Thursday, August 26, 2010

Giveaway - Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken

Want an healthier alternative to the ubiquitous chicken nuggets that's just as fast?  Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Breast Fillets are 98% fat free, contain no preservatives, and pass discerning kid's taste buds.

We tried the Chicken Breast Strips in a variety of uses, from salad toppings, to ramen noodles to quesadillas.  Here's my simple recipe for quesadillas that takes 5 minutes to prepare.

2 whole wheat tortillas
shredded cheddar and part-skim mozzarella cheese
Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Breast Strips
frozen corn
baby spinach
Lay a tortilla on a plate and sprinkle a thin layer of shredded cheese.  Arrange frozen Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Breasts Strips over the cheese, leaving some space between strips.  Add frozen corn between the chicken strips.  Top with a layer of baby spinach.  Sprinkle a little more shredded cheese on top of the spinach.  Lay the second tortilla on top.  Microwave for one minute.  Flip the tortilla over (easiest by placing another plate on top and flipping both plates over).  Microwave for another minute.  Flip one more time and microwave for a third minute.  Cut in quarters and serve.  Even my pickiest eater loves this!

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This giveaway ends September 10, 2010 at 11pm EST and is open to US residents.

Special thanks to Tyson for providing coupons for the giveaway and review.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Review - Magellan RoadMate 2010 for iPhone

The Magellan RoadMate App for the iPhone is a full-featured GPS navigation tool. If you're familiar with using a stand-alone GPS navigation system, you will feel right at home with this app.

The main menu is clear and easy to use.

The voice prompts and visual signs are clearly marked and easy to follow.

The ability to play music from your iPhone is an added bonus.

Here are some pros and cons that I encountered with the app:
  • The app size for the USA version is 1.3 GB.  The size is required for the map data.  My 16GB iPhone was completely full so I had to remove music and apps to accommodate the Magellan RoadMate.  However, the app would not install until I had about 3 GB of free space.  After it was installed, I was able to add back the apps and music up to the full capacity.
  • The sound from the iPhone speaker is not loud enough to hear while driving on the highway.  I used an FM transmitter/charger to broadcast the iPhone over the radio.  The voice prompts were very clear using this accessory.  This worked very well with the built in Music Player as well. 
  • If you have a car with a built-in iPod/iPhone interface, the voice prompts through the sound system work well, but the cable is usually not long enough to view the iPhone screen.
  • If you don't have a car kit to mount the iPhone to your windshield or dash, the GPS signal may not be strong enough if the iPhone is placed at the bottom of your console.
  • If you don't charge the iPhone while using this app, your battery will run down after about an hour, as the GPS is energy-intensive. 
If you have an FM Transmitter/charger and have used a GPS before, I would recommend the Magellan RoadMate App for the iPhone. Magellan offers a Car Kit with a charger for an additional $99.99, however it does not include the FM transmitter, which I feel is necessary.

The Magellan RoadMate 2010 is available at the iTunes store for $49.99 for USA, $34,99 for Canada, and $59.99 for USA and Canada.

Thanks to Magellan for providing the RoadMate app for review.