Friday, July 2, 2010

Make Ahead Meals Cookbook Giveaway

AND THE WINNER IS: PHRANNIE!
CONGRATULATIONS!

I love to cook and try new recipes. Luckily I have taught my boys to try anything, and they aren't picky eaters :) So when I was given the chance to do a review/give away for Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms by Jane Doiron - I jumped at it! After all, one woman can never have too many cookbooks!

After looking through the cookbook, I picked 3 recipes to try right away. Don't get me wrong - there are so many more that I want to make yet, but I don't have air conditioning in the house - so they will have to wait for cooler weather.

I made mini meatloaves first. This was really easy. The recipe suggests placing them in the freezer uncooked for when you need something and don't have time to make them from scratch. However, because they are perfect for sending with Luke back to College, I baked them right away. We did get to try one and it's really tasty :) Will be making this recipe again.

The 2nd recipe I tried was the Blueberry Bread. The local grocery store happened to have blueberries on sale that week, so it was the perfect recipe to try :) This is amazingly moist and yummy!!

The last recipe was for the Broccoli Salad. We all loved it, though Logan thought it needed more bacon :) Well - he's a meat and potatoes guy.



The majority of the recipes supply instructions for preparing parts of the recipe ahead of time. This is wonderful for the really busy mom. But if you are a stay-at-home mom like me, the recipes can also be made right away, which is what I did. I love this cookbook, and can't wait to try more of the recipes.

Jane has a wonderful BLOG with Recipes, and the option to purchase the cookbook as an E Book. You can also purchase the cookbook at Barnes and Noble or on Amazon.


NOW FOR THE GIVE AWAY!
One winner will receive a copy of "Make Ahead Meals from Busy Moms"!

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THIS GIVE AWAY IS CLOSED!!

The draw will take place on: August 20 @ 10PM Central
This is open to US & Canada Only!
Good Luck Everyone!!



Audrey's Country Crafts is in no way responsible for the mailing of the prize. After the name is drawn I will contact that person. They have 2 days to respond before another name will be picked! The name and address will be forwarded. Thank-you for entering!!

Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary of this product by Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms, for review and giveaway purposes. No monetary compensation was provided and opinions of the product are solely my own.

455 comments:

  1. I'm not a mom but I rarely have time to cook a full homemade meal. And I like to eat full homemade meals.

    rachel.beasley AT converse.edu

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  2. I'd love this because it's too hot to spend a long time in the kitchen right now!

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  3. I entered the vintage teacup giveaway

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  4. I would like this because I love to cook and love cookbooks!
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  5. I have your button on my blog.
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  6. I signed up to follow Jane's blog.
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  7. I entered the Savvy Cents Wallet giveaway.
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  8. I'd love this book for days when we're both working late, or I'm not sure when my boyfriend will be home for dinner, so that we can have things that are ready to go whenever we need them.

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  9. I entered the Waffle Weave Towel giveaway.

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  10. going back to school I want and need ideas for healthy affordable meals mrs.mommyyatgmail

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  12. i usually make my boyfriend cook on the weekend and take the leftovers to work during the week, these recipes would be useful. the blueberry bread looks so tasty.

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  13. i like Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms on facebook

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  14. i follow janedoiron on twitter

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  15. i follow Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms on networked blogs

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  16. i entered the savvy cents wallet giveaway

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  17. i email subscribe - songyuey on gmail

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  18. i tweeted http://twitter.com/syytta/status/19800988859

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  19. I'd like to have this book because I like to plan our meals ahead to save on effort at actual dinnertime.
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  20. I'm subscribed via email.
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  21. I entered the Waffle Weave Towel Giveaway.
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  22. I would love this because my husband and i work 2nd shift and its hard to cook full home cooked meals!
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  23. email subscriber!
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  24. tweeted! @jennjp0518
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  25. I would like this because I sometimes work nights and would prefer my family to eat a home cooked meal when I am not home rather than some store bought processed one.

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  26. I would love to not have to make homemade meals some nights yet still have a fabulous homemade meal... :) cporter2@gmail.com

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  27. I'm always looking for new (fast!) cooking ideas!
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  28. I would love this book because I love, love, love to cook!

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  29. I'm an email subscriber
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  30. I entered the Waffle Weave Towel giveaway.

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  31. I need this cookbook because I'm a horrible meal planner!
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  32. I entered the Pretty Peacock Portal giveaway!
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  33. Why I would like it - Easy I love to cook. I read cookbooks like novels and love to try new things. semtaylor(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  34. Make ahead meals for busy moms - Facebook fan

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  35. I'd love to have more recipes that would save me time!

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  36. Facebook fan of Make Ahead meals.

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  37. Follow Make Ahead Meals on Twitter

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  38. Entered the SavvyCents Wallet giveaway

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  39. Entered the Waffle weave Towel giveaway.

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  40. I would love this cookbook because I have been looking for make ahead meals that don't taste terrible once reheated, this book looks great!

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  41. I would love this as there just is not enough hours each day to cook - this could be a solution.

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  42. Entered the PUrse Hanger giveaway

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  43. I entered the waffle weave towel giveaway.

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  44. already following make ahead meals on twitter

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  45. already following Jane's blog

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  46. I would like this cookbook because I don't like to cook very much at all. So when I'm in the cooking frame of mind, I like to cook ahead with forethought. ~karen

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  47. I want this for my daughters family. She works long hours and has limited time to cook. She is always looking for new cookbooks that will save her time. She would love for me to win this one. Thanks for the entry. ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  48. I subscribe by e-mail. Thanks ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  49. Public Follower on Google Friend Connect. Thanks ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  50. I need this book! I work full-time, I co-organize a Christian mom's meetup group, volunteer in my church nursery AND my husband is deployed overseas for a year.
    My poor 5-year-old son is eating way too many PB&J sandwiches!

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  51. I'd love to have this book because I like trying out new recipes especially when it calls for make ahead preparations which I tend to do.

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  52. I already subscribe via email


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  53. I blogged about this giveaway and posted here:
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  54. I entered this giveaway: Savvy Cents Wallet

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  57. I like the idea that you can purchase items that are on sale and make several meals in advance. This could be a real cost savings.

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  58. I would love this book since I love cooking from recipes. Sometimes I run out of ideas and need some fresh ideas for recipes.

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  59. I blogged about the giveaway.
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  60. I would like to win this book because I have a busy mom who is a great cook but often doesn't have the time. I showed her and we both really want this cookbook.

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  61. I blogged your giveaway

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  62. I like Make Ahead Meals on facebook

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  63. I follow Make Ahead Meals on twitter - stephy905

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  65. I'd like this book, because I don't like cooking and this book sounds like it would make it easier for me too cook big simple meals. I also find it too overwhelming trying to find recipes on the internet.

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  66. "LIKE" Make Ahead Meals on Facebook

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  67. Follow Make Ahead Meals on Twitter @jenyasha

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  68. Follow Jane's BLOG

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  69. entered the csn stores giveaway

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  70. email subscriber

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  71. Posted on facebook

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  72. I entered your Savvy Cents giveaway

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  75. I entered your Mel's Art Buffet giveaway

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  88. I grabbed your button

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  89. I like the cookbook because I love having thing in the freezer to prepare on days when I just don't have the time to chop and dice. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.


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  91. I am an email subscriber. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  92. I am always looking for new recipes to try..I would LOVE to win this!. karasceviour at hotmail dot com

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  93. Im subscribed via email. karasceviour at hotmail dot com

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  94. I also entered the CSN giveaway on here. karasceviour at hotmail dot com

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  95. I need to start thinking about meals ahead of time and not 5 min before dinner!

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  96. I'm a mom of two and would love this book! The busiest time of day is dinner time and it would be so nice to have something made ahead of time so I could focus more on my family and less on dinner!

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  97. I would like to win this book because I need to cook meals before hand .. too busy to do it at dinner time.

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  98. i love cookbooks :)

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  99. I'm always looking for new recipes to try for my family!

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  100. i could really use this because my life is hectic. i have an autistic kid who demands a lot of attention most of the time, so i don't have a lot of time to prepare meals. having something easy to make and store is ideal!
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  101. following them on twitter
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  102. entered CSN
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  103. entered Gluten Free Cookies giveaway
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  104. I LOVE to cook, but since I work my cooking time is limited each night (yes working moms sill have to do ALL the same chores SAHMs do) so this cookbook would help my meal planning.

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  105. I like to have meals ready to go in the freezer.

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  106. I like Make Ahead Meals on Facebook.

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  107. I follow Make Ahead Meals on Twitter

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  108. I'd like this book because the recipes in it look delicious!

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  109. I subscribe to your email newsletter.

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  110. I subscribed to the make ahead meals blog.

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  111. I'd like this book so I can learn more make-ahead recipies. asthenight at gmail dot com

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  112. I 'like' Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms on FB (Deborah Rosen).

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  113. I follow janedoiron on Twitter @AsTheNight.

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  114. Tweet: http://twitter.com/AsTheNight/status/19879034508.

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  115. This is the perfect book for busy moms and I have a full blueberry bush in my yard just screaming for the Blueberry Bread recipe.

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  116. Make Ahead Meals Facebook Fan.

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  117. Following Make Ahead Meals on Twitter.

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  118. Tweeted
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  119. Entered Foldable Purse Hanger Giveaway.

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  120. Entered the CSN Gift Code Giveaway.

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  121. Entered The Pretty Peacock Giveaway.

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  122. Entered the Waffle Weave Towel Giveaway

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  123. Entered the Savvy Cents Wallet Giveaway.

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  124. I would like to have this cookbook because my family stays on the go a lot of the time and a home cooked meal would be much healthier than stopping for fast food.
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  125. tweet http://twitter.com/5memb/status/19895294584
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  126. entered the Pretty Portal giveaway

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  127. Because every busy mom needs another tool (aka cookbook) in the kitchen to streamline daily dinnertime! Thanks for the giveaway...

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  128. Please enter me! Right away what attracted me to the book was the blueberry bread. I am a huge blueberry fan and that bread looks delicious.

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  129. I would like this cookbook because I am a newlywed and trying to keep meals easy and simple.

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  130. I would love to have this because it would make my life so much easier!!

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  131. I've blogged about the giveaway!

    http://faithbookluvr.blogspot.com/2010/07/make-ahead-meals-cookbook-giveaway-from.html

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  132. I have "Like"d make ahead meals on Facebook

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  133. I am now a follower of Jane's Blog

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  134. entered the foldable purse giveaway!

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  135. I would love this cook book so I can make meals to serve at another date. I hate the immediate clean up as I fix the evening meal. Using this book, I can prepare when I have the time, clean up and serve at a later date with no clean up needed at that time!

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  136. I would love this cook book so I can make meals to serve at another date. I hate the immediate clean up as I fix the evening meal. Using this book, I can prepare when I have the time, clean up and serve at a later date with no clean up needed at that time!

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  137. I like Make Ahead Meals on FB

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  138. I follow Jane's blog.

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  139. I subscribe via email

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  140. I entered the Handmade Necklace giveaway

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  141. I luv to cook but time gets away with me. I am not a good planner and I feel this book would give me some help. thanks

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  142. I am a brand new subscriber, confirmed.

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  143. It is hard to continually come up with new ideas for dinner that are quick enough to put together after work. I would love to try some of the ideas in the book.

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  144. This would be great so when I am in a pinch I could just pull one of the meals from the deep freezer!

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  145. I “LIKE” Make Ahead Meals on Facebook! ID: Lynda Castillo

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  146. I entered this giveaway: 25 Gummy Bear Soaps

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  147. I entered this giveaway: Chocolate Chip Cookies

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  148. I entered this giveaway: Turquoise Necklace

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  149. I entered this giveaway: Avacado-Mango Body Butter

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  150. I entered this giveaway: The Pretty Peacock Portal Collection

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  151. I entered this giveaway: Vintage Teacup Candle

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  152. I would like to win this cookbook because it seems like one I will enjoy and use often because of the simple, homestyle type recipes.

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  153. I like Make Ahead Meals on Facebook!

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  154. I follow Make Ahead Meals on Twitter

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  155. I am so busy juggling all the hats I wear so this would be a tiny step in making my life easier

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  156. I'd like to win this because I have 4 kids and am often making Sandwiches or some other equally quick but not so great "meal" for dinner! Would love to see what I could Make Ahead!

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  157. I like Make Ahead Meals on Facebook (Missy Misfit Momma)

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  158. I Follow Make Ahead Meals on Twitter (@missy_wpg)

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  159. I tweeted! http://twitter.com/Missy_wpg/status/19962035909

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  160. I'd like to learn recipes to freeze ahead of time. My husband gets home before me and could pop something in the oven.

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  161. I would love to have these ideas for when we have things to do like church or sports and need a quick yummy dinner!

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  162. tweeted https://twitter.com/Sh0rt_Change/status/20000252581

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  163. tweet http://twitter.com/Missy_wpg/status/20018944568

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  164. I can use any help I can get to get a good meal on the table. And this looks like it could help.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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  165. Since I cook almost every night, this cookbook looks perfect for me. I'm busy, and for those nights I just don't have time to cook, something in the freezer that I can heat sounds great!

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  166. we have our first baby due in december, and i'd love to make stuff and have it put away for those days that i just can't seem to cook
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  167. I would like the cookbook because I love freezer cooking! I'm always up for more freezer-worthy recipes.
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  168. Like Make Ahead Meals on facebook.
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  169. Follow Make Ahead Meals on twitter.
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  170. Following Jane's blog.
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  171. Subscribed to your email.
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  172. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/hkittelson/status/20036174646
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  173. I would love to have this cookbook because I work weird hours sometimes I don't get home until after 9pm. Of course on those nights my husband feeds our son, but he always waits for me to get home to eat dinner. Which is really sweet. We need to save money so instead of picking up dinner on those nights it would be nice if he could just pop something already cooked into the open
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  174. following make ahead meals on twitter
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  175. subscribed via email
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  176. Daily Tweet

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  177. I entered your Bamboo Jewelry giveaway

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  178. I entered your A Vision To Remember giveaway

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  179. I would love this cookbook. I really like having a few items in my freezer for those days I just don't feel well enough to cook. (I have fibromyalgia and there are days I don't eat anything because I have no energy). I have one other freezer kind of cookbook so this one would expand the recipes I have to use.

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  180. I am following Make Ahead Meals on Facebook.

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  181. I am following Make Ahead Meals on Twitter.

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  182. I'm following Jane on Networked Blogs. Didn't see one for Google Friend Connect.

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  183. I posted a message on FB -

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