home food delivery business, offers approximately 400 great tasting dishes like ice cream, pizza, fruits and vegetables, choice meats, seafood, breakfast items, desserts and more.  Since 1952, the company has delivered frozen food orders door-to-door to households across the country and now ships nationwide, too.  From the freezer to the dinner table in less than 30 minutes, Schwan’s meals provide a quick, convenient and pocketbook-friendly way for busy moms to serve their families delicious meals – and eliminate time spent at the grocery store.  Ordering is simple at or by calling 1-888-SCHWANS.

To enter this giveaway please browse to pick a side dish and dessert you feel would go best with Schwan’s Chicken Pot Pie. Leave a comment here to let me know what you would pick for your night off from cooking.  One winner, chosen at random, will receive a full family dinner (serving up to six members) featuring Chicken Pot Pie and their preferred dishes courtesy of Schwan’s Home Service, shipped right to their door! Entries will be taken through Tuesday 03/30) at 8PM EST. Our winner will be drawn at random. Good luck, everyone!

Giveaway Results: $40 in Bob Evans Products

bob-evansSorry, this giveaway is closed! We would like to congratulate Kristen (Commenter #6) on winning these coupons. Please check back each Tuesday for another great giveaway!

I don’t know when the last time was that you visited Bob Evans, but it had been a long time for our family. Frankly, eating out can be stressful and expensive with two small children. Bob Evans recently has updated their menu though and wanted to give our family a chance to experience their new menu choices.

With loads of great menu choices and a fantastic new array of foods, this place is no longer my grandma’s Bob Evans. They have added iced coffees, and great traditional home style dishes, along with fun salads and lighter fare. The kid’s menu offers a great selection of choices with your child’s choice of two sides. Fun sides include smiley fries, veggies, and even salad as just a few of the great choices.I loved that they give your child the choice of sides, but also picture items together that are a great combination.

We went out and took my mother-in-law and sister-in-law and all six of us were able to eat for under $50, which was a great deal considering how pricey it can be to eat out. To top it off, I got an iced coffee to go and still came in under $50 for the six of us! Don’t believe me? You can check out their thirty meals that are available for $5.99 or less.

Even if you don’t win this contest, be sure to register your child for the Bob Evans Kid Times Birthday Club (for children 12 and under) and they can will receive a free kid’s meal on their birthday.

The company also sent us EIGHT coupons to give to one lucky reader to try any Bob Evans frozen product for free (up to a $5.00 value). That is $40 in coupons for your next grocery trip! To enter, please leave a comment and share your favorite meal to order when dining out with your family.  Please leave your comment by Tuesday (05/19) at 8PM EST to be eligible to win. Our winner will be chosen at random and only one comment per person please!

Review: A Family Night With Sea Cuisine

img_8383Our family has a fun family night almost every Friday night. I throw pizza dough in the bread machine, we pop some popcorn, and we enjoy a fun family movie together. Sea Cuisine offered to send us a fun family night gift basket and send us a sampling of the flavors that are offered by the company.

In our basket of fun was two packets of microwavable rice, a Sea Cuisine Tortilla Crusted Tilapia, Sea Cuisine Potato Crusted Cod, a cookie mix, popcorn, and “A Bug’s Life” movie- all of the ingredients we could ever want for a fun night at home together.

The company has employed an Executive Chef Owen Tilley to develop restaurant-quality foods that can be found in your freezer section of your local supermarket. Chef Owen Tilley left behind the restaurant life and began working with High Liner Foods to develop a great  product line where consumers could have a restaurant experience in the comfort of their own home.

Preparation of the fish is very easy and requires a quick baking in the oven. I baked the fish on our pizza stone to ensure extra crispiness. While the fish baked, I zapped the rice in the microwave and then sat down to enjoy the movie with the kids.

The kids gobbled up the Potato Crusted Cod, but I managed to grab a bite to taste it myself. I really loved this fish because it was crisp on the outside and a generous fish fillet of cod inside that was cooked perfectly. Both kids love fish and this seemed to fit the bill perfectly with them.

My husband and I ate the Tortilla Crusted Tilapia (pictured above) which was crisp and delicious but extremely spicy. You could feel the heat of the fish even when just opening the oven. I later read in the description that the fish was also crusted in chipotle and lime, which explains the spice factor a little better.If you can’t handle spicy food, this fish isn’t for you. Again, this was a generous filet of fish and looked exactly like something you would get at a restaurant.

Each package of fish came in a package of two so if you have a large family, you would definitely need a few of these packages. I do know that many of the wholesale clubs offer this fish in the larger box quantity which would probably be a lot more cost effective. That being said, I was really impressed with the generous portion sizes of the fish and the thickness of it.

We had a fantastic family night and we thank Sea Cuisine for giving us a chance to sample their great product and all of the thoughtful inclusions for a fun family night together. What can be better off than a night off from rolling out that pizza dough on Fridays?

If you would like to sample this fish yourself, they currently have a $1.00 off printable coupon that you can use towards your purchase. Take a peek to see all of the varieties that the company offers.

Website For More Details: Sea Cuisine