Giveaway: 30 Day Gourmet’s Big Book of Freezer Cooking

July 21, 2010

Imagine getting an email from a cooking author that helped change the way you cook and being asked if you’d like to preview their latest edition. Yes, I was indeed honored, and almost speechless when I received that email from Nanci Slagle of 30 Day Gourmet.

You see, about four years ago when I found out I was pregnant with my son, I decided I needed to prepare for this life-changing event by finding as many shortcuts to life’s daily tasks as I could. I wanted to learn more about freezer cooking so I could have meals easily ready to go at suppertime. So I immediately went searching the web and discovered 30 Day Gourmet’s last book. It was exactly what I was looking for. It wasn’t just recipes, but it was step-by-step on how to freezer cook–the do’s and don’ts and planning worksheets. I loved it so much that it changed the way I cook now. I freeze meals all the time for quick dinners.

My only negative I could have said about the book was that I couldn’t lay it flat to keep it open while I was working on the recipes. They have completely fixed that with the latest book called 30 Day Gourmet’s BIG Book of Freezer Cooking. It’s a ring-bound book (that lays flat!) that has a lot of their past recipes, new recipes and just like with the last copy, you get a user/password so you can have access to all their online recipes, too. Some of my favorites that I’ve cooked have come from their website, too.

Overall, there are 150 recipes in the book–each of them comes with nutritional analysis, color photos, step-by-step instructions and freezing info.

And if you ever do check this one out, I highly recommend the Taco Chili! I’ve cooked this many a time for family and friends and they barely believe me when I tell them it was frozen just a few hours before. It’s a seasonal tradition for us to have on Sundays when the Bears games are on now.

Nanci was so very kind to offer me a copy to giveaway to one of my lucky readers. I’m hoping if this sounds like something you’d like to read and learn how to do, that you’ll enter and try to win it.


NOTE: Beneath this posting is the word “Comments.” This is where you’ll put your entries. Only entries on this posting will be counted. Be sure to fill out a separate comment for each one you do as that’s the only way they can be counted.

1) To enter the giveaway, leave me a comment letting me know what is something that you’ve had success freezing or would like to learn how to freeze?

After that, here are other ways to enter:

2) Subscribe to my email newsletter or RSS Feed .

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4) Blog/Tweet about the giveaway.

There’s a total of 4 entries per person! (Please be sure to leave separate entries for each one, as that’s the only way they can be counted.)

Entry is open to US residents only through 11:59PM CST on Monday, July 26, 2010. Winner will be chosen using and contacted by email. If you’re the winner, you’ll have only 48 hours to respond or an alternate will be chosen.

Good luck to all of you who enter!

A very special thank you to Nanci Slagle of 30 Day Gourmet not only for the giveaway opportunity for my readers but also for the 30 Day Gourmet Big Book of Freezer Cooking for myself, as well. Please note that these gifts did not affect my review in any way. I always provide honest reviews for my readers and notify all sponsors of this before accepting their offers.

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251 Sheryl July 23, 2010 at 3:04 pm

I freeze meat marinara. I can definitely see why it would be a huge time saver to freeze meal.

252 Jill July 23, 2010 at 9:41 pm

I’d like freezer meal recipes that are healthy and tips on how to successfully freeze raw potatoes in recipes so they don’t darken.

I freeze cookie dough balls on a cookie sheet then put them in a freezer bag. This way I can take out as many cookie balls as I want and have fresh baked cookies in no time!

253 Jill July 23, 2010 at 9:58 pm

I subscribe to your email newsletter.

254 Jill July 23, 2010 at 9:59 pm

I follow you on facebook.

255 maureen July 24, 2010 at 12:55 pm

I would like recipes to make freezer meals.

256 Ashley Fizer July 24, 2010 at 10:31 pm

I follow you on facebook.

257 Susan July 25, 2010 at 2:14 am

I would like to learn more about freezing vegetables such as corn and green beans. Since I have recently become disabled I have more time on my hands so I am making sure that I am cooking more healthy meals. This is easy during the summer months but I would like to freeze some of my vegetables for use during the winter. I have started to make strawberry freezer jam with my daughter just like my Mom and Grandma did with me when I was younger. This is impressive for me because I just started to enjoy cooking :)

258 ruby janik July 25, 2010 at 10:54 am

i grow blueberrys and freeze a lot every year.

259 Debbie July 25, 2010 at 1:51 pm

I usually freeze fruit and all kinds of jam. I recently made freezer burritos and would like more freezer recipes so this would be perfect!!

260 Amy July 25, 2010 at 4:13 pm

I have had great success freezing lasagna and most things made with red sauce. I would like to learn how to freeze things that are not casseroles.

261 Amy July 25, 2010 at 4:13 pm

I subscribe via email.

262 Amy July 25, 2010 at 4:14 pm

I follow you on Twitter and FB

263 Anne July 25, 2010 at 5:07 pm

I would like to learn how to freeze anything but mostly green beans, we have a garden and it would be nice to have them for winter.

264 Sarah G July 25, 2010 at 8:41 pm

I’ve had success in freezing strawberry jam.

265 Kris July 26, 2010 at 12:01 am

I love to make cookie dough with my daughter and freeze it in small portions. That way we can make quick cookies anytime.

266 Kris July 26, 2010 at 12:02 am

I am following you on twitter now (toddleraudrey)

267 Vicki B. July 26, 2010 at 9:59 pm

I’ve always wanted to learn to freeze meals for a large family, we have a family of 6.

268 Vicki B. July 26, 2010 at 10:01 pm

I’ve subscribed to the newsletter! Pick me, Pick me! LOL;)

269 Lydia July 27, 2010 at 12:53 am

I subscribed

270 Lydia July 27, 2010 at 12:53 am

I love to freeze lasanga and enchiladas

271 Debbie July 28, 2010 at 6:59 am

I have not frozen much as of yet, but are inspiring to learn to do more. I would love to be able to pull a meal out of the freezer and be done!

272 Debbie July 28, 2010 at 7:00 am

My garden has tons of tomatoes that are going to all ripen at the same time. I would love to know how to freeze and use them.

273 Dawn Trumbull July 28, 2010 at 7:04 am

I love to freeze and I just froze freezer jam and will soon be doing sweet corn. I want to learn to freeze meals to make things a little easier for family right now. My husband had a bone marrow transplant in Cleveland and we spend a lot of time in Cleveland. I want to be prepared when he gets home and this book would be a big help.

274 Donna Brazill July 28, 2010 at 7:15 am

With an overabundance of zucchini last summer. I was surprised to find out you can freeze shredded zucchini. I froze in amounts according to the recipes I use. It was great to bake zucchini bread in the winter and not have to heat up the kitchen in the summer!

275 Debbie Adams July 28, 2010 at 7:22 am

I just subscribed via RSS feed.

276 Debbie Adams July 28, 2010 at 7:23 am

I am following you on facebook.

277 stacy neglio July 28, 2010 at 7:30 am

I would like to learn about bulk freezer cooking and how to make variations so that not everything is red sauced based. Interested in saving time and money with the freezer.

278 Jennifer Latiolais July 28, 2010 at 7:50 am

I would love to find more wheat/gluten free recipes that are able to be frozen

279 tina goins July 28, 2010 at 9:10 am

I have just started doing freezer meals and would like some recipes for soups.

280 cheryl July 28, 2010 at 9:19 am

I freeze meatballs, mini meatloaf, cookie dough balls and buckeyes ready to be dipped. I would love tried and true easy freezer main dishes. :)

281 Donna Baker July 28, 2010 at 9:32 am

I freeze cooked lean ground beef for tacos and sloppy joes.

282 Debbie Hawley July 28, 2010 at 1:27 pm

My family (like 3 or 4 households) want to start freezer cooking.

283 Debbie Hawley July 28, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Our problem is we don’t know where to begin.

284 Brittany July 30, 2010 at 2:35 pm

I freeze cookies, bread, slushies, meals, etc. I would love the new book to give a boost and help me out with some new recipes.

285 Erin Campbell August 5, 2010 at 9:41 am

I buy meat in bulk and freeze it in dinner portions

286 Melissa September 2, 2010 at 10:00 pm

I cook chicken and hamburger and freeze in recipe portions.

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