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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. 1
    Nicole says:

    My go to meal is usually spaghetti with meatballs. It’s a family favorite and so quick and easy to prepare. This cookbook would be great to have. My husband is about to leave for 6 weeks and it would be great to have meals on hand for the kids and I in a pinch. Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. 2
    Ashley says:

    My go to dinner is Sloppy Joes, I always have the stuff to make it on hand and everyone eats it!

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    Janelle says:

    My go-to recipe is just taco salad. It goes together pretty quickly and easily and it’s always a crowd pleaser. Unfortunately, I don’t have a good freezer right now for storing meals, but I want the book anyway because we plan on buying a deep freezer someday.

  4. 4
    Megan H. says:

    My ‘go to’ is either chicken taco’s cuz I always seem to have chicken, salsa, cheese, and totillas OR these yummy baked ham and swiss sandwiches.

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    CaSaundra says:

    Looks like a great cookbook–my go to meal would have to be breakfast for dinner. Some quick omelets or pancakes, fruit, and toast.

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    Jess says:

    Our go-to meal for the weeknights is homemade pizza…so quick and easy! I always have all the ingredients on hand and my huband LOVES it!!!!

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    Jenny says:

    My go-to meal on a really crazy night is usually breakfast for dinner: pancakes, waffles or french toast.

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    Tessa says:

    My go to meal is probably stromboli. We start with a loaf of Pillsbury French bread and can usually find other ingredients to stick inside.

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    pj says:

    Thank you so much!!!

    My go to meal is homemade hamburger helper…
    Cook ground turkey… add some seasoning… some dried pasta, water and cheese then put on the lid… throw a load of laundry in the wash… fold the ones in the dryer… put away… then eat!!

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    Wendy says:

    Our go-to meal is breakfast food, which is even better because my husbandd likes to cook it!

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    Karina says:

    My go to meal — sautee up whatever veggies are in the fridge, add a can of beans and a cup of brown rice, a little spice, and mix it all up.

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    Wendy says:

    I am also a foodie friend.

  13. 13
    MichelleC says:

    Our go to is usually bean quesadillas!

  14. 14
    Christy says:

    Stromboli or pizza!

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    jan says:

    I always have a rotisserie chicken in my fridge. There is so much you can do with it… chicken enchiladas, chicken noodle soup, fajitas…

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    Natalie Whiting says:

    My go-to meal is Chicken Wraps with mayo ,cheese, and lettuce!!! We have 4 boys in baseball and 1 girl in ice skating…. it’s busy and busy!! I love cookbooks! 😉

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    Kelly says:

    My go-to meal is panko-crusted baked tilapia. The fish defrosts quickly, and cooks in only 10 minutes. Easy!

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    Chelsy Plowman says:

    My go to meal is Hamburger Helper! Being a married college student, it is the fastest thing I have when we have to run off to classes, or go to the library to study! I love cooking but rarely have time!

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    Robbie Denny says:

    Seems as if I make any type of noodles with ground beef and some sort of veggies and sause. That is my ” I didn’t plan out my meal” for the day dinner !

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    Andrea says:

    By the way I love your site, I am now fully addicted, and my family is loving it!!!! Except those darn cinnimon sugar roll cookies are way toooooooo addicting, you can’t help but have more that one….or two……or three…….But my favorite go to meal after working that the kids like is a hamburger rice dinner that my g-ma used to make. Really easy with brown rice, cream of mushroom soup, onions, milk and gravel “aka ground beef”. Thanks again for all the great ideas! I have my husband running to Sur La Table today to pick up the cute frosting decorater for the cupcakes:)

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    Stacey says:

    My go to meal is usually having breakfast for dinner! But not just any breakfast . . . we go all out having breakfast tacos. We have to have tacos because we fill the tortilla so full of eggs, sausage and tater tots that we can’t fold it into a burrito. Then we top it with sour cream and Macayo’s taco sauce (only in AZ) and tons of cheese! I would love to win this cookbook because I work full time outside the home as well as in the home and my husband goes out of town a lot for business so having meals already prepared would be EXCELLENT!

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    Carrie says:

    Roasted veggies with a rotisserie chicken. Can’t beat those Costco chickens!!

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    Freda says:

    My family’s go to meal would be fish sticks, salad and rice. Each take less than 10 minutes to prep and cook. Easy peasy!

  25. 25
    Freda says:

    I follow Jane’s blog publicly as freda.mans.

  26. 26

    Spaghetti!! Thank you for giving your readers what a fun opportunity! Yum!

  27. 27
    Freda says:

    I follow both Twitters @fredalicious

  28. 28
    Stacey says:

    I just started following Jane’s Blog and I’m already a “foodie friend” and loving it!

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    Andrea says:

    Now officially a “Foodie Friends”!

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    Lisa says:

    My go to meal is rather boring but it works … buritoes !! Works every tim !!

  31. 31
    Stacey says:

    I just started following Jane on Twitter!

  32. 32
    Stacey says:

    I already follow you on Twitter!

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    Stacey says:


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    Following Jane & You!

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    Megan H. says:

    anything that is a wrap or already has pre-cooked chicken. I made a southwestern chicken wrap and threw it on a skillet on both sides..deeelicious. and healthy 🙂

  36. 36

    Following you & jane on twitter (@bearabledeals)

  37. 37

    #2 entry for following you & jane on twitter (@bearabledeals)

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    #3 entry for following you & jane on twitter (@bearabledeals)

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    deanna says:

    Our go to meal is cheese sandwiches made on the George Foreman grill, lol!

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    Cecilia says:

    Our go to meal is usually tacos – we always have the ingredients on hand.

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    Kim Martin says:

    Our go to meal is Hamburger Helper .. usually Beef Noodle! It’s fast, easy and always a big hit for my 8yr old son!
    wins4kimmy at

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    Kim Martin says:

    I follow Jane’s blog!
    wins4kimmy at

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    Kim Martin says:

    I just joined Foodie Friends!
    wins4kimmy at

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    Kim Martin says:

    I follow Jane on Twitter
    wins4kimmy at

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    Kim Martin says:

    Following you on Twitter
    wins4kimmy at

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    Barb McLaughlin says:

    My go to meal is whatever we have on hand! Chicken wings, homemade pizza, pasta, even macaroni and cheese. I love preparing ahead and freezing. This cookbook sounds like a winner!

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    Kim Martin says:

    3rd entry for Twitter following!
    wins4kimmy at

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    Lara says:

    My definite go to meal is Tacos. Chicken or Beef. I usually have all the ingredients on hand and LOVE to make them. My family loves them too!

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    sharon says:

    My go to meal on crazy nights is veggie burgers with spinach on an english muffin. Yum!

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    sharon says:

    …and I follow you on Twitter!

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