Saturday, January 21 2017 09:22

When the Steakhouse is your Home: Hail to the King… of Soup

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THE ROCK FATHER™ has partnered with Life of Dad and Idahoan® Foods for this promotion. Is he the #KingOfSoup? That’s for you to decide…

I have a long-standing mission to eat better, and make more food at home. Over the past few years, I’ve gotten a lot better at it, learning to cook as I go, firing up the grill even in winter, and making a constant attempt to bring that restaurant flavor to the kitchen at Rock Father HQ. When my wife and I used to go out on a more frequent basis (the pre-parenting era), I was a big fan of steakhouses. Actually, I still am - but the trick was always that my wife is a non-meat-eater. She loves the potato soup, though, and until recently, I couldn’t properly pull it off at home… but that just changed.

Idahoan® Premium Steakhouse® Potato Soups

Idahoan® Premium Steakhouse® Potato Soups bring restaurant quality soups home, cooking up in just five minutes. There’s Creamy Potato, Loaded Potato (my favorite), Three Cheese Chipotle, and my wife’s favorite - Cheddar Broccoli. Loaded with real Idaho® red potatoes and red potato skins, there’s exceptional flavor, and the only ingredient needed is water.

Time to bust out the “fancy” gear and transform our kitchen into a proper steakhouse…

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It feels like a date night simply due to a linen tablecloth being present. And real glasses and plates? That beats the plastic cups and paper plates that usually accompany weeknight dinners with the kids.

Idahoan® Premium Steakhouse® Potato Soups

Should THE ROCK FATHER be crowned the #KingOfSoup? Join the fun this month as several familiar dads from the online realm compete to be hailed as the one true king. Seriously, we already know it should be King James, The Rock Father™, but you can take part. Share your thoughts on Twitter using #KingOfSoup, @TheRockFather and @IdahoanFoods, then join us at 8pm ET on January 25 for a Life of Dad Twitter Party where YOU could win cool prizes!

James Zahn

James Zahn is not a journalist, nor a blogger, though he may be credited as such by others, or even accept the title... depending on the circumstance.  Instead, he considers himself largely to be an "entertainment and lifestyle writer," bringing 25+ years of experience in the entertainment and publishing industries into the family realm as THE ROCK FATHER™.

As a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur, James now finds himself raising a pair young girls - The Rock Daughters™ - along with his wife from their Illinois home.

He is a member of The Toy Insider Parent Advisory Board, has contributed to The Toy Book and 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.

James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, WGN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, BusinessWire, Babble, 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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