Feeling over-busy? Why not serve a romantic Italian dinner at home, and skip the driving, parking, babysitting and expense of going out! I surprised my husband with an impromptu fireside dinner (in the basement, no less) on a random Thursday night.
I was inspired by a challenge from Michael Angelo’s to prepare their frozen entrees in a fun way. And fun it was! In addition to providing the dinners, they threw in some chocolates, wine charms, bottle opener, Italian game Scopa and the movie ‘Roman Holiday.’ I’ll show you how I put it together, and one lucky reader will get this same package (which includes a $50 Walmart Gift Card) to host your own Italian dinner night in!
For a change of pace, I set up the patio table in the basement in front of the fireplace and TV. A simple white tablecloth and colorful Fiestaware was all that was needed to make a cozy table. Sides were simple – garlic bread, ceasar salad and an assortment of olives. And of course, a bottle of Italian Chianti.
I made him the meat lasagna, and I had the vegetable lasagna.
It was quite good! And certainly took less time to prepare
During this busy holiday season, wouldn’t you like a nice hassle-free night in?
If you’d like to win an ‘Italian Night In’ package from Michael Angelo’s (valued at $100), just tell me in the comments what your favorite Italian entree is and where/how you would serve it at home! Winner will be selected via a random number generator on January 5th, 2015!
You’ll get everything shown below, plus vouchers for four Michael Angelo’s entrees AND a $50 Walmart gift card!
Good luck and buon appetito!