(Review & Giveaway) French’s Brings New Flavor Infuser Marinades to Chicken, Steak, or Fish

French's New Flavor Infuser Marinades

I love trying new things, especially when it comes to the grill. Now that the weather is nice, our trusty grill has been brought back to life. While the kids love grilled hot dogs, my husband loves hamburgers, and I love salmon. This summer, we will be adding a new flavor to our meats with French’s Flavor Infuser Marinades. If you have never marinated any meat before, you might remember back when you were a kid. For me, it was the Italian Dressing that marinated the chicken before it when on the grill. This process took at least a day to prepare. I know this for a fact because I would have to avoid the Tupperware container every time I would go into the refrigerator to grab a snack.

tupperware with Italian dressing

Thankfully, marinating has caught up with our fast past world and French’s New Flavor Infuser Marinades are here to do just that. Welcome to the instantaneous barbeque. Less time to prepare, but just as much savory flavor to enjoy.

When I first looked at the French’s Flavor Infuser Marinades, I wasn’t sure what to do with them. I went to French’s page and found this step-by-step video. So easy! Just snap the cap, inject the infuser tip and squeeze. If you are short on time, you will love French’s New Flavor Infuser Marinades for because they are:
Super-Fast – It only takes 10 minutes for the flavor to permeate the protein, whether it be chicken, steak, or fish.
No mess alternative to traditional marinades – pouring, mixing, covering, and leaky bags. Just infuse it and forget it!
Injector driven-this is amazing because it allows a more flavorful experience by penetrating all layers of protein with the marinade
Introduces home cooks to a technique used by professional chefs and BBQ aficionados (who knew?)
The process of infusing the marinade deep into the protein allows it to be quickly delivered and evenly distributed to all layers of the protein. Being that I am not a professional chef (my husband will concur with that); I did not know that the injector technique existed. Now regular cooks can benefit from this technique as well.

You can also apply the French’s Flavor Infuser to the top of a piece of boneless skinless chicken breast or even chicken wings. In fact, my husband soaked these chicken wings in the Zesty Italian flavor before putting it on the grill. The taste, even when applied on top of the protein, was fantastic.

BBQ Chickent Wings

There are four varieties of French’s Flavor Infusers: Sweet & Tangy Teriyaki, fab with chicken and fish; Classic Steakhouse, ideal for strip steak or London Broil; Zesty Italian, also great with chicken, and Caribbean Jerk, also great with chicken. These products are just 2.99, not bad for such an infusion of flavor.

How much protein can one tube of French’s Flavor Infuser marinate? Approximate 3-4 pounds of protein, which is enough to feed a family of four. Since this product is injected to protein that is raw, the tube must be discarded after just one time. Any cleaning and re-use could result in cross-contamination and health issues. Do not reuse. Some other important facts about French’s New Flavor Infuser Marinades:
Kosher: Yes, all flavors
Organic: NO
Gluten Free: Zesty Italian and Caribbean Jerk are Gluten Free; Steakhouse and Teriyaki are NOT Gluten Free
Food Allergens: only Caribbean Jerk DOES NOT contain allergens. Zest Italian contains soy; Teriyaki and Steakhouse contain wheat and soybeans.
Now that your stomach is growling, how about winning some great tools for some grilling!

Thanks to my friends at French’s, I am giving away (5) grilling kits that will include a French’s oven mitt and 2 of the French’s New Flavor Infuser Marinades. It is so easy to enter, just follow go to this link http://bit.ly/11ReLUQ:

grill tools

For some great recipe ideas go to http://www.frenchs.com and keep up with them and “like” them on Facebook.com/frenchs.

Disclaimer: The opinions in this post are my own. I did receive a set of grilling tools, oven mitt, and French’s New Flavor Infuser Marinade in order to post this review.

Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival Family Four Pack Giveaway

disney micky music festival giveaway

Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival, produced by Feld Entertainment, is playing New York during spring break this year! Opening night will be on March 21st at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. I have some great news for Disney fans in the tri-state area; I am giving away three Family Four Packs for the opening night at Madison Square Garden!

Some of you may be looking for great things to do over spring break. Some of you may be looking for a break from your Passover cleaning (that would be me!). Either way, you can rock your worries away with Mickey Mouse and friends. Friends like The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story.

The irresistible lineup of performers, including Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy; Ariel, Sebastian and Ursula; Jasmine, Aladdin and Genie; and Woody, Buzz and Jessie; are among the more than 25 Disney stars featured in this jam session fit for the entire family! You won’t resist dancing, singing, playing your air-guitar and laughing with this band of characters! Come join them at Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival for a lively
concert experience guaranteed to deliver enough rockin’ memories to last a lifetime.

Disney fans of all ages will appreciate the classic Disney hits that are remixed to the hottest sounds of today featuring hip hop, pop, swing, reggae, rock, country and much more! Now, are you ready to win some tickets? You can leave a comment below, or you can enter the giveaway on the Trumpeting Media page on Facebook here.

Even if you do not win tickets to via this amazing giveaway, you can find more tickets to Mickey’s Music Festival here.

Tickets are also available at Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster Retail Locations, the arena Box Offices or by calling 1-800-745-3000.
To discover more about Disney Live! go to http://www.disneylive.com, or visit them on Facebook and YouTube. @DisneyLive is the Official Twitter Feed of Disney Live!

ABOUT FELD ENTERTAINMENT
Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment’s productions have appeared in more than 70 countries on six continents and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Feld Motor Sports, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!.

Disclaimer: This was not a paid post. The opinions expressed in this post are my own. I was provided tickets to the show.

Hot Mamalah: The Ultimate Guide for Every Woman of the Tribe Book Review

Ever wanted to know the ultimate pick me up? Sure, a visit to Starbucks, Pandora radio, and scoring a great pair of boots on sale at Macy’s. Those are all good things, but what about something that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own couch in your pjs and slippers? Give yourself, your girlfriend, mom, and sister a copy of Hot Mamalah: The Ultimate Guide for Every Woman of the Tribe (Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC, $18.99, October 2012) by Lisa Alcalay Klug. This is a book every woman can enjoy over and over again. How?

This is just what the doctor ordered and what your therapist can’t tell you. From the moment I opened this book, I was rewarded with a non-stop smorgasbord of the life of a Jewish woman. Even if you are not a member of the tribe (Jewish),  you will still enjoy this book. I just love how Lisa includes everything from the who’s who in Hot Mamalahs to clever cocktails to sip amongst friends. This book is loaded with humorous essays, adorable illustrations, how-to’s and much more. Leave the kvetching behind and do yourself (and your friends a favor), grab a copy of this book today. It is no wonder this book is so “hot”, just look at the author, you could just kvell from her credentials!

About Lisa Klug

Award-winning journalist Lisa Alcalay Klug has reported for a wide variety of media outlets including the New York Times, Jerusalem Post, Shape, Self and many others. Her book, Cool Jew, was a No. 1 Amazon bestseller and National Jewish Book Awards Finalist. A humorist, slam poet, and popular public speaker, Lisa has presented at more than 100 venues throughout North America, Europe, and Israel. !e daughter of an Ashkenazi Holocaust survivor, Lisa’s books express her exuberance, joie de vivre, and passion for Jewish culture http://www.lisaklug.com.

That’s not all. What would a Jewish book be without a rockin’ group giveaway valued at $350! You know your Jewish mother, and friends, never let you go home without something. The Giveaway winner will be announced first day of Chanukah Dec. 3 on FB, Twitter and ModernTribe.com/mamalah.

Where can you buy this book? So glad you asked! November 15th is buy the book on Amazon day (tinyurl.com/mamalah).

Disclaimer. This was not a paid post. I did receive a complimentary copy of this book in order to write this review. The opinions in the post are my own.

Manischewitz New Year, New Products Giveaway

I recently wrote about how much cooking will be taking place this coming week with Rosh Hashana starting Monday evening, September 16. The images of my family getting together and the smells of mom’s matzo ball soup, brisket, and apple crisp wafting from the kitchen are my most treasured memories. Let us not forget the iconic Manischewitz bottle of wine for Kiddush as well.

Fast forward 35 years and I am preparing (with the help of my husband) a Rosh Hashana meal for my family. As I have grown, so has the array of products from Manischewitz. What I once thought of as just the brand that makes matzos and wine, Manischewitz now has products that are perfect for holiday meals and everything in-between. Not only that, they have products that contain ingredients that are healthier.

I am giving away (2) packages of these new products and the details on how you can win are below! Here is a list of some of these new products for the New Year:

Manischewitz(r) new Turkey Broth joins the full line of broths which include Chicken, Low Sodium Chicken, Beef and Vegetable.  These broths are kosher, contain no MSG, and are fat-free.

Manischewitz(r) All-Natural Gravies are made from a delicious, home-cooked recipe.  The flavors include new Turkey which joins the three original varieties: Chicken, Reduced Sodium Chicken and Beef.  Not only is it the only all natural, kosher gravy on the market, but it’s healthy too!

Jason’s popular line of coating crumbs now include Cornflake Crumbs, another answer to consumer demands for “better-for-you” products.  A good source of fiber, the delicious, crunchy coating will revitalize a number of meals and add a contemporary flare to any kosher kitchen. Featured on the back of each can is a delicious recipe to make and share with others.
Manischewitz Organic Matzos, recognizing the recent Organic craze, has just been pulled out of the oven.  It is a perfect option for those health-conscious consumers!

Some other great items for any time of year:

Manischewitz(r) Gluten-Free Cake Mixes are great for anyone needing gluten-free options such as those with Celiac Disease, which affects nearly 3 million people. The Gluten-Free mixes come in Yellow and Chocolate, both with a baking tin for convenience, and a delicious chocolate frosting.

Guiltless Gourmet Crunches are a new deliciously addictive snack from the Guiltless Gourmet line.  These all-natural crunches are bite sized snacks packaged in a re-sealable pouch, and available in three flavors; Toasted Almond Crunch, Roasted Cashew Crunch, and Berries & Cherries Nut Crunch. They are great snack for traveling as well!

Manischewitz(r) Mediterranean Matzos are full of flavor featuring rosemary, oregano and olive oil.  These flavors offer a delicious new option for those looking for matzos with distinct taste that is so good it can be enjoyed at any time of the year! I love putting some hummus on top, yum!

Manischewitz(r) Mediterranean Gefilte Fish adds a tasty twist that distinguishes it from traditional Gefilte Fish with the flavors of Rosemary, Oregano, and Olive Oil.

Get inspired by these delicious recipes at www.manischewitz.com, including entrees, appetizers, sides and more.

Please leave a comment below with your favorite Manischewitz memory for a chance to win! Contest ends on Thursday, September 13, at 1159pmEST.

For more chances to win, share this GIVEAWAY on FACEBOOK and TWITTER and let me know that you did in the comments below.

Disclaimer: The opinions in this post are my own. I did receive the products mentioned above in order to try them out.

New York International Auto Show Ticket Giveaway! Kid Friendly and Fun!

If you will be in New York from April 6-15, you will be in town during the New York International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center 11 & 12 Aves between 34-40 Streets.  This is an event that you can enjoy with your entire family. This year, the New York International Auto Show is even more kid friendly and here are some ways that your entire family can enjoy them!

 Plan ahead and check out the floor plans and schedule of events. You can schedule naps, snacks, feedings, and lunches so nobody gets too cranky!

If your kids like fun activities like simulators, video games, and movie cars, this is the place to be! I know my girls will appreciate these types of things and my 4 year old will be in awe of the movie cars.

 

If you have an iPhone, check out the iPhone app and have all the important show information fit in the palm of your hand.

 Share images of your family at the auto show. Filming and photography is allowed and encouraged.

 This event is stroller friendly and kids 2 and under are free.

 If you have never been, or this is a yearly event for your family, I am giving away 4 tickets to The New York International Auto Show. It is so easy to win.

  1. SHARE this contest with your friends on FACEBOOK
  2. Tweet out this GIVEAWAY on TWITTER:

I want to go to the @NYAutoShow and I just might #WIN 4 Tickets from @primetimeparent here http://bit.ly/4wxe8y

Extra Entries – Increase your chances to WIN

  1. Follow @primetimeparent @trumpetingmedia @nyautoshow on TWITTER
  2. LIKE Trumpeting Media on Facebook
  3. LIKE New York International Auto Show on Facebook

Disclaimer: I did not receive compensation for this post. I did receive 4 tickets to The New York International Auto Show for sharing this post. This contest is open to US residents only.

You can also check out the New York International Auto Show on youtube.

 

Esti’s Perfect Passover GIVEAWAY

Next week, Jewish families everywhere will be shopping and preparing for Passover. This holiday that celebrates the freedom of the Jewish people from their enslavement in Egypt. What better way to celebrate than make a Passover meal. Yes, it is time to get out the Kosher wine, bring on the brisket, and munch on Matzo. Not yet ready or know what to make this Passover? Get your Passover pallet inspired by listening to Joan Hamburg’s interview with Tory Avey of the Shiksa in the Kitchen.  If you are not making a Passover at home, Joan also shares various places in the New York area where your can go and enjoy a Seder.

This year, I’ve got some NEW Passover friendly products to wow your friends and family at the Seder.  You will notice that they are GLUTEN-FREE, a theme that I wanted to focus on this year. This area is even more popular than ever. “I am impressed with the vast amount of new gluten free and organic items introduced for Passover enabling more consumers to celebrate this holiday with a more healthful lifestyle,” said Marty Stein, Account Manager, Kehe Distributors Tree OF Life.

 There are so many delicious Passover products that even non-Jewish foodies can enjoy. So, what are these products I am giving away? I actually have 2 Giveaways and you can select which one you would like to win in the comments below.

1st GIVEAWAY

New Cookbook: THE WHOLE FOODS KOSHER KITCHEN: Glorious Meals Pure & Simple by Levana Kirshcenbaum

KOSHERKEEPERS containers (36 box set)

Jeff Nathan’s GLUTEN-FREE Panko Flakes-“Breadcrumbs” get a Passover make-over with All Natural Gluten Free Panko Flakes (Jeff Nathan Creations)

Passover Kitchenware Gitelle Frog Oven Mit from The Kosher Cook

2nd GIVEAWAY

DAVIDA APRONS matzah crumber

Sweet Goodies GLUTEN-FREE sour belts candy Kedem

Yehuda’s GLUTEN-FREE Matzo

SHALOM SESAME: It’s Passover Grover (SISU Entertainment) Shalom Sesame

Esti’s Perfect Passover GIVEAWAY- It is so easy! This is now closed.

  1. Leave a comment below and let me know which GIVEAWAY you would like to win (required)
  2. SHARE this contest with your friends on FACEBOOK
  3. Tweet out this GIVEAWAY on TWITTER:I just might #WIN a  #PASSOVER #GIVEAWAY  from Esti @primetimeparent  you can too, enter here http://bit.ly/4wxe8y

Extra Entries – Increase your chances to WIN

  1. Follow @primetimeparent @LevanaCooks @kedemfoods on TWITTER
  2. LIKE Shalom Sesame on Facebook
  3. LIKE Kedm on Facebook
  4. LIKE Levana Kirschenbaum on Facebook
  5. LIKE Kosher Keepers on FACEBOOK
  6. LIKE Jeff Nathan-Abigael’s on FACEBOOK

Disclaimer: I did not receive compensation for this post. These Passover products were donated by Kosherfest exhibitors. This contest runs from March 29-April 1. This contest is open to US residents only.

Now, how about some more Passover recipes.

Passover recipes from Levana’s new cookbook The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen: Glorious Meals Pure and Simple. Here are some of links to Levana’s Passover suggestions:

Roasted Garlic Artichoke Soup

http://www.levanacooks.com/roasted-garlic-artichoke-soup/

Almond-Stuffed Salmon

http://www.levanacooks.com/baked-almond-stuffed-salmon/

Brisket in Sweet and Sour Sauce http://www.levanacooks.com/brisket-in-sweet-and-sour-sauce/

Roasted Turkey with Jasmine Chocolate Sauce

http://www.levanacooks.com/roast-turkey-with-jasmine-chocolate-sauce-recipe/

Artichokes and Mushrooms

http://www.levanacooks.com/lamb-shanks-with-artichokes-and-mushrooms/

Chocolate Espresso Bark

http://www.levanacooks.com/chocolate-espresso-bark/

Molten Chocolate Cakes

http://www.levanacooks.com/molten-chocolate-cakes/

Cookbook author Norene Gilletz offers up a scrumptious selection of quick, healthy Passover recipes and terrific tips from her best-selling cookbooks: The NEW Food Processor Bible: 30th Anniversary Edition, Norene’s Healthy Kitchen and Healthy Helpings. http://www.gourmania.com/pages/holidays.htm#passover”.

Do you have a special Passover plan? I would love to hear what you do, even if it is making reservations for a Seder!

Elmo’s Birthday Party and Elmo’s World: Favorite Things DVD Giveaway

A couple of weeks ago I went to a birthday party with my kids. The guest of honor, a three and half year old red monster named Elmo. I think I was more nervous and excited than my kids. 

The party location was at the Sesame Street corporate offices in Manhattan. When we arrived to the party room, it was full of moms, kids, press, and all out fun. There were two very talented balloon artists (I think that is what you call them) creating balloon versions of Elmo and Abby. In an adjacent room, a couple of long tables were full with young children coloring and creating projects with stickers. The food included Apple & Eve, Sesame Street themed juice boxes, Earth’s Best cookies, birthday cake, and more. We were only able to eat the items that had the kosher symbol on them, which included the Apple & Eve and Earth’s Best products. My 5 year old daughter kept asking everybody if the food was kosher, what a little mamala she has become! I kept looking around because I knew that the guest of honor would be making his appearance at any moment. My 3 year old son was with me on that one.

An announcement was made and we were treated to sneak peak of Elmo’s World: Birthdays,” from Elmo’s World: Favorite Things DVD. My kids loved the video, and we even have a copy to give away (see instructions below). 

 

Following the presentation, Leela from Sesame Street introduced Elmo. He is even cuter in person. They sang a couple of songs together, which the kids just loved (and so did I!). Then, the lights were dimmed and a woman came walking into the room with a very nice cake and 3 and a half candles for the Muppet of honor. You can see it in the video below. Elmo made a wish, and the crowd was invited to meet him. Imagine an entire room full of kids gitty with excitement. I was thrilled to have my kids in a picture with so many Sesame Street Celebrities! Leela, Elmo, and Elmo’s creator Kevin Clash. Pinch me now! 

Leela Sings Happy Birthday To Elmo

Once again, my daughter, at this very moment, inquired if the cake was kosher. Yes, in fact, the cake was from Costco which has a kosher bakery. Sweet, but that’s not all. 

We were provided with a goody bag of Sesame Street goodies complete with the new DVD! For all of you families looking for a great family vacation, Beaches Resorts for Everyone by Sandals has kids programs like the Caribbean Adventure with Sesame Street. I want to go! These fun activities include: Birdwatching with Big Bird, Story Time with Elmo, Weekly Parades, Sesame Street Character Breakfast, Character Tuck-ins with Sesame Street Friends, and Birthday Parties with Sesame Street Friends. I can’t wait to check it out! 

Do you have a favorite Elmo moment? Share that with me in the comments below and you could win a copy of Elmo’s World: Favorite Things DVD. For more chances to win: 

  1. Follow @primetimeparent, @sesamestreet, and @sandalsresorts on twitter
  2. tweet this out:

    I just might win Elmo’s World: Favorite Things DVD from @primetimeparent, she is gving away a copy at http://bit.ly/4wxe8y 

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  2. Share this giveaway with your friends on Facebook
  3. “Like” the Sesame Street Fan Page on Facebook

 This contest runs until Saturday, February 25, and ends at 12:00am. This contest is open to US residents only. 

I was not compensated for this post. The opinions posted here are my own.

International Philadelphia Flower Show Ticket Giveaway

If you are looking for a family outing for the first week in March, consider The International Philadelphia Flower Show. This is a show for the entire family and you could win 4 tickets to attend right here. I am giving away 4 tickets! Just so you know, the tickets are for general admission and can be used by adults or children. It is so easy to enter! This contest is now closed! Congrats to our winner Emily!

Leave a comment below and let me know how long it has been since you had a chance to see a flower show.

For extra entries:

1. Follow @primetimeparent and @philaflowershow on twitter

2. Send out this tweet:
I just might win 4 tickets to the @philaflowershow from @primetimeparent
#giveaway http://www.primetimeparenting.com

More details about the Philadelphia Flower Show:
When: March 4-11, 2012
Where: The Philadelphia Convention Center
12th & Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Times: Sunday, March 4; 8:00 am – 9:30 pm
Monday – Friday, March 5-9: 10:00 am – 9:30 pm
Saturday, March 10; 8:00 am – 9:30 pm
Sunday, March 11; 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Cost: $27 per adult; $15 per child (ages 2-16) Purchase tickets here.

-Save money and buy a Family Fun Pack for $70 ($75 at box-office), which will get you entrance for 2 adults and 2 kids (ages 2-16), as well as a free one-year Family Associate PHS Membership, which gets you exclusive discounts and special deals.

-Service fees may apply when purchasing tickets.

-Revenues from the Flower Show benefit the year-round work of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and this year will support City Harvest as well.

For more information visit the website: www.theflowershow.com
Should you decide to spend the night in Philly, there are special hotel deals you can find here: http://www.theflowershow.com/ShowInfo/accommodations.html

This post is brought to you with support of the Philadelphia International Flower show http://www.theflowershow.com/home/index.html]. Find them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

Chanukah Day 7: Win a Tin of Walkers Shortbread

We just lit the 7th candle and we are now in the 7th day of Chanukah. Today was full of sweetness. I finally had the opportunity to try out the Babycakes Donut Maker with my friend. She decided to host a Chanukah party for a group of her 6 year old daughter’s friends. The project was to have fun and decorate donuts (hence the Babycakes machine). We both agreed, this is a great appliance, and a great gift idea!

The donuts came out beautifully! Here are some images so you can see just how easy it is to make professional looking donuts. This was also very cost-effective. Buying Kosher donuts at the bakery is much more expensive. We were able to have our donuts and eat them too!

The kids loved decorating them with powdered sugar, chocolate and vanilla icing, and sprinkles. Some kids even saved a donut to bring home.

Speaking of sweet things, I have something great to giveaway for the 7th day of Chanukah. Have you heard of Walkers Shortbread? Walkers have been baking shortbread in the Scottish Highlands since 1898. They still use only the finest pure ingredients with no artificial colours, flavourings or preservatives. Suitable for vegetarians and certified Kosher OU-D. If you have not yet tried these products, you could get a chance by entering my giveaway. You will get to try the products I loved, like the Scottie Dog Shaped Shortbread Cookies, Mini Festive Stars and Mini Chocolate Chip, Shortbread Rounds, Quadruple Chocolate Chunk Cookies, and the Milk Chocolate Oatcake & Fruit Cookies.

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. Congrats to Jen! I am giving away all of these cookies and I will choose a winner by tomorrow, December 27, at 11:59pmEST.

Please leave a comment below with the name of the product from Walkers Shortbread that you would like to try.

More chances to “win a tin”:

Follow @primetimeparent on twitter
Like Healthy Kosher Food and Beverages on Facebook

Tweet: I just might win a tin of #Walkers Shortbread and Cookies from @primetimeparent http://bit.ly/4wxe8y

I was not compensated for this post. I was given samples of the Walker Shortbread products to review.

Chanukah Day 3: Giving Away 2 Disney Universe: Suit Up for XBOX 360

It would be Chanukah without the opportunity to give things away to my readers (by the way, thank you for your support!). I am giving away 2 Disney Universe: Suit Up.

(contributed by Lauren Finkelstein, Founder, Save1Person.org)

A couple of weeks ago, me and fellow “Do Gooder” Bonnie G. checked out a new video game presented by Disney at Alice’s Tea Cup on the upper east side.

We got to chat with the ladies, eat scones, drink tea,hang with the PR folks from Disney and spoke to the producer of the video game: Disney Universe: Suit Up. Power Up. Team Up. Battle through worlds of mischief and adventure.

Interesting, going to these mommy blogger events, we’re meeting and chatting up people from all walks of life. So while Bonnie and I “undercover mommy bloggers” for Prime Time Parenting chatted up the producer of the video game, we learned some interesting facts about video games: could cost 10 – 20 million to produce, could take about a year and half to make and Disney would be really happy with 50 million in sales (this would be divided up between various companies, such as Microsoft, Pixar, Disney, etc.)

So why do I bring this fact up? Kids get to flick the stick and have their characters, jump up and down, battle with the other loony characters and watch all sort of zany figurines fly at you. While Bonnie and I were playing this game, Bonnie couldn’t stop laughing – it was entertaining for mommies. If an adult was cracking up – how much more so for little kids? Endless hours of entertainment for children, if you don’t mind this type of activity for your child.

One other kick of this event is that, all the mommy bloggers received a take home bag with Disney products and a copy of the Disney video game. As fate, would have it, my son’s school is having a toy drive for orphaned kids and I received the notice today.Some child without a mommy or daddy will get some fun – on Disney’s creative minds jumping in rivers, falling off cliffs and making sure their enemies don’t take over the Disney Universe.

I am so happy that Lauren and Bonnie can “cover” for me when I am not able to to these events.Would you like to win this game tonight? I am giving 2 of them away. This contest is now closed,congrats to our winners!!. All you have to do to win is leave a comment below and let me know what you love about Disney.

Disney Universe is an off-the-wall non-stop action adventure where Disney worlds and characters mix up for the first time. Suit up in iconic costumes and face challenges in legendary Disney worlds. Defeat enemies, collect coins and powerups, unlock new costumes and explore with friends as you battle in a mix-up of worlds inspired by numerous Disney and Pixar films.

For more chances to win, share this contest on twitter and tweet:

I just might win a copy of #DisneyUniverse from @primetimeparent 2nite, she has a #giveaway & U cn enter 2 http://bit.ly/4wxe8yShare this post on Facebook

Follow @primetimeparent, @DisneyGames on twitter

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This contest is closed!! This was not a paid post. Lauren did attend the event and played Disney Universe: Suit Up.