Giveaway: $15 Amazon Gift Card – 3 Winners!

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My friend Lori from Momsbyheart.net has released her new ebook called, “Operation Dinner: How to Plan, Shop & Prep for Easy Family Meals” and it’s selling for $5.99 on Amazon. I bought this the first day it was released and read it in its entirety right away. It’s well-written, which makes it an easy read, but it’s full of so much helpful information. The book is set-up to teach you how to get several wonderful meals made for your family in little time. She teaches you about meal planning, freezer cooking, how to organize your kitchen and shares several recipes for each category of meat; such as beef, chicken and pork. She also goes into prep for fruits, vegetables, slow cooker recipes and even some special diet needs. There are even a few recipes for making your own mixes and sauces.

I have been freezer cooking for years now. I find that while it may take some time to plan out a freezer cooking session that the time is well worth it when you don’t have to cook for a week, or even a month. If you’ve been wanting to give it a try, this is a great book to help you get started.

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Lori is running a promotion on her book until 5/30/13 that if you buy “Operation Dinner: How to Plan, Shop & Prep for Easy Family Meals,” you can also get a free copy of her other ebook, “Create Your Own Family Traditions: Over 70 Ideas for Making Lasting Memories.” (If you do buy it by then, make sure you read on her site how to get the other ebook for free. There’s a link there to the Operation Dinner ebook, too!)

I wanted to be able to share Lori’s new ebook with my readers so I am running this giveaway for 3 of my readers that win it to get a $15 Amazon Gift Card. This will be enough to even cover the paperback version, should they choose it. If you are planning on entering the giveaway, make sure your entries are on this post only. And here’s how to enter the giveaway:

HERE’S HOW TO ENTER:

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1) To enter the giveaway, leave me a comment on this posting letting me know if you’ve ever tried freezer cooking – and if you have, what are your favorite things to freeze?

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Entry is open to US residents only through 11:59PM CST on Monday, May 27, 2013. There is a total of five entries allowed per person. Winner will be chosen using a giveaway service and contacted by email. If you’re the winner, you’ll have only 24 hours to respond or an alternate will be chosen.

Good luck to all of you who enter!

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Comments

  1. says

    I haven’t tried freezer cooking, but I have always said that if we have another kid we will be loading up our freezer towards the end of the pregnancy for sure!

  2. Jennifer Roberts says

    I haven’t tried freezer cooking, but I have frozen leftovers such as meatloaf and meatballs, and they have been quite good after thawing and heating back up.

  3. Samantha says

    I will sometimes portion a couple of extra meals to freeze for a later date, but I’ve never done a full freezer meal.

  4. Shannon says

    I’ve tried it a few times. I found Italian freezes well like Lasanga and Spaghetti Sauces

  5. jeremyswife says

    The only freezer cooking I’ve done is “making two, freezing one”. I’d like to try doing 2-4 weeks worth of meals at a time when we get a bigger freezer! :)

  6. Davis paine says

    We use our freezer a lot…shredded chicken. VVeggies and fruit. My fave is to freeze pancakes

  7. Kelly D says

    I have never set out to try freezer cooking, but I have frozen things like soups, lasagna and ziti when I had too much left over.

  8. Eliece says

    I have not tried freezer cooking but every time I read about it I think its something I should do.

  9. debbie binder says

    I have a small freezer, so no freezer cooking. We just eat it for a couple of nights straight!

  10. Bethany C. says

    I’ve frozen a bunch of lasagna ‘cupcakes.’

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  11. Stefanie ecuyer says

    I was part of a freezer cooking group a long time ago at church. We always made one to extra serving to go to someone in need. I loved making white chicken chili to freeze.

  12. Laura Jacobson says

    I have never tried freezer cooking, but really would love to start! Sometimes we are so busy and that would be so nice to have a good meal…ready to cook!

  13. Charlene says

    Yes I have tried freezer cooking and it is a great way to save time. I’ve had a lot of luck with chili and spaghetti sauce. Lasagna and stuffed shells have been a hit too. When my daughter was younger I pureed her baby food and froze that as well. I am always looking for new recipes and ways to save time during the week because it seems like there is always less and less time to plan dinner let alone cook it.

  14. Monica Lavoie says

    I like to freeze easy food items like breakfast burritos and mini cheeseburgers.

    Thanks!

  15. Melissa M says

    I haven’t tried freezer cooking because I have very little counter space to work with all the stuff you need. But now I just got a small butcher’s block for the corner, so I may just have to take the plunge!

  16. Kim says

    I did freezer cooking when I was pregnant with both my kids. My favorites were chili.

  17. Elena Vo says

    Yes I have tried freezer cooking and so far my favorite is chicken and spinach calzones! Very easy and quick.

  18. tatouile says

    Oh, my! so many things can be frozen! Our number one items would be spaghetti bolognese sauce. It’s so easy to make and to freeze, just pop it out of the freeze and let the bag soak it cold water for 30′ and then pour in a pot while spagetti cook. Yes it takes times, but not time to cook, so you can do other things in the meantime. Great with little ones that need attention or are tired at the end of the day!

  19. Steffanie says

    I haven’t tried a full out session, but I will make a normal batch and then freeze at least half (there are only 2 of us). And I love to bake cookies at the end of the cool season and freeze them so I have cookies in Summer without heating up the kitchen!

  20. Aya F says

    Great giveaway! I have tried freezer cooking before. My favorite thing to freeze are fruits.

  21. Courtney P says

    I’ve never tried freezer cooking but I would LOVE to learn how! It is such a pain trying to figure out what to eat at night and then the time to actual cook it! I will definitely check this book out!

  22. Becca p says

    I have not tried freezer cooking but looks like a great alternative to picking up fast food.

  23. Merren says

    I have never tried freezer cooking unless you count defrosting left overs. I will look into it!

  24. Michelle W says

    I have tried freezer cooking My fans are meatloaf and spaghetti. I always make more than one meatloaf at a time a pond freeze the extras after cooking them. If I make too much spaghetti, I freeze the left overs and use it as baked spaghetti in the future.

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  26. Tammy says

    Growing up in Alaska, we lived on freezer cooking! Favorites are homemade jams and jellys

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  29. Kelly L says

    I have not tried my own freezer cooking, but a couple had a store where I could go make up to 6 meals to freeze. They had all the ingredients put out and I could put together meals. Ranging from pastas to stuffed burgers. You could even have “girls day out” and a group could go and drink some wine while preparing meals. They eventually closed, so now I would like to try my own.

  30. Brenda says

    I have not done freezer cooking and would like to try it. I do freeze fruits and vegetables.

  31. Tracey G says

    I have a couple casseroles I make double batches for and freeze one but I would like to try more things!

  32. Cathy says

    I love the IDEA of freezer cooking, but I find that I don’t like most recipes out of the freezer. I have a few standbys, and my most favorite is bolognese sauce. That freezes beautifully. Thank you for the giveaway!

  33. Nicole says

    I haven’t tried it, but I really want and need to. This book sounds like it would be a great starting point.

  34. Jennifer T. says

    I tried freezer cooking once and was really disappointed with what I made. I’ve been more successful just doubling a recipe like chili or soup and freezing it.
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  37. Teresa C says

    I brown my ground beef as soon as I purchase it and freeze it in smaller packages for quick dinners.

  38. Colleen Bens says

    Ive really only frozen spag. sauce and maybe eggs, but to really learn freezer cooking would be excellent!

  39. Mary Smith says

    Yes I actually spent money to purchase a cookbook to obtain recipes for freezer cooking in one day for a whole month. I invited my girlfriends over who pitched in on the groceries so we could all benefit from the recipes.

  40. says

    I do a variation on freezer cooking. We have a small family so sometimes I make a whole batch of something that is too much for us to eat at once, so I’ll freeze enough for another meal. I also often freeze baked goods.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  41. Kim says

    Completely in LOVE with freezer cooking! Woo-hoo! There are not many meals I don’t freeze; burritos, bbq, ziti pasta, garlic bread, cooked pasta noodles, soups, casseroles, etc. The list goes on and on!

  42. Carol says

    Honestly, I have never heard of freezer cook but I’m guessing it means cooking all your meals and freezing it until you want to use it

  43. Kristen says

    I have never done the freezer meal process before but would love to read the book and learn well enough to give it a try!

  44. Varun says

    Hello I never tried freezer cookies but would surely try someday :) i did every thing that was given up in the instructions, FB:varunkumarracer97
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  45. Sue says

    My favorite freezer foods are pizza sauce that my little grandson makes, waffles, and spaghetti sauce.

  46. Kim says

    I have never tried freezer cooking, but with two little ones, the time saving aspect might be worth it. I’d like to give it a try.

  47. mari says

    I always cook chicken breast in large batches in the oven. I cook until almost done and then slice, dice and chop. I lay on large sheet to freeze and then put in zip lock bags. I also cook soup and freeze some, always a good selection in the freezer. I cook sweet potatoes, mash and freeze 1/2 cup portions. I can get dinner on the table in less than 15 minutes! I’ll also freeze sliced cake so that I always can pull something out for company. I love my freezer! Cheers

  48. Jane says

    Yes, I have done a little freezer cooking for my elderly parents. Mainly small casseroles they could pop in the oven. For my family, I’d like to start having more proportioned ingredients ready in the freezer.

  49. Mik says

    I make cookie dough (flax farmland cookies) and freeze them, then cook as needed. I also freeze some very simple chilis (kale,chicken, bean) that only take 15 minutes to fix anyway. Super-efficient, and very healthy. :)

  50. Katie says

    I love to freeze breakfast foods – muffins,breakfast burritos – for a quick grab and go on busy mornings

  51. Stephanie Grant says

    I have never tried Freeze Cooking before but since I’m a busy mom, wife and nursing student it may be time to give it a try

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