March 20, 2011

cookbook giveaway: cooking light dinner tonight

I am so overwhelmed by all the happy messages and well wishes I received after announcing our engagement. I love all of you who read my humble little blog, and I cherish the friendships I have made.



I wanted to think of some way to thank you, so I bought Cooking Light's Dinner Tonight Cookbook. I tested some of the recipes first: Barbecue Spice Rubbed Pork Chops and North Woods Bean and Spinach Soup.



After testing out these recipes, I have decided this book is totally worthy to give away to you guys. It is a winner. 350 delicious, easy, healthy recipes.



I am always looking for new inspiration on busy weeknights for a creative dinner. This book has helped spark some great ideas in my head.



If you are interested in the cookbook, just leave a comment on this post answering the following question:

What is your favorite go-to busy weeknight meal?

Do you usually go for a quick pasta dish? Grill up some chicken to put on a salad? Or make a bowl of cereal and call it a night? Whatever it is, just leave a comment and you are automatically entered. I will use random.org to determine the (1) winner and ship it out to you this week.

Check back on Wednesday for the results.



And again, I am doing this as a small way to thank you. All of you make me smile every day with your kinds words, emails, comments, suggestions... I could never thank you enough and I wish I could give all of you a cookbook!

Good luck and much love.

Note: This giveaway is sponsored by me! But I really do love Cooking Light.

19 comments:

  1. Hi Jenna,
    Congrats again on the engagement (i am slightly jealous! i want to get married hehe)
    My weekday go to meal depends if im on a diet or not! so it is either Salad with Quorn, chicken and avacado or if i am feeling super lazy warm bread and jam (NOM)
    The book looks delicious fingers crossed i win then maybe i can make my new man a future fiance! haha

    I hope you keep us updated on the wedding plans, I am well excited for you!!

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  2. Hi! I found your blog through tasty kitchen. I made your cookies. Super yummy! Congrats on the engagement! So fun! I think the giveaway idea is awesome. My "go to" meal is anything I can put in the crockpot. It makes the whole evening better when dinner is already done. Post all about your wedding plans. We love you.
    Terri
    Spartanburg, SC

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  3. When I am busy I usually make pasta with veggies and then throw in a can of beans.

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  4. On a busy night, scrambled egg fajitas are what I go to most.
    Congrats on your engagement! :)

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  5. Congratulations on your engagement!
    My go-to is usually an omelette or a grilled pb&j. Or I just skip dinner and go to dessert...that always works :)

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  6. Congrats Jenna!!!!!! I've been enjoying seeing your engagement pics!
    Our favorite fast weeknight meal are NACHOS!! So easy and absolutely delish!!!!!

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  7. Pre-marriage, my favorite go-to weeknight meal was salad - most of the time I just feeding myself so I didn't even bother chopping a lot of the food that went in and there was no cooking involved. I still miss those days. Now the go-to meal is quesadillas, since my husband shuns lettuce and all things vegetable.

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  8. Your engagement post brought tears to my eyes! Congratulations again! I wish you both happy, long and healthy life together!!

    My busy night meal is noodles with some ground beef tomato sauce along with scrabbled eggs with greens!

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  9. Being from the Midwest, I'm a huge lover of hotdish, so pretty much any kind of hotdish is my go-to food for a busy night. My favorite though is spaghetti hotdish. It's just as it sounds... a jar of spaghetti sauce (doctored up a bit with balsamic vinegar, brown sugar and extra spices), ground beef or turkey browned with an onion and garlic, pasta (whatever I have on hand)and a can of tomatoes. Sometimes I'll even use chili ready tomatoes to give it some kick...this happened one time on accident and I was pleasantly surprised! Mix it all together, sprinkle some cheese on top and bake for about half an hour...or until my husband gets home :) Pair it with a piece of bread with peanut butter and honey on it and it's comfort food at it's best!

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  10. Definitely some sort of stir-fry! My husband is chinese food crazy so I try to have that on hand so he will be less tempted to order take out. Plus, my version is much healthier!

    Congrats on your engagement!!! I am so excited for you! It is such a fun time and it goes by all too quickly. We just celebrated our first 6 months of marriage and I feel like it was yesterday when we got engaged. So FUN!

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  11. my go to busy weekday meal is most definitely cereal, and not just any cereal, the sweet ones. mmm like honey bunches of oats or *guilty here* chocolate flintstone pebbles. anything chocolate will do it for me as well :) thank you for the giveaway jenna! you're so sweet <3 no wonder michael picked you! :P :) ~ellen

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  12. congrats on the engagement! i found your blog through the food buzz top 9, and i love all of the recipes you share. since i am a broke recent college grad, my go-to busy weeknight dinner is eggs and toast. i spruce up the eggs with onion, garlic, tomato, maybe basil or mint, and cheese.

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  13. Congrats on the engagement!

    My go-to busy weeknight meal is pasta or a slow cooking soup which I can put on the stove and forget about for an hour while doing other things =)

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  14. as a busy college student the easiest meals are pasta or veggies and chicken. i don't think i've eaten so much chicken and veggies in my life!

    xoxo Cheryl

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  15. Ohh you are the best Jenna! My favorite weeknight go-to meal...hmmm have to go with pasta here. Mix in some roasted veggies and a nice olive oil/parmesan sauce and you're good to go!

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