Friday, July 1, 2011

Five Dinners in One Hour (Really) and a Giveaway!

Do you ever get tired of trying to come up with something to cook for dinner every night?  Or am I the only one?  Actually, if truth be told (and that is what we are into here at Musings of a Mother), what I get really tired of is NOT cooking dinner, or not knowing what is for dinner, or staring at the refrigerator at 5 or 6 o'clock and thinking we have nothing to eat for dinner and we are going to have cold cereal again!

I have tried every system I can find, from The Food Nanny, to Simplify Supper, to cooking a months worth of food in one day - never again - to simply doubling everything I make, to actually, well, having cold cereal just about every night for dinner.

Well, Michelle, over at Make 5 Dinners in One Hour has literally saved me.  She puts together a shopping list, menu, assembly and cooking instructions in one handy little packet, all good for one weeks worth of dinners.  If you go over to her site, you can click on a link and Michelle will send you one week free so you can try her system.  I tried it last week and let me tell you, it works!  Her meals are very good, her recipes are easy, and it really does take just one hour to put it all together.  My kids even enjoy helping me put together the meals.  I can't tell you how nice it was to have 5 meals lined up in the refrigerator (or freezer) ready to go.

Michelle charges $15.00 for a three months subscription (that is only $1.25 per menu).  But she has given me two one month meal plans to give away!  For a chance to win, leave a comment below (come on, I am dying to see some comments from my dedicated readers!).  That's it!  I will choose a winner by Friday, July 8th of this week.  Good luck and thanks Michelle!


  1. Hi, Linda and Richard Eyre here. You may know us from our parenting book bestsellers or the blogs of our daughters.....or perhaps you have seen our weekly columns in the Deseret News.

    But in any case, we know you. And we love your blog! Of all the "mommy blogs" out there, it is surprising how few actually focus on mothering and parenting. Yours is one of them, and you do it so well!

    We have what we think is our best and most important parenting book ever coming out the first of September, and we would like to invite you to be part of our advisory board and help us craft (and disseminate) our message about the dangers of ENTITLEMENT! We feel that the entitlement attitudes of today's kids are the biggest problem of their generation (and the biggest concern of parents throughout the world)!

    The new book is called THE ENTITLEMENT TRAP: How to Rescue Your Child with a New Family System of Choosing, Earning, and Owning. It will be in stores in early September, but if enough people pre order it from and other on line outlets it could debut on the bestseller lists its first week, and that would cause thousands of other parents to be aware of it and to have access to a message we think parents desperately need.

    So here's the deal: If you are willing to work with and advise us on our board, we can send you a large pre publication sample of the book so that you can make your readers aware of it and give them a chance to order it at a pre-pub discount of more than 33%. And then we would want your ongoing input for the website which is now in its lead-up phase to the book, but which will continue to supply additional info and helps to moms long after the book is out. It will, of course, link to the blogs of all members of our board.

    Take a look at that site and get a bit more idea of the nature of the book, and let us know as soon as possible if you will be an adviser. We will then send you the extensive excerpts so that you can blog about the book and about the movement prior to the book's release.

    Best, Linda and Richard Eyre (

    PS There will also be webinars and other exciting opportunities for those who pre order the book, and of course for you and other board members.

  2. We live on cold cereal, toast, sandwiches and canned food. Sad to admit but I'm not Cooking Carol! We are lucky to get full most of the days! This meal idea sounds perfect for us so hopefully we will luck out! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I would love to try this out! I feel like I've tried it all too. So pick me, pick me!! Hope you guys are doing great!

  4. Team Cody and Carter Bug it is! Congratulations guys and I hope you like it as much as I do! One hint, go to her website, you can click on the link above and also sign up to receive her free one week trial. It is a good place to start. So good to hear from you both! Diana, can't wait to see you in St. George, and McKell, when are we going to Mexico??!!