Friday, August 21, 2009

Giveaway #3 - now closed!

It is week # 3 of our new design and we continue with our month of giveaways with giveaway #3! And we will pick 3 lucky winners to receive this week's giveaway!

This week we will be focusing on grocery budgeting and menu planning, so what better to giveaway than:
  • a pack of recipe cards,
  • a Weekly Menu and shopping list tablet that you can post on your refrigerator,
  • and my favorite - a Pampered Chef Season's Best cookbook!

Here's how you can enter:

  1. Subscribe to this blog by email or in a reader (new subscribers only) on the right. Leave a comment with your email address stating that you subscribed.
  2. Tell someone about this site. Leave a comment listing your email and who you told about this site. (max. 1 entry)
  3. Share with us in a comment your favorite budget-friendly, family-friendly recipe (with the approx cost to make it, if you can figure that out.) Make sure to leave your email address.

For bloggers:

  1. Post about this giveaway on your blog. Leave a comment with the url of your blog post.
  2. Grab my button on the right and post on your blog. Leave me a comment with your website/email letting me know you posted my button.

Good luck! The giveaway will close on Friday, August 21 at 9:00 pm EST. The 3 winners will be chosen by and notified by email.

Check out my budget-friendly, family-friendly recipe here! You can make it for $0.86 a serving!


  1. I told my friend Cindy about it.
    laura dot vandercook at gmail dot com

  2. One of our favorite cheap meals is Taco Lasagna.
    1/2 pound ground turkey sausage
    1 tablespoon homemade taco seasoning
    1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
    1 1/2 cups homemade refried beans
    4 tortillas
    1 cup of whatever cheese is cheapest (Cheddar, Colby, American)
    1/3 can diced tomatoes and green chilies
    1/4 cup onion, diced
    1/4 cup bell pepper, diced

    Cook meat with onions and bell pepper. Stir in everything but the cheese and tortillas. Place 2 tortillas on the bottom of a 2 qt casserole dish. Top with 1/2 of meat mixture. Top with 1/2 of cheese. Top with remaining tortillas. Tops with meat followed by cheese. Bake 30 minutes.

    For me this meal costs less than $3 to make in part because of the homemade ingredients and in part because of our garden where the onion and bell pepper came from.

  3. I signed up

  4. I told my friend Tisha

  5. I am sharing your giveaway with all of my feedreader friends. Whenever I come across a post that I like I just use my share button.

    This is a really nice giveaway. I am not familiar with "The Pampered Chef" but love cookbooks.

  6. I told my sis-in-law, Aja


  7. Here's my favorite inexpensive meal to make (Chicken Rice Casserole):

    1 can cheddar cheese soup
    1 can mushroom soup
    1 lb. boneless skinless breasts, cut in pieces
    3 potatoes, cubed
    2 cups white rice
    1 bag shredded cheddar cheese
    Optional: chopped broccoli

    Combine rice and both soups with 2 cups water in casserole dish, stir well. Add potatoes, chicken, broccoli (if desired), and top with shredded cheese. Bake covered at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 10-15 minutes. This meal serves my family of 4 for at least 2 separate meals.

    Approximate cost for meal:
    2 soups - $1.50
    Chicken - $3.00
    Potatoes - $ .50
    Rice - $ .50
    Cheese - $2.00
    Broccoli - $1.00
    TOTAL: $8.50 (or $4.25 per meal)


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