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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. 101
    Jessica says:

    I have a house of picky eaters so my go to meal is one that is plain and simple so everyone will eat. I always have shredded rotisserie chicken in the freezer so I will defrost that and whip up some potatoes and a salad or veggie.

  2. 102
    Jessi says:

    And for the third separate comment, I’m following you both now. 😉

  3. 103
    Heather says:

    Our go to meal is mac and cheese…for extra nutrition, I add sweet potato puree! It makes it more orange, but I tell the kids its all the different cheeses that I put in! They love it! And they’re eating veggies without a fuss!!

  4. 104
    Julianne says:

    My go to meal is homemade pizza. I always have the ingredients I need without having to go to the store.

  5. 105
    Melissa says:

    My go to meal has recently become Shrimp & Chicken Stir Fry! So easy to just cook some rice, throw veggies & meats in the skillet & add some seasonings & soy sauce. Super quick & easy & delicious!

    I would so love this cookbook!

  6. 106
    Kristine says:

    I make homemade mac and cheese using Betty Crocker’s white sauce recipe and adding 2 cups cheddar cheese. Steam some broccoli and call it dinner!

  7. 107
    wendy says:

    My go to meal is taco salad. My boys love it and it’s super easy and fast to make!

  8. 108
    Lindsey S says:


    But homemade, although I use Pillsbury canned pizza dough, I plop on BBQ sauce, cooked chicken (rotisserrie if in a real time crunch!), pre-cooked bacon, sliced red onions, and throw on mozzarella. Yum…

  9. 109
    heather g says:

    Black bean soup and quesadillas are my go to meal.

  10. 110
    heather g says:

    I follow you both on twitter (1/3)

  11. 111
    heather g says:

    I follow you on twitter (2/3)

  12. 112
    heather g says:

    I follow you on twitter (3/3)

  13. 113
    heather g says:

    I follow her blog and am one of your Foodie Friends

  14. 114
    Theresa Meacham says:

    mexican! i’ll make some kind of burrito with rice and salsa

  15. 115
    Theresa Meacham says:

    i follow your blog 🙂

  16. 116
    Margaret says:

    Pasta and grilled chicken. It’s fast and tasty!

  17. 117
    Carol says:

    My familiy’s go to dinner is my home-canned stew, salad and pilsbury biscuits….takes less than 20 minutes and is super yummy! I would love to win the cookbook….summer is coming and a very busy time for us—wouldn’t mind some ideas on making meals ahead of time. Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. 118

    Chicken spaghetti!

  19. 119

    Well my go to dinner is actually breakfast!! We always have eggs, toast and sausage on han!

  20. 120

    my go to meal is pasta…and any either tomato sauce, olive oil and garlic with a veggie, or a fat free alfredo.

  21. 121

    My go to meal is breakfast for dinner.

  22. 122
    Liese says:

    I always end up making homemade mac and cheese and cream of mushroom chicken. Way easy and quick!

  23. 123

    I’m now following Jane’s blog and I already follow your great blog!

  24. 124
    Holly says:

    If I’m lucky, leftovers. If I’m not, SOP (my parents’ term for Seat Of the Pants) pasta. I can always find something to put on pasta. 🙂

  25. 125
    shirley says:

    My go to meal is a not anything I have a specific name for but a mexican flavored hot dish. Egg noodles, black beans, corn, stewed tomatoes with green chiles, hamburger throw in some onions and spices for flavor and a little cheese on top. Takes me about 20-30 minutes and my boys love it.

  26. 126
    katie rivera says:

    go to meal…pasta!

  27. 127
    Alyse says:

    Our go-to-dinner is almost always omelets loaded up with veggies. Not only is it fast, but it’s also very healthy!

  28. 128
    Christi says:

    My go to meal is of course, spaghetti. My family loves it and it’s easy!!

  29. 129

    I’m a follower on Jane’s Blog.

  30. 130

    I’m following your tweets!

  31. 131

    I follow your tweets!

  32. 132

    I follow Jane’s tweets too!

  33. 133

    I’m a foodie friend!!

  34. 134
    Janice says:

    My go to meal is pizza using Trader Joes’s pizza dough. Throw on a few toppings, pop it in the oven, and a few minutes later dinner is served.

  35. 135
    Karen Mack says:

    Chili is always my go to recipe…my secret ingredient is a can of tomato soup! Kids love it, hubby loves it…can’t beat that!

  36. 136

    I follow both of you on twitter (1)

  37. 137

    I follow both of you on twitter (2)

  38. 138

    I follow both of you on twitter (3)

  39. 139
    jennifer says:

    I’m a spaghetti and meatballs (or meat sauce) person too. I don’t eat red meat, so it’s turkey meatballs. Fresh baked Italian bread from the store bakery, Dei Fratelli or Mids jarred sauce, salad in a bag, good to go in very little time.

  40. 140
    Rachel J says:

    Our go to meal is Crispy Chicken Salad w/ Raspberry Vinaigrette- everyone loves it and I can use frozen popcorn chicken to make a normal salad more filling!

  41. 141
    Rachel J says:

    Following Jane’s blog and already a Foodie Friend of Picky Palate.

  42. 142
    Rachel J says:

    Following Picky Palate on Twitter!

  43. 143
    Rachel J says:

    And following Jane too!

  44. 144
    Mary W. says:

    Entry 1 – I have an asian noodle recipe that takes only as long as I can boil noodles (and I pick thin spaghetti or cellphane noodles so it’s even faster!).

  45. 145
    Mary W. says:

    Entry 2 – I am now following Jane’s blog in my Google Reader, and I’m a Foodie Friend!

  46. 146
    Brandi says:

    My go-to meal is chicken, rice and veggies. Easy, quick, and filling.

  47. 147
    Mary W. says:

    Entry 3 – I already follow you on Twitter

  48. 148
    Mary W. says:

    Entry 4 – I now follow Jane on Twitter

  49. 149
    Mary W. says:

    Entry 5 – I follow you both on Twitter

  50. 150
    Ginny says:

    My go to meal is homemade sloppy joes made with ground turkey and I put them in the mini tortialla chip bowls served with a salad. My kids love this! I’m always looking for new healthy and quick recipe to feed my kids we are the go a lot.

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