Thursday, November 21, 2013

Gorton's Wicked Good Seafood - Fish BLT Sandwich Recipe

Disclaimer: I received this product for review. All opinions are my own.

How does your family feel about fish? Mine likes it quite a bit. Fish is not something that my mom made a lot of when I was growing up. I never really developed a taste for it. I think the most I'd do was eat the frozen fish sticks. As I got older I started trying more fish and other seafood. I found that I really do like it. I am still bad about cooking it for my family enough, but we all do like fish.

I recently participated in a campaign for Gorton's Wicked Good Seafood. We got to try a few different varieties of the frozen fish products that they make. One of my favorites is the Lemon Herb Fish Fillets. So tasty and easy to make. We also were able to try the new Fish Sandwich Fillets

I looked at Gorton's website for recipes to inspire me. Not only do they have recipes, but you can also download coupons and explore their other great products. When I found the recipe for a Fish BLT Sandwich, I knew we had to try it. My boys love bacon. I knew this recipe was a winner for us. The Fish BLTs were very quick and easy to make. I served them along with a salad for dinner and everyone was pleased. My son enjoyed it and so did my husband and I. If you're looking for a great way to change up a fish meal for your family, you should give this recipe a try.

Fish Sandwich BLT

4 Gorton's Fish Sandwich Fillets
4 Hamburger Buns
8 Slices Bacon

1. Prepare four Gorton's Fish Sandwich Fillets according to package instructions.
2. Meanwhile, prepare 8 slices og bacon according to package instructions.
3. Place Gorton's Fish Sandwich Fillet on hamburger bun and top with two slices of cooked bacon. Add lettuce and tomato and enjoy!

We added tartar sauce on the bun and served with a salad. Perfect!

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Disney Classics Box Set

Disclaimer: I am participating in a blog post campaign from One2One Network and Walt Disney Records. All opinions are my own.

Like many people I have a lot of memories wrapped up in Disney movies from my childhood. I remember the favorites that my sisters and I had. There were several movies that I could probably quote from start to finish, including the songs. It's probably the songs that stick with me the most. Maybe that just goes with my musical ability, but I think songs/music play a special part in most people's lives.

The product: Just released yesterday, November 12th, the Disney Classics box set is something that parents, kids, and even grandparents can enjoy together. 

The box set includes 4 discs of 94 original recordings. They are Disney Modern Classics, Disney Theme Park Classics, Disney Timeless Classics, and Disney Television Classics. And there is a special bonus for box set purchasers, a new medley of Disney hits by YouTube a capella sensations. See the video!

Find out more about this and other Disney music at They are also on Twitter and Facebook.

What we thought: We received a sample CD with a few songs on it. They brought me right back to my childhood. I love this music & it's something that I can sing along with and enjoy with my sons too. Just the other night I had songs popping in my head from Disney movies when I was singing Jonah at bedtime. Nothing like "A Whole New World" to get your baby to sleep.

Where to buy: You can get the Disney Classics box set at (It is also available at Disney parks for purchase.) It has a suggested retail price of $49.98, but prices can vary depending on the retailer.

Friday, November 1, 2013

A Jedi & a Wolf Saber? Halloween 2013

We don't usually make Halloween a big deal around here. Just not a holiday we get really into.

I generally let Zachariah choose a trick or treat event to participate in and we do that together. This year our church had trunk-n-treat, so we went to that. 

I really wanted to have the boys costumes coordinate, but time just didn't allow for me to complete Jonah's costume. I did manage to get Zachariah's done just in time. He went as Mace Windu, a jedi from the Star Wars movies. (I think he makes a better Anikan or Luke with that blonde hair!)

So, I really wanted to make Jonah be yoda. We have a little robe/jacket that he fit into from one of Zachariah's toys. But I needed to make a yoda hat. Crocheting one would be no problem, but I had so many other crochet/knitting projects started and didn't get around to making it in time.

So instead of yoda, we used a cute jacket (and shoes) that I got from Crazy 8 and made him a snuggly wolf. I think he pulls this look off pretty well. Plus a cute outfit doubled as a Halloween costume. Since he slept through half of the trunk-n-treating anyway, it wasn't a big deal. 

This is too funny not to share. Zachariah was having fun using a stick as his light saber (seen in photos at the top). When I got photos of the boys together, he was swinging Jonah around (gently) and calling him his "wolf saber". Ha! This kid cracks me up!

For just trunk-n-treating I think he did pretty well. He has more candy that he really needs. But best of all he had a blast, and that's why we did it. 

Halloween night we were supposed to go trick-or-treating in our neighborhood, but all the area trick-or-treats got rescheduled due to back weather. There were storms in the forecast and it was VERY windy. So early in the day all the communities changed the day and time. We'll be trick-or-treating Saturday afternoon. Not quite the same, but it will still be fun.

Since we couldn't go out, I agreed to help Zachariah carve the pumpkins. We stuck with the Star Wars theme here. Our pumpkins are Jabba the Hutt and Darth Maul. It was a lot of work, but I love how they turned out.

How was your Halloween? What did your little pumpkins dress as this year?