Update: After removing 1 pingback and 2 duplicate entries, congratulations to entry 6, Melanie for winning this giveaway.
The running joke in our house is how stressed I get over cooking. Whereas Scott’s comfortable experimenting with a dish composed of the few ingredients in our fridge (last week’s hard cider turkey legs were a delicious winner), I need to carefully plan everything out.
Unfortunately, after a long day of work and after-work shenanigans, I don’t have the energy to plan a meal. Plus, I’m too hungry to concentrate. The end result: I convince Scott that we need to dine out or pick up food on our way home.
Don’t get my wrong, I love Cleveland restaurants — which makes it that much harder to eat at home sometimes. However, I’m always trying to find a better balance for me (and my wallet) when it comes to dining in versus out. Sometimes that means planning my meals days in advance instead of scrambling the night of.
That’s why I’m excited to give away a pair of tickets to see Rachael Ray in Cleveland. She’ll be in Rocky River on December 14.to sign and discuss her new book Week in a Day.
The companion book to her cooking show of the same name, Rachael Ray’s Week in a Day features more than two hundred recipes that will help you prepare five nights’ worth of meals in a single day.
Each week has a different theme, such as ‘From a Taco to Morocco’ and ‘A Chicken in Every Pot,’ and recipes include Chicken and Chorizo Spanish Enchiladas, Argentine Chili with Chimichurri, and Zinfully Delicious Short Ribs.
The thrift-hound that I am, I’m most excited about the section “1 Grocery Bag, 3 Meals,” which shows readers how to fit all the groceries you need for three great meals into – you guessed it – a single bag.
Her book tour stops in Cleveland with an appearance presented by Joseph-Beth Booksellers and The Rocky River Public Library on December 14. The doors of the Rocky River High School Auditorium will open at 6:00 p.m. and the event starts at 7:00 p.m.
Event tickets are free with your purchase of the book from Joseph-Beth Booksellers – see the Facebook event page for more information on how to buy your book, which will be signed by Rachael and available for pick up that night. Plus, Joseph-Beth Booksellers is donating a percentage of all book sales to the Rocky River Public Library.
I’m also giving away a pair of tickets to the event with signed copies of Rachael Ray’s Week in a Day, courtesy of Atria Books. How to enter: Do one, some, or all five of the entries. A separate comment is needed for each.
There are 5 Easy Ways to Enter the Giveaway
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1) What’s your favorite dish to make when you’re busy? Leave a comment on this post with your answer.
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You have until Monday, Dec. 9 at 11:59 PM to enter. Random.org will select the winner, which I will announce on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Remember to leave a separate comment for each entry – good luck!