Simplified Pantry Giveaway!

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Many of you already know and have been a part of the preparation of Simplified Dinners, receiving pre-release early-edition copies (first under the title “Pantry Meals”), giving me feedback and reviews, and generally being very encouraging. Thank you! Our site is now up, thanks to my marvelous web developer, my husband. He also made a colorful cover for the book and helped me get the inside looking a little more snazzy than my original black-and-white version.

Most home management books and columns exhort us to plan our meals. But making those menu plans can be daunting. There are so many recipes available and so many options on the shelves of the grocery store that going from recipes to plan to dinner on the table requires lots of organization and thinking. No wonder subscription menu plan services are popular!

But you don’t need a subscription service if you just
simplify the process.

Simplified Dinners is a 30-page eBook of guideline-recipes that rely on very short list of basic, real-food, normal-food pantry staples. I created it for myself as I found that with babies plus homeschooling, I no longer had the brain power or energy for menu planning. This takes the thinking out of not only menu planning, but also grocery shopping. It’s not gourmet fare, but it isn’t hamburger helper, either

To celebrate the completion of this project, to thank you for bearing with us as we’ve made multiple domain changes, and to welcome new readers, I am giving away three copies of my eBook, Simplified Dinners.

Here’s how to enter:

Each comment to this post is an entry to the contest.

You may post a comment for each of the following reasons:

  1. Tell me what you most enjoy reading about on my blog (homemaking, books, homeschooling, etc.).
  2. Tell me you’ve shared this on Facebook or Twitter.
  3. Tell me you’ve shared this on Pinterest.
  4. Tell me you’ve posted about this giveaway or Simplified Dinner on your blog.
  5. Tell me you’ve subscribed to my blog through rss or email (links to both are on the sidebar).

So, that is up to five ways to enter! I will pick three random commenter-winners Saturday morning, March 10.

Bonus: If this post gets 500 or more comments, I will give away 5 copies instead of 3!

8 Responses

  1. Fittsy

    Three cheers for a contest!


    • Fittsy

      I forgot to tell you what I liked, so here it is, from favorite to least: home management, cooking, child-rearing, and homeschooling. I don’t school at home, but I enjoy reading about it!

  2. TBaer

    I am looking forward to using your recipes to make life easier in the kitchen. Thanks!

  3. Amy

    Hey Mystie!

    I’ve been looking forward to your cookbook since I met you at my house for our hs meeting! :). I’ve tried a couple of different recipes from the sheet you left…and they were very tasty!


  4. Simone

    Hi Mystie.
    My name is Simone. I’ve been reading your blog for a while now, but this is my first comment. As much as it pains me to admit this, I suppose that makes me a ‘lurker’. This blogpost does feel like an invitation to come out of lurkdom, so… here I am! I can’t remember how I came upon your delightful blog, but it probably had something to do with my interest in homeschooling and the encouragement I get from reading homeschooling blogs. I don’t homeschool myself. Homeschooling is not as common here in Australia as it is in America, and I guess I was otherwise occupied when the ‘pioneering spirit’ was being handed out. So, for better or worse, my two children, aged 5 and 7, both attend the local state schooI (public school).
    The reason I keep coming back to your blog probably has more to do with the books you recommend. I have actually ordered ‘Ideas Have Consequences’, and expect it to arrive next week. Last year I read ‘Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child’ by Anthony Esolen, which I enjoyed reading, along with the discussion on your blog (and others). At least I think the discussion was on your blog (I apologise if I’m getting your blog confused with someone else’s).
    I’ll share this blog post on twitter as well.
    By the way, I really like the new blog design.

    • Mystie

      Welcome, Simone! I’m glad you’re still encouraged by my blog even though you don’t homeschool — that encourages me! Mom and the atmosphere of the home still matter greatly even if kids are elsewhere for their schooling. :)

      Brandy, Dawn, and I all have Ideas Have Consequences on our 2012 to-read list, so we’re going to do a book club for it starting in May! You can read along with us. :)

  5. Anna

    As another mom of young children, I am encouraged by your honest and practical posts. It is so good to know I am not alone in my struggles as a mother and homemaker. Your new ebook looks great, and I plan to purchase a copy if I don’t win one. :)

  6. Simone

    I’d love join in the discussion when you read ‘Ideas Have Consequences’ – thanks.