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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Another Bloggy Giveaway from 1-2-3...Get Organized

I have decided to offer another giveaway in the Bloggy Giveaway Carnival - my downloadable Hassle Free Dinners. It's over 800 pages of weekly dinner menus (52 weeks), instructions, and weekly grocery lists. It takes all the planning out of cooking dinner. Pick a week's menu (they are arranged seasonally), and go grocery shopping!

The grocery lists are color-coded, so if you know you are not going to be eating at home on Wednesday, for example, you won't buy anything red. And the recipes are set up for 2, 4 or 6 servings, so you don't have to do the math. Even if you have picky eaters, you can substitute ingredients or double up on some meals you know your family will like.

Meals usually take 30 minutes or less (except on weekends when you might bake something, like a roast, that will be repurposed later in the week). Each meal includes a protein, a starch, and something red and something green - fruits and veggies. Recipes that have more than a couple of ingredients will have the nutritional values listed and the price per serving. Most meals run between 400-600 calories total, without being loaded with fat. Menus don't follow any particular eating plan (vegetarian, low carb, etc.) - they're just nutritious and tasty and quick!

Each week includes 1-2 chicken recipes, 1-2 beef recipes, 1-2 pork recipes, 1 fish recipe, and one meatless meal. A variety of cooking methods are used - crockpot, grilling, baking, microwaving, and sauteeing, but not deep frying. No entree is repeated for the entire year. Read some client testimonials. It's a marriage of professional organization and dinnertime!

To enter to win Hassle Free Dinners leave a comment below. To enter my other giveaway, scroll down to leave a comment on my July 28th blog. To go to the Bloggy Giveaway Carnival, click the title above.

43 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh this would be a great blessing taking the guess work out of everyhing.
Stormy5475@aol.com

Tracy Ruckman said...

Wow - what a lot of work you did to compile this!! How long did it take?

Thanks for a great contest.

Holly said...

Awesome. I would love this! Thanks for offering it!

Sweet Serendipity said...

Wonderful! Just what I need :D Thanks for the opportunity! Great site.

1-2-3...Get Organized said...

Hi Tracy - it took a couple of years to test all the recipes and compile the menus. :-) - Bev

Alitheia said...

Wow, what a great giveaway! I can't believe the amount of time that you put into this product and would love to try it out =) Thanks for offering it!

Tasha said...

Wow, awesome!!! This would be great to win. I looked at the sample and I think even my husband could easily follow along!!! :) Thank you!

Mama Hen said...

What a great idea! I would love to win.
Wendy
clarksrfun(at)gmail(dot)com

Kari said...

What a great giveaway!

mommagurl32 said...

Wow! This sounds really helpful! Thanks!

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3cookieday said...

That sounds wonderful! So much easier than coming up with meals myself. Thanks!
Julie

Lady Why said...

I would love this and my family will love you if I win! Thanks for entering me!

Mommyton said...

That is EXACTLY what I need! My husband and kids would be signing your praises and will flatter you thank yous!!!!

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Bella said...

Thanks, I am always in need of new eats for the familia :)

If you get a chance, please come see my shoe post that I posted today...you are so organized, I know you will have some good ideas for me :) THANKS!

Thanks for the contest,
Bella :)

Amber said...

Sounds like a great system.
Thanks for the giveaway!
mommyof3inva(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mechelle said...

Winning this would really save my marriage~ LOL We are constantly having the "Whats for dinner" Conversation and I hate it but every time I try to make a meal plan I either make it to large or not to small or too complicated.

:) Thanks for a great blog... I'm signing up to receive your blog e mails.

((hugs)) Mechelle

michelle said...

This sounds wonderful. I have tried to make a much, much smaller version of a menu plan for our family, but I haven't worked up to 365 unduplicated meals yet. That would be a major undertaking. Hats off to you!

michelle at northofthe49 dot com

semtaylor said...

This would be great. Makes cooking easier.

Amanda D. said...

This would be a great resource. Thank you!

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Kathleen @ Katydid and Kid said...

This would be a great resource since we've been eating at home more often due to the economy and the birth of our child a few months back. I need to get organized about menu planning and shopping lists. Thanks!

Estelle said...

This is just what I need! I'm going back to work next month, and this will really help my husband since he's going to have to help with the cooking and shopping. Great giveaway!

Angie(quillysilly) said...

I am sooooo about this one!! This would be such a time saver. I bet you have hundreds of entries before the contest ends!!!

Thanks for letting me enter!
Angie

Erika said...

This would be amazing for my husband and I who both work full time! Thanks for the opertunity!

Annabelle said...

I could really use this. I'm forever asking my hubby when we are at the store..."What do you want for supper's this week?" And then during the week, saying something like "I have no idea what we are having for supper. I'm thinking I'm not doing something right!

Jenny said...

I could really use help getting dinner organized!

Heidi said...

I think this is the greastest thing I have ever heard of. I HATE trying to come up with ideas for dinner.

kristine said...

how awesome are you!??!?! so awesome!!!

Deanna said...

I would also love to win this. sprklyblueatgmaildotcom

Preppy Mommy said...

this would help our family out a lot. Thanks for the chance to win. Visit mine at www.mypreppypurse.blogspot.com

Michele said...

Glad to have found your sites through this giveaway carnival that the blogs are having!!

Thanks so much!

Michele(CA)
luvkittysmeowmail@gmail.com

Megan said...

I would put this to good use!

Stacey said...

meal planning helps are great!

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PS said...

Does it cook for me too?? Anything to help me get organized would be great!

Margaret said...

Oh my goodness, does my family NEED this prize!!

Kimberly said...

I could sure use this!!! This is exactly what I need in my life right now instead of the "unorganized chaos".

Angela said...

This would be a great thing!!! kajkbishop@charter.net

Leo's mom said...

This is where I need tons of help. Thanks!

Elizabeth said...

organized meals... that would be awesome!
Thanks for this opportunity,
Elizabeth
zizziecards@gmail.com

Suzie G. said...

I could really use an ebook like this!

Nicol said...

Wow! This would be awesome!!! I have thought about putting something like this together and have never gotten past the idea. I could really use this and my family would thank you. It would mean no more chicken nuggets or mac and cheese for dinner!

nicolmontero at gmail dot com

Karen said...

We could definitely use this!

kpuleski at gmail dot com

Tara said...

This would be fabulous!

jskell911 said...

Oh we definitely need this around here!