Thursday, March 17, 2011

Stouffer's Sautés for Two review and BlogHer giveaway!

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



When there's a rainstorm in Los Angeles the city can basically shut down – a 20 minute drive can take over an hour.

So when I heard on the news last Friday that a late winter storm was coming our way and saw the weather looking like this in afternoon, I told my husband that instead of doing Friday night date a restaurant like planned, we should a fun date night at home and make an ordinary night a little more fun!

(For those of not from LA, this is ominous weather in our city).

I decided this would be a great night to try a new Stouffer’s Saute for Two. It’s a great gourmet meal for a couple – perfect for after a long week where you don’t have the energy to cook but still want a delicious meal.

The whole entree comes in a one bag. So simple!

To set the mood for our romantic date night at home, I set the table with our crystal wine glasses and silver chargers.

(You know, the stuff you get for wedding, but don’t use too much)

Then I decanted a bottle of our favorite cabernet sauvignon.

Then I put a Steak Gorgonzola Stouffer's Sauté on the stove. It cooked in less than 15 minutes and was so easy to make without over or under cooking it. Even a culinary novice like me couldn’t screw this up. Seriously.


It was perfectly portioned for two people.



We loved every bite! The steak, pasta, and sun-dried tomato were a perfect combo. And the creamy cheese sauce was delicious. (Warning: this was not a low calorie dinner, but it was worth it!)

We lingered at the dining room table, taking and listing to the rain fall outside, and being cozy – making an ordinary night at home extraordinary. I can’t wait to do it again!


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marcia goss said...

We love Italian food, so when we get to have a romantic dinner together, we like to have some wine and some spaghetti or homemade pizza.
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marcia goss said...

Tweet.
http://twitter.com/#!/mgoss123/status/56155067404910592
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deb126 said...

I make him his favorite dinner-lately its been Beef Roast with potatoes and then his favorite desert- which is Always "cheese cake" and thats makes him happy which makes me happy and it turns into an extraordinary evening

thanks for the giveaway
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deb126 said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/#!/deb126/status/56293807930605568

Jolene said...

we have some champagne

Dorothy said...

Put the kids to bed early, and have a quiet, candle lit dinner.

Daniel M said...

nothing, all alone here - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Sonya said...

A night on the couch with nothing to do makes an extraordinary night for us!

bikeohio said...

I hope she sees this! Let's turn off anything that takes electricity and make our own sparks. That's all.

Brandy said...

Having two young children, we try to spend time together after they go to bed. It can be anything from watching a movie together to just snuggling and talking. Any moment together is special!

Brandy said...

Tweet

http://twitter.com/#!/brandyblurbs/status/56582150622953472

slehan said...

A little bit of extra attention can make an evening special: music on the stereo, using good china and just paying attention to each other.
Thanks for the contest.

slehan said...

blogged: http://slehan.blogspot.com/2011/03/win-100-visa-gift-card-stouffers-and.html

Deb said...

To make an ordinary night extraordinary, we first must send the little ones to the grandparents. Then, splurge a bit on a nice bottle of win. Have a dinner and then watch a great movie.

Deb said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/fairydancer35/status/56782680997625856

miriama said...

We ship our younger daughter to our older daughter's house. :) And we cook dinner together..choose a movie we don't have to proof for kids...and basically enjoy our alone time.

icefairy said...

We eat our favorite food and watch a good comedy.

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icefairy said...

Blogged
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meredith m said...

http://twitter.com/mermont84/status/56852859609817088
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meredith m said...

i like to make a new recipe and open a bottle of wine
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Debbie C said...

In warm weather, we have dinner alone, out on the deck with chilled wine or cocktails. Candles are the rule, but usually they have to be citronella to keep away bugs!

dchrisg3 @ gmail . com

Debbie C said...

Tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/DchrisG3/status/56884299064029184

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Anonymous said...

good wine--- good music ---and a fine meal with a lot of laughter--
timed to be at sunset
gandolina(atsign)hotmail(dot)com

Claire said...

A big, fancy dessert - everyone loves sweet things!

kaleidoscopequeen at gmail dot com

Jenn S. said...

We feed the kids and put them in bed a bit early and then have a special "grown-up" meal with just the two of us.

jas8929 at gmail dot com

Nancy said...

We make a regular night extraordinary by sitting on the deck with a glass of wine and watching the sunset.

Nancy said...

My tweet: http://twitter.com/njhhb/statuses/57081318600753152

Susan E. said...

As long as we're doing something together, it's an extraordinary night. One of our favorite things to do is grill out and have our meal on the patio.

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kolpin said...

we pick out our favorite movie from netflix

kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

PauleyD said...

We make it special by not allowing any electronic devices at the table. No blackberrys, iphones, tv or laptop allowed at the dinner table. That way, we can actually have a conversation without distractions.

pauleyd68 (at) yahoo (dot) com

PauleyD said...

http://twitter.com/lpauld68/status/57114449101860864

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angie lilly said...

It may sound cheesy and cliche, but there is a lot to be said for a few lit candles and some soft jazz playing in the background!
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

angie lilly said...

I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/FotoMacro/status/57121384689704960
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

Emmy T said...

To make a regular night special, we will spontaneously decide to have dinner at a sit-down restaurant. It is special, and exciting.

Barbara said...

We add a glass of wine to the mix. ;-)


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Robin T said...

Just spending alone without the kids

Scott said...

I love to turn an ordinary night in extraordinary by surprising my partner. I will bring home her favorite Indian Restaurant's food and maybe some flowers or a special dessert she likes. After that, the whole evening just glows!
Scott
nynekats at gmail dot com

Scott said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/RePurrPussed/status/57125006467010561
Scott
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annmuth said...

A drink on the patioafter dinner

bdiane34 said...

A nice good meal, dessert afterwards, and kids go to bed early!!
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bdiane34 said...

My tweet
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http://twitter.com/bdiane34/status/57166292339261440

Tammy said...

I make a nice dinner, put the kids to bed early, and we watch a movie!

KowgirlsRule said...

I try to make it extraordinary by making healthy dinners, turning off the TV and eating at the table so we can reconnect each night.

jemscout425 said...

we eat dinner out doors with the tiki lamps and the fireplace making the mood lighting. Besides everything taste better outdoors
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Randominities said...

To make our ordinary night extraordinary we order pizza, get a movie and play games. It is a lot of fun!

crystalf said...

I have to be honest. I don't. We are never without our girls. Because of our schedules we all go to bed at the same time. We don't have a babysitter so there is no alone time. lol Thank you!!
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Erica C. said...

We dress up nicer than our usual sweats and get a movie we want to see and cuddle up!

js22 said...

I'll bring home something good from a restaurant, and serve it with a nice bottle of win, and light candles!
Thanks for the giveaway!
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js22 said...

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Betty C said...

A really special evening would be treating it like a holiday meal with extra special dishes we ordinarily only have a couple of times during the year. Adding linens, crystal and our best china takes it a step further.

SalanderServant said...

I cook up a fine meal for us to bond over.

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SalanderServant said...

Tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/Fatally_Flayed/status/57263455366946816

abitnerdy said...

aw, I love listening to rain over dinner and in bed, and I agree rain and LA absolutely do NOT mix!

To make a night extra special we turn off our phones and everything that'll distract us light a candle and just talk. Sounds simple but it rarely happens.. oh oh we also add dessert with ICE CREAM! because 'a la mode' anything is fancy pancy. ;)

abitnerdygirl at gmail dot com

abitnerdy said...

I tweeted about the promo!
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shiloh said...

As the ex is exed, my great nights are in the company of my granddaughter. They usually comprise a meal she has requested, and popcorn, movies, and some giggling for the heck of it.
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Just me! said...

Lock yourself in your bedroom and throw a blanket on the floor! Then lay out everything in a picnic fashion with some stouffers lasagna....make sure to where something sexy!

Eve said...

I make some good "sophisticated" food and then get some wine and watch a movie afterwards

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Eve said...

http://twitter.com/shopgurl/status/57300826649137152

Kitty Cardero said...

I make an ordinary night extraordinary by using a few higher quality ingredients in our usual recipes.

Kitty Cardero said...

http://twitter.com/#!/kittycardero/status/57315224151273474

latishajean said...

Im a person who likes simple Im happy with a nice pasta meal and a good movie dvd night is my favorite! Thanks for this great giveaway!
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latishajean said...

Tweeted too
http://twitter.com/#!/latishajean/status/57316873792012288
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RhymeSchemesAndDaydreams said...

My husband and I almost always eat dinner together, so it makes even ordinary food extraordinary, because I'm sharing it with him.

mail4rosey said...

We turn an ordinary night into an exraordinary one by doing something together that we love (be it Jeopardy!, talking, dancing in the library, you name it). It's really the little things that make it special for us.

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mail4rosey said...

Tweet
http://twitter.com/mail4rosey/status/57395726220660736

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kakihara said...

We make it special by trying new things--a new cheese, wine, olive, snack etc. I also like to get a special treat from our favorite bakery for dessert.
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guettel78 said...

Our favorite thing to do is to make some guilty pleasure dessert - like fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies - together and then enjoy an evening of movies from On Demand or Netflix and a glass of wine or two. Simple pleasures can be pretty extraordinary, but I'll sometimes up the ante by sneaking in little gifts for an added surprise. Thanks!

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guettel78 said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/guettel78/status/57406303429066752

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ckfrrt said...

Dinner in bed instead of breakfast in bed,eating in our pj's,watching tv and relaxing without the kids.
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dddiva said...

Candlelight, music and fab food.

dddiva said...

http://twitter.com/#!/dddiva/status/57440093274767361

Margie said...

Fixing a favorite dish for supper and settling in with a bowl of ice cream afterwards is perfect for us.
I store my email over in my Blogger profile. Thanks for the contest!

Janice said...

Just sitting down together is a treat for us
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Pixel Berry Pie Designs said...

A lovely dinner is always best, especially if it involves something scrumptious. Thanks for the contest.

Betty C said...

Tweet - http://twitter.com/willitara/status/57488763877736448

ShesAnAngel said...

I make an ordinary night extraordinary by paying attention to details and making sure everyone gets exactly what they love to eat!

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Chisum Crew said...

We eat by candle light every night, play soft music and then try to catch a movie on netflix to unwind from the day. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

ShesAnAngel said...

I tweeted

http://twitter.com/ShesAnAngel417/status/57491423712395264

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carolpie said...

When the kids are out-they are older, we have a nice meal, choclate treat and movie alone.
spencer1953 at gmail dot com-carol.

carolpie said...

Tweet

http://twitter.com/#!/dresdenrain/status/57500673843015680

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christal couturier said...

We curl up on the couch with the fur babies at our feet
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taylorbagels said...

Talking and watchin old movies from the 30's or 40's
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Diane52 said...

We cook a romantic dinner together, then put on a cd and dance
Diane Baum
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Anne said...

A yummy dessert helps make our night special.
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Anne said...

I blogged
http://lunaj14568.blogspot.com/2011/04/stouffers-and-blogher-giveaway.html

shelley said...

making something easy and enjoying a movie and a little candle light.

Tamara said...

Simply just enjoying a nice meal together (like steak and salad) and maybe a dessert always makes dinner seem special.

fostertam said...

We like to crank up some music, turn off the TV, and cook together in the kitchen. Then we eat out on the back porch and listen/watch the birds and squirrels and just relax. The porch is a no phone zone!!!

fostertam said...

http://twitter.com/#!/fostertam/status/57558061967081472

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Jennifer Neal said...

We cook dinner together and open a bottle of wine, then cuddle up with a movie :)

Atreau said...

We cook together and serve dinner by candlelight.

susansmoaks said...

any evening i spend alone with my husband is the best night ever
we love to spend time together just talking and watching tv or playing video games
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Howell said...

I boil two lobsters.

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wizardewu said...

I set the table with flowers and tablecloth.

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