Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Bring Romano’s Macaroni Grill to Your Kitchen: A FF Cooks at Home Series!

“Figaro, Figaro, Figaro…”

I’m sure if you’re a loyal reader of this site, you’ve figured out by now that I’m never going to start cooking (afterall, I’ve been attempting to cook since my New Year’s resolution in January)

Well reader, you are wrong! (partially) :))

For this first ever (and hopefully not last) installment of Finance Foodie Cooks At Home, I’m going to be making Basil Parmesan Chicken with grilled white meat chicken, broccoli florets and tomatoes with cavatappi pasta tossed in a flavorful creamy basil parmesan sauce. MMMMMM!! Doesn’t that sound good? And what if I told you it takes less than 20 minutes to whip this up?


You’d say "Finance Foodie, tell me more – I’ve got hungry mouths to feed!" :D


Well you’re in luck since I just discovered that Romano’s Macaroni Grill has come out with a new line of frozen entrees that are perfect for quickly and conveniently recreating premium quality meals right in your own kitchen. Ok, so I’m not cooking from scratch –sorry, but I work 80 hours a week – BUT I am using my stove (baby steps)!

To make this meal, pour the contents of the bag and ¼ cup milk (I used soy milk since I didn’t have regular milk in my fridge) into a 10 inch non stick skillet.

The cover and let it simmer for ~20 minutes.

The volia! A restaurant quality meal that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home (and PJs) at a fraction of the cost!

Bon Appétit!
***Giveaway***


Congrats #155! - Chisum's Crew
"I like penne"
Please email financefoodie [at] gmail [dot] com with your mailing address so I can send your prize! You have 2 days (48 hours) to respond or the prize goes to alternate winners

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Romano's and financefoodie.com is giving one a chance to cook their own dinner for two with a Romano's prize pack consisting of: a package of their new frozen entree, a serving bowl, and tongs!

You can enter up to FIVE times:

1. REQUIRED: In my comments section, tell me you what is your favorite type of pasta. (mine is orecchiette)
2. Follow Finance Foodie on Twitter (leave a separate comment telling me this)
3. Follow Macaroni Grill on Twitter (leave a separate comment telling me this)
4. Reblog / Retweet this giveaway (leave a separate comment telling me this)
5. Stumble Upon or Digg this giveaway (leave a separate comment telling me this)

Contest ended Wednesday August 11 at 5pm EST. Winners will be chosen via random integer generator on random.org announced on the financefoodie.com site shortly afterwards that night!

[Full disclosure: prizepack and samples were provided to me by Romano's Macaroni Grill via myblogspark]

169 comments:

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

I love that oricchette is your favorite pasta! I just recently made a yummy pasta salad using oricchette! I'm a big fan of whole wheat penne.

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

And as always, following you on Twitter (@funfearlessbean)

Sue said...

I like Penne pasta. Thanks for the chance.

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Danielle said...

My favorite type of pasta is Tri color pasta

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melsywsou said...

I love orzo. It's so versatile

5webs said...

My favorite kind of pasta is tortellini (cheese filled)
Alicia Webster
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McKim said...

My favorite is lasagna.

debbie said...

I really like orzo.
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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

tortelline

Valerie said...

My favorite pasta is rotini

Amber said...

Tagliatelle is my favorite!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

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Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

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nick said...

penne

JC said...

I like Penne.

JC said...

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Vienne said...

Angel hair!

Anonymous said...

HORTON111@AOL.COM

I WOULD HAVE TO SAY LASAGNA

Jenn S. said...

My favorite is Fettucine.

bleush said...

penne

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marthajane said...

Fettucine is my favorite. I think because it is more coarse and holds the sauce better.

llinda29 said...

lasagna is my fave

mogrill said...

Ditilini is my favorite. I like making Pasta Fazioli with it.
Thanks for the chance.
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littlelatina said...

This looks delicious

ohstac said...

I don't even know what orecchiette is! LOL
My favorite type of pasta is bowtie pasta.

ohstac said...

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ohstac said...

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ohstac said...

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sphinx63 said...

My favorite pasta is Bowtie pasta. Thanks!

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krstrpp said...

I like the curly-Q (corkscrew) type pasta. Thanks for the chance to win! (krstrpp at hotmail dot com)

krstrpp said...

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krstrpp said...

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Stephanie said...

rotelle
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Janna @ Feed Your Pig said...

orzo!


Thanks for entering me! Great Contest!

Janna Johnson
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Penny W said...

i love ditalini because it's the perfect size for my baby to eat herself

Penny W said...

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Penny W said...

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Kristen said...

My favorite pasta has got to be anything cheese filled, like ravioli and tortellini!

Kristen said...

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Kristen said...

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Kristen said...

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Anonymous said...

rigatoni

captaincarebear said...

I love penne pasta.

mrsguido187 said...

Farfalle (bow tie)
Thanks for letting me enter

Stacey

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Karen said...

My fave is Farfalle. ><
~K http://scr.im/nerak

Debbie C said...

My favorite is Capellini and also the mini bowtie pasta that I think is called Piccolini.

susitravl said...

My favorite is macaroni (baked mac & cheese).

susitravl said...

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Chip said...

I love angel hair pasta.
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Chip said...

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Leslie said...

My favorite type of pasta is cheese ravioli.

Leslie said...

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Leslie said...

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Kristen said...

I like Farfalle.

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idahomom said...

My favorite is penne

tawnda said...

I like rigatoni

Laurie said...

Linguine is my favorite type of pasta. I keep wanting to try these when I pass them in the frozen food section!
laurie_pooh@yahoo.com

rah267 said...

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I like garden rotini

bison61 said...

I like penne pasta

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jsc123 said...

My favorite pasta in Linguini.
Thank you so much for the giveaway.

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jsc123 said...

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Leona said...

My favorite pasta would have to be Penne ... especially if it's with shrimp, crab and a butter sauce! MMMMM

jsc123 said...

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Amy said...

My favorite type of pasta is orzo.

paula michele said...

I love ziti!

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jemr2 said...

I love fettucine and also tricolor corkscrew pasta!

jemr2 said...

I follow on Twitter.

jemr2

Renee G said...

Angel Hair is my favorite pasta.
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Rebecca said...

My favorite is penne : )
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cdziuba said...

I like Angel Hair. cdziuba@aol.com

cdziuba said...

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cdziuba said...

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Melissa B. said...

My favorite pasta is fettucini.

Kimberly said...

My favorite pasta is Penne. It holds sauce and cheese, but isn't too thick.
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Kimberly said...

I follow you on twitter @Aerated
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Kimberly said...

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siilenti said...

I love any kind of cheese filled pasta, mmmmmmm

Nickolay said...

Angel Hair all the way!

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Nickolay said...

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Nickolay said...

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Nickolay said...

Tweeted

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Nickolay said...

Stumbled

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Hotsnotty2 said...

I love Penne pasta the most, thanks!

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Julie said...

I like rigatoni noodles
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Valeen said...

I love Fettucini! (Did I spell that right?)

Thanks!

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Louis said...

angelhair pasta (with alfredo sauce)

Louis said...

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Louis said...

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Louis said...

here is my tweet
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TXsunlover said...

Our favorite is ravioli filled with spinach and cheese.
Thanks for the chance to win!
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andrea d said...

plain old zeti is my favorite
drea8685 at yahoo dot com

Erica C. said...

I like Fettucine.

Jennifer M said...

I love bowtie pasta!

luckycat1818 said...

My favorite is penne pasta.

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Anonymous said...

I like penne.
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Erin said...

My favorite type of pasta is lasagna. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

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Erin said...

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Erin said...

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Rachel said...

Does gnocci count? Otherwise I'd have to go with penne.

Trisha D. said...

i love penne pasta!

Trisha D. said...

i follow macaroni grill on twitter

Trisha D. said...

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Nancy said...

I like orzo.

Nancy
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EDRing said...

I like Angel Hair pasta.

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Cynthya said...

My favorite pasta is farfalle.

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

I love fettuccine.

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Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

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Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

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Anonymous said...

I am a huge Penne fan.

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Katie R. said...

I like ravioli.

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Michael said...

Since I eat more of it than any other type, I would say macaroni is my favorite; however, I am not known to pass up pasta in any form - or time of day, for that matter! :)

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kimbly said...

My favorite pasta is angel hair


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Jessilyn82 said...

I love orzo!
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Betty C said...

I love rotini but I like orzo almost as much.

Sahm Lee said...

I love Penne! Thanks for the contest!
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Valancia said...

Angel Hair!

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Chrystal said...

My favorite kind of pasta is manicotti.

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sue14625 said...

my favorite pasta is Macaroni -i know fancy but i can use it so many way Soup to Salad to Casseroles and of course Mac n Cheese

Anonymous said...

Fave is angel hair
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FDP 4 Life said...

i like fettuccine
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purango said...

My favorite pasta is Linguine. garrettsambo@aol.com

susan said...

Penne pasta.. is my favorite!

amyd said...

I would say elbows,you can use them in so much!
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Anonymous said...

My favorites are angle hair and cavatapi depending on whether I want 'long' or 'short' pasta. Sweet giveaway, thanks!!!
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loni said...

I love rigatoni

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susan1215 said...

I like Angel Hair pasta

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

My favorite pasta is angel hair. Thanks!

kathy pease said...

i like thin spaghetti :)

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wendy said...

I like linguine

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07violet said...

I haven't met pasta I don't like, rotini, gnocchi, they are pretty much all favorites

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Mishia said...

I love linguine!

Chisum's Crew said...

I like Penne. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

barblong said...

My favorite pasta is linguini.

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clynsg said...

Rotini is my favorite pasta.

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Deb said...

My favorite pasta is rotini.

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Daniel said...

Penne with Arabiata Sauce!

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Swtlilchick said...

My favorite pasta is linguine

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