Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Gorton's Smart & Crunchy review @gortonsseafood #smartandcrunchy

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions are my own.

Gorton's Smart & Crunchy review

In 2007 when I first found out I was going to be a mother I had this whole image on what a wonderful mom I was going to be.
There was going to be a pristine clean house, arts and crafts, perfectly ironed clothing, waking up at 5 am so I could make them a 3 course breakfast before school, play dates and home cooked meals every night....  WITH HOME MADE DESSERTS!!
Fast forward several years and reality settled in now I have certain rooms in my house that when guest come over I run and close the door so they can't see it, arts and crafts consist of coloring books and crayons, perfectly ironed clothing BHAHAHA I am lucky to get all the laundry cleaned let alone pressed, breakfast consist of whatever fruit is on hand, play dates are a thing of the past (Other peoples kids annoy me lol) and yes chocolate pudding cups do count as dessert.
Even though are meals are not always home cooked, I try my hardest to make sure my boys get only the best.
I want to make sure meal time is not only family time, but also healthy time.

Sometimes though those home-cooked meals don't happen from scratch.  There are nights when we have sports, PTO meetings, church club and hundreds of other things that we need to squeeze in.
I want to be able to do these things with my kiddos and still provide them with healthy food.  And not just pop any old thing into the oven.

Which is why I am super excited about Gorton's NEW Smart & Crunchy fish sticks and fillets!!
Gorton’s all NEW Smart & Crunchy Fish Sticks and Fillets are made with 100% wild-caught Alaska Pollock and breaded in a tasty panko breadcrumb that gives them a great crunch. Always crispy, never fried, they have 50% less fat than regular Fish Sticks and Fillets and 200 calories or less per serving. This combination of taste, health and convenience puts a new spin on a classic family favorite!
And if that wasn't enough  Gorton's entire line has no artificial flavors and no MSG. Okay so all that sounds good, but it has to taste good too!  And they do!!
I hate when I put something in the oven and it comes out sorta soggy.  I can never seem to get that restaurant crunch.  We bought the Smart and Crunchy fish sticks and all I have to say is WOW
They have that crunch without me having to fry them.
And as always Gorton gets and A+++ with taste.

Now these are great for stand alone, which often times I have made fish sticks for lunch and that was all.  The thing I love about Gorton's though is they can also be added to meals we already love.  The Gorton's site has a super yummy recipe for Fish Parmesan.
It taste great, easy to make and quick for those nights when we just don't have the time.
Whether you have 30 minutes or 2 hours Gorton's is a meal that fits into life.

Life happens, I can't always make home-cooked meals and thanks to Gorton's NEW Smart & Crunchy meals I no longer have to feel guilty.
They may not be home-made, but they sure taste like it :)
And yes that is totally Quinn showing off his Gorton swag 

I am excited to announce Gorton's is hitting the road on a sampling tour. Check out the #GortonsTour stops on their website, 
Gorton's Smart & Crunchy

You can also enter the Gorton's Smart & Crunchy Sweepstakes here:

And you can print money saving coupons here!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age Smackdown review

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway for this review all opinions are my own.

 The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age Smackdown review 

Get ready for some raw-kin’ action in this all-new, original movie that brings some of WWE’s toughest, wildest superstars to Bedrock! When Fred loses his family’s vacation money, he hatches one of his hair brained plans to get it back. It’s a sports entertainment spectacle that involves throwing his best bud, Barney into the wrestling ring with the likes of John Cenastone (John Cena), Rey Mysteriopal (Rey Mysterio) and even The Undertaker, with Fred himself as event promoter! The crowds roar, the “clams” are pouring in from ticket sales and even Mr. McMagma (Vince McMahon) is taking notice of all the hoopla. Can Fred keep serving up bigger and badder matches or is he in for the rocky ride of his life? Including all-star appearances from The Boulder Twins (Brie and Nikki Bella) Marble Henry (Mark Henry) and Daniel Bry-Rock (Daniel Bryan), it’s time to get the whole family together for a collection of hard-hitting, side-splitting laughs from the most epic event in all of prehistory!
Own it on Blu-ray™ Combo, DVD & Digital HD March 10

My review:
Growing up I watched the Flintstones and the Jetsons religiously!  A day didn't pass that I wasn't watching them and later I even watched that cute cartoon where it showed the Flintstones as kids!
Sadly I can never find the show on TV to share with my kids, so their Flintstones viewing is limited to my Christmas specials.
So when I was contacted to review The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age Smackdown I knew I HAD too!!
It is the perfect combination of old and new I get to see my beloved Flintstones and my kids get to watch their favorite WWE stars as cartoons!  You have no clue how many times a day I hear one of my boys yell "I AM CENA" and it is normally followed by a pillow getting wrestled into submission.  The show itself was awesome, Fred yet again has gotten the family into a bind that threatens to ruin the family vacation.  Instead of telling Wilma he plots and comes up with some sort of get rich quick scheme.  We even get to see cartoon Danial Bryan yell YES YES YES!!  

So the plotting begins and next thing we know the WWE is putting on a wrestling show, the likes we have never seen before.  Sadly Fred being Fred goes and messes it up again and poor Barney as always is the voice of reason.

My only issues was some of the voices were different from what I remember, not that it was a big deal to my kiddos since they had no comparison.  Also a little of the animation was different, again no big deal my kids didn't notice.

We LOVE The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age Smackdown it was the perfect combination of old and new making TV magic :)