Saturday, November 27, 2010

And the first runner up...

is not able to complete her reign which means
She didn't contact me in the time given.
So.....the new first runner up is:

Renee

Send me your addy Renee & I'll get the coupons in the mail to ya!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Ladies & Gentlement, We have a Winner!

The winner of the Marie Callender's Bakes Free Coupons is: 

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Tweeted the giveaway

And the first runner up is:
furygirl3132 said...

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/furygirl3132/status/6066577686396928
Eloise


So, my dear, winners please email me your details (full name/address) & I will get your prizes out to you.

The winners have 48 hours to contact me.
If I do not hear from them, I will draw 2 more winners.

Caio!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Marie Callender's Review & Giveaway

Marie Callender's Bakes...sounds tasty, no?
Recently I was able to try 2 of them.
They are tauted as being more homestyle flavor and easy to make.

I chose two different ones, the Vermont White Cheddar Mac & Cheese
&
Creamy chicken Alfredo w/ Sun Dried Tomatos.


Easy peasy to make.
You can pop them in the microwave and in under 15 minutes (including wait time) you will have a piping hot meal for 2 (or 1 if you are so inclined) or you can "bake" them in your oven in just under an hour.

The beginning of the week I had a little car trouble and did not make it home in time to make what I was going to for dinner, so I heated up the Vermont White Cheddar Mac & Cheese in the microwave.
I got out two bowls and put some in each for me & the Cheekers.

Cheeks ate it but didn't seem thrilled with it.
He is 4 and it definitely doesn't look like the boxed yellow mac & cheese so he was a bit apprehensive.
I chowed down.
It was good, creamy albeit spicey.
I was surprised by the spice to it.
Not overly spicey but a bit of a kick.

Tonight we did the Creamy Chicken Alfredo w/ Sun Dried Tomatoes.
Loved  it.
Bow tie pasta w/ veggies in a creamy sauce.
YuMmers!
Again, under 15 minutes and dinner was on the table.
For being a frozen meal it tasted totally homemade.
I actually felt good about serving it with all the veggies in it & believe you me, there were a lot.
Cheeks wouldn't eat it.
Said he didn't like it.

I would say this would be great for older kids to share with one another for lunch
or
For a quick mid-week meal for one or two.
Little kids may be taken aback by the spice or all the veggies or the fact that it probably doesn't look like what they are used to.

I noticed at my ShopRite they were on sale for $4.99.
Not a bad value.
Good to keep on hand for a last minute, quick meal.

Now the fun part.

I have 2 coupons for "FREE" Marie Callender's Bakes.
Yep.  Free.
I also have a few cent's off coupons to win as well.

So that means 2 winners.
Grand prizer gets the freebies, runner up gets the cents off.

Here is what you have to do:

Mandatory:
Leave me a comment saying "Bake me!"  Then maybe tell me what your favorite "baked" 'meal is.  Frozen or from scratch.

Extra entries.
One each.

Follow the ole bloggeroo, if you already follow leave me a comment telling me.
Post on twitter & leave me a link in the comments.

That's it.

So get!
Go out there & try to win.

Contest will be open til Monday, November 22 @ 8pm est.

*This review is in conjunction with The Motherhood. I was compensated for my review BUT all opinions are my own and that of my happy tummy*

Wanna get Tangled?

Trust me when I say you wanna get Tangled!
Cheeks, the Aunt Erin & I were fortunate enough to see a preview of this movie.
Can you say "My new fav!"
Even Cheeks was sitting on the edge of his seat.
And it was in 3D.   Holla!

Seriously, this is a great movie.
I see a Broadway show being made out of it.
The score is fantastic.

There is a little bit of everything in this movie.
Fun, romance, action, drama.
It's definitely geared towards children of both sexes.
Not to mention it's appeal for adults.

Here's a little synopsis:
Walt Disney Pictures presents “Tangled,” one of the most hilarious, hair-raising tales ever told. When the kingdom’s most wanted—and most charming—bandit Flynn Rider (voice of Zachary Levi) hides out in a mysterious tower, he’s taken hostage by Rapunzel (voice of Mandy Moore), a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn’s curious captor, who’s looking for her ticket out of the tower where she’s been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs. In theaters this holiday season in Disney Digital 3D™, “Tangled” is a story of adventure, heart, humor and hair—lots of hair.



Seriously, if you just want to lose yourself for 100 minutes this holiday season and have a good time, go see this movie.
You will not be disappointed.
You can meet Pascal & then you will understand why I fell in love with him.
So cute!

Tell me, what is on your movie to see list this season?
*I did not receive compensation for this movie.  I did get to see it for free but had to buy my own snacks for me & the Cheeks, $15.25 later I saw a terrific movie!*

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Drops Today!

This is a must for under your tree, in your stocking or around the menorah.

Break out a little Norah Jones and you have set the mood for relaxation, good music and great moods.
The woman can sing and is a classic jazz artist!
Love her!
Love this cd.

This cd spans most of Norah's career and features her with artists ranging from the Foo Fighters (love them!) to Willie Neslon (um, nice braids?).  She stands out on all of the songs.

Check out the tracks:
1. Love Me – The Little Willies

2. Virginia Moon – The Foo Fighters featuring Norah Jones
3. Turn Them – Sean Bones featuring Norah Jones

4. Baby It's Cold Outside – Willie Nelson featuring Norah Jones
5. Bull Rider – Norah Jones and Sasha Dobson
6. Ruler Of My Heart – Dirty Dozen Brass Band featuring Norah Jones
7. The Best Part – El Madmo
8. Take Off Your Cool – OutKast featuring Norah Jones
9. Life Is Better – Q-Tip featuring Norah Jones
10. Soon The New Day – Talib Kweli featuring Norah Jones
11. Little Lou, Prophet Jack, Ugly John – Belle & Sebastian featuring Norah Jones
12. Here We Go Again – Ray Charles featuring Norah Jones
13. Loretta – Norah Jones featuring Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
14. Dear John – Ryan Adams featuring Norah Jones
15. Creepin' In – Norah Jones featuring Dolly Parton
16. Court & Spark – Herbie Hancock featuring Norah Jones
17. More Than This – Charlie Hunter featuring Norah Jones
18. Blue Bayou – Norah Jones featuring M. Ward


I, of course, listened in the mini van & even Cheeks was tapping his foot along with the music.
The cd is FABULOUS!!!!!!

Check out Norah's tour schedule here plus samples of the songs and other goodies!!

Norah Jones

Of course, don't forget to fan her on the ole Facebook.
I have, make sure you do!

Honestly, I really can't say enough about this cd and how much I love it.
It's definitely going into heavy rotation in my mini van.
That's right, I rock the mini van 10 cd changer.

So tell me, are you a fan of Norah's?

*This post is in conjunction with One to One Network.  While not compensated for my review, I did receive a cd to keep and have been entered into a contest for a gift card.  All opinions are my own*

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Tangled

I'm going, are you?