Monday

20 Meals {Giveaway}

Now closed. Winners will be announced soon.

*UPDATED* I just spoke to the founder of Homemade Gourmet about the touching comments on this giveaway. Since she blessed me with such a great array of products, I told her I wanted to give away my unopened Let's Make Dinner Collection to a second winner AND she said she wanted to MATCH that!  So, there will be THREE winners. I'm extending this giveaway and will announce the winner on Friday.  

Anyone else's life hectic right now?

We have minimized, reduced and cut back Christmas this year, but with 2 birthdays and an anniversary this week of Christmas, we are busy.

The last thing I want to give up is our family dinner time. I'm not worried. Why, you ask? Because I've been stocking up my freezer with Homemade Gourmet

A few weeks ago, I was sent a huge assortment of dinner mixes and seasonings. I wasn't really familiar with this system, but it's easy to learn. There are several options, but my favorite is the 4 Meals in 4 Minutes.

These handy tubs hold the spices and the easy instructions tell you how to assemble the meals:


It's so simple, my nearly 10 year old, prepared nearly two weeks worth of meals! (Each ziplock contains 3 pounds of meat (pork, beef or chicken). You can slow cook, bake or grill. You cook all the meat, but only use half.

Step 1: put meat of your choice in a ziplock bag:


2. Pour in a can of (broth/cream of mushroom-the recipe will tell you) into the bag:


3. Add a spoonful of the included spices and zip it closed, pushing all the air out:


4. Smoosh it all together:


5. Freeze:


So easy, a 91/2 year old girl can do it!


Would you like to win 20 meals (you add the meat, canned good)??

Here's what one winner will get:

Let's Make Dinner Collection
Product # [40.1032AP]
One individual recipe-size mix of each of the Pantry Staples- Try them all, then stock up on the Pantry Staple size for additional savings! Includes: BLT Dip Mix, Chicken Enchilada Soup Mix, Chipotle Steakhouse Rub, Cilantro Citrus Marinade Mix, Garlic Basil Seasoning Mix, Garlic Lemon Seasoning Mix, Grandmother's Sunday Roast Mix, Homestyle Spaghetti Sauce Mix, Italian Mozzarella Meatloaf Mix, Old Fashioned Meatloaf Mix, Kansas City Rub, Maria's Salsa Mix, Mock Spinach Dip Mix, Southwest Seasoning, Taco Soup Mix, Tortilla Soup Mix an exclusive recipe flyer and the Great-Tasting Meals in Minutes DVD!
$ 67.50

We've already eaten two of the meals from the freezer and they were delicious!!

If you'd like to win this, please leave a comment. This giveaway will end Thursday.

428 comments:

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Anonymous said...

This sounds cool and easy and fast!
Sign me up!
June
Kennlaff@comcast.net

JANE4girls said...

would love a shot a winning, thank you

Erin @ Closing Time said...

This sounds great!! I'd love to win!

Brandy said...

Wow! What a cool idea! Would definitely come in handy for the crazy weeks ahead!

Tammy said...

Ooh, Ooh, Ooh.....me, me....says the full-time working mom.

amanda said...

What a cool concept! I'd love to try it.

JC said...

This sounds awesome! Especially now that money is really tight. Would love a chance at winning:)

Whitney said...

Would love to win - I'm having surgery next month and this would be amazing.

Anonymous said...

My wife and I could really use this during this crazy time of year.
danielandwhitney at gmail dot com

The Smith Family said...

With three kids... I TOTALLY need this!
Shelley

Alaina @ Three Ladies and a Dad said...

Would love this!

Elizabeth said...

I would love to give this a try!! Sounds so easy and delicious!

Carlee said...

I would love to try this!

Mari said...

I'm going to check out their website. This looks great! Thanks for doing this giveaway!

Joanna said...

this sounds perfect for me I'm not the best cook so the easier the better :)
Joanna
run4mje@yahoo.com

Mari said...

Just thought you should know that your link to homemade gourmet doesn't work.

Henley on the Horn said...

this mama of 5 would go CRAZY if I won!!! I am still unpacking from our move, and meals would be so appreciated!

Danica said...

Wow. What an awesome dinner idea.

bevysblog said...

Going to check out the website... sounds like something I NEED to win!

Living It, Loving It said...

I am game. I plan on checking out the website.

Bella said...

Wow, looks like an easy system to make a quick, tasty dinner...I'm in! Thanks for the chance!

heresthediehl said...

I'd love to win this! I've never heard of it, but I like to have things prepared in the freezer for meals, so this sounds perfect!

Deven said...

I've never heard of it before, but it seems easy enough for even me to do it.

Jen said...

Would love to try these out!

Robin said...

This would be amazing for our family of 8. Thanks for the chance!

Amy Anderson said...

oh my I would love this! my first baby girl is coming in January and I need to stock up on freezer meals!!!

Lisa @ Simplified Saving said...

My stomach is growling now that I started thinking about yummy dinners! I'd love to win...especially if it means my kids could make a couple weeks of meals!
Thanks!

Aimee said...

I have been wanting to try these out! Thanks for the chance and please tell us the ones you like!

Jennifer said...

This would be a blessing from God if I win, we already have my birthday this month, plus two brother in laws, and I just delivered baby number 3 on the 10th!! So please sign me up, I would LOVE to win!!

Heather said...

That sounds wonderful! I would love to try something like that out. We really get into a dinner rut around here.

pendy said...

Wow...wouldn't winning THIS make the post holiday collapse more doable?!? Thanks for the chance!

shannon said...

Oh, throw my name in the hat please. This would be lovely and simple for my family. I have found that while growing baby #4, the sight/smell of meat does not go well for me. So my sweet husband is left with cooking anything meat, and since he works a crazy schedule, we have had variations of pasta more times than I can count. But if I could have him do this on a Sunday and get everything stocked, it would eliminate a lot of the prep time! What a great idea!!

kim said...

I would LOVE this! With two little girls, and TWO jobs - I am always looking for fast and easy, yet creative meals!! Pick me!

kim said...

I would LOVE this! With two little girls, and TWO jobs - I am always looking for fast and easy, yet creative meals!! Pick me!

Jill said...

A quick and easy way to do homecook meals.. I hope I win so I can try these out. Sounds great... jessicasmileyradio@gmail.com

Ang said...

Wow!!! This would be amazing to win. Sounds like such a wonderful idea!!

justanarmywife09(at)gmail(dot)com

barbafamily said...

That sounds awesome! Thank you :-)

Jana said...

Thankyou for this great idea and the opportunity too!

mommieof4munchkins said...

Oh how I would love to not have to cook in January when I start WW!!!!

Melissa Juvinall said...

pick me, pick me!! I adore freezer cooking, and this will be so easy!!

Vanessa Washburn said...

My freezer is desperately crying out for something other than ice cream.

Vanessa Washburn said...

My freezer is desperately crying out for something other than ice cream.

Heather said...

I would love to win this for my SIL who just had a baby! Pick me! :)

Jodi said...

This would be the most amazing thing ever. I work full time and look after my handycapped mother. Its hard sometimes to find time to cook!!
jodzjodz(at)hotmail(dot)com

Liz M said...

gosh-- a great idea. I could really use this!

KrystalBall said...

This is interesting!! I use Schwan's Food Delivery for a treat now and then because they accept food stamps. This seems like a great alternative!

Marissa said...

What a great idea! This would be such a help.

Kendra aka The Meanest Momma said...

sounds great!

dawneradg said...

I would love to win this giveaway. I have been in a cooking rut lately.

Angie Kerr said...

I love this!! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Rachel said...

Like to win? Heck, I would LOVE to win!! Thanks for the chance!

Rachel
coupongrabber at hotmail dot com

Christine said...

This sounds awesome and very time saving when I have two toddlers and a husband to cook for! I would love to try it out!

Jen said...

that's awesome!
Thanks for this opportunity!

Jen
jennifergraceplus4(at)gmail(dot)com

janenes said...

We used to have a place called Dream Dinners near us and I LOVED it!! This would be a fabulous win!!!!

MemeGRL said...

I love those make-a-meal places but never seem to get there to put them together--this eliminates that pesky "leave the house without your kids" step AND lets me control the meat I use. Awesome!

km said...

Such a great prize! I'd love to let my kids do some of the cooking around here.

Amy said...

I have never tried the make ahead meal systems, but I have wanted to try. This would be great! I work evenings and try to make dinner before going to work, so this would make dinner alot easier!

Hieridia said...

i hope i win i hope i win i hop i win

subwife98 said...

That's a fantastic idea especially on busy nights. Sign me up please!!

Joely said...

Great idea. Sign me up!

joelster87 at hotmail dot com

Jean Badgley said...

what a great concept...can't wait to give it a try...

T said...

Awesome giveaway!!

I would love to win!

Taunzia

Princess Ang-hamin said...

how awesome would this be during the holidays?!

Cathy said...

And why WOULDN'T I want to win something that would make my life a little easier...
:)

Caroline said...

would LOVE to win!

lilDdownunder said...

I'm a pretty good cook, but with my busy work schedule as a substitute teacher/office temp and my boyfriend's lack of cooking skills, we are often throwing things together at the last minute. With a little bit of prep time on a Sunday afternoon, this system could help us have delicious meals every night of the week, no matter who's cooking!

dlogston at gmail dot com

Lindsey said...

OOO! How cool! Yes please, enter me :-) Thanks for the giveaway!

MAB said...

I hate to cook, but I might actually do it with the ease of this!

Lynne M. said...

Very cool dinner idea!! I would love to try them out.

Carla said...

sounds like a dream come true!! would love to give them a try!!

Anonymous said...

Yum!

Lori said...

Looks great!

dolqueil (at) yahoo (dot) com

MarmiteToasty said...

Wow, what a brilliant idea (as I come from England - if I had a slim chance of winning I would LOVE the bits and bobs to go to my friend that lives in America who is struggling and sometimes doesnt have enough to eat)

off with your idea to stock up my freezer :)

x

Katie said...

With an almost 3 year old and an almost 1 year old I could DEFINITELY use this! How cool!

amarazi@yahoo.com

Thank You!

Tarrah said...

Thanks for this awesome giveaway! tarrah1982@gmail.com

Jennifer said...

Sounds so great!

Jennifer said...

Sounds so great!

Erica said...

What a great idea and time saver!

Linda said...

I enjoy your blog each day!
Would love to win the meals.
Linda

Susan Priddy said...

Hey, what a great meal to have after a really busy day!! I'd love to have a chance to win this!
Thanks,
Susan Priddy
priddy.jewels@gmail.com

Erin said...

Yes, please! We're adding twins to our family soon, and this would be a lifesaver :)

angie128 said...

Oh wow! How awesome is that!?!?

Julie Bagamary said...

Sounds interesting. Please enter me for the drawing.

SJL~ said...

Pick me! Pick me!

La Dolce Vita said...

We'd love it!

Abbie said...

Those sound really good!

Laanykidsmom said...

With four kids and something on the calendar almost every night, I would LOVE this!

Jen C. said...

Those would be fabulous!

Adrienne said...

Our house definately needs this!

Southern Gal said...

I'm all for easy, free food!

Jennifer said...

That sounds very interesting and I never turn down a chance at free food! Thanks for the giveaway!

Let'sMakeADifference said...

Wow, I'd feel much more like the Proverbs 31 woman with this product!! Thanks for the chance!!

Bev said...

I would love to win!

Emily @ Under$1000PerMonth said...

What a great idea for an easy meal! I want to win.

Sara said...

Sounds delish! Thanks for the chance to win.

Tonia said...

I would love to have free food and simplify my cooking. What a perfect give away.

Holly said...

oh i so need that! with 5 littes, ages 7 and under, and baby #6 due in march, the last thing i have time for right now is cooking! let alone that in a month i need to do 3 weeks of frozen meals for little ones arrival....this would be such a help!

matthollycart@gmail.com

Kristen said...

i have never heard of this before... what a great idea. these would be wonderful for those crazy days to just pull something already ready out of the freezer.

Bennett Family said...

Sounds yummy to me.
tia

Cassondra said...

Yum. I could have used that during finals week!!

Katie said...

I love having made ahead meals in the freezer, and this sounds like an amazing way to get those meals in the freezer. Count me in!

Tiffany said...

Sounds great! Never heard of such a thing! Thanks!

MamaBB said...

Wow! I would LOVE to win this - just planning a day in January to stock the freezer in anticipation of our February baby! This would make it SO easy. Thanks for the giveaway!!

just the four of us said...

I've never heard of Homemade Gourmet before---but it sure sounds like a GREAT idea! Thanks for this awesome giveaway. Hope I win!!

JK and S said...

I would love to win this awesome giveaway - thanks for the opportunity to play!

Linda Miller said...

What a great idea!! This would be awesome to win!! Thanks so much!

Michelle said...

Um, yeah! I could put this to great use!

Diane said...

This is so cool, i have never heard of this before. I would love to win :)

Laura said...

I'd love to win this prize!

Amanda said...

Easy and fast dinner? YES PLEASE!

The Activity Mom said...

This would be great for us to prepare and freeze before our baby comes in January!

R said...

Looks yummy & so easy. Would love to win! Thanks so much!
Renea H
Candler NC

Megan said...

Ooo I SO need this! I would be more than grateful to win anything that makes feeding the 6 of us any easier!

Megan said...

Ooo I SO need this! I would be more than grateful to win anything that makes feeding the 6 of us any easier!

Megan said...

Ooo I SO need this! I would be more than grateful to win anything that makes feeding the 6 of us any easier!

Lynn said...

What a GREAT giveaway!! I would L.O.V.E. to win this!!

Leigh said...

fabulous idea! And what a big help during this busy season!

Allison said...

Great giveaway! Feel sorry for my family; I cannot cook! But if a 9 1/2 year old can do it, my daughter is 11!!

ahartup at yahoo dot com

Amanda said...

That looks so stinkin' easy and sounds delicious!

amandabroadway at homtail dot com

Alison said...

i would love to win! freezing meals is the BEST!

Jennifer said...

This would be so wonderful now! We're facing a lot of lifestyle changes due to my health, so this would be a great blessing!

The Source said...

This looks like a really cool idea! I'd love to give it a try!

Alex Hall said...

I'd LOVE to win. The meals sound great.

CourtneyKeb said...

Oh that would be amazing!!!

that cookie lady said...

Yes, Yes, Yes, this would be great!

Lori said...

Wow! Like every other mom I'm salivating at the idea of more simple meal-time prep. Thanks! :)

Julie said...

What a fabulous idea for busy moms!

LStewart said...

This sounds interesting. I would love to try it.

Traice said...

This would be such a blessing!

hawkeyejlp said...

Count me in--this would be so very helpful to this mom, at work from 7-5 each weekday!

The Morris Family said...

I'd love to win!

Erica said...

Being a teacher, a volunteer, a wife, and a mom of two little ones, I have my hands full. At the end of the day, sometimes the last thing I want to do is figure out a good meal to feed my family. This looks wonderful, because it takes far less thought and I know my family is getting something real and healthy to eat. Thanks for the opportunity!

Gina said...

I just heard of Homemade Gourmet for the first time a few weeks ago...I would love to try them out!

Anonymous said...

I have never heard of this before. It looks yummy though. I would love to win.
Thanks,
Tammy
thetaylortribe@comcast.net

Jessica said...

I would love this...we stay so busy that anything is a great help :)

Kate said...

Sounds yummy! Thanks for the giveaway, hope to win :)

katesadventures(at)gmail(dot)com

phasejumper said...

Sounds great...Hope I win!

Jane said...

This sounds great!

jane
jama@gondtc.com

Tammy said...

Sounds interesting, I'd like to win/try it.

Winston Family said...

Heard of them but never used them. With a family of 7 this would really come in handy!!

Dana said...

Please include me! What a wonderful idea! I think this is on every busy mothers Christmas wish list. I bet even Mrs. Santa would love to win this. Thanks so much Kristen! Merry Christmas!

princess210 said...

What a great idea and thoughtful giveaway! Count me in for this one! Thanks so much!
pink_princess_210(at)yahoo(dot)com

shana said...

thanks SO much!
shana

--Amie-- said...

I LOVE Homemade Gourmet!!! The BLT dip, and the cheese biscuits, and the meatloaf mix....MMMMM!!! OH please oh please PICK ME!!!! :)

MommaJen said...

very cool giveaway - I'd love to win!

bridget {bake at 350} said...

I've always wanted to try Homemade Gourmet!

Lisa said...

I love to put meals in the freezer and could use some new ideas. Great giveaway!
~Lisa

Kim Fuchs said...

My family would really appreciate this giveaway!

Amy said...

as a matter of fact I would love to try this......:)

Meg said...

Neat giveaway!

Laura said...

Sounds like a great giveaway!

Trista said...

I have been to a party for these products and I don't think the hostess explained the method very well. It looks so simple. The BLT dip is YUMMY!! the3welshs@msn.com

Heather said...

Woweeee, how splendiferous! This would be an amazing blessing to anyone. THanks for the opportunity to be in the drawing.

Meredith said...

I have heard about Homeade Gourmet...I would love to try it out. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Kelly said...

sounds yummy! And easy enough for me to handle! :)

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Maggi said...

I'm such a bad cook. These sound like a fabulous idea!

Allison said...

I just learned about Homemade Gourmet a couple of months ago, and have found several things I LOVE! They have some great stuff!!

What a great contest! I'd love to have some meals ready to go in the freezer! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Liz said...

What a time saver

Anonymous said...

This sounds perfect! Sign me up!
--Roxanne

Traci said...

I would love to win!!! What a relief it would be to know that dinner was waiting and ready each night!

The Halbert Home said...

That's really neat. We had something like that in my town called Supper Suppers but you went to their location and assembled the meals and then took them home and froze them. My husband went and made all of the meals for our honeymoon.

Blocks of said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE HOMEMADE GOURMET!!

Kristine said...

With our family, we would probably eat the whole thing, instead of saving half. Still, it looks nice and easy.

Cindy said...

Pick me, pick me! I need all of the time I can get.

The Rambling Housewife said...

That would make my life so very much easier!! Thanks for offering this giveaway!

HG said...

This would be fantastic! I'd love to win!

Anonymous said...

This is a great giveaway.

Suk Yee

sukyee28@yahoo.com

Deann said...

This would be awesome!

Jenn @ BentoForKidlet said...

Sounds delicious! We can always use fast fixes this time of year. 3 birthdays plus Christmas, yikes!

dana said...

This sounds perfect for this time of year! I'd love to win.

Karrie said...

What a great idea!! Fast and easy foood that is good!!

Sturgmom said...

I don't cook, but I bet I can do this!

sweetsweetreality said...

Would love to win!

O Mom said...

Help with dinner? I'm all for that.

Jen said...

I love Homemade Gourmet! I am using some of the mixes as Christmas gifts this year! But I didn't keep any for myself! Sign me up!

Marsha said...

How cool! I would love to have meals laid out for me like that. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Debbie said...

I would love to try this out!
-Debbie
debbie at mascotmanor dot org

iwantthat2 said...

This would help us save money that we use eating out all the time!

jellen814 at live dot com

The Furman's said...

What a great idea! I'd love to have this!

Francheska said...

We have been living off trader joe's quick meals. I would love some new choices for the hectic nights!

brudcrew said...

Sounds like something we could really use! What a great giveaway!

Jennifer said...

Sounds yummy and just what I need for the holidays!

Morgan Koji said...

Oh, this looks so cool!! Please random generator pick me!

Cee Cee said...

This looks so easy, a great way to help get my 7 1/2 yr old daughter involved with meals too!

GritsGirl said...

Woudl love to be entered to win this !! With a new baby coming along this would be a great help!! Looks yummy too!!!

tamjo said...

OOOO I want to try that! sounds perfect for me!

Kristin K. said...

I would love to win! It looks looks good!
cricketkoniski@comcast.net

thediaperdiaries said...

Anything that lets me do less shopping in this constant snow storm would be awesome!!

wildwesthome said...

Oh YES please - sign me up. I'm all about anything that makes dinner time easier!!!

Carter's Creations said...

Oh my heck would I love to win this! I am a freak for quick and easy meals and if my kids could do it for me it would be the icing on the cake! :)

Caitlin said...

This looks really interesting. I'm expecting my second child in March and this could really help me prepare things in advance for the crazy newborn time where I'm a zombie. Thanks for the chance!
katidyd@hotmail.com

Melissa said...

Oh Wow! This sounds like the best gift ever for a busy mom!! I hope I win!!

mcivey said...

Just moved out on my own for the first time. I'm learning how to cook for myself so this would be great for me. Happy holidays!

Leslietime said...

Yum! Thanks!

Jennifer said...

Sounds yummy and quick - two things I love in a weeknight dinner!

3XMom said...

sounds great!!

~ Kristie said...

Sounds wonderful! I have a couple of girls that would love to help with those, too.

~ Kristie said...

Sounds wonderful! I have a couple of girls that would love to help with those, too.

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