Monday, October 5, 2009

(CLOSED) MSM~ Zucchini Apple Bread ~ Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms Giveaway

As you all know I have found my new passion in life and that is making yummy things, it could be dinner, baking goods or just something funky for lunch. Today is my usual Make Something Monday and I'm going to share this day with an amazing new cook book and yes I made a recipe to show you how simple it is! And even better one of YOU get to WIN a copy of the book also!

Today I'm going to share with you an AMAZING recipe and book! As you know I'm a busy mom ... yes understatement of the world huh? Do you find yourself running home and having no idea what you'll have for dinner? Well let me just say I have found my new BFF, yes I've even bought it's own half the BFF heart necklace. Jane Doiron wrote Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms an amazing cookbook that has so many recipes to choose from. Now there are no pictures but don't you worry you won't be disappointed. I made 2 (yes 2) of the recipes last night and LOVED them both. Today I'm going to share with you Zucchini Apple Bread! It was to die for, so good I wrapped one up and took it over to the neighbors house (yes less for me to eat). They have been so sweet letting Cole play it was the least I can do :).

The way Jane wrote Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms is perfect so you can make a bunch and then freeze for a later date. Like Sundays you can make a bunch and then put them in a freezer for the week! Or you can do it the night before and it tells you exactly what to do. I was so impressed with how Jane made it so you can make larger batches you one for that nights dinner and then put one in the freezer for another night! So Check out what I made:

Zucchini Apple Bread, that was the perfect way to use up one of the two zucchini's I got out of my garden and some of those apples Cole brought home from the field Trip last week. Yes That is a little pink bow on the bread, I had to make it look cute when I took it over to the neighbors. And yes that is the dishes all dirty in my sink! LOL



Jane Doiron is a busy working mom of two boys. She is an Elementary School teacher with a passion for cooking and experimenting with recipes. With her busy schedule, Jane has found that make ahead meals (meals prepared in advance) are time-savers, money-savers and are the best alternatives to eating "take-out", which is not usually a healthy meal choice. Jane's cookbook is the result of her years of seeking out new recipes, experimenting with family-favorite recipes, and turning them into make ahead meals. Make ahead meals can be frozen ahead, assembled ahead, or cooked ahead and reheated. The recipes in her cookbook are a combination of all three and were specially formulated without compromising the food's taste and texture. Along with make-ahead meals, in her book, Jane also shares her favorite dessert, appetizer and side-dish recipes, as well as helpful tips, like, make-ahead tips for the holidays, freezing, must-have items for freezing, and many more useful cooking tips for making recipes ahead.
Check out her blog ;)
http://makeaheadmealsforbusymoms.blogspot.com/
Check out these other yummies that are in the book! I promise you'll love this book!
ABOUT THE BOOK:

Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms

By Jane Doiron

Thank you to Jane, I can't wait to try out some of the yummy dinners. That is one thing on my to do list I will get done this week!

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181 comments:

  1. Oh man...that is easy.


    The baked Chicken Chimichongas.

    My family LOVES chimis and I would love to learn how to make an at home recipe that is a yummy as the kind in the Mexican restraunts:)

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  2. I now follow the making meals for busy moms blogs (3 entries)

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  3. This sounds like an amazing cookbook! I think I would like to try all the recipes! :-)

    Since I love baking, I'd definitely have to try the Blueberry Bread with all the frozen blueberries I have from picking this summer. Yum! (By the way-the bread you made looks awesome too!) :-)

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  4. I'm a follower.

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  5. Your button is in my sidebar.

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  6. I subscribe via e-mail.

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  7. I signed up for the Julie & Julia Book Giveaway.

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  8. I think those mini cheesecakes look great and I would love to see her recipe for taco pie!

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  9. Man I always look at your food posts so early in the morning and it makes me HUNGRY!
    The Chicken Cannelloni looks wonderful!

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  10. Oh you know I'm a stalker, I mean follower

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  11. Networks blog I think I'm there too.

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  12. Entered the Julie and Julia giveaway

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  13. How to tame a modern rouge giveaway...My name is there!

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  14. A hint of wicked has my name there too.......LOL

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  15. You rock posting things like this! I hope the winner appreciates your hard work, and the authors apparently wonderful subject matter...

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  16. I love those Mini Cheesecakes :) awesome review and giveaway!

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  17. I would love to try the mini pecan pie muffins.
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  18. mmmmmm chicken and spinach stuffed shells. Give me anything spinach any day!

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  19. I have your button, who wouldn't? it is too too cute

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  20. Hey poser. I want to win. Maybe if I did I would become a better cook.

    I like the spinach tortellini soup, blueberry bread, and mini cheesecakes.

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  21. I did enter your book giveaways. But I do not know which one.

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  22. Italian cookie have the top slot for me. Hub's aunt has the most awesome Italian cookies but she wont share her recipe. Says I just have to invite her over if I want some LOL.

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  23. You know I'm a Class A blogstalker!

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  25. I'm in the Swedish pan holder giveaway

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  26. Ditto for the Julie and Julia book (I need all the culinary help I can get!)

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  27. I totally put myself in for How To Tame a Modern Rogue...I mean this story was losely based on my life and everything...

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  28. I'm adding this giveaway to my side bar as soon as I'm done with this (entry 1)

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  29. I'm on the layout page to add the giveaway (entry 2)

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  30. I got lost reading and drooling over the table of contents. The main dished look incredible.

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  32. LOVE the chicken cannelloni and the stuffed mushrooms LOOK yummy

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  36. Because I follow on networked blogs :) 2

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  37. Again because I follow on networked blogs LOL

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  38. i'm all about anything dessert! lol those mini cheesecakes look awesome!

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  39. Ooo, the Chicken Tortellini Tetrazzini sounds great!
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  40. the mini cheese cakes look yummy!!
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  50. I'm back for my second entry for subscribing! :-)

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  51. Big Ginger Cookie recipe looks yummy!

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  52. Google friend follower!

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  59. Totally screwed that one up - sorry... I'm in for Love You To Death

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  63. blog 1 http://www.frugalmomknowsbest.com/2009/10/weekend-giveaway-and-frugal-fun-roundup.html

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  64. I happen to love Bruschetta and boy does it look good.

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  68. The Italian Restaurant Chicken looks great to me!

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  72. Oh man, her quiche looks so yummy! I love quiche!

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  73. The Stir Fried Asparagus and the Thai Chicken Thighs are a couple that sound yummy. Thanks.
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  92. Baked Manicotti is what sounds sooo
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  100. I think the Panko Breaded Pork Medallions looks great...and so do the sausage calzones!

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  105. I would totally enjoy the make ahead cookie dough. i get tired of doing brownies but make ahead cookie dough would help so much with the last minute whatevers.
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