Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A {DINNER & DESSERT} Giveaway...in honor of "BACK TO SCHOOL" Madness!

Is it just me or is "Back To School" week a little hectic?! I seem to have forgotten, over a summer of relaxation and complete lack of time or care for it, how rushed things can get with a wake up time of 5am so I can be ready for kids at 6:30am. Zip off to the school at 7:45am and next week we will add Bus for Dawson at 8am. Mallory at 10am. Dawson back home at 11:30am. Off to get some work done at the office. Mallory back home at 2pm. Jake off the bus at 3pm. Then it is on to homework, finish jobs, dinner, cleanup, scriptures and bed by 7am! OH MY!

Sometimes the biggest help can be a super quick, super easy, super yummy dinner!

Enter Wanchai Ferry......

Have you tried this stuff?! YUM! I tried the Shrimp Lo Mein the other day. It was so good! My kids are big fans of Sweet & Sour Chicken and Wanchai is here to please.

The kit comes with everything you need. Usually it is all said and done in right around 15-20 min. You can add a bit of extra chicken, rice, or whatever to stretch the meal a little more to include the kiddos. They will love it, so will you!

They come in five delicious flavors including Orange Chicken, Shrimp Lo Mein, Spicy Garlic Chicken, Sweet & Sour Chicken and Sweet & Spicy Shrimp. Additionally, all of the entrees have no added MSG!

For the DINNER part of this giveaway you will receive two coupons so YOU can try two of your favorite flavors FOR FREE (coupons only good in US)! AND a Wanchai Ferry "Stay-At-Home" prize pack that includes some great Asian inspired rice bowls, chopsticks and bamboo place mats. Super fun!

In the meantime, there is a $1.50 off coupon (and you know how I LOVE coupons!) available at
http://www.wanchaiferry.com/! For meal tips to enhance your Wanchai Ferry frozen entrée check out their website at: http://www.wanchaiferry.com/MealTips.aspx.

And for the DESSERT portion of the giveaway.....

Having recently been to the actual plant where Pillsbury comes from, I am more than excited to give them a shout out. We were spoiled....ridiculously! I loved every second of it!

Along with dinner, you will also win this cute little prize pack. It comes with a coupon for a free package of the Pillsbury Back to School Shape® sugar cookies, as well as a reusable lunch bag, and some great school supplies like a pencil case, ruler and sharpener.

I love homemade most, but sometimes there is nothing better than quick, easy & yummy! Plus, they are fun! Look at those cute little buses! I am FOR SURE going to keep these on hand for those days that the kids want a little treat! They are so simple, the kids could make them for themselves!

So to enter this DELICIOUS giveaway leave a comment. I want to hear your most embarrassing, most memorable or just the first memory that pops into your mind, of YOUR "Back To School" days!

The winner will be picked at random on Random.org THIS FRIDAY AT 8PM! Please, if you have won in the past, I DON'T CARE! ENTER AGAIN! This is super fun and we all LOVE trying out free stuff...RIGHT?!

Only one entry per person will be considered!
Can't wait to read your comments!


~Tiffany~ said...

I know I will never forget those cute back to school pictures my mom would take of us on the first day of school! It's so fun to look back and see how much we have changed and the styles as well! I remember always thinking I looked so good, I look back on them now and wonder what I was thinking! So I continue the tradition with my own kids and hope one day they will look back and remember what school was like for them!

Kat said...

My FAVORITE thing about back to school time was that we'd get a new binder and school supplies. I would spend HOURS organizing my binder with sharpened pencils in the pocket and the dividers looking perfect. I love opening fresh packs of papers and having new pens that have lids still. We had to wrap our textbooks in brown paper bags and I'd spend hours decorating those too. I love everything clean and fresh and ready for a new year.

Megan said...

I actually have a memory of you on the first day of seventh grade, in the locker room of PE class. I don't remember much else, but I think it was the first time I ever saw you. Totally random memory!

muggins mahooney said...

Okay Amy. Do you remember my huge hair that I had from the 5th grade to 9th grade? Good job if you've erased it from your memory, but back to school time from 1988 to 1991 constituted me getting up extra early for the week before school started so that I could practice styling my ridiculous locks so that my bangs could reach the stratosphere. But that wasn't it. I would time it!! I wanted to be able to get the perfect amount of height and poof. It didn't stop there though; then I had to be able to redo the whole thing if heaven-forbid my hairspray gave out on me or we had high humidity that day or one of my two older sisters decided I didn't need as much time as they did infront of the mirror.

Salisbury Family said...

Back to school...why is it when I am busier...so much more gets done? during the summer we couldn't practice the piano..not enough time....not enough time to do gymnastics, or keep the house clean...but now it is just turbo speed through the day...and wow....I get so much done!!!

PS when I was growing up I got a 4 minute shower from 7:00-7:04. Breakfast was at 7:15 with scripture study until 7:30. 7:35 get in the orange truck with puke yellow door to go to school....if I was late...I walked. In Rexburg that was a fate worse than death...so I learned how to get ready....fast!!! (can you tell my dad was served in the Army?)

Rideout Family said...

Mine was not on the first day of scool but a few weeks later. I was in 5th or 6th grade and recieved a pair of legwarmers, rainbow striped for my b-day. I wasn't quite sure how to wear them. When I got off the bus my two friends that gave them to me suddenly looked quite embarrased to be seen with me. What?? They are called "legwarmers." Aren't they supposed to be stretched from your ankles to your thighs to warm your legs?

Christensen family said...

I loved calling my friends to see what teachers they had... hoping we were in the same class. AHHH good times! What a fun giveaway Amy!

jill said...

I always loved picking out a new "pencil" box every year...do they even make those any more?!?

Every year my parents made us pose with these ridiculous signs telling what grade we were starting. I always thought it was so lame, but I am TOTALLY making my kids do it:)

by the way, you are famous...I just saw your picture on bakerella!

oh, and I am being completely annoying, but when you get a chance, can you email some pics of the vinyl I sent you. I have a friend that is wanting something similiar!

Marielle said...

Lunchtime in Buhl, ID-my friends and I ran out the back door of the H.S. and down the hill-they kept running, I bit it on my face! Everyone saw! So embarrassing-I went straight home and stayed there the rest of the day.

Gear Gang said...

I remeber every day I would walk by the lockers of all the boys I had crushes on, just to see if they were there that day and see what they were wearing. I know I am a nerd right???

I do remeber you and Jessica Taylor having a how high can I get my bangs competition all through 8th grade. That was ridiculously funny. HAHAHAHA!!!

Dawn said...

Yeah first day of school. I have always loved the first day of school!

Brian and Kayla said...

Yay for Asian supplies! Brian loves to use chopsticks. That set would be fun! I remember my first day of school in my Senior year of high school. Ofa said that on the first day of school she would wear the oldest pair of jeans that she had with an old white shirt. I think I tried it and was surprised to find that nobody even noticed my clothes weren't new. Her philosophy was that you should wait to wear your cute stuff for when people actually notice.

Tammra said...

I don't have alot of memories of my own first days of school. I know there wasn't a big deal made about them like there is now. Back then we were just sent off to school. There wasn't all the pictures and parents at the school to witness it. I DO remember the new clothes though. That was always fun.

My main first day memories were with my own children. There were always pictures and new things like clothes, backpacks, pencil boxes and folders with just the right thing on the cover to express that child's individual personality. For several years I was so involved with PTA that the first day of school included me going to the school and helping wherever I was needed.

My oldest child started his first day of school almost thirty years ago. By the time I'm done I will have experienced 40 years of "first days" when Parker enters 12th grade. That's alot of first days!!! I think I deserve to win this thing. :o)

Amber said...

I'm with Jill, I loved to get a new pencil box! Oh, I had to have a "trapper keeper". I loved getting a few new outfits and new school shoes. Now that I'm a mom, I'm even more excited to get those fun new things for Maya!

Ruthann Bales said...

Tiffany said it all... the pictures are always a favorite and fun now to go back and look at. They are all cute!!

Norris Fam said...

So sad for me...I got a little behind on blogging and missed the give away. Oh well, I loved all your pictures from your trip.

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