AND THE WINNER IS:
How do you feel about cooking? Do you love it? Hate it? Or maybe you are like me and really enjoy cooking, but just can't figure out what to make some days. It's so frustrating! I've tried everything from winging it to planning a whole weeks worth of meals, but just can't seem to stick to my list.I do believe I have found the solution to my problem. 30 Meals in One Day has 3 amazing cookbooks that are going to help us with our cooking dilemmas. They sent me their cookbooks, a CD with all the recipes on it, and a package of labels to stick to all the containers of food that I make.
In the beginning of each cookbook it explains how to make 30 meals in one day. I guess it would be possible, but maybe a bit much for me to tackle on the first try :) They do strongly suggest that for a first timer to try a smaller amount of meals so you don't get overwhelmed. This is really a terrific concept for those who work full time and just don't have the time/energy to cook every evening when they get home from work. With this concept, you can cook a whole weeks worth of Dinners/lunches in one day!
So one one Saturday I decided to make Basic Meatballs (oven), Spaghetti Sauce (stove top), and Pork Ribs (crockpot), with Oriental Rice Pilaf (Sides). The cookbooks are divided into 3 sections, plus "Assembly". This makes picking the recipes you want to do so easy! It's not that much work putting everything into the crockpot, then making the meatballs and placing them in the oven to bake, and starting the spaghetti sauce in a pot on the stove. I was quite impressed with myself :) Once everything was done, I put them in smaller containers and froze them. Luke was very happy when he came home on the weekend - I had lots of food to send back with him on Sunday!
I've also made some Sweet and Sour Chicken and Beef Fajitas then froze the left overs in a ziplock bag for Luke. You can print really great labels to place on your containers, with the name of the recipe and what to do with it. You can find the Chicken recipe on their Sample Recipe page along with many others.
There are many things I love about the CD. You can plan your whole week by saving the recipes you would like to make, then print a grocery list that is divided into the sections of a grocery store. Way less confusing than my usual list that makes no sense at all and has me running all over the store 2-3 times. You can delete items from the grocery list that you already have. If you want to adjust the recipe, you can do that too!
The recipes are amazing! We've tried at least 12 others so far and have loved them all. They use mostly ingredients I have on hand, they are simple to make, and taste delicious. After reading the beginning of the book and realizing how it works - I'm sold! It's a wonderful concept, that even a stay-at-home mom could use. You don't have to make 15 or 30 meals in one day, you can do as many or as few as you like. You can buy the whole set of 3 cookbooks & CD on sale now for $75 + shipping, or the 3-in-One CD for $45 + shipping. Each book and CD can be bought as a set or separate.
If you happen to live in the US - you can get FREE shipping on your order by entering the promo code CAROUSEL at checkout. That's an amazing deal! If you want to make a purchase now and happen to win this give away - 30 Meals in One day will refund your purchase! If you purchase all 3 books and the CD - you would be refunded $60 if you win the give away. But since there is only one winner - I would suggest making a purchase, you won't be sorry.
NOW FOR THE GIVE AWAY!
Win a Dinner is Ready Cookbook and companion CD from 30 Meals in One Day!
Beautiful 240 page 6" x 9" softcover cookbook contains clear instructions plus more than 150 freezer-worthy recipes. No strange recipes. No strange ingredients. All simple, freezable and delicious. Easy to read, large print format. One recipe to a page.
THIS GIVE AWAY IS CLOSED!!
The draw will take place on: October 1 @ 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 30 Meals in One Day, for review and giveaway purposes. No monetary compensation was provided and opinions of the product are solely my own.