Time Out for Dining Out!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Bunny for winning the $45 Outback Steakhouse Dinner with Dad certificate! Thanks to everyone for participating! Happy Fourth of July to all!

Soon after my first giveaway, I was invited to host another! This one’s for a $45 Outback Steakhouse Dinner with Dad certificate! (Thanks, Outback!) We will announce the winner on the Fourth of July, Malachy’s birthday! It will be awesome for him to give away something on his birthday! πŸ˜‰

I was asked to blog about dining with Malachy, and I thought that was a great idea. I’ve actually blogged about breaking bread together in the past. Malachy and I are blessed to have the best chef right at home… Mommy! So, we basically get to eat well together all the time at home, and that means so much. Watching Jamie Oliver’s, Food Revolution recently, with the single dad with two sons was quite touching. They showed how hard it was for him to feed his boys because he didn’t know how to cook and he felt like there wasn’t enough time. They wound up ordering out all the time and he felt like they were never really eating as a family. The ate for the sake of eating. Dining together is not just about eating together, but sharing together and spending quality time together.

When Shien has evening classes, it’s just me and Malachy. Once in a blue moon, we’ll open the kitchen and make something, but most of the time, we get to order Ming’s and share a meal together. We call it a “date night” and though we miss Mommy’s cooking during those evenings, we manage to make the most of it. In the beginning, that meant ordering way too much because I always thought we should have variety. Lately, I’ve scaled back and have to keep reminding myself that just because Mommy’s not around, it doesn’t mean we get to eat super unhealthy. That would be a bad signal to send to Malachy. The important thing is that we dine together and get to do some Daddy-Son bonding.

As for dining out, it’s always special because we don’t do it often. We do go to our local cafe almost every Sunday for brunch, but unless we’re on vacation, we seldom venture out. We do enjoy the occasional family gatherings at restaurants, and I can’t wait to share a meal with Malachy when we use our certificate for Outback. I have one great memory of eating at Outback Steakhouse. It was a Bachelor’s dinner where I was treated by my buddies, after playing a round of golf together. There’s nothing like playing golf and then having a nice piece of steak! πŸ™‚ I look forward to sharing those moments with Malachy, and maybe he’ll start blogging about his Dinner with Dad experiences soon. I might even have him write about our Outback Steakhouse dinner after we venture out. To be continued… πŸ™‚

So, how do you get a chance to win a $45 certificate to Outback Steakhouse? Just comment and share how you would use the Outback Steakhouse Dinner With Dad $45 certificate. DEADLINE: July 4th, 12PM EST. This certificate can not be used for tax, gratuity, or alcohol. It can be used to enjoy their signature grilled rib-eye, Kookaburra Wings, fall off the bone baby back ribs or anything else you crave from their menu. Getting hungry? πŸ˜‰ Good luck, everyone!

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Disclosure: I was moderately compensated with a Certificate from Outback Steakhouse in order to offer this promotion.

23 thoughts on “Time Out for Dining Out!”

  1. I would use it to order the Coconut Shrimp appetizer and Outback Special Entree, followed by Carrot Cake for dessert!

  2. I’d LOVE to win this gift certificate. I’d take my husband out for one of our last date nights before the baby arrives – haha. People tell me that I better make the most of it now so this would come in really handy. Good luck to everyone! πŸ™‚

  3. I need this! My husband is sick of takeout and I’m sick of cooking for 7ppl everyday…

    Thank You and Good luck to everyone participating!

  4. After a long day at the office, I don’t feel like cooking so I would take my husband and our two boys to dinner at Outback.

  5. My husband’s birthday coming up, and I’d love to treat him to dinner! Our budget is very tight and we haven’t gone out to eat in years. He loves ribs! And I could eat endless loaves of that delicious bread!

  6. This one is easy-peasy! My Daddy (now 70) is riding his Goldwing Trike across the Country this summer. He’s gone from Georgia to Vancouver, BC and he’s on his way back home now.

    We’ll have a lovely dinner at Outback — and he can tell me his stories and show me all the pics he took!

    I look forward to it!

    outofthemist AT gmail DOT com

  7. Oooh! Outback is one of my favorites!! I love the bloomin’ onion and their caesar salads are incredible. Thanks for the chance to win, my husband would love this – he was in the hospital for Father’s Day and it would be a nice treat πŸ™‚


  8. I haven’t had a night out with “the girls” in longer than I can remember – Outbak would be a great place to go for a fun evening!

  9. If I won, I’d use it to treat my husband (a father of our two grown children) to a nice dinner after he gives me a golf lesson.

  10. I’d take out my sweetheart for an amazing steak dinner – he’d love a yummy steak and we’d both love a fun date night πŸ™‚

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