Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Holy Macaroni - Have Restaurant Food At Home

Picking up a few things at the corner Tom Thumb, and came across a display of the new line of mixes from Dallas' home grown Romano's Macaroni Grill. According to the box, the name has been licensed for use by General Mills by "Brinker International Payroll Company, LP.", which I think is the general partner of Brinker International.

$5.79 per box for 5 one-cup servings (you have to supply the 1 lb. of chicken it calls for), and the following flavors: Chicken Alfredo with Linguine, Chicken Marsala with Linguine, Garlic & Herb Chicken Penne, Creamy Basil Parmesan Chicken & Pasta. I purchased the Alfredo (pictured), and it says you can substitute shrimp - and add broccoli for a twist.

On the side of the box is "Romano's Macaroni Grill is a casual Italian-style restaurant with locations throughout the United States. Each Macaroni Grill celebrates the rich tradition of Italian families, where the kitchen is the heart of the home and everyone shares good times and great tasting food." Great, after dinner do you think they'll send someone to clean the pans and plates?

And in my mail today, an invitation to a Homemade Gourmet party next week, which from the website is also a mix-master of dinner concoctions. I smell a cook-off in the Severson kitchen next week - I'll let you know who wins.

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