I am a stay-at-home mom. That means, by the very definition of the words, that I am at home during the day. Well, not all day, every day. But still, I’m home more often than not. I should have plenty of time to grocery shop and cook lovely meals for my family. And yet, more often than not, I have a hard time getting dinner on the table.
I know, I know. Dinner happens every day – and yes, pretty much at the same time. Still, menu planning (and sticking to it) is not my forte. Therefore, dinner is a pain in my neck.
Enter Feast in 15, a new e-book from Tiffany King, blogger and meal planning extraordinaire.
I met Tiffany at last year’s Savvy Blogging Summit. Before I went to that conference (which turned out to be awesome), I got a little nervous. I was afraid I’d be surrounded by coupon-clipping, homeschool moms. In short, I was afraid I wouldn’t fit in (since, as you know, I am neither a coupon clipper nor a homeschooler, not that there’s anything wrong with either one of those things!).
Imagine my relief when I found myself at a table of great ladies (who might just have clipped coupons and homeschooled their kiddos!), talking about my favorite topic: TV. Tiffany was at that table, and I so enjoyed getting to know her. In the year since then, I’ve enjoyed reading her blog, as well. She focuses on simple (realistic) recipes and menus, with the goal of helping families spend more time eating at home.
Hence her blog, Eat at Home. And now, her e-book, Feast in 15.
In Feast in 15, you’ll find:
- Tips for speed cooking dinner.
- Two weekly menus with complete shopping lists – the planning is done for you!
- Recipes like Italian Nachos, Meatball Gyros, Garlic Lime Shrimp and more that your family will love.
Cooking just one 15-minute meal at home instead of eating out will save you much more than the cost of the book, which is only $4.99. So what are you waiting for?
You can buy this helpful e-book at http://feastin15.com/, or you can buy the Kindle version at Amazon.
I can’t wait to try Tiffany’s recipe for cheese ravioli with pesto and red peppers, as well as her version of orange chicken. And her tips for cooking fast? Seriously helpful.
If you’re looking for help getting dinner on the table each night – and FAST – this e-book is for you. Feast in 15 is a great resource for busy cooks, and I can’t wait to put the book (and myself) to work in my kitchen!
Sound like something you’d like? Then today just might be your lucky day! I’m giving away one copy of Feast in 15. Just answer the following question in the comments:
What is your biggest obstacle for eating at home more often?
This giveaway will close at midnight on Wednesday, August 10. And I’m linking up to Works for Me Wednesday at We Are THAT Family. Because hello? Dinner in 15 minutes? Why yes, that DOES work for me!
I actually love to cook, but I’m facing two timr challenges: (1) fixing two meals a night (toddler at 6 and adult after toddler is in bed) and (2) having fast, easy meals on tap for the 3 days a week I’ve been at the office/my son has been in daycare (he can’t seem to abide mommy spending a lot of time in the kitchen when we have been apart all day). So I’ve learned to do the bulk of my cooking on days I’m home so we’re having leftovers on office/daycare days. But I need to figure out fast meals that we all can eat so we can start having dinner as a family.
Time, energy and cash are my greatest challenges to dinnertimes…that and preparing meals for my crew aged 3, 5, 7, Oftentimes anything new is rejected, so I tend to stick to a rotation of tried and dependable options and occassionally dish up something diverse.
Time is a huge obstacle for us. It is always a race against the clock to get dinner on the table in 1/2 hour or less!
My biggest challenge is that I really don’t enjoy cooking ;). I do it because I have to not because I want to – ha!
Lack of creativity…don’t want to cook boring meals but I find myself going back to the same old standbys!
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Thanks for the giveaway!
My biggest challenge is planning ahead enough to get the meat defrosted.
i love food, and i love recipes, but when it comes down to it . . . i’m kinda lazy – or something. most times i just want to grab something, and not put in the time and effort it takes to make or cook something. so, maybe planning is my biggest obstacle?
We eat at home most all of the time; my only struggle is when I am REALLY hungry and out of the house around lunchtime, like with the kids on a playdate. I need things I could pack easily – and remember to bring.
My biggest obstacle in cooking at home is just that – cooking. I am a mean scrambled egg, grilled cheese and PB&J maker, but I don’t know much else…and I have 3 kids so I should know more! You are right – dinner happens each day at the same time, so it shouldn’t be a surprise…it is always a relief when it is over!
My biggest obstacle to eating at home more often is planning. I’ll forget to pull something out to thaw. I won’t feel like cooking. There’s just too much going on that night. My husband and I both work 50-60 hours a week, and I am incredibly fortunate to be able to drop my kids off at school, pick them up when they are done, help with homework, and then “go back to work” once they are heading to bed.
We have started a dinner club, which I LOVE. I cook for 4 families one night a week. every other night, I have meals prepared for me that I just pop in the oven/grill, and dinner is ready! It has definitely helped with eating at home, saving money, and eating healthier. And if I have other dinner arrangements one night, I can bless another family with a dinner! It’s awesome!
I think my biggest issue right now is having the energy at the end of the day to make dinner and clean it up. Taking care of the kids and cleaning the house sometimes is enough for one day. But I do love to cook, eat, and try new recipes.
My biggest challenge is creativity to fix healthy meals for my entire family which includes a picky 7 year old!
I would have to say time. Usually if I have all the ingredients, time is not on my side. 15 minutes would be about the right amount of time I could spare!
My biggest obstacle is everyone works different, weird schedules. I usually eat alone so most of the time, it’s lesftovers from the nights I do cook for the family. When everyone is home, I’d rather be putting something on the table in a lot less time so we can move on to something fun to do together! I think this book would be very helpful for that!
Thank you, :)
Plain old laziness and lack of planning!!