Friday, October 24, 2014

Let's Celebrate! Disney On Ice Hits Portland

By Meg Hodson

This is a sponsored post. I was invited to attend Disney On Ice in Portland, Oregon. I received complimentary tickets. All delightful opinions remain my own.

I had a rare weeknight out last night with my family. Trust me, this never happens. It was a real treat. We were able to take in opening night of Disney On Ice's "Let's Celebrate". If you've never attended a Disney On Ice performance, it is quite a treat. The Moda Center did become the happiest place on Earth, if only for a few hours. 

Disney On Ice is a top notch, well-produced show. Sure, a few of the skaters had a few tumbles, but the costumes were intricate and amazing and the flow of the show worked well.  The show brought to life various celebrations, including birthdays, Valentine's Day, Halloween, and Christmas. The audience was also carried throughout the world by Mickey, care of his handy travel device. 

My children had a wonderful time and I highly recommend this as a family outing. The show ran nearly 2 hours and no seat in the house is a bad one. You can click here to buy tickets. Be sure to use the promo code AMTRAK to receive 25% off your tickets!

Disney On Ice Let's Celebrate At The Moda Center Lumiere

Disney On Ice Let's Celebrate At The Moda Center


Disney On Ice Let's Celebrate At The Moda Center

Disney On Ice Let's Celebrate At The Moda Center

Disney On Ice Let's Celebrate At The Moda Center

Disney On Ice Let's Celebrate At The Moda Center

Disney On Ice Let's Celebrate At The Moda Center

Disney On Ice Let's Celebrate At The Moda Center

Disney On Ice Let's Celebrate At The Moda Center

Disney On Ice Let's Celebrate At The Moda Center Jessie Toy Story



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Pancake Sandwiches With Jimmy Dean Sausage

By Meg Hodson

This is a sponsored post for the Mom It Forward network. All delicious, tasty opinions remain my own.

Wow, my mornings are hectic with kids during the week. It's a rush of checking off homework, prepping breakfast, making school lunches, and making sure everyone is dressed. But I know the importance of a good breakfast to get the day started. 

I fix pancakes quite a lot, but I like to make sure my kids are getting a good boost of protein in the morning, too. I picked up some Jimmy Dean refrigerated sausage recently at Safeway. They have TONS of Hillshire Brands protein choices to choose from. Simply slice and cook! It couldn't be easier. I jazzed things up a bit this time and made pancake sausage sandwiches. 

Choose your favorite pancake recipe, but be sure to make them dollar-size pancakes. Once you flip them, be sure to flatten them gently with a spatula (this makes them a bit thinner and better for "sandwich making"!) Then, simply place a cooked Jimmy Dean sausage patty in between two small pancakes and slice in half. My children were pleasantly surprised and liked the change up.

Hillshire Brands Jimmy Dean Sausage Safeway Just 4 U program

Hillshire Brands Jimmy Dean Sausage Safeway Just 4 U program

I recently signed up for the Safeway Just 4 U program. It makes it super convenient to save coupons and offer right onto your Safeway Club Card. Then, when checking out, your discounts are automatically applied to your purchase. You can sign up for a Safeway club card at your local store; once you have that, you can sign up for the Just 4 program. Trust me, I am not one to cut a lot of coupons and use them---I always forget I have them. But with them pre-loaded on my card, they are easy-peasy to use. 


Some of my fellow blogging friends have also done some amazing recipes with proteins like sausage to create some delights that any family will love. Here are some of my favorites:

State Fair Corn Dogs from Mom's Tried and Tested
Gluten Free Sausage and Pea Alfredo from I Like It Frantic
Cheesy Sausage and Spinach Pasta from Inspiration For Moms



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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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