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Good Morning!!  How great are Saturdays?  I seriously look forward to them all week.  Kids are still asleep, so let me tell you about this great giveaway quickly while I have 2 more minutes!!

Jane Doiron has offered one Picky Palate Reader a copy of her beautiful new cookbook!  Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms is practical and so needed for busy families 🙂  Jane was so kind to send one to me so I could flip through it.  It features 140 recipes for meals and sides that can be prepared in advance and frozen or refrigerated until you’re ready for mealtime. Y’all will really enjoy it!

If you’d like to BUY IT: You can purchase Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms online at or (ARV $16.15). You can also purchase the e-book on Jane’s website. (ARV $12)  Thanks for the giveaway Jane!!

Here’s How to Enter:

1.  Leave a comment Here, telling us… what is your “go to dinner” when nights are crazy and the family is hungry!

2.  For an extra entry follow Jane’s Blog HERE, and become a member of Picky Palate’s “Foodie Friends”.  leave a separate comment for this.

3.  For 3 extra entries follow Jane and I on Twitter…HERE and HERE.  Leave 3 separate comments for this

4.  Contest ends Monday March 8th, 8pm PST.  Cookbook is provided by Jane Doiron, this is not a compensated review.


There you have it, 5 possible entries for this beautiful cookbook 🙂  Have a great weekend!!

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  1. 51
    Annie says:

    My go to dinner is a cuban picadillo as I usually have all the ingredients on hand and it’s quick and easy to make.

  2. 52
    Megan H. says:

    I follow janes blog and i am a foodie friend!

  3. 53
    Megan H. says:

    I follow you on twitter

  4. 54
    Megan H. says:

    I follow jane on twitter

  5. 55
    Victoria says:

    Our go to meal is bbq chicken breast with mac and cheese.

  6. 56
    Megan H. says:

    This is my 3rd entry for following both of you on twitter 🙂

  7. 57
    Teralyn says:

    When night are crazy I go to Pizza Hut ….

  8. 58
    Teralyn says:

    I am a “Foodie” Follower

  9. 59
    Michele says:

    Our go-to meal is usually spaghetti since. I bottled our own sauce so all I have to do is cook the veggies, meat and noodles and we’re good to go!

  10. 60

    Mac and Cheese with hotdogs. Haha. If we are really hungry and that just won’t cut it than I usually throw together a simple beef stroganoff.

  11. 61
    Michele says:

    I am also a foodie friend

  12. 62
    Veronica M. says:

    Any pasta dish that’s quick, like spaghetti or goulash.

  13. 63
    Janell says:

    Tacos are a big one…or enchiladas are thrown together quite often, too!

  14. 64
    Michele says:

    I follow Jane’s blog.

  15. 65
    G. says:

    My go to dinner would probably be Quesadillas. My family loves them and they are great for leftover chicken and veggies!

  16. 66
    G. says:

    I’m following yours and Jane’s blogs!

  17. 67
    G. says:

    following both of you on twitter.

  18. 68
    G. says:

    following both of you on twitter (again). 🙂

  19. 69
    G. says:

    following both of you on twitter (lastly). 🙂

  20. 70
    Julie Arndt says:

    Chicken Roll Ups is my go to meal- quick, easy, and tastes good!

  21. 71
    Denise says:


  22. 72
    Debbi says:

    Tacos or bean burritos are our go to dinner. Quick and easy and we always have the stuff around for them. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  23. 73
    Julie Arndt says:

    Follower of both blogs!

  24. 74
    Julie Arndt says:

    1. Follow both on Twitter.

  25. 75
    Julie Arndt says:

    2. Follow both on Twitter.

  26. 76
    Julie Arndt says:

    3. Follow both on Twitter.

  27. 77

    Goto meals:
    1) mac & cheese
    2) grilled cheese & tomato soup
    3) burritos

  28. 78

    I’m following you both on Twitter (@leiacellaa23) #1

  29. 79

    I’m following you both on Twitter (@leiacellaa23) #2

  30. 80

    I’m following you both on Twitter (@leiacellaa23) #3

  31. 81
    Megan says:

    My go-to quick dinner is usually some sort of breakfast food. Pancakes, breakfast burritos, french toast…something along those lines. Quick and yummy!

  32. 82
    Stacie says:

    No matter what meat we have leftover, hamburger, ham, chicken, turkey, I make my mom’s noodle casserole to use it all up! The kids love it and it reminds me of home!

  33. 83
    Whitney says:

    Sad to say Go TO meal on a busy day is Little Ceasers. 🙂 I need to change that!

  34. 84
    Stacie says:

    I follow your and Jane’s blogs! Staciele(at)netins(dot)net

  35. 85
    Whitney says:

    I am a foodie friend and I also subscribe to Jane’s blog

  36. 86
    Robyn says:

    My go to dinner would be spaghetti because I can eat pasta morning, noon and night. My husband is more of a meat and potatoes guy tho so I usually make a grilled chicken and salad type thing to get some protein and some veggies.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  37. 87
    Sherrie says:

    My go to meal is spaghetti

  38. 88
    Amber says:

    My go to meal for dinner is probably breakfast. We always have everything and we love it!

  39. 89
    Amber says:

    I follow both blogs!

  40. 90
    Amber says:

    I follow you both on twitter.

  41. 91
    Amber says:

    I follow you both on twitter #2.

  42. 92
    Amber says:

    I follow you both on twitter #3.

  43. 93
    Christina says:

    Unfortunately, I make frozen raviolis. They’re fine, but I’d love to have something better for crazy nights!

  44. 94
    Christina says:

    I’m a Foodie friend!

  45. 95
    Gina says:

    My go-to dinner? Enchilada casserole. It’s dandelicious, and it’s easy to make.

    Either that, or else turkey & Swiss sandwiches (made with sourdough bread) grilled on the Foreman. YUMMO! (Did you know that melted Swiss is the best melted cheese in the whole world?!)

  46. 96
    Jen B says:

    Canned sockeye salmon on greens – fast, healthy and VERY satisfying!

  47. 97
    Jen B says:

    I follow Jane’s blog!

  48. 98
    Jessi says:

    I already make meals ahead of time at the beginning of the month, so on hectic nights, I just pull something out of the freezer! Sometimes this is a casserole or enchiladas and other times, it might be all the stuff for pizza…all already chopped, frozen, etc, and even the dough just has to thaw out.

  49. 99
    Jessi says:

    I thought surely I was already following you on Twitter, but I guess not. I am now!

  50. 100
    Jessi says:

    Following Jane, too.

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