Weeknight Date Night at Home with Wok Wednesday

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of P.F. Chang’s Home Menu for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
Having trouble planning a date night? How about a date night at home! It's easy to plan a weeknight date for you and your special someone - these tips show you how!

Planning a date night is hard. As parents, it's important to carve out some grown up together time, but busy schedules don't always let that happen. Weekends are crazy, and going out during the week never seems to work. So my husband and I have found a new fun way to spend time together with a Weeknight Date Night at Home - and P.F. Chang's makes it super easy with Wok Wednesday!


Keep reading for your chance to win a #WokWednesday Kit for your own weeknight date night.

I'm all for having dinner together as a family, but my husband takes a class on Wednesday nights so he's home after the kids are in bed (they get up early so they go to sleep early too). We've decided to take advantage of these evenings by turning them into a weeknight date night at home - a special dinner just for the two of us.


I love the idea of enjoying a special meal together with my hubby on Wednesday evenings, but the last thing I want to do is cook anything from scratch on date night. That's why I love P.F. Chang's at home menu - we can get their bold exciting flavors, signature sauces, and delicious tastes all with just a little effort. It is a super easy way to stir things up on Wednesday night! You can find P.F. Chang's Home Menu in your grocer's frozen aisle nationwide.


Seriously, this food could not be easier to make. I popped some Mini Chicken Egg Rolls in the oven for about 12 minutes, and while they were cooking I made Shrimp Lo Mein. I just put it in the skillet, covered, and let it cook (I did stir it occasionally). I couldn't wait to eat because the smell was just amazing!


In less than 15 minutes I had a delicious, grown up dinner for two - appetizers and all. So much less hassle than cooking from scratch, and with tender noodles and succulent shrimp, so yummy!


But a great weeknight date night is more than just dinner. To make it extra special, follow these simple tips:
  • Set the scene. It doesn't need to be fancy, but using nice dishes, cloth napkins, good stemware, and table linens makes your meal feel special. Light a candle or two for the perfect atmosphere.
  • No electronics. This is our number one date night rule: cell phones are turned off and put away. Date night is about connecting with your spouse - those Facebook notifications and emails can wait!
  • Go light on the kid talk. As parents, our kids dominate most of our conversations. On date night, we try to limit it and focus on having a grown up chat. It's OK to tell a funny story or two (I like to tell my hubby about our day) but date night is not the time to go over the week's to do list or the latest potty training development.
  • Enjoy each other. Relax, enjoy your meal, and remember all the reasons you fell in love with your partner in the first place. Date night is the perfect time to reconnect - something we all need once in a while!
Want to celebrate #WokWednesday with your own Weeknight Date Night? I've got a Wok Wednesday Kit to give to one lucky winner. The Wok Wednesday Kit includes a wok, chopsticks, tableware, and more. Just enter below and let me know how you celebrate Wok Wednesday!

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53 comments:

  1. I like the idea of turning off all electronics for a #WokWednesday.

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  2. I celebrate by getting the kids to bed early and havinga late dinner with my hubby. #WokWednesday

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  3. My favorite weeknight date idea is going out to a restaurant that has a weeknight special.

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  4. We like to light some candles when the kids are in bed and order pizza #WokWednesday

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  5. I think it would be fun to add fortune cookies.

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  6. Movies and Chinese food #WokWednesday

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  7. Yum...Chinese food is always a good idea. If I was going to turn it into #wokwensday...id send the kids to grandma's and maybe watch a movie after dinner?

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  8. Yum...Chinese food is always a good idea. If I was going to turn it into #wokwensday...id send the kids to grandma's and maybe watch a movie after dinner?

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  9. We like to snuggle in with a movie. We are both movie lovers :)
    Mary Beth Elderton

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  10. I don't really have anyone to have "date night" with, but my daughter and I would love to sit down to something I make in a wok (we're both very much into Japanese and Chinese food) and watch a movie. Her boyfriend lives about 2 hours away, so right now they only get to see each other on weekends, so it would be nice for her, too.

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  11. Having a mommy/son date night would be my fave!

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  12. #wokwednesday. No electronics, definitely. They are too distracting.

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  13. We rarely use our dining room, so eating there with cloth napkins and matching dishes would be special.

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  14. We like to order in Chinese and eat it while watching a momvie! #WokWednesday

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  16. I like to make a beef and broccoli stir fry and be authentic by using chopsticks by candlelight for date night. #WokWednesday

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  17. we make chicken vegetable stir fry which is delicious

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  18. Order Chinese and watch football!

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  19. I think food and wine is great and a good tv show. thanks so much for the chances to win.

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  20. Turning off electronics!! it's time people start enjoying the company of those in front of them, not on the other end of the phone!

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  21. My hubby and I like to eat popcorn and watch a movie or two on netflix :)

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  22. The kids and I have food and a movie together

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  23. I'd say a movie at home and Chinese food would be perfect. #WokWednesday

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  24. I love movies and I love Chinese food—put them together and you have a wonderful #WokWednesday!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  25. my husband will make chicken stir fry on Fridays for #WokWednesday

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  26. Chinese take out and a movie snuggled up on the coach is my usual date night #WokWednesday

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  27. Chinese take out and a good comedy on Netflix. Such a great time!

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  28. We like to make thai food and watch Netflix.

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  29. I have never even heard of Wok Wednesday before, but I love it! I am looking forward to putting the devices up and enjoying some time with my husband.

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  30. We wait til the kids are asleep and then have a good meal and watch a non-kids movie.

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  31. Watching a movie that we DVRed and enjoying popcorn and hot chocolate, especially if it's cold out.

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  32. I would say stir fry and movie and popcorn! #WokWednesday

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  33. I would like to make spicy chicken stir fry and then watch a romantic movie!
    Thank You for the giveaway

    Fiona N

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  34. Chinese take out and a movie. #WokWednesday

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  35. We get a pizza and eat it in the den with wine, the lights out and the fireplace lit.

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  36. We are homebodys and enjoy watching a movie or gaming.

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  37. Definitely no electronics during the meal, then we would watch a movie and don't forget the popcorn!

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  38. I have never done a Wok Wednesday but we do love a good weeknight stirfry--quick and easy!

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  39. i would invite friends over for a PF Chang buffet

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  40. We would watch a nice movie and just relax

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  41. My favorite #WokWednesday would have to be either General Tso Chicken or Sweet n Sour Chicken...with shrimp fried rice with pot stickers n egg rolls

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  42. Oh for date night and #WokWednesday....we would make some chicken fried rice and try feeding each other with chopsticks...then watch a good romantic movie!

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  43. My favorite weeknight date night idea is No electronics.

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  44. No electronics would be great!!!

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  45. Wok Wednesday sounds like a fun date night. Maybe out on the back porch, and setting the scene would make it more special. The email I check most often is fossil316@aol.com

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  46. I'd like to serve P.F. Chang's Shrimp Lo Mein with their Mini Egg Rolls for dinner and then watch an Asian themed movie for #WokWednesday.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  47. We would love to eat some delicious Chinese food while we watch a non-kids movie together. With no cell phones or kids....awesome!

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  48. Anything P. F. Chang on date night is great.

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  49. My favorite weeknight date night idea with #WokWednesday is Beef and Broccoli.

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