Tuesday, October 9, 2012

310 IHeart: Making 5 Dinners in 1 Hour & a GIVEAWAY!

Something I chat about frequently here on the ol' blog, is meal planning.  Not only is it a huge time saver for busy weeknights, but it is also a money saver and promotes healthier eating habits {less eating out}.

My pal, Michelle from 5 Dinners -in- 1 Hour, takes it a step further, by doing the meal planning for you!  And even better, she shows you how you can make all of your weeknight meals, within one magical hour!


Michelle runs a time and money saving blog that is sure to make all of your lives easier!  And the title says it all.  It's quite amazing really and absolutely worth looking at.  YOU can cook 5 dinners in just ONE hour too!!

Here's how:
Michelle has created a plan to cook all 5 dinners for the week in just ONE hour. All the menu plans have family friendly meals that feed 4-6 people and no, they are not all casseroles.

The meals are fresh, not frozen. They keep in your refrigerator until you are ready to heat and eat!


You could spend one hour on a Saturday or Sunday preparing 5 meals for your busy week!!  Yep, it only costs you the cost of the groceries and the one hour time investment, and you have meals for the whole week!  Done!  Check out Make 5 Dinners -in- 1 Hour for more details.







Today, Michelle is stopping by to offer two IHeart Organizing readers, 6 months of meal planning from 5 dinners -in- 1 hour.  Choose from Classic, Clean Eating or Gluten Free!



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310 comments:

  1. My favourite 'go to' meal is either spaghetti bolognaise or chicken noodle soup because I know my kids will eat these without complaint.

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  2. I actually love it cook (usually) so I don't have a real "go to" meal, as I love trying new recipes and don't like eating the same thing all the time, BUT I do have phases where I'll make a new dish and if I love it, I'll make it once a week for a few weeks until I've perfected it (or grown tired of it!). The last couple weeks I've made a copycat version of Olive's Garden's Zuppa Toscana.

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  3. My go to meal is pasta with broccoli and sausage. It's easy and everyone loves it.

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  4. We have a bunch of go to meals because a lot of the time we both get home from work way too tired to actually cook a meal. We keep a bunch of staples around so it's always pretty quick to make grilled cheese and tomato soup, or broccoli rice, or macaroni, or ramen with eggs, etc. etc. :-)

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  5. The process of getting food from the grocery store, cooking and cleaning ends up meaning I am touching the food 16 times. I resent that so much I don't want to devote anymore time to food, so I don't do any meal planning so we often end up eating out or poorly. Having someone else think about that and developing the grocery list AND time management in preparation is awesome! Her demo week looks tasty, easy and healthy!

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  6. Grilled chicken (marinated in italian dsg), roasted broccoli and sweet potatoes is my go-to dinner. I grill extra chicken and serve it in salads or chicken salad.

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  7. 5 dinners in 1 hour sounds like a major time saver to me! I usually spend about 1 hour a week planning meals for that week- and we're an all-organic family so we're very specific about our ingredients also. It would be nice to cut my planning time.

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  8. I'm a terrible cook, but the one thing I can always whip up in a hurry is go to is panko breaded chicken breast, I'm sure my family would be thrilled to get a little variety mixed in there!

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  9. My favorite go-to meal is diced Tyson chicken nuggets over rice with bottled orange sauce.

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  10. My favorite go-to meal is diced Tyson chicken nuggets over rice with bottled orange sauce.

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  11. I try to use my crock pot to save time, and one of our favorites is chicken breasts cooked with a jar of salsa. We use it for tacos, nachos, or enchiladas.

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  12. Fried Fish... Not very healthy, I know! :(

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  13. My go-to is Trader Joe's rosemary grilled chicken sliced over a green salad with whatever veggies I have around. I stretch the marinade with a little olive oil and balsamic for a delicious dressing.

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  14. I wish I could find a crockpot, but sloppy joes are my go to for now.

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  15. I'm glad to see that it's not all casseroles!

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  16. My go to is takeaway :( I'm terrible, we need to overhaul our eating habits!

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  17. This is fantastic! those meals really look fantastic too!

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  18. My fav go to meal is a quick stir fry because you can use whatever protein, grains, veggies that you have on hand!

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  19. Spagetti Carbonara... cheap,easy and oh so yummy :)

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  20. My favourite go to meal during the week is spaghetti bolognaise. I could probably cook it with my eyes shut and my 27 month old loves to help by chopping the mushrooms, picking and chopping herbs and adding the ingredients to the pan.

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  21. I would love to win this giveaway! I have been eyeing her site for awhile now and would love this opportunity to take advantage of her awesome idea!

    Thanks,
    Kendra

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  22. tacos, and homemade mac and cheese are my go to meals!

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  23. This is exactly what I need to get on track- not just meals on the table but healthy, as well.

    A family favourite for us is grilled salmon, potatoes in foil and steamed broccoli.

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  24. Favourite go to is definitely some sort of pasta dish. We always have tomato paste and various veggies. Add some nice wholemeal pasta and we're on our way! :D

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  25. I've just recently started freezer cooking, and have made bunches and bunches of pizza pockets and burritos for quick, on-the-go meals/snacks. Also lasagnas, chili, etc are other items that I have found work well to make ahead of time and freeze to pop in the oven on a busy weeknight!

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  26. my favorite go to meal is usually some sort of meat (chicken, beef, or pork), salad, and french bread!

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  27. sadly, my go to meal is frozen pizza!

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  28. My favorite go to meal is shrimp pasta. It's fast & easy & most importantly, my kids LOVE it!

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  29. Since we pay more attention to what we are eating these days go to meals are hard! Eggs seem to be our quick fix meal now.

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  30. Oh how fantastic that would be.. I need more ideas and need easy and quick solutions..

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    1. oh and my go to meal is scrambled eggs on toast!

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  31. This is wonderful! When feeding a family of 6, we really need quick and easy.

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  32. I just tried the sample menu this week and love this so much! Even better to win it!

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  33. My favorite go to meal is chicken, rice & veggies

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  34. This sounds wonderful. Excited that there is a gluten free option.

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  35. Our go to meal for busy nights is French toast with peach sauce.

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  36. Our favorite go-to meal is either pizza on the grill or some sort of breakfast meal: pancakes/eggs/waffles.

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  37. Pinned orange pork bites recipe: http://pinterest.com/pin/32510428531475857/

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  38. Pinned http://pinterest.com/pin/32510428531475871/

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  39. pinned http://pinterest.com/pin/32510428531475891/

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  40. pinned http://pinterest.com/pin/32510428531475897/

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  42. This looks awesome!!! What a smart idea! One of my favorite go-to meals during the week is taco salad. I always cook more meat than we need, so then we can make bean dip or taco chili for dinner the next day :)

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  43. My favorite go-to meal is breakfast and/or refried bean burritos.

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  44. My favorite go to meal of the week is tacos... they are simple and quick and everyone loves them!

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  45. Our go to meal is stir fry with whatever kind of veggies we have left from the week and leftover chicken from prior in the week).

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  46. our go to meal is spagehtti, unfortunately

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  47. I would love to try this. Sandwiches are out go to meal. . .

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  48. I would love to try this! Our go to meal is breakfast for dinner!

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  49. Would like to try this. I cook alot breakfast everyday and dinner 5-6 days a week!! Thanks!!!

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  50. My favorite go-to meal is pizza! I make the dough in my bread machine, pre-bake individual sized crusts, then freeze them to pull out, top and finish baking when needed. Everyone loves them and they are so quick and easy to serve with fresh fruit when I don't have time to cook a full meal.

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  51. This sounds wonderful, I'd love to give it a try!

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  52. Wow... I am actually off to pop our dinner in the slow cooker. Will be making twice as much so we can freeze some!

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  53. I would love to give it a try!

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  54. My favorite to go meal is bbq pork sandwiches done in the crock pot.

    Kelly P

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  55. Yay, I am just starting to meal plan and looking for some easier ways to do this!

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  56. I love that they have a clean eating option!

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  57. This would be so helpful right now, I've been trying to get more organized with my meal planning and prep.

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  58. This would be a lifesaver. I seem to struggle even with meal planning.

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  59. What a fabulous idea! I like the different options.

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  60. I love the clean eating option. I don't like the idea of too many processed foods.

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  61. Our go to meals usually involve rotisserie chicken. I need this.
    Stephanie P

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  62. Our "go to" meal is pasta with homemade sauce! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  63. Wow- this coudl be great!!!! With two young kids, we have no time!

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  64. Crockpot Chicken Santa Fe: 4 chicken breasts, a jar of salsa, can of black beans, and a half bag of frozen corn.

    It's delicious and makes a ton of leftovers.

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  65. My go to is a simple broccoli parmesan pasta!

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  66. Rice with sausage, peppers and onion.

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  67. Taco Soup! I almost always have all the ingredients on-hand and it will cook in the slow cooker in as little as 5 hours. Yummy!

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  68. My favorite go-to meal during the week is tacos! I always have the ingredients on hand, and they're quick & easy to make!

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  69. My favorite go to meal is probably tacos. Not very interesting, but they're yummy and I always have the ingredients on hand!

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  70. I would love to win this! I'm trying to get better at meal planning but it's easy to get stuck. I love my crockpot though for an easy meal!

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  71. Quick and easy - chicken fajitas. Pretty healthy and yummy too!

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  72. we make spaghetti a lot.

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  73. This is just what I need. Can't wait to see what her blog holds. Thanks!

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    1. Oh, and we love tons of pasta on our menu! :-)

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  74. We love breakfast for dinner especially since mornings don't usually allow for anything besides oatmeal, toast, or cereal.

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  75. My go to meal would probably be pasta of some sort or a roast chicken!

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  76. I am trying so hard to get my family to eat clean. Having 6 months of clean eating meal ideas would really help this full time student, employee and mom of 2! Thank you for this opportunity! I want nothing more than to instil good eating habits in my kids.

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  77. We don't really have a go to which is why I need help! But if I had to choose, I'd say delivery.

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  78. Wow this sounds like a really neat site! Definitely checking it out. The availability of eating clean meals is wonderful!

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  79. We have a few go to meals; casseroles, spaghetti, etc.

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  80. We love Hawaiian haystacks for a last minute dinner.

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  81. My 'go to' meal is spaghetti or mac and cheese.

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  82. my go to meal is shrimp scampi pasta, it's quick, easy and yummy!

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  83. Chicken Fajitas is our easy go to meal.

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  84. My go-to meal is slow-cooker turkey chili with black beans. So good, and I can sub meatless crumbles if we've got vegetarian company!

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  85. spaghetti ever monday, home made pizza every friday

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  86. Chicken fajitas using a rotisserie chicken, quick and delicious!

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  87. We make a lot of homemade macaroni and cheese. It's a whole family pleaser!

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  88. My favorite go to meal is grilling talipia! Yum!!!

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  89. Anything in the crockpot! One of my favorites is Italian chicken over pasta.
    kwelnicke@hotmail.com

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  90. I've never heard of this, but it looks so smart!

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  91. Our go to meal during the week is burgers. Sometimes with just a little diced onion and season salt and sometimes with a powder ranch dressing packet mixed in. Always delicious!

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  92. Right now our favorite go to meal is a simple beef stew that my dad used to make when I was growing up. Perfect for a chilly fall evening.

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  93. My favorite "go to" meal during the week is tacos. I LOVE TACOS, and my family does too. So it is a win win!

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  94. spaghetti...I really need this website!! :)

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  95. Sadly, my go-to meal is whatever my mother-in-law is cooking. We currently live with her and my father-in-law, so we like to trade of cooking based on how creative we are feeling or what is going on that day. We both stay at home so its usually what I used to consider a "Sunday" meal- a meat, two vegetables, fruit (usually homemade applesauce), some sort of potato, rolls, and a salad. Before we moved, we rarely ate meat and dinner was a rushed affair before my hubby left for his night shift.

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  96. Our go-to is a stirfry with rice noodles. Super simmple and the gf hubby can eat it.

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  97. We do tacos or grilled cheese once a week! I love Making 5 dinners in 1 hours!!

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  98. My favorite go to meal is tuna cakes! They are quick, easy, healthy and we always have the ingredients on hand! I would love to try out the clean eating planning!

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  99. Love this idea, even with our empty nest we're still busy and on the go. I'm the primary caretaker for my Dad so it would be wonderful to have my meals all planned out.

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  100. An easy go to meal is Trader Joe's polenta, for me. And for me and my husband we like to do salmon bruschetta with tomatoes, onions and balsamic on top of the fish. Yum!

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  101. We try to switch it up weekly, I have about 15 go-to meals. But since we have our own chickens, breakfast for dinner using their fresh eggs is always a favorite!

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  102. I'm not the cook of the family, but my husband's favorite go-to meal is stir fry. He says it's easy to make it healthy and mix it up with different veggies and meats.

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  103. Spaghetti is our favorite go to meal and its pretty fast and simple.

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  104. Our favorite go to meal is tacos. Fast and everyone likes them.

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  105. We have been trying to do more "clean eating" so this would really give us a kick start with ideas!

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  106. My favorite to go meal is chili.

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  107. I would love this....I checked out her blog and her recipes look amazing.

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  108. Hamburgers! I can make so many different kinds, and of course my 12yo DS loves it. Just made pepperoni pizza burgers from the pioneer woman this weekend and my son couldn't stop ta;king about them.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  109. Breakfast for dinner is always easy!

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  110. Grilled Chicken salad is our go to weeknight dinner. It's insanely simple and everyone (even the kids!) loves it!

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  111. we love to do the stuffed red peppers from the show the biggest loser (google biggest loser stuffed peppers - they are hannah's recipe). it is yummy & easy! my 1 1/2 year old eats it up. i often add corn to it or serve corn on the side.

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  112. Spaghetti and meatballs!
    lisahoeme@gmail

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  113. My favorite go-to meal (especially in the winter) is crockpot lasagna. Throw all the ingredients in the crockpot at lunch time, delicious meal ready in the evening!

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  114. Veggie soup or stir-fry. I actually like chopping vegetables- call me crazy. :-)

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  115. This would seriously save my life. Even though I have a crockpot that would do the work for me Im so terrible at PLANNING!

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  116. Creamy baked chicken. Extremely easy and I always have the ingredients!

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  117. My favorite go-to meal during the week is hamburgers.

    Katrina
    snowkatleo at hotmail dot com

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  118. My favorite go-to meal is a buttermilk baked chicken parm. It's so easy, and so good!

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  119. Taco Tuesday! or Wednesday! or Thursday! :)

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  120. What a great give away! We love quick meals and I love having my meals planned out!

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  121. Grilled chicken and sweet potatoes.

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  122. My favorite go to meal is tacos.

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  123. Our go to meal is chicken Quesadillas

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  124. My go-to meal is magic meatloaf. I make them in bulk and freezer them so we can zap them in the micro, add some veggies and dinners done. My husband likes to just heat and eat them which also works because even without sides they are full of fiber and other good stuff. In fact we call them magic because they lowered his high triglycerides and he likes them!

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  125. My go-to is Spaghetti or Tacos. Or a rotisserie chicken ;)

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  126. Grilled chicken on top of a salad!

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  127. My go-to meal is fajitas. So easy, healthy, and delicious.

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  128. Right now? all of my meals are "go-to"... Tacos, spaghetti, grilled chicken, hot dogs, breakfast burritos. It's very rare that I'm able to prep and cook in the same day. :P

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  129. We very rarely eat out so some fresh ideas would be fantastic! Thanks for hosting!

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  130. My go to meals are anything someone else is willing to prepare!

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  131. My go-to meals are anything that can be made on the grill. This would be quite awesome to have someone else plan for me for a change!

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  132. My go-to meal are black bean and cheese quesadillas with guacamole (Trader Joes) and salsa.

    I love the chance to win!

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  133. My go-to meals are quick and easy - spaghetti or chicken quesadillas.

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  134. My go to meals are crock pot or comfort foods. This is probably why I am a little heavy

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  135. I just made my first crock pot- pot roast and it's a def go-to meal now!

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  136. My favorite go to meal is penne pasta with garlic cheese bread! super simple and cheap to make :)

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  137. I would love this! My favorite go to meals are easy basics like spaghetti or anything pasta!

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  138. My go to meal is pasta. So quick and the ingredients are always in my pantry and fridge!

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  139. My go to meal is pasta. So quick and the ingredients are always in my pantry and fridge!

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  140. My quick meal is tortilla soup in the crock pot! Add sour cream, avocado nd crushed tortilla chips...mmmmm.

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  141. One of our favorite go to meals is tomato soup and quesadillas. I often add left over meat and veggies from the fridge to spice up the quesadillas.

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  142. Tacos! Quick and easy. Or something in the crockpot.

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  143. Grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup!

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  144. My favorite "go to" meal is spaghetti & meatballs with garlic bread.

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  145. Go to meal: Crock pot chili!!!

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  146. My go to meal has to be Chicken Parmisan. So quick and easy to prepare!

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  147. My favorite go to Spaghetti, Tossed salad and garlic bread ummm now I am hungry too

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  148. Go to meal is scrambled eggs with toast

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  149. We do a lot of baked chicken. Sometimes with rice, pasta, and a side of steamed veggies. I keep a huge bag of mixed veggies in the freezer.

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  150. Well, my go to meal is whatever is quickest (pizza, sandwiches, leftovers, etc). That's definitely not my favorite though...
    I really dislike cooking and everything that goes along with it - planning/prep/clean-up, etc. My favorite is some kind of yummy chicken with fresh cooked broccoli, asparagus, salad - some yummy green veggie. Winning this would sure help our family!

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  151. My favorite go-to meal during the week is Barber stuffed chicken breasts, potatoes and a vegetable. Quick, easy and delicious!

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  152. My favorite go to meal is spaghetti and meatballs. It's not fancy, but the kids gobble it up, and that's what matters!

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  153. My go to is usually a huge salad or homemade pizza, or both!

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  154. My go to meal is home made pizza. I love how easy it is to whip together and I love changing up the toppings!

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  155. Our go-to meal is usually spaghetti! Thanks you!

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  156. We make tacos a lot at our house!

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  157. Spaghetti is my go-to meal! It's the easiest and yummiest!

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  158. My favorite Go-To meal during the week is any kind of crockpot soup or chili, even in the summer I do soups.

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  159. My go to meal is taco soup! You can vary the ingredients to what is in the cabinet. Always yummy!

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  160. I would absolutely love to win! That would save so much time!!!

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  161. On nights when I have no plan and no time, I have my husband swing by the store to pick up one of those predone roasted whole chickens. Then I'll pair it with whatever veggie we've got(broccoli goes well) and mashed potatoes or Stove Top. Not fancy, but gets 'er done!

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  162. Such a great idea! My go to meal is tacos...everyone can make their own and it's quick, easy and fun!

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  163. I've always wanted to try 5 dinners in 1 hour, I think this is a great giveaway!

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  164. Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce. I just need to cook the noodles, melt the butter add to the hot butter the grated tomato and wait until it starts to smell good, salt and add the spaghetti back. Ready to go! All together I need about 15 minutes for preparing it.

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  165. I love the recipes on the website! My go-to meal is tilapia with broccoli and couscous! It is delicious!

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  166. My favorite "Go To" meal is whole grain Pasta with home made pesto. So yummy !

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  167. Our favorite is cheeseburgers..yes not too exciting but we all love them.

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  168. Our "go to" meal is chicken with instant rice & veggies. Healthy & easy.

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  169. awesome giveaway! Thanks.I have been wanting to try this for a while now!

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  170. Our go to meal is tacos. Everyone loves them.

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  171. Wow! I love meal planning - this is fantastic! With 2 picky girls we definitely need help in the area!!!! Our go-to meal is chicken tenders - or pizza - recipes we can ALL eat!

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  172. Our easy go to meal is always chicken fajitas. Nothing like a quick stir fry of veggies and chicken we always have ready and on hand, few seasonings and good to go!

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  173. I like to plan things... just not my meals! So for someone else to do that part sounds awesome! Our go to meal is pasta or homemade biscuits and eggs.

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  174. Tacos are our go to meal!

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