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My Morning Routine and a Freezer Cookbook giveaway! (Eat Well, Spend Less)

My morning and evening routines are what keep me going these days, it seems. Oh, I have to smile when I get emails like this one from my friend Maleesa:

How do you balance working out, cleaning, making meals, home schooling, blogging and lots more? I find that I have to force myself away from the computer and say I will do things and reward myself to get computer time. Do you have a limit of time? Or just when you have time? Or do you give only cetain times for it?

Honestly? It's as simple as doing the most important things first. And when something doesn't get done that day, I just let it go. Sometimes I let the cleaning go for a bit, and then I suddenly get fed up with the mess or dirt and that anger fuels a fast and furious cleaning or organizing event! Often, I make a "to do" list and then divide the chores among all of us.

I don't have a computer time limit, and that works for me because I am usually quite happy to leave it turned off and do other things. That doesn't work so well for blogging, but currently I am putting homeschooling, family time, exercise, and sleep ahead of blogging. I think I would go insane if I tried to blog while home alone with 5 kids! Then Joshua comes home and we like hanging out together in the evenings. :)

And then it's bed time. I've become a big baby about having to function on less than 8 hours of sleep; I much prefer mornings when my alarm goes (at 5am) and I get up feeling refreshed and ready to start the day.

Moshe (2)
Moshe (2) is often awake in the morning before I am!

So what do I do? I've really pared down to a few basics. My morning and evening routines keep me going and my kitchen happy. :)

Every evening:

Load and run dishwasher
Hang wet dish cloth(s) up to dry
Fill the Berkey with water
Open the (finished) dishwasher and shake water off the dishes

Every morning:

Put away clean dishes
Get out a fresh dish cloth
Serve breakfast

If I can keep these routines going (and I usually can!), we have plenty of clean, dry dishes (with minimal effort), non-stinky dish rags, and filtered drinking water. :)

Our breakfasts are often oatmeal in the microwave, bananas, or eggs and toast. After breakfast, we get started right away on school. School, school. Right now it takes a portion of my day and an even bigger portion of my energy!

Which is one of the reasons I was so excited to receive this book in the mail last week:

Jessica Fisher, the great lady behind Life As Mom and Good {Cheap} Eats, has a new cookbook full of awesome recipes and freezer tips! I'm picky about freezer meals, but I know I am going to LOVE trying her freezer meal recipes and suggestions. Jessica includes an extensive grocery list and various meal plan options for making a big freezer cooking day of it, but I'll just be trying recipes here and there as the fancy strikes, doubling the recipes and freezing extras.

Not Your Mother's Make-Ahead & Freeze Cookbook is nearly 400 pages and a bargain for ~$11 on Amazon. I vastly prefer a bound and printed book to the e-book format, and this cookbook comes in nice quality paper. (There's also a Kindle edition available.) I was given a copy to keep in exchange for doing this giveaway.

Giveaway: One person will win their own copy of Jessica's new book! Leave a comment on this post letting me know you'd like to be entered. (Be sure to include a way for me to contact you if you win.) Winner will be announced on Monday, October 22, 2012.

Eat Well, Spend Less series

This post is part of the Eat Well, Spend Less series! I'll be back with more from this series in a couple days! :)

Comments

Yay!

This looks great, thanks for the chance!

i am really loving simple

i am really loving simple mom
and all the new blogs im discovering because of it
already skimmed half of your posts here and man are they helpful!!!
i would love a chance to win that book
if i dont win it im probably buying it! :)
thanks for sharing with us!
tricia - mom of two little boys :)

cookbook giveaway!

I'd LOVE to be entered for this giveaway! With my full time job outside the house, it would be a HUGE help!

Kristi Cary
krdanielson at hotmail.com

Pick me ;)

I'd love to win this! :)
(zdafos@yahoo.com)

Pick me!

You amaze me at all you do. I was there once and know how tough it is. I would love to win!

Thanks for being so inspiring!

Hi Tammy,

Thanks for helping us see how you get it all done! Do you drink coffee or how do you handle the tiredness from waking up and feeding a baby at night and then getting up early?

I'd love to be entered in the giveaway. :)

Mrs.hlwarkentin @ gmail . com

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Coffee, tea, sleep, babies

I sometimes drink coffee or tea, but not always. Some days I love coffee, other days not. I'm not sure why?! :)

Channah sleeps with me so I don't really wake up with her during the night... just roll over, get her nursing again, and fall right back to sleep. Love that! ;)

For a newborn, I try to go to bed early and spend 9-10 hours for "sleep" to make up for the time spent awake during the night. It doesn't always work out, but I've learned to make sleep a priority and sleeping with my babies has worked well for me.

I can tell that when I've gotten 8 hours of sleep I am a " morning person" -- I wake up (with the alarm) ready to start the day! Considering that my 3 boys (ages 8, 6, and 2) are very much "morning people", it's best if I can start the day "on time" and mentally alert. ;)

P.S. I only get up early because I have to -- I get Joshua's breakfast/lunch ready and the kids are often awake before my alarm goes anyway! It can be difficult to go to bed early enough to get 8 hours of sleep before 5am. Joshua and I love talking and spending time together too... just don't want anyone thinking I'm a saint for getting up at 5... I think 7 would be nicer. ;)

Contest

I love Fish Mama's blogs and would love to win her book :)

I would love ideas for meals

I would love ideas for meals to make ahead and freeze.

Thank you,

erlichtamar at gmail dot com

cookbook giveaway

I'd love a copy of this book!
leatha.arant@gmail.com

book offer

Would love to try put this book!!
chantel_lloyd@msn.com

Cookbook giveaway

Mhmm...I would love to win this! dreamer426 at gmail dot com

cookbook giveaway

I'd love to use this book!
wjm1974@hotmail.com

Thanks!

looks awesome

The book sounds like a gem. :)

-TC
counting_shipwrecks at yahoo dot com

cookbook!

Would love to win one of these!

hsmom2hs@gmail.com

Looks great

I'd love to win a copy of this cookbook.
lildebbie 77 at gmail
(take out the spaces)

Yay!

I'd love to win the cook book, thank you!
stephaniekrier@gmail.com

I would love this book!

I would love to win this book! I cook ahead all the time but I haven't cooked any freezer meals yet.
Lyn
joelynkat@insightbb.com

I am definitely interested

I am definitely interested in the cookbook! I have been enjoying freezer cooking for a while now, and I am always interested in finding new-to-me, yet tested recipes that will freeze well.

~ Melinda ~
wholesomewomanhood AT gmail DOT com

freezer book giveaway

Would love to win this!
Tami @ atnewman@embarqmail.com

This looks great!

Hope to win!

Jcrgarst at gmail dot com

Yay!

I'd LOVE to be entered for this giveaway! Thanks!!
barbarapalermo AT gmail DOT com

I would love this

I have just started freezer cooking this past month and have been scrounging everywhere for good, healthy meals that freeze well and that my family will eat. I am open to exploring all possibilities. michelle (at) northofthe49 (dot) com

Would love to have this book!

Would love to win it!

Elizabeth

elizabethsgems@gmail.com

So cool!

I would love, love to win this book! I will be sharing it with my freezer cooking group. We meet one every two months or so and this would spice it up! Thanks for he opportunity! (angelajiniel [at] gmail [dot] com)

Fun Giveaway!

I would love to win this cookbook; it sounds great! I need some help with getting meals ready ahead of time so I don't end up just throwing something together at the last minute. Thanks for the giveaway!
Cathy B.
theburns.fam@verizon.net

I love her blogs too!

and would love to be entered for a chance to win her book.

Kris K
tohappy2h8 at the yahoo

Book

I would love to win this book! I love Jessica's freezer cooking recipes!
katienichol1@gmail.com

I would love to win this

I would love to win this book!
couponcutie2012@gmail.com

freezer cookbook giveaway

I could really use this cookbook.

Alana
dewittab@gmail.com

I'd LOVE to win!

This sounds like a book I need...I have trouble knowing what meals would be good to freeze for later, and maybe it would motivate me to do it more. I'd love to have some meals in the freezer, for those extra busy times...or when I just don't feel like cooking! :-))

oops

Ok...forgot to leave my e-mail. LOL dapperdoxie at gmail.com.

Awesome! I've been trying

Awesome! I've been trying to do more freezer cooking now that we have a baby. It's so much easier to have dinner ready on a crazy day when I haven't had time to make something/

book giveaway

I would love to win a copy of this book! intheduckblind at alaska dot net

I want it!!

Jessica always inspires me to do freezer cooking. However, I lack the follow through:)

Lattylou1 at yahoo

Free Book

I would like to enter,, I have a small family and your Wheat bread recipe is our family favorite. It's hard to find a good single loaf recipe.
soccerbenny@yahoo.com

Thanks

Thanks for the giveaway!
lldcandles@yahoo.com
Laura

Thank you for the chance to win such a great prize

I love cookbooks and trying new recipes. wade.cheryl (at) gmail.com

Freezer Cooking Book

I did a lot of freezer cooking before I had my last baby this past February, and it worked out so well. I am facing thyroid surgery in the coming months and am planning to stock my freezer before the surgery. I would love to win this book and have a few new recipes to try!
Megan
mrshawkins at wowway dot com

Book giveaway

I would love to win! I so enjoy both your & Jessica's blogs. You both always inspire me in the kitchen. Thanks!

meimei.odonnell@gmail.com

Make ahead and freeze cookbook

Thank you Tammy for your blog, Its something I look forward to reading every week, May Yeshua richly bless you, Joshua and your 5 beautiful children!

tkmcmullen5@msn.com

Cookbook give a way

Count me in!
accrisanti at yahoo dot com

Coleen

I'd love a chance to win !

Please do enter me in the giveaway! I really want to try to cook ahead more often. This book looks great !

clemmern (at) ymail (dot) com

Freezer Cookbook

Would love to win this book. Having meals in the freezer is such a blessing. I do appreciate your website and have enjoyed trying many of your recipes. Thank you for the time and effort you put into this.

great giveaway!

I would love a copy of this book! alvarezbren at aol dot com
thanks!

Cookbook

I would love to win this cookbook. I have tried freezer cooking before and it did not go well.

my.mel.box @ hotmail . com

:)

Please enter me.
sarina at scualum dot com

Give-away

I totally understand the "school, school, school" and all the energy it requires. I could definitely use this kind of cook book.

courtneylemon83@gmail.com

I want to win!

kyrabeatty@gmail.com

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I'd love to have some more

I'd love to have some more freezer recipes on hand. :)

kahlesbreeze at gmail dot com

LOVE pulling dinner out of

LOVE pulling dinner out of the freezer knowing it only has to heat up! :)

cutnwrap at yahoo dot com

cookbook

Would love to own this! Thanks for the chance!

haratfamily@gmail.com

Please enter me

Thanks for this great giveaway! sar(no space)jansen at yahoo you know the rest :)

This is what I need lol!!

I would love to win this cookbook!

amyvincent83@gmail.com

would love this

would love this book!
gkuroda(at)gmail(d0t)com

Thank you for the opportunity to enter to win the cookbook.

I definitely WANT and Need this cookbook. I am trying to find recipes that I can freeze to fill up my and my family and friend's freezers.

I so need new ideas for

I so need new ideas for freezer meals! I get easily burned out on making the same meals over and over and would love some new ideas for ones that can be batch cooked for the freezer!

dodsonmom@gmail.com

Giveaway

I would like to enter. It sound like a really good cookbook.
Thanks, Kimberly
www.anathomedaughter.blogspot.com
novachick1 at yahoo dot com

This book

would be a fabulous book to own! I love having at least few meals in the freezer for those days that don't go so well.

Alisa
gordandalisa at gmail dot com

what an amazing give-away!

I really need to start making my life easier! Boy would this help!

Lets (dot) All (dot) Laugh (at) Gmail (dot) com

Looks good

I would love to try this cookbook. day_hannah at Yahoo dot com

I would LOVE to win this!

I would LOVE to win this! Thanks for the chance. :) It was fun to read about your morning and evening routines, too. I really need to get back on track with mine!

Carrie
cmarkey99 (at) gmail (dot) com

to be entered...

I would love to be entered for a chance to win her book! Thanks for all you do!

I need a good cookbook

I would love to win a freezer cook book, it would help my family a ton! (Working late nights at a restaurant doesn't help, they don't like my salad and usually ask for pizza...) jjdolphine at yahoo dot com

I'd love to win a copy of

I'd love to win a copy of the freezer cooking book!

This would be a fantastic

This would be a fantastic book to have. I don't home school but life is busy and some days taking a meal out of the freezer is very helpful!

Thank you

Would love to get my hands on this please

Rantings.etc@gmail.com

freezer cooking

my stove/oven has been out for over a week and it will be another couple weeks before i get a working one, this would be great for when it's up and running...i'll be tired of microwave/crockpot and toaster oven

thanks!

thanks for the giveaway :)
vicki - gardengal08 @ gmail . com

cookbook giveaway

I would love to win this cookbook - I'm always looking for good freezer recipes!
leoandrenae@hotmail.com

please throw my name in the hat

That looks like a great book. We are a large homeschooling family, too, and I usually feel like I am just barely keeping my nose above the water. By the way, I used some of your freezer recipes the last time I learned I was expecting. I knew I had at the most two weeks before nausea hit and I filled up the freezer. It was a big help!

Charmin
sevenmeadows at gmail dot com

Cook book

I need a good cookbook with some guidance on what meals freeze well (although I have successfully used some of your freezer favourites too!)
hopingtowin at gmail dot com

Cool!

Throwing my post "on the pile"! Would love to have this cookbook.

conniereagan at gmail dot com

Life saver?

I think I would do much better with following the kind of eating plan I *want* to follow, if I had some good reliable recipes for the freezer, so I can cook when I feel like it / have time, and still have good healthy food for those late nights when I just don't have the energy.

Michelle
y o u n 1 3 4 at bell south dot net

Cookbook Giveaway

Thanks for the chance to win! ~Lynne B
bluehydrangea at gmail dot com

I would love a chance at

I would love a chance at this cookbook. It sounds like it has some very valuable information and recipes!
bertschbunch at q dot com

Freezer Cookbook!

Thank you for this opportunity to win a freezer cookbook. I really need some new recipes!
romischlem@gmail.com

cookbook

If these recipes are as good as Tammy's... I would love to win it!

Choose me!

I love your blog and I'm a big Fish Mama fan, too. In fact, I've already bought my copy of the book and I'd love to give one to my sweet sis/ cousin for a wedding gift! Thanks for the opportunity!

Amy.robles@gmail.com

:D

What a great contest! camtdo@gmail.com

cook book

I would like my name entered in to win the cook book. I need help with easy freezer meals. I have two one is 6 and one is almost 1. My almost one year old has been very sick since they day she was born. They think she may have cystic fibrous and if she does it means a lot of doctors visits. Her doctor is 4 hours from my house. So it would be nice to have meals in the freezer for my husband for when he gets home from work. My email address is dasiymay2006@gmail.com

Cook Book

I would LOVE to win this book. Thanks :)
carandrew726@yahoo.com

Berkey

Do you have drain your Berkey? Should you? If so, can the filters turn upside down or not? I keep wondering!

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No... the only draining is

No... the only draining is when we use the water. The filters are only able to be installed in one way.

cook book

I really need this cook book. My daughter who is almost 1 may have cystic fibrous. Which means alot of doctors appointments and her doctor is 4 hours away. Freezer meals will help me on days when she is feeling good and on days hen i have to go the doctor so my husband has an easy dinner when he home from work.

I would love to be entered

I would love to be entered for the giveaway! I'm currently preggo with #2 and I have been scouring your site for all your freezer meals.. Trying to plan ahead so things will be easier

Cook Book

I would love to win such a great cook book! Thanks for the give-a-way!

Giveaway

I'd love to win this cookbook! Thank you for the opportunity!!

rrgoff06 at gmail dot com

book

I would love to win the cookbook!!

Freezer cookbook

I would love to win this book! I've recently been researching Once a month cooking and would love recipes. Thanks
Jen. jdemlein13@comcast.net

Giveaway!

Please enter me in the giveaway!! I would love to have make ahead meals for our busy family! You can reach me at mhwoolly@yahoo.com! :)

Freezer cook Book

Wow! What a nice book! What a nice giveaway!

Thanks!

surprisedbygrace@live(dot)com

Cook Book sounds wonderful

I have often wished i did the freezing of meals, this would be a terrific thing to win.
Thank you for the opportunity
Jnona

djrohde@comcast.net

cookbook giveaway

Please enter me.
andreaschwen at yahoo dot com

Giveaway

I have been reading about this book and would love to win it. Thanks!
zahaykevich@yahoo.com

Please enter me!

I would love to win this!

Vicky
my4pickles@yahoo.com

Cookbook Give Away!!

I just found your site. AND I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!! Would LOVE to have the cookbook. I collect them.

pcbnana1@yahoo.com

thanks for the giveaway!

We have a new baby in the house and this cookbook would be so helpful!
lynn.m.kane at gmail dot com

I would love the chance to

I would love the chance to win this cookbook. I love to freeze dinners for the times I don't feel well or too busy. I usually make things ahead for my husband also, for when he travels out of town for weeks at a time for work. I mostly make lots of quiche at a time and place in ziplock bags, soups, and lasagna. I would love to learn new recipes for the freezer.
I also want to take this time to tell you that you have the prettiest babies. Love your blog, recipes, tips, and family stories.
If you are ever in Colorado, you should take a tour of the Celestial tea factory. It is a great tour with free samples.

I would love to win this.

I would love to win this. Thank you for the chance to enter.

Andrea D.
short74717@msn.com

On my Christmas list

I have this book on my Christmas list and would love to win it!
aegossett@hotmail.com

I would love to win the

I would love to win the book.

beesweet12@att.net

Cookbook

Thanks for the giveaway, I would love to win!
Steph
star_catcher29@yahoo.com

Thanks for a great giveaway!

I hope I win!
blubookworm2005@aol.com

Yes

I would love to win. I'm in a similar boat.

I, too, am interested in

I, too, am interested in this book. I'm a 41 year old mom to 3 (8, 7 and 3 1/2) and would love to actually put meals into the freezer instead of just ingredients. I've been following your blog for a long time now and usually don't do this kind of thing, but I think I need the motivation (and you are a great motivator).

Sincerely,
Lisa Herman
lisaandbaby2003 @ gmail.com

I would love to have a copy

I would love to have a copy of Jessica's book - I really need some new inspiration for freezer meals, and some help would be great!

Wonderful! rachel_kay17@yahoo

Wonderful!

rachel_kay17@yahoo.com

I would love to win.

I would love to win.

I'd love to win

I'd be thrilled to win this book! I stumbled on your blog a few weeks back and love the kitchen tip Tuesday series...so far I've gone back 30 pages. I had twins in June and went back to work full time in September so I have to have something to do during the times I pump and 1 page of kitchen tip Tuesday usually is good for 1 pumping. It's interesting reading someone's life in reverse and I was pleasently surprised to read that you're local (I'm in Kingston) and I can relate with your blogs about blackberries and rain. Lol. I'm really enjoying it and have been inspired to make kefir milk (found a gal that was giving away grains for a small donation) make freezer meals, and make beans in my crockpot (for the freezer too!) Thanks for blogging!
sophiegurley@gmail.com

Thanks For All That You Share

I'd like to be entered (please and thank you). devotedwife@gmail.com

Thank you for the chance to win

I would love this book. I have had my eye on it for awhile now.

teresaleskew@cox.net

Cookbook

I would love to enter for this book as our 7th child is due in less than 3 months, time to stock the freezer.

emmamommy2000at yahoodotcom

New(ish) Reader and Giveaway

I stumbled on your blog a few months ago via OrgJunkie's Meal Plan Monday link-up, in search of homemade condensed "cream of" soup... I'd love to win the giveaway -- I keep wondering how to find more fast, healthy ways to get dinner on the table during the work week!
indiegrrl83@gmail.com

cookbook

MY SIL passed away last week, leaving my brother to raise 2 teen aged grandsons. I have offered to do some meal preparation for them and this cookbook sounds like it would be very helpful.
AFS
sweetmem-at- juno-dot-com

I really really want to get

I really really want to get my hands on that cookbook! I love freezer cooking and am always looking for new recipes!

My email for the above

My email for the above comment is lora at mortier dot org. Sorry I didn't put it in there! I expected a form to pop up and ask for my name, email and website!

I'd love to win this book

Would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance!
marysunshine76 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Cookbook drawing!

I would love to be entered for the cookbook! I also wanted to say I've really enjoyed reading your blog. I don't usually comment, but I have shared your blog with my friends who also enjoy it. Thanks for sharing your life with us!

ifoxbox at yahoo dot com

I'd love to win.

This would be perfect. I'd love to win this.

Love your blog and Jessica's too :)

Hi Tammy, I would be so thrilled to win a copy of Jessica's book. I have been a long time follower of both of your blogs and they have encouraged and inspired me to be cheerfully frugal and creative in the kitchen. Thank you! sadiemelliott @ yahoo. com

I would love to win

Thanks for the giveaway. I, like many others, could use this book. Love your site!
Sandra
sandraduke@verizon.net

Giveaway

I would love to win this!
Bwoody70 AT gmail DOT com

Cookbook

I would love to win the cookbook!
Beth Bxianesq (at) comcast (dot)net

Cookbook

I would love this book. It seems there are not enough hours in the day for busy moms to get everything accomplished. Thanks for the chance to win :)

thralvr@yahoo.com

looks great, I'd love to win!

looks great, I'd love to win!

Love the idea!

Never been too successful with freezer cooking, but this catches my attention-a totally fresh look at it...I would love to win this cookbook and give it a try-- especially during the busy Christmas holidays. Count me in please...thx!
kmnutter@me.com

Love to try the recipes in this book

I like Jessica's blogs and would love to have her cookbook--thanks for the chance.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

I would love to have this

I would love to have this book!! Thank you!
presprizes at gmail dot com

Cookbook Giveaway

I'm a fan of Jessica's blog and would love to win her cookbook!

brewcrew27@comcast.net

Please enter me

I would love to win this cookbook. I think it would be a tremendous help to our busy family. thefiveharts at yahoo dot com

Great giveaway

I would love a copy of this book!

Pick me!

I'd love to win this book!
Katherine
peachykeen817 at hotmail dot com

Please enter me

Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of this cookbook. Looks like a great cookbook. I read the description at amazon and love that it does not include a lot of casserole recipes and recipes with canned soup. opalina @ earthlink dot net

Please enter me

My fingers are crossed - I would love to win this book!

I'd love to try this

I'd love to try this cookbook!

yelowfinns @ gmail

Would love to win!

I really want to win this cookbook! I am ready to stock the freezer! Angie at aargo@comcast.net. Thank you!

Cheryl-giveaway

I would love this book- it looks great- love our website- brightbeginningscenter@yahoo.coom

sorry- meant to say love

sorry- meant to say love YOUR website! Cheryl

Love the idea!

Heard about freezer meals before but never gave them a chance.
Now I'm ready...count me in!
knnutter@me.com

Pick me! Pick me! I NEED

Pick me! Pick me! I NEED this book! I used to do once a month cooking but have gotten away from it and need a "push" back in that direction. It really made my day to day so less stressful, one less thing to think about...what to cook for dinner? THAT one usually hits me first thing in the morning and is a lingering question all day long. With OAMC you just send the kids to the freezer to pick out dinner. Easy and delicious!

cookbook giveaway

This sounds like a very useful book. I'd love to be entered to win. Thanks

joosbornenc at yahoo dot com

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Sounds like an amazing book!

Sounds like an amazing book! Would love to be entered! Your routine sounds nice and simple.... I think we as moms place way too high expectations on ourselves and as a result we end up confused why it just doesn't work.... Simple ways may not sound like enough but it adds up and makes things function better!

I'd love to win this. In

I'd love to win this. In fact, I realllly need this. Homeschooling takes up the majority of my day. I need to plan ahead when it comes to meals. :)

Stephanie

smk0817@aol.com

Cookbook

Please enter me into the cookbook giveaway.

LJNord@aol.com

I would love to win this

I would love to win this cookbook. I have looked at it at the bookstore and it looks amazing. I Thanks. skturg@comcast.net

Please enter me for the cookbook

I would love to win her cookbook.I receive both yours and her's newsletter's and have learned so much from the two of you. maryoneday@yahoo dot com

Please enter me in the contest

I would love to win this book! It sounds wonderful!
Trudi tbrcspirit@aol.com

Would love to win

Please enter me. I would love to win this book.
bjr1115 at comcast dot net
Thanks

Book Giveaway

Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you.
mmwonder at wvi.com

Would love to win this

Would love to win this book!

fperkins2000 @ gmail.com

Great Book!

Love this lady's books, and would truly love to win a copy of this one! Thanks so much for the chance, and I'm lovin' your blog!

retrogranniecooks at gmail dot com

Website and Giveaway

I would like to be entered in your giveaway, but I also wanted to let you know how much I enjoy/learn from your website! I like the simplicity of ideas and very down to earth answers to today's living! I grew up in a much calmer/quieter/less stressful time (50's) and would love to have my family to strive for those elements in their lives....I feel you site helps to go down the road to that goal. Have a wonderfully blessed day and thank you....Debbie
dnelson252@earthlink.net

I would like to be entered

I miss (but absolutely understand and support your priorities!) your more frequent blogging.

I would love to win! Please

I would love to win! Please enter me.

egan_rachel@yahoo.com

Giveaway

Would LOVE to win this cookbook, LOVE her blog and yours, of course.

orgdeb@yahoo.com

Looks good!

I've been seeing this around blogs and would love to win one! Thanks for the giveaway!
Heather
fuerniss at hotmail dot com

Freezer Cookbook giveaway

I would love to win a copy of this new freezer cookbook.
connors26 at att.net

cook book give away

I would like to win this book. My daughter would really enjoy this as she works full time and if I win will give it to her for her birthday. Really enjoy your blog.

cbsaboe@gmail.com

This book would come in handy

Soon I am to be awarded the custody of my nephew and his brother and this book would be amazing and very helpful - thank you for offering a chance to get one

this would be SO helpful!!!

I would love to have the help to make dinner get on the table quicker so I would love to have the book. Thanks for teh chance.

Kris chattykris@yahoo.com

Thanks!
Kris

Not Your Mother's Cookbook

I love to do freezer cooking! There is nothing more rewarding than to hear of a friend/neighbor who needs a meal & you have one to share waiting in your freezer! I always need new recipes & ideas for things other than the same old casseroles. lldietz@gmail.com

I would love to

I would love to win!
Sammyripp.shopping@gmail.comjam

I would love, love to have

I would love, love to have this book!

Cookbook Giveaway

I'm trying to do more and more "at home" cooking. Currently we do "Soup Night" once a week where I make a pot of homemade soup once a week and I'm trying to bake bread more often. I've a loaf of bread rising in the oven even as I type this, With both of us working and going to school, it's a challenge.

We have a small upright freezer that we just need to get emptied and defrosted and then I want to refill it with make ahead stuff. Chopped veggies for soups, homemade beans made from dried beans, some freezer meals - stuff like that. So, I'm always on the hunt for cookbooks, recipes and ideas I can incorporate into that.

clwiltsie@gmail.com

LOVE Freezer Cooking!

I would be super thrilled to win this book! I just started freezer cooking and would love some new recipes. Thanks for the opportunity!

Please enter me

I would love to be entered for a chance to win!

Make-Ahead & Freeze Book

Hi Tammy! I would love a copy of this book to help our family time to be less hectic. The idea of healthy frozen meals is quite an appealing one, especially since I'd know there were no allergens hiding within the ingredients, nor anything un-kosher to worry about (since I'd be the one making it)! Thanks for all your time and efforts with this blog. It truly is a blessing to many of us!

~Pam E

contest

After being a stay at home mom for 8 years, I have gone back to work. We can no longer make it on one income due to medical costs. I am in a food rut and need some help. This book is exactly what I need! I love your blog, and have following it for years. Thanks for the contest and constant inspiration! MistyG
mgorman7@hotmail.com

Thanks For All That You Share

I don't see my comment from last night, so I'm trying again. I'd like to be entered in the drawing (please & thank you).

devotedwife@gmail.com

Jessica's Book

I'd love to cook with this book.

skiulatr at paul bunyan dot net

I don't know how you do it!

I don't know how you do it! I'm exhausted with just three little ones! I would love to learn to make some better freezer meals :)

lucycontest at gmail.com

I'd like a freezer cookbook

I've been slowly learning to prepare things for the freezer rather than simply freezing leftovers. I'd love Jessica's book to have more ideas.

strivingtobeunique at gmail

Make ahead and freeze cookbook drawing

Please enter me into this drawing. Thanks. lmusser1@gmail.com

good for you for keeping your priorities

it does sound like a helpful book. but i'm most proud that you have chosen your priorities and kept them. well done!

Sign me up! amandakemp at

Sign me up!

amandakemp at ymail dot com

um, oops

the comment that said "well done" for keeping your priorities is from me: cotomwed at yahoo dot com

thanks.

Giveaway Entry

This book would be wonderful for a busy family of 10! rsmanyblessings@hotmail.com

Make-Ahead & Freeze Book

This sounds like a good book.

mccroanjp@yahoo.com

I would love to win this

I would love to win this cookbook!!

book

I want to be entered. Thank you!

I would like to add new

I would like to add new freezer recipes to my menu! I love the freezer, and love when it's full of food that's ready-to-go!!

klchr at hotmail dot com

I would love to win

Jessica's cookbook. I tried to comment earlier but think I did something wrong.
Sheilaglaurence @ gmail.com

Love this post!

Thanks for the chance to win an awesome book! ( goddess_jenny @ mystic.caverns.net )

Cookbook

I would LOVE to have a copy of Jessica's Not Your Mother's Make-Ahead & Freeze Cookbook. Thanks for the chance to win! vickievers at msn dot com

I love trying new freezer

I love trying new freezer recipes and this book looks great. my freezer is bare right now and I could use some new inspiration! beckylamunyon at gmail dot com

Thanks for the blog

I would love to win this!

rjmeems@sbcglobal.net

I need some new life in my

I need some new life in my freezer cooking!

Thanks for the chance to win

Thanks for the chance to win this great looking cook book. I can be reached at gmail hmbsheehan. Great site!

Cookbooks are my weakness...

I love your ideas of keeping a simple routine in the morning and at night. That is what works for me. :)

Cookbook

Please enter me for the book drawing!

erikasoloj @gmail dot com

cookbook

I want it!

Cookbook

I loooove her recipes

jbnemecek@hotmail.com

I would love to win, thank

I would love to win, thank you for entering me in the drawing!
lisa.suit@yahoo.com

thanks!

I would love to be entered.

I'd so love to have a copy

I'd so love to have a copy of this cookbook! I freezer cook already for my large family but am always looking for new recipes to try. Thanks!

Sherry
hydens@foryou.net

Cookbook

I would love to win this cookbook. Thanks!
tiffany at rodi dot net

I already have this book but

I already have this book but I would love to win it for my daughter in law who has 4 children under 6 years old, including 2 year old twins.

Willie Mitchell nannypoo@triad.rr.com

Pick me-pick me-pick me...

Enter me please :)

Pick me forgot to leave my

Pick me forgot to leave my contact info...
jvplus5@gmail.com

What an AWESOME giveaway!!!

I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to WIN this Make Ahead and Freeze Cookbook!!! - Thanks for a chance to win!

mlsims@bellsouth.net

Excited for the chance to win this!!

Hi Tammy,
I've been wanting to buy this book but haven't wanted to spend the money right now. My family could really benefit from some make-ahead meals at this time. Thanks for this opportunity to win it! I love your site, it's a great resource for me.
Michelle Zang

please enter me in the giveaway

This cookbook looks great.
Angelina, literatus2 at gmail.com

Wahoo!

I'd love to win a copy of this cookbook!
melissanwill@gmail.com

Freezer Cookbook

Would love to win this - thanks for the chance!

Nicki
fromnicki2u@hotmail.com

Cookbook giveaway!

Would love to be entered in to this drawing. I've been wanting to have some freezer recipes because I hate cooking and it's always a chore to figure out what to make for dinner every night. I desperately need some more ideas and having a supply of freezer meals to just pull out and cook would be great! Thanks much!
- Kristi - mommyslilmen@gmail.com

Would like to try this cook-book

Thank you for your posts! They are really helping our family to stay organized and on-budget!

Cookbook

Would love to try this cookbook!
Thanks for the giveaway

Euroduck111(at)hotmail(dot)com

freezer cookbook

I would luv to win a copy of the cookbook!

jennyarzola (at) yahoo (dot) com

Looks like a great book.

Looks like a great book. And thanks for all your tips on your routine!

arecord @ gmail . com

freezer cookbook giveaway

Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of this cookbook!

Really Excited About This Cookbook

I would adore winning this cookbook! I've got it on my must-have list!!!

ltjacobs704 at aol dot com

Cookbook

I would love this cookbook, it just sounds perfect!

Make Ahead Cookbook

I'd love to win a copy of the book - I'm tired of freezing the same things over and over.

Contact info"
couponerica (at) gmail (dot) com

Cookbook

Please enter me in the drawing:)

I'd love to win

Please enter me crystal45614 @ yahoo.com

Cookbook give away

Thank you for the chance to receive this book, I would love to win this book and love your blog.
b102073l@gmail.com

Cookbook give away

Thank you for the chance to receive this book, I would love to win this book and love your blog.
b102073l@gmail.com

This cookbook would be a blessing to my family

I've heard so many good things about this cookbook! With homeschooling I could really use a book that will make feeding my family nutritious meals easier.

Jonandmeganbahr@yahoo.com

Cookbook

This cookbook looks like it would be great to win! -Amanda Y. (ayyogurt)(at)(yahoo)(dotcom)

Cookbook

I would love to win this.

angelaklenke@msn.com

Cookbook Giveaway!

I would like to be entered for the freezer cookbook giveaway. Thank you.
primabee at hotmail dot com

Freezer Cookbook

This cookbook would be perfect for my busy lifestyle. Would love to a winner!

Colleen M.
marsbarmom@cox.net

Looks like a great cookbook!

Looks like a great cookbook! I would love the chance to win, thanks. :)

Cookbook chance

I would love to win a good book. Now you've got me looking at the Berkey. I think I need one!

Cookbook

would love to have that cookbook! I have just started using some of your food freezing tips in the last month and they have been very helpful!

Freezer Cookbook

I would love to win the cookbook. I just got a new freezer so now I need to know how to fill it wizely!

scrappinamanda at gmail dot com

Cookbook

This would be great for my little family. Or maybe I'd give it to my newlywed sister?

Cookbook

I love your recipes and would love this book!
cheercloverson at aol dot com

Enter me!

That book looks awesome. I'd love a chance to win it.

Daylightfading20@gmail.com

Please pick me!

Please pick me! Please!
Michelle
chellebelle_(at) hotmail (dot) com

Cookbook

Would love this book!
lawanakgray(at)gmail(dot)com

Cookbook!

I'd love to wi this cookbook!

Yahoo email:
Paxetbonum52

cookbook entry

I would love to try more freezer cooking. Lindsaylou_19@yahoo.com

Cookbook

I really want to win this cookbook!
jennlynnthomas @ gmail . com

Would love to win this!

Freezer meals save me so much time on busy weeknights, so I'd love to try some new recipes out from this cookbook!

Tracy Dowds
tracy.rebello@gmail.com

Drawing Entry - Thank you!

Thank you for your faithfulness in blogging, in the midst of living life! My family has fallen in love with your recipe for freezer burritos! We homeschool, too, and having something quick and easy (and delicious) baking in the oven while we get work done has been super energy saver for me! Please enter me in the drawing for the freezer cookbook - it looks interesting! My email address is jamie at seasidetechnology dot com . Thank you!

cookbook

Cookbook looks very interesting - would love to have a copy.

giveaway

I would love a copy of this cookbook!

Heather

What a great giveaway! I would love to win this cookbook!

southernpinklemonade@gmail.com

cookbook giveaway

I would love a copy of this book!

mama2mygirlz@yahoo.com

Giveaway

Hi Tammy,
I would love to be entered to win the cookbook. With two kids and a big house to clean I don't have much time for cooking dinner. This would be a huge help. Thanks again!

~Jazmin
(alyssajianna@yahoo.com)

I love cooking tips!

Please count me in, this cookbook sounds so helpful! L ove your blog as well :) creedamy at ya hoo (dot) co m

cookbook

Count me in!
christenharlowe at yahoo dot com

Giveaway

I'd like to be entered to win the book. It looks awesome and helpful!

Lindsey
leglasheen@gmail.com

Giveaway

I would love to win this giveaway, I am transitioning to a new job, and I think this would be really helpful!

giveaway cookbook

Hi Tammy,
I would like to be able to win the cookbook!!

thank you,
karina

theallens8768@gmail.com

awesome

Thank you for the suggestions and fun giveaway! laceyrose (dot) 1 (at) juno.com

Giveaway

I would love to win!

Cookbook giveaway

What a lovely giveaway! I would like to be entered.
ankerfamly@juno.com

Giveaway

Please enter me. I'd love to win this!
Thanks!

tiffanyslack at gmail.com

Giveaway

I'd love to win!

Giveaway!

I'm excited about this book, thanks! carrie dot hare at gmail dot com

giveaway

Thanks for hosting the giveaway! I'd love to win this one!
aimeemussman at gmail dot com

Hi, please enter me in this

Hi, please enter me in this giveaway! you can reach me at jstrache AT gmail DOT com

Giveaway!

I love your blog. Have been a follower for quite awhile. :)
This cookbook looks really good. I would love to win it. Thanks either way!
Stephanie P
nvlynnae@yahoo.com
http://stephanie-thejourney.blogspot.com/

This cookbook would be such

This cookbook would be such a blessing to us! Hkwhite1115 at gmail dot com

I'd love to win Jessica's

I'd love to win Jessica's new cookbook!

miscjc at hotmail dot com

I would love to win a copy

I would love to win a copy of this book! Thanks for the opportunity.
MaryBeth Loewen
msmarybeth at gmail dot com

Sounds good!

Enter me, please!:)

great giveaway

wow thanks for the great giveaway!! please enter me in:
lilsleeepy (at) gmail (dot) com

Giveaway

I would love to have this book.

Ennter me please! HLN

heatherneroy at gmail dot com

Cookbook

I would love to win a copy of this cookbook!

crystalr410@yahoo.com

giveaway

I'd love to get this cookbook! Freezing leftovers is the only way we get to eat nourishing food most of the time, and it's always nice to have new recipes to try! :) msy719 at gmail dot com

I would love to win this

I would love to win this book...it looks great!!!

js5munro@windstream.net

Give a way

Would love it!

Giveaway

Ohhhh, I want this book so much! I am always looking for new freezer meals, but we are so bored with our usuals I don't make them often anymore. :o( This would be such a help! Thanks for the chance!

matthollycart@gmail.com

Giveaway

Enter me, please!
~ Mrs. Taft

Giveaway

I'd love to win this book! I'm trying to do more freezer cooking to help on the nights when my husband is in school and I'm scrambling to cook with 2 little ones at my feet. :)

jacknjackie [at] gmail [dot] com

Giveaway

I would love that book! Freezer cooking is a life-saver.
paulwo@comcast.net

I want to win!

Kyra
kyrabeatty@gmail.com

Sounds Great!

I'm in the same boat you are. I'd love to have a cookbook full of freezer meals to help save some time at the same time feeding my family well.

I would love this book!

I would love this book! Thanks!
crystalgail79 at gmail dot com

I need to win this book!

I just started following your yummy recipes on Pinterest. I also love the tips on your morning and evening routines. My children are in college now but live at home, but it doesn't get any easier to keep house with 4 adults, either! I would love to be able to prepare and freeze entire meals for the week. It would save us from overspending by ordering or eating out so much (a habit I need to curb). Hope to hear from you soon!!!

Miriam
Miriam.Clemente@laborfinders.com

Giveaway

Would love to win the book.

Great Book!

I would love the opportunity to win this book. I have recently purchased a chest freezer for my girlfriend and her 2 boys (age 6,3) and this would be a great way to help fill up the freezer and save us some time!!!

Yes please!

I would love to read this cookbook and see all the yummy recipes :)
Jenn R
jenny_bean16@hotmail.com

Preparing for new baby

I would love to win a copy of the cookbook. I am in the process of preparing freezer meals for after our 2nd baby comes (in 28 days, eep!!), and would love to have some different recipes to use so that my hubby doesn't get bored with what I am fixing.

Great giveaway!

Freezer cooking is awesome and this cookbook would be fabulous!

buckeyechik at gmail dot com

Giveaway

I would love to win a copy of the cook book!

Mary Porter
mary.katherine.porter@gmail.com

Thanks!

I'd love to win a copy of

I'd love to win a copy of this book
I'm a friend on my fitness so you can contact me that way or here.
Heather

I would love to win too, if it's not too late

Sounds like a helpful book.
Lora

I would love to be entered

I would love to be entered (if I'm not too late). Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful book! (sweepluv09 at gmail.com)

freezer cookbook

I would love this book.

Cookbook GIveaway

Please include me in the Freezer Cookbook Give-away! Thanks!

Cookbook Giveaway

Oop! Forgot to give you my email address for cookbook giveaway! AvaS101@aol.com. Thanks!

hi! would love to win this

i just posted a comment but not sure where it went

triciapaoluccio at gmail.com is my email

anyway
thanks again for all you do
love this blog and simple mom and all the new blogs i learn of because of simple mom!

tricia - mom of two little boys:)

Giveaway

I would love to win this book! I find that the only way to stay sane when our family comes home to visit is to cook ahead or I miss all of the fun stuff and grandchildren time.

Giveaway

I'd love to win the book. Hopefully it's not too late to enter.
Thanks for your great blog.
I love your recipes!

mpierce0602 at msn.com

Giveaway

I would love to win this book.

piano mom 02 at g mail dot com

Monica

giveaway

Would like to win the book.

Cookbook

Pick me pick me! I love freezer meals! Reach me at jodyniebuhr@yahoo.com.

Giveaway

I would love to win the cookbook, but its my freezer that really wants to win it. I find the day is always better when I know whats for dinner in the morning. Thanks for sharing all your great tips and recipes with us and the photos always look so good.

ggehman1@dejazzd.com

Cookbook

I thoroughly enjoy your blog and would like to win the cookbook.

cookbook

I would love to win this.
cbsaboe@gmail.com

Looks great!

I would love to win! I read Jessica's blog and would love to win it! martha(at)lclink(dot)com

I thought I had responded to this and I guess I did not...

Thanks for the tips and how it makes your day go smoother.I have been going to bed earlier also and that does help me out so much more!I find making a list the night before helps me out a lot.I can mark off things as I get them done.Thanks for responding to my question.

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