Let’s Make a Meal Mondays – Free Cookbook Give-a-Way

With summer winding down and the pace of life about to pick up, when that school bell rings once again for the Novotny family I, the Mom, will once again be looking for Quick and Simple meals.
One cookbook I came across recently is 4 Ingredient Recipes for 30 Minute Meals, by Barbara C Jones. Now I call that simple! Very few ingredients to locate and/or buy and very little time spent cooking. This cookbook is filled with complete meals and recipes, shortcut ideas and grocery shopping lists. Could you ask for anything more? I know, a chef to cook your meals would be a nice bonus to your Mom world.

Sorry, the best I can do is to give away one of these great cookbooks as a FREEbie to one of our 24/7 Moms blog readers. (details below)

This cookbook is all about having family dinner together, getting dinner on the table and serving your family in 30 minutes or less.

Here is a sample menu right out of 4 Ingredient Recipes for 30 Minute Meals, by Barbara C Jones.

Chicken Sizzle Menu

Cheesy Chicken and Potatoes

1 (20-oz) package frozen hash browns with peppers and onions, thawed
2 to 2 ½ cups bite sized chunks of rotisserie chicken
1 bunch green onions, sliced
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Add a little oil to large skillet over medium-high heat and cook potatoes for 7 minutes, turning frequently. Add seasonings ( 1 tablespoon minced garlic an d2 teaspoons paprika), if you like.
Add Chicken, green onions, and 1/3 cup water and cook 5 -6 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cheese. Serve immediately right from skillet

Out-of Sight Asparagus

1 bunch fresh asparagus
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 to 1 ½ tsp dried basil
1 tsp salt

Wash asparagus and spread in foil lined baking dish. Spread olive oil over asparagus with fingers to coat.
Sprinkle basil and salt over asparagus. Bake uncovered at 400 degrees fro 12 minutes. Serve immediately.

Peachy Cottage Cheese


Shredded Lettuce
1 or 2 (15-oz) cans peach halves
1 (16-oz) carton small curd cottage cheese
¼ cup dried craisins

1. Place about ½ the shredded lettuce on individual salad plates with 1 or 2 peach halves. Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon cottage cheese over peaches and sprinkle craisins over top.

Strawberry Cake


1 (38-oz) bakery strawberry cake orbake your own from a box mix
1 (16-oz) can strawberry icing
1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced


Place strawberry cake on cake plate and spread with icing. Garnish with fresh sliced strawberries.

FREEBie – Win today’s featured cookbook by sending Trisha an email at trisha@247moms.com with your email address. Random drawing will be held September 15, 2008. ( 24/7 Moms uses the random number generator for its random drawing contests.)

Do you have a complete meal menu plan to share with the 24/7 Moms? Email trisha@247moms.com and share your menu plan and recipes, to be published in a future 24/7 Moms publication.

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