Monday, March 03 2014 23:53

Recipes: Can YOU Defeat THE ROCK FATHER in #FrozenChefMadness?

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March Frozen Food MonthMarch is a month where there's a lot of interesting things going on. Mardi Gras and Saint Patrick's Day, Girl Scouts Day, I am in Control Day (yes, it's real), Be Nasty Day (also real), and even Middle Name Pride Day (that one, too) all stake a claim here in March. There's also several month-long celebrations like Music in Our Schools Month... and a little bit of mayhem that closes out the calendar with a heavy dose of basketball and brackets. In that spirit, another celebration - March FROZEN FOOD Month - is bringing you #FrozenChefMadness, in partnership with Life of Dad and their Sweet Sixteen Brand Ambassadors (THE ROCK FATHER being one of them). Together, we're gonna hit the hardwood (well, technically, it's laminate here) to share with you some Easy Home Meals that you can make quick and easy. And, if YOU think you have a winning recipe, you'll have a chance to win an $800 Visa Gift Card or other great prizes!

Whether you're a busy parent that needs to throw together a meal on limited time, or you're a sports fan looking for a fast snack for the big game, the Frozen Food section offers a lot of items that can go beyond just being viewed at face value. Here's two recipes from Rock Father HQ...

The Rock and Roll Southwest Sampler (20 minutes)

Rock and Roll Southwest Sampler

Break out a couple of boxes of EL MONTERY Taquitos (Chicken and Beef) and Burritos (Bean & Cheese) and pop 'em in the oven on 400 for 20 minutes. While those are in, toss a couple of OLD EL PASO Chicken Fajitas in the microwave (covered loosely) for two minutes. Take 'em out, then toss 'em in an ungreased frying pan and crisp them by cooking for a minute or two (keep an eye on 'em) on each side. When it's all done, arrange on a platter or plate, cutting the burritos and fajitas into fourths. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and taco seasoning, then serve with a plate of assorted dips, beans and sour cream - along with some veggies, like the GREEN GIANT corn that we used here.

Bonus: Dig that Basketball hoop that we have here? That's the new, 2014 Shootin' Hoops Pro Basketball Set from my friends at Step2.

The Kids' Fruit and Waffle Plate (10 minutes)

Fruit Plate

With just a couple of bags of DOLE Frozen Fruits (Pineapple, Mixed Strawberries & Blueberries) and an assortment of EGGO Waffles - Thick & Fluffy (cut bite-sized) and Mini-Rounds -you can put together an attractive and tasty snack plate for kids and growups alike. No syrup or butter required, just the sweetness of tasty fruit and crisp waffles!

YOUR Chance to Win!

Are you ready for a chance to win an $800 Visa Gift Card by taking the #FrozenChefMadness challenge? We're challenging you to become a Frozen Foods Chef and create your very own winning dish!

Prizes Include:

  • Grand prize: $800
  • Second place: $250
  • Third place: $150
  • Fourth place: $100
To enter the contest you must:
  • Create and photograph your own appetizer/prepared snack food recipe using at least three items from the Easy Home Meals Product List.
  • Share the photo of your image on InstagramFacebook or Twitter using #FrozenChefMadness and email it toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Become a member of Life of Dad. LifeofDad.com/join
Easy Home Meals will choose the winners on the basis of:
  • How creative you get with your appetizer/prepared snack food recipe
  • How hungry the photo makes us
  • How you use frozen food products in your recipe
  • This is the tip off for you to create your #FrozenChefMadness recipe!

**Be sure to join us for the #FrozenChefMadness Twitter party on March 19 at 9pm (EST) to learn all about the great recipes and to win some cool prizes.

Disclosure: THE ROCK FATHER has partnered with Life of Dad, LLC for the #FrozenChefMadness promotion. Sponsored by NFRA (https://www.nfraweb.org/), the #FrozenChefMadness promotion gives anybody the chance to win a $800 Visa gift card.

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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