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

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 7, 2012

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!!!

karen September 7, 2012 at 5:23 pm

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

karen September 7, 2012 at 5:24 pm

shared on facebook

karen September 7, 2012 at 5:25 pm
karen September 7, 2012 at 5:26 pm

I follow you on your facebook page

Diane F September 7, 2012 at 5:43 pm

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.

Melissa September 7, 2012 at 5:44 pm

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.

Steph September 7, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Love that idea!

Diane F September 7, 2012 at 5:45 pm

email subscriber

Staci A September 7, 2012 at 5:56 pm

I prep for several meals at once to save time.

Staci A September 7, 2012 at 5:57 pm

I subscribe to your rss. And congrats!

Renee September 7, 2012 at 6:08 pm

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

Shelly September 7, 2012 at 6:49 pm

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.

Shelly September 7, 2012 at 6:50 pm

I am a subscriber.

Nancy September 7, 2012 at 7:59 pm

I save time in the kitchen by cooking a big double-sized entree once and eating twice!

Nancy September 7, 2012 at 8:00 pm

I am an email subscriber.

Charisa F September 7, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Congrats!!!

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 :)

Katy P September 7, 2012 at 8:12 pm

I buy off brands of many items and shop at Aldi.

Christie September 7, 2012 at 8:12 pm

I am a subscriber:)

Katy P September 7, 2012 at 8:12 pm

I am an email subscriber

Christie September 7, 2012 at 8:13 pm

I save time and money with freezer cooking:)

Lynda September 7, 2012 at 8:14 pm

I love saving money in the kitchen by freezer cooking! :)

Lynda September 7, 2012 at 8:16 pm

I tweeted!

Lynda September 7, 2012 at 8:17 pm

I’m an email subscriber!

Lynda September 7, 2012 at 8:17 pm

I shared this on facebook :)

Amber September 7, 2012 at 8:17 pm

I love to use my crock pot to save time.

Amber September 7, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Pinned the ham, hashbrown and egg dish.

Sue D September 7, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Using leftovers wisely saves me time and money. Congrats on your fabulous news.

Sue D September 7, 2012 at 8:25 pm

I am a happy email subscriber.

Gianna September 7, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Congrats on your boy!
I like watching sales and stocking up on favorites.

Gianna September 7, 2012 at 8:29 pm

I’m an email subscriber.

Teresa C September 7, 2012 at 8:45 pm

I brown meat as soon as I get home from the store and put it in the freezer for quick meals.

Christine Meldrum September 7, 2012 at 8:45 pm

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!

Kathy T September 7, 2012 at 8:48 pm

EMail subscriber

Kathy T September 7, 2012 at 8:49 pm

can my dry beans so I have my own fast food beans. Makes for a very quick meal.

Michele P September 7, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Shared on FB!

Michele P September 7, 2012 at 8:59 pm

We use the crock pot several times a week to save time!

Michele P September 7, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Also an email subscriber! ;)

Ronalee September 7, 2012 at 9:06 pm

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.

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Ronalee September 7, 2012 at 9:19 pm

http://pinterest.com/pin/116812184055934295/

pinned recipe

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Amy W.C. September 7, 2012 at 9:22 pm

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!

Ronalee September 7, 2012 at 9:25 pm

https://twitter.com/RonaleeAKArose/status/244244918254583808

tweeted @RonaleeAKArose

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Amy W.C. September 7, 2012 at 9:27 pm

I pinned your Honey Ginger Salmon to Pinterest! YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://pinterest.com/pin/204913851766578934/

Amy W.C. September 7, 2012 at 9:28 pm

I tweeted… I really, really, really want to win a @onedishdinners Cookbook from @5dollardinners!!! http://bit.ly/ODDCookbook

Maria perez September 7, 2012 at 9:30 pm

I save money by eating leftovers and using up everything and not having waste.

Steph September 7, 2012 at 9:31 pm

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!

Kelly Sullivan September 7, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Leftovers!

Amy W.C. September 7, 2012 at 9:32 pm

I already like you on Facebook and get the free email news letter!

Kelly Sullivan September 7, 2012 at 9:32 pm

I am a Facebook fan!

Amy W.C. September 7, 2012 at 9:33 pm

I shared this giveaway with everyone on my Facebook!

Angela G September 7, 2012 at 9:34 pm

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!

scott cole September 7, 2012 at 9:38 pm

We make extra of everything we make so we can freeze them for later.

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