Thursday, July 29, 2010

World's Largest Wagon Mosaic - Radio Flyer

The Radio Flyer Classic Wagon is a favorite of children and adults alike. Do you remember that Classic Red Radio Flyer Wagon? I sure do. It was one of my favorite toys. I spent countless hours pulling that wagon around. My dolls, cats, and friends got to ride in it. I would cushion the ride with doll blankets and pillows. I think owning a Classic Red Radio Flyer Wagon is a tradition within my family because we all had one, and some of us older folks still  have them sitting around. My old wagon gets loaded with pumpkins during fall for a whimsical display. I thinks it's a #18. The kids and grand-kids all have them.

Radio Flyer has launched the World's Largest Wagon Mosaic. Go ahead and post your family photo's featuring a Radio Flyer Wagon. Simply capture your families' Radio Flyer moments on camera and go to Radio Flyer Art to add your photo and help the legacy of the little red wagon live on.

Have fun, and enjoy your Radio Flyer. You can follow @RadioFlyerSmile on Twitter and visit Radio Flyer on Facebook.

 This post was part of a campaign for Radio Flyer , through  Mom Select. I was entered into a drawing for a wagon as a thank you for posting. No other form of compensation was received. All opinions and statements are my own.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Uncle Ben's Kitchen Kickoff Party

Uncle Ben's Kitchen Cookoff Party

I was selected to host an Uncle Ben's Kitchen Cookoff Party for friends and family. Mom Central sent me party supplies, and host gifts on behalf of Uncle Ben's to get my party cooking! I was so thrilled to be chosen to host this party. I love rice, and I love trying new recipes made with rice. I was sent Uncle Ben's Brown Rice varieties of: Uncle Ben's Boil-In-Bag Whole Grain Brown Rice, Uncle Ben's Natural Whole Grain Brown Rice, and Uncle Ben's Fast and Natural Whole Grain Brown Rice.

Rice is the perfect foundation for today's healthier eating! Rice is economical, and easy to prepare. Rice goes well with other healthy foods such as vegetables, meat, and fish for a delicious and nutritious meal. Just one serving of nearly all Uncle Ben's Whole Grain Rice varieties provide 100 percent of the daily whole grain recommendation.

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Here is one of the many recipes that I prepared.

Uncle Ben's Chicken, Apple, Walnut and Brown Rice Salad.


Prep Time: 20 minutes
Meal Occasion: Appetizer, Side Dish, Salad, Lunch, Dinner
Cuisine Type: American
2bags Uncle Ben's Boil-In-Bag Whole Grain Brown Rice
2cups shredded skinless chicken breast cooked and cooled
2medium green apples thinly sliced
1cup red onion finely chopped (optional)
1/3cup toasted walnuts coarsely chopped
2Tbsp. fresh sage chopped
6Tbsp. low-fat balsamic vinaigrette


1.Prepare Uncle Ben's Boil-in-Bag Whole Grain Brown Rice according to package directions. Let cool.
2. If chicken is not already cooked, grill in pan under medium-high heat until cooked through.
3. In a large bowl, toss together rice, chicken, green apple, red onion, walnuts and balsamic vinaigrette.
4. Garnish with fresh sage. Serve cold or room temperature.

I wrote this review while participating in a Kitchen Kickoff campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Uncle Ben's. Mom Central sent me a gift card and other Uncle Ben's items to thank me for taking the time to participate."