Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Review & Giveaway~ Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms by Jane Doiron

Your busy mom lifestyle dictates quick get-on-the table meals, but how do you prepare and cook a delicious meal at the end of your busy day when you are simply out of time and energy? It’s simple! Here's how: Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms Cookbook. This is Jane Doiron’s cookbook of savory, family-favorite recipes that were individually home-tested and selected.
Make Ahead Meals are:
• Simple to prepare.
• Simple to assemble ahead of schedule.
• Simple to freeze ahead.
• Simple for the whole family to enjoy.
Jane Doiron helps you, a very busy mom like herself, to put a fabulous dinner on the table every night for friends, or just for the family, with a minimum of fuss and a maximum of flavor.
Jane's goal was to seek out main dish, family-favorite recipes that could be make ahead meals without sacrificing the food’s taste and texture by freezing. After years of home-testing recipes, Jane has compiled this must-have cookbook with specific make-ahead directions. In addition, Jane includes her best recipes for clever side dishes, flavorful appetizers and luscious desserts. Imagine opening your freezer to pick out a family-favorite appetizer, main dish, or dessert, and all you have to do is thaw and heat it!
Make-ahead meals are a healthy and economical alternative to take-out and preservative filled, pre-packaged foods. With make ahead meal planning, you are making fewer trips to the grocery store, and saving money otherwise spent on unhealthy, take-out and fast foods. It’s simple. Give yourself a break during the hectic weeknights with Jane’s make-ahead meal recipes. Spend the time that you save outside of the kitchen doing something that you enjoy.


my thoughts:
I've always wondered how to make casseroles ahead of time and freeze them. As well as what other foods can be prepared ahead and frozen. This is one of the best cookbooks that I've found that explains the process, step by step, from start to finish! As everyone is aware, I've been out of commission for the last 2 weeks and this cookbook came in while I was stuck on the couch. I've had lots of time to go through, pick out some of the recipes that I can't wait to try (most are desserts, go figure!) Even my kids (who I've complained about never being home for dinner) have went through and marked the recipes they want me to make ahead (so they can eat them anytime!).
Jane's website: Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms
now for the fun stuff:
Jane has graciously sent an extra copy of Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms!
The Contest ends at midnight on September 29th
Since I am mailing this out,
it is open to EVERYONE! EVERWHERE!
To win:
YOU MUST BE A FOLLOWER!
Leave a comment with your name & email address!
That's it!

32 comments:

trishalynn0708 said...

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holdenj said...

I am a new follower! I am a busy mom! Please, please, count me in for this great looking cookbook! Thanks!
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Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

This sounds like a great cookbook for anyone on the go, not just busy Mom's! Please enter me!

I hope you're feeling better, Susie! *hugs*

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Virginia said...

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Wanda said...

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Susie said...

Well everyone decided this weekend, I have to make the Lemonade Cake! It sounds delicious! The kids are wanting me to make the Chicken Enchilada's, Pizza Bites & the Cherry Bars (except use Strawberry Pie Filling that Jane says can be subbed!)

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carol said...

I'm a follower. I'd love to win this book.

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Maureen said...

I am always looking for some new recipes.
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Belinda M said...

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budletsmom said...

I follow.

I was looking at this book earlier on Amazon and it looks really good. I would love to start cooking and stocking my freezer to make life easier and the recipes looked family friendly unlike many of the freezer friendly books lately.


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Debbie F said...

I could really use this one!
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Heather said...

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Anonymous said...

sounds delicious!!

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Anonymous said...

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Luvdaylilies said...

I'd love to have some new recipes for make ahead dishes, please enter me in your giveaway!
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