30 Meals In One Day Giveaway

I have thought a lot about freezer cooking in the last four years, but have never done it.  That would be because I don’t have a large deep freeze…but we purchased one last week and it’s being delivered this Thursday and I am so excited!  I have already tried and frozen a couple of weeks worth of recipes in 30 Meals In One Day, but am looking forward to a day blitz where I can get all my cooking for a whole month done in a single day!

There are so many delicious easy recipes in this book, you really have a lot of options in the meals you create for your family.  Did I mention that the majority of them are easy?!  Oh yeah I did!  I think a lot of people that don’t think they could do freezer cooking think that it’s because trying to make 30 different meals in one day for a whole month would be well…a trifle overwhelming.  But 30 Meals In One Day is laid out so well, and is so simple to use, that you’ll be cooking only one day a month.  

The other thing I love about this system, is that once you learn how to do it, you can adapt your family favorites to the menu too.  

The first 14 chapters of the books Dinner is Ready and Lunch is Ready really introduce you to freezer cooking.  Why do it, what freezes well, how to shop and choose recipes things like that.  Then comes the recipe section – a whopping 300+ recipes are within those two books!  

Then there is the On the Side! book a companion to Dinner is Ready.  When she compiled these books, Deanna Buxton the author of them, thought of everything.  With each side in the book, she has a Complete Menu with a main dish from Dinner is Ready and then the dishes from On the Side! with their page numbers.  Seriously you don’t even have to contemplate the “Well we’re going to have chicken tonight, but what should I make with it…?”  That’s half the battle to cooking!

To make this system even easier to use there is recipe software that you can purchase on CD or by download.  It isn’t the book in software form (although it does include all the recipes), but it makes planning more streamlined.  

You can manage your recipes and menus using it, as well as print shopping lists, create freezer inventories (I can not wait to implement that in my home because I know I’ll be needing it once my new big freezer arrives!), and print labels indicating what exactly is in that freezer bag or plastic container, when you made it and instructions to reheat.  (<– Can you say “Mom’s Night Out?” lol!).  Of course since it’s all done on your computer you can edit, delete and add to your heart’s content.

All of the items are available on the 30 Meals in One Day website, you can purchase them separately or in bundles.  You can also purchase extra recipes for the software if you already own it, as well as the labels to use for printing.

Now I know some of you are shaking your heads and saying, but doing that much cooking in one day isn’t practical, I work or homeschool or have 2 toddlers underfoot.  You know what, that may be true, but it’s easier than you think.  

If you work full time, take just one Saturday out of your month to do your cooking.  When you think of how much time you have to prepare dinner each and every day of the week, you really are saving time by doing it in one day.  Homemade food (even when frozen to start!), still tastes better than take out or frozen dinners from the store.

If you homeschool this is a great way to get your kids involved.  In our state the students are required to have a number of electives to graduate high school, and this would definitely count in the area of FACS.  Have your children come do the shopping, figuring out how many pounds and how much of the ingredients you need for your family.  If you’re on a budget, have them tally how much you can spend on certain items.  Then of course they can help with the cooking.  I bet you’ll be surprised at how much fun they have while doing it.

If you have very young children at home.  Do a cooking swap with a friend.  You do the cooking one day and create a few extra meals for the caregiver to freeze.  And another day in the month you swap.  

The 30 Meals in One Day system is easy, the recipes are delicious, and all in all it will save you time.  I have a special code that will get you FREE SHIPPING if you enter it at check-out it is CAROUSEL.  And you don’t have to wait to see if you win to use it either.  If you use that code to purchase and you win, you can still receive the giveaway prize to gift to someone OR 30 Meals in One Day will refund you up to $35 of your purchase.

I am excited to share that 30 Meals in One Day has graciously agreed to sponsor a giveaway. They will give one lucky winner a copy of Dinner is Ready and a Software Combo.  Whether you already know the joys of once a month cooking or this is a whole new concept for you, you’re going to love it.

To enter the giveaway visit 30 Meals in One Day and look at some of the recipes that are included in the books.  Tell me which one you’re going to make and freeze (well and then of course eat!).  You can enter daily.

Open to US Residents ages 18+, ends July 26, 2010 at 11:59 PM CST. Winner will be notified by email and have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. By entering this giveaway you are stating that you have read my **Privacy/Rules statements and agree to them. 

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received the product mentioned above for free for review purposes from 30 Meals in One Day. I was not required to write a positive review and this product may not have the same results for all people, please do additional research of your own when purchasing products mentioned in reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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