Friday, October 15, 2010

30 Meals in One Day Review and Giveaway!


I have thought about freezer cooking before but have been skidish of doing it. Just for the fear that I might mess something up. That was before I found 30 Meals in One Day.I have tried and done several of these recipes!

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.

But also if you can't necessary do 30 meals you can always do 15 or just a week. You can adapt to your budget. She even says so in her book.

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, and print labels indicating what exactly is in that freezer bag or plastic container, when you made it and instructions to reheat. Of course since it's all done on your computer you can edit, delete and add to your heart's content.
Another great feature of the software is you can add your own recipes to it as well! How great is that! Also, I love the fact that I can change the servings to fit my family. As you know I have a big family and their are 8 of us eating at my house plus I do have boys who love to eat!
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.

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 the Dinner is Ready book and software combo and you win, 30 Meals in One Day will refund your order. If you order the full set like I received which is (all 3 cookbooks and 3-in-1 software) before I announce the winner. They will refund $60 of the winner's order.

30 Meals in One Day is offering on of my lucky readers Dinner is Ready book and software combo.  

 
Mandatory Entry: Go to 30 Meals in One Day and tell me what recipe you would like to try. This must be done first in order for any extra entries to count. Please leave a valid email address in your comment or else you entry will be disqualified!

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"PLS RT! Win Dinner is Ready Book and software combo from 30 Meals in One Day @momof_many http://bit.ly/b0yrF6 ends 10/31 #giveaway"
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This giveaway will end October 31st at 11:59 pm CST. Winner will be chosen at random via random.org.



*This product was provided to me free of charge for purpose of this review. This is my honest opinion of this product and no monetary compensation was received for my opinion*

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