{CLOSED} One Dish Dinners Cookbook – Giveaway {10 Winners} {And an “It’s a…” Announcement!}

It’s Friday…still not sure how it got here so quickly. But I guess it was a 4 day week. We survived our first week of Tyler being in preschool. It’s extremely strange to come home to a quiet house after having littles with me 24- 7 for the past 7 years. Although, that will all change in January when we are inundated with burp clothes, tiny newborn diapers, monitors, nursing covers and the like. And…

We found out a few weeks ago that we are having ANOTHER BOY!

While yes, I did share this on the $5 Dinners Facebook page, I just realized I hadn’t shared it here, my apologies!

Bring on the testosterone!

We are thrilled to be welcoming another little man into our home…all the more rough and tumble. And Legos. And trains.

Speaking of boys, this is what I came home to on Thursday night, after being in Dallas for the day…

I walked into the house and heard my mom and all 3 boys howling with laughter in their bedroom. I wandered up, slightly fearful of what I might find them doing. The boys discovered that they could hang their underwear on the blades of the ceiling fan (which the older two can reach easily from the top bunk, but of course know not to touch when it’s moving), then when they turned it on, they’d go flying all over the room. Charlie kept saying it was raining underwear. There was but only one thing I could do…join in the laughter!

So this is the last day for the daily giveaways of my One Dish Dinners Cookbook…this week! We’ve got a couple more days next week, so stay tuned!

The One Dish Dinners cookbook is for every busy home chef, moms and dads alike, who are struggling to come up with creative dinner ideas that won’t cost an arm and a leg, AND that won’t leave a ginormous mess in the sink!

With this cookbook, you’ll have more variety on the dinner table, meals that please your family, more money in your pocketbook, less time in the kitchen and way less mess to deal with at the end of the day!

I’ll be giving away 10 copies each day this week, but they are only “live” for 24 hours. You can enter up to 5 times on each giveaway. Please leave separate comments for your separate entries!

1. Contests will start and end at 5 pm EST each day this week.

  • Entry #1: Leave a comment sharing your favorite way to save time or money in the kitchen!
  • Entry #2: Pin one of your favorite $5 Dinners or One Dish Dinners recipes to Pinterest.
  • Entry #3: Tweet the following: I really, really, really want to win a @onedishdinners Cookbook from @5dollardinners!!! http://bit.ly/ODDCookbook
  • Entry #4: Hang out with us on Facebook, join the free email newsletter, or get RSS updates.
  • Entry #5: Share this giveaway on Facebook or with your friends on email, by clicking the little buttons above or below!
  • Please leave separate comments for each entry.

2. Winner will be selected by Random.org. Winners will be announced back here on this post, and notified via email with further instructions.

Good luck!!!


  1. karen says

    when I buy multiple packs of meat, I seperate them into single baggies so it defrosts easier the next time when I want to use it for cooking

  2. Diane F says

    We eat our leftovers and not throw them out. When its cooler out, we make soup which is a good way to make a little meat go a long ways.

  3. Melissa says

    Saving money— Try to incorporate beans into meals.

    Time: Even though we have multiple allergies to contend with, I am always on the lookout for quick and affordable meal ideas. Newest idea: Breakfast – Keep cooked rice and/or potatoes in the fridge and scramble them into eggs.

  4. Renee says

    I like to save time by cooking a bunch of chicken breasts in the crockpot so I have a supply of shredded chicken.

  5. says

    Time saving kitchen tip. If I will be serving rice or mashed potatoes more than one time in a week I will make enough for the whole week. Just heat and eat.

  6. Charisa F says


    My fave ways to save time is to make big pots of sauce, soup, or rice at one time and freeze it all for the rest of the month :)

  7. Christine Meldrum says

    My favorite way to save money in the kitchen is to do a freezer scrounge the last two or three days before I shop. I always fine something interesting and yummy!

  8. says

    One of my favorites ways to save time in the kitchen is to place my silverware together in groups in the dishwasher. Spoons with spoons, forks with forks, etc. It makes it so much quicker when it comes time to put them away after they are clean.


  9. says

    To save time and money in the kitchen I make bnig batches of salsa chicken and freeze them. I then pull 1 bag out the day before and let it thaw in the refrigerator. With the salsa chicken I make enchiladas, tacos, flautas, mexican pizza’s and burritos!

  10. Steph says

    Congratulations on your great news!

    To save time during the week, I peel and chop all of my veggies for planned meals on Sunday. Each veggie goes into a seperate container, so I can also use them as snacks and salad toppings.

    I also keep a large stockpot full of water on the stove while I am prepping the veggies for the week. Any scraps, shavings or “pieces that don’t pass inspection”, go into the pot. Add some light seasonings and simmer for several hours for a homemade vegetable broth!

  11. Angela G says

    My fav time saver is making a fruit salad for the first few days of the week. I cut up all my fruits and place in a big glass bowl with a splash of orange juice to keep them yummy and non browning!