Macaroni Grill at Home + Giveaway

It’s official. Ryan has left on his bachelor party cruise. 

As those of you who follow me on Twitter already know… 

Update on the Cruise Adventure

Since I don’t have the internet on my phone, please enjoy this grainy picture I took of the picture text message I received of my handsomely adorned fiancé. 🙂 

Incoming Alert!

I just about died laughing when I saw that! 

I talked with his cousin who said he basically raided Spencer’s and bought a bunch of bachelorette party gear for them to sport throughout the cruise. I love it! 


With my usual dinner date Bahamas-bound, I was on my own for dinner tonight. 

Well, not quite all alone… 

"What Am I? Chopped Liver?"

Since I did have one guest, I decided to reach into the freezer to make a romantic meal for two. 

Macaroni Grill Basil Parmesan Chicken

I received a sample of the basil parmesan chicken Macaroni Grill frozen meal for two through My Blog Spark a week or so ago, and since I was in the mood for a fast dinner this evening, I figured I’d give this meal a go! 

The pasta dish cooked up within 15 minutes. 

Though it called for the addition of a quarter cup of milk, I substituted a half of a cup of fat-free cottage cheese since I didn’t have any milk on hand. I figured worst case scenario it would turn out cheesier, and that wouldn’t exactly be an awful thing. 😉 

Along with the frozen pasta meal, I also received a large, white ceramic serving bowl to serve the pasta, which I loved! 

Flavorful Dish

Though I’m not huge on frozen dinners, this one tasted really good. The sauce was creamy (apparently the cottage cheese was a good substitute!) and very flavorful. 

Noodles + Veggies + Sauce + Cheese

Bite of Flava!

I definitely ate this meal straight out of the serving bowl. 

Now it’s your turn to give this meal a try. 

One of you will win your own sample of a Macaroni Grill frozen meal!

To enter this giveaway, simply comment below telling me which of the following frozen dinners you’d most like to try: 

  • Basil Parmesan Chicken
  • Roasted Garlic Shrimp Scampi
  • Spicy Italian Sausage Pomodoro
  • Grilled Chicken Florentine

I will randomly select a winner using’s random integer generator and will announce the winner tomorrow evening.  

Good luck! 🙂

152 Responses

  1. Basil Parmesan Chicken please!!!

  2. MMMMM gotta go with SHRIMP !!!! 🙂

  3. Spicy Italian Sausage Pomodoro…feed the starving graduate student

  4. Spicy Italian Sausage Pomodoro….YUM!


  6. Roasted Garlic Shrimp Scampi!!!

  7. hysterical picture message from Ryan! He’s going to have a blast!!!

    I love shrimp! So i’d say the roasted garlic shrimp scampi! yummmm

  8. That text from Ryan is so funny! I’ve seen these meals in the store but haven’t tried them yet…I’d want to try the Grilled Chicken Florentine.

  9. Spicy Italian Sausage Pomodoro for me 🙂

  10. HAHAHA @ Ryan!! That made my day brighter 😀

    I’ll go with the Shrimp Scampi, I LOVE shrimpies!

  11. Garlic Shrimp Scampi sounds fun… and it sounds like it could be tough to do frozen… but i’d love to try it!

  12. shrimp scampi sounds DEEEEEEEEELISH!

  13. Basil Parmesan Chicken please!!! 🙂

  14. spicy italian sausage pomodoro!

    love that pic of ryan, btw. that’s pretty hilarious!

  15. Since pasta is already a splurge, I’d go with the Spicy Sausage! Yum 🙂

  16. Oh boy… it looks like Ryan is in for a good time! I’d like to try the Grilled Chicken Florentine dinner… sounds yummy!

  17. Hmm I think the basil parmesan chicken looks pretty darn good!

  18. Roast Garlic Shrimp Scampi!

  19. Eeeek tough but think I’ll have to choose the Shrimp!!

  20. LOL, cute photo! That meal looks amazing!

  21. sign me up for the shrimp scampi!

  22. I can’t believe you got a picture! All of the guys at my hubby’s bachelor party said “no cameras aloud.” It was some kind of unwritten dude rule of all bachelor parties they told me.

    I would definitely want to try the Garlic Shrimp Scampi the most.

  23. Roasted Garlic Shrimp Scampi — I haven’t tried those meals yet, as I’m not much of a fan of frozen dinners either.

  24. Roasted garlic shrimp scampi!!!!

  25. The roasted garlic shrimp scampi sounds so good!!!!

  26. Basil Parmisian Chicken sounds delish!

  27. Roasted Garlic Shrimp Scampi!

  28. I cracked up! That is AWESOME!!!

  29. ive had this strange craving for shrimp scampi lately, so i would definitely like to try that

  30. Definitely Basil Parmesan Chicken. Anything with basil is delicious. And adding cheese? Well, that can only make it better 😀

  31. Mmmmm…gotta go with the shrimp!!!

  32. Basil Parmesan Chicken!!

  33. Roasted Garlic Shrimp Scamp fo sho!

  34. I would love to try the spicy itanlian sausage pomodoro!

  35. Basil parmesan chicken!

  36. The basil sounds divine!

  37. Basil Chicken sounds awesome!

  38. Basil Parmesan Chicken looks and sounds really good!

  39. shrimp 🙂

  40. Roasted Garlic Shrimp Scampi sounds yummy!!

  41. Grilled Chicken Florentine 🙂

  42. Basil Parmesan Chicken please!! 🙂

  43. Roasted Garlic Shrimp Scampi!

  44. Spicy Italian Sausage Pomodoro please!

  45. i’m 100% on board with the sausage pomodoro…i love the spicy ones!!

  46. Basil parmesan chicken sounds deelish! 🙂

  47. Oooh, roasted garlic shrimp scampi sounds awesome!!

  48. I just ate at Macaroni Grill for the first time this weekend – YUM! I’d love to try the Grilled Chicken Florentine.

  49. I’d love to try the Basil Parmesan Chicken! yum!

  50. Basil Parmesan Chicken sounds awesome!

  51. basil parm chicken – sounds (and looks) really good!

  52. Glad to see Ryan’s guys are taking care of him 😉

    The Basil Parm Chicken looks great–I love cavatappi noodles!

  53. Roasted garlic shrimp scampi all the way!

  54. Grilled Chicken Florentine – mmmm…bellissimo!!!

  55. Basil Parmesan Chicken mmm 🙂

  56. Basil Parm Chicken….please!!!

  57. Basil Parmesan Chicken of course!

  58. I would love to try the Basil Parmesan Chicken. It’s look great!

  59. I’d love to try the Grilled Chicken Florentine or the Roasted Garlic Shrimp Scampi. They all sound really good though!

  60. i’d love to try Roasted Garlic Shrimp Scampi. that sounds great. thanks 🙂

  61. Definitely the Grilled Chicken Florentine – that sounds delicious! And like something I probably couldn’t make myself!

  62. Roasted Garlic Shrimp Scampi…yuuum!

  63. since i dont eat meat the shrimp one sounds fantastic!

  64. Ryan’s quite the sexy biatch! LOL Your dinner looks delicious, btw.

  65. Def the Basil Parmesan chicken. I love pasta, and yours looks wonderful!

  66. I’d love to try the spicy sausage!!!

    I’m not a huge fan of cottage cheese by itself…did the flavor mix in well, or stand out?

  67. I’d love to try the spicy sausage pomodoro!

  68. SHRIMP!!!!!!!!!

  69. The grilled chicken florentine sounds delicious!

  70. Roasted Garlic Shrimp Scampi – I tend to stay away from frozen dinners with chicken. I think it has a tendency to be rubbery. Great idea substituting the cottage cheese!

  71. the garlic shrimp scampi sounds yummm!

  72. Basil Parmesean Chicken sounds yummy!

  73. I would try the Spicy Italian Sausage

  74. Grilled Chicken Florentine sounds good!

  75. Grilled Chicken Florentine

  76. i would love the shrimp scampi!!

  77. My vote goes for the shrimp!

  78. I’d love to try the Basil Chicken Parm- Looks delish!!! I love the Macaroni Grill!

  79. They all sound yummy. But I think the Basil Parmesan Chicken looks awesome.

  80. The outfit is great! Looks like a repeat of SAE big brother night…? haha

  81. Roasted garlic shrimp scampi! Yummo!!

  82. Love the pic!!!

    Basil Parmesan Chicken looks yum.

  83. Bummer that they all have meat in them. Yuck!

    But, lol, I would totally die laughing if my husband was wearing anything like that! =)

  84. basil parmesan chicken sounds deeelish!

    I found your blog through Skinny Runner & am really glad I stopped by – you are now on my newfeed!

  86. basil parmesan chicken for sure!

  87. You made that basil parm chicken look DELISH… and since I have a lot of fat free cottage cheese on hand all the time, I’d have to take your advice and try that preparation! 🙂

  88. Basil Parmesan Chicken for sure! My husband and I love anything with chicken, haha!

  89. this looks soooo good! i love having easy to make meals for nights when i’m in a pinch 😉 Roasted Garlic Shrimp Scampi looks good!!

  90. Oh my…not sure I can just pick one…OK, going for the basil parmesan chicken!! Love Love Basil!

  91. I’d try the Basil Parmesan Chicken as well!

  92. basil Parmesan chicken please 🙂

  93. roasted garlice shrimp scampi! but the spciey sausage also sounds delish!

  94. Most def the Spicy Italian Sausage Pomodoro – sounds like a perfect easy dinner

  95. I would try the sausage dish. I can do chicken and shrimp on my own, but I don’t eat much sausage… We didn’t eat it growing up, so I never learned how to cook it!

  96. Basil Parmesan Chicken. It looks so good!

  97. I would love to try the Basil Parmesan Chicken. It looks amazing!!

  98. definitely the roasted garlic shrimp scampi.. shrimp scampi is definitely one of my favorite meals of all time & i’d love to see how they prepare it!

  99. Would love to try the Roasted Garlic Shrimp Scampi…. and love the photo…… thanks!

  100. Definitely Basil Parmesan Chicken !

  101. mm spicy sausage!!

  102. Basil Parmesan Chicken

  103. Basil parmesan chicken sounds delicious!

  104. Grilled Chicken Florentine!

  105. Spicy Italian Sausage Pomodoro sounds great!

  106. Grilled Chicken Florentine

  107. Definitely the roasted garlic shrimp scampi. What’s not to love about that?

  108. Grilled Chicken Florentine…… yummy

  109. Roasted Garlic Shrimp Scampi!!!! YUMMMMMMM!!!

  110. Grilled Chicken Florentine for certain!

  111. I would try Grilled Chicken Florentine! 🙂 100%!

  112. Spicy Italian Sausage Pomodoro ….sounds yummy.

  113. the basil parmesan chicken sounds (and looks!) yummy!

  114. Roasted Garlic Shrimp Scampi =)

  115. Yum! Grilled Chicken Florentine!

  116. I would love to try the Roasted Garlic Shrimp Scampi 🙂 Anything with garlic is always good!

  117. Basil Parmesan Chicken sounds right up my alley! It’s Italy in a bag! Yum!

  118. That bachelor party pic is hilarious! 🙂 You made the basil parmesan chicken look so good I would have to go with that one! :

  119. Basil parmesan chicken!

  120. The grilled chicken florentine sounds awesome! Love the Ryan pic … Too funny

  121. The basil parmesan chicken looks so good! If I win I might just add cottage cheese even if I have milk – it looks so deliciously creamy! ❤ 🙂

  122. Basil Parmesan Chicken all the way! I am OBSESSED with Basil!

  123. I think I would try the grilled chicken florentine… It sounds nice and clean, and… green! 🙂

  124. Mm that looks pretty good! I like the idea of using cottage cheese, too. I’d go for the Roasted Garlic Shrimp Scampi myself… 🙂
    Love the pic of Ryan!! Hilarity.

  125. I have seen those dinners before, glad to hear you enjoyed it. I think the Roasted Garlic Shrimp Scampi would be my pick. I think that’s hilarious Ryan will be decked out in bachelorette gear. What a good sport!

  126. Basil Parmesan Chicken!

  127. Basil Parmesan Chicken! 🙂

  128. Roasted Garlic Shrimp Scampi fo sho!

  129. No questions asked, Spicy Italian Sausage Pomodoro… I LOVE spicy foods!

  130. Basil Parm Chicken fo’ sho 🙂

  131. Great picture of the fiance!! Due to my love affair with things from the sea, I would have to go with the shrimp scampi yummm

    P.S. I love your blog!!

  132. Definitely the basil parm. chicken!

  133. Hilarious picture of your fiance!

    That’s a toss up.. my top two choices would be either the roasted garlic shrimp scampi or the grilled chicken florentine!! They all sounds great. What a fun giveaway!

  134. The basil parmesan chicken would be awesome! Hope I win!

  135. shrimp scampi..yum!

  136. Basil Parmesan Chicken…sounds delish!

  137. Roasted garlic shrimp scampi!

  138. Basil parmasean chicken.

  139. that Grilled Chicken Florentine sounds really good… all sound really good!

  140. I would definitely try Roasted Garlic Shrimp Scampi!!

  141. Oh! I think I would have to go with the Spicy Italian Sausage Pomodoro!

    Oh how I love all things sausage!

  142. I bet Roasted Garlic Shrimp Scampi is really good! I love shrimp.

  143. Roasted Garlic Shrimp Scampi!!

  144. Please don’t erase my comments. I’m trying to help you. I asked a question if he had a cousin or sister who looked like that.

  145. Basil Parmesan Chicken probably. Though the scampi looked good too I must say…

  146. I’d like to try the Basil Parmesan Chicken.

  147. I would love to try the Roasted Garlic Shrimp Scampi.

  148. I’ d like to try the Grilled Chicken Florentine.

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