Friday, April 17, 2009

Freebie Friday: My BIG FAT GOOD EATING Giveaway


Okay, pardon the dramatic introduction, but I am so excited about this giveaway!

*Side note: Go to the top of this page and vote for the best name for Octomom's new reality show (no, you can't vote for yours if you submitted a title, but you can vote for someone else's :). They were all too funny for me to choose a winner, so I need your assistance. Thanks!


When I say that I am "Joan of All Trades," cooking doesn't not fall on my list of trades. I'm always welcome to suggestions or tools for making my life easy in the kitchen. My peeps over at A Flash in the Pan have given me the go ahead to give away some great stuff.

A Flash In The Pan is the answer to, "What’s for dinner?" Every Friday, they provide a week’s worth of customizable, chef-created dinner menus for the upcoming week. Select how many servings and what time you want to eat and they take care of the rest! You’ll get a shopping list and their patented Cooksheet™ to help you think and cook like a chef. All you have to do is prepare for the compliments!

Here's what we're giving away:

3-1 year memberships to A Flash in the Pan

And for the GRAND PRIZE....The person with the most entries (in case of a tie, I will use will be entered into the drawing (I'll give you the choice of the membership or being entered into the drawing) by me during the A Flash In The Pan Twitter Party on Wednesday, April 22 at 8 p.m.(#FIPan) to win.......Drum roll please:

2 Chefs:
Max and Nancy are two chefs from Napa Valley and founders of They both graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and have over 35 years of professional culinary experience between them. One lucky winner will win both of them for one evening and an incredible 6-course dinner for 6 people. Both chefs will come to the winner's house, prepare the feast AND clean up after! So, decide who your five best friends are and enter to win!

1. Chefs will travel to anywhere in the United States only.
2. Chefs will pay for all travel and food expenses. If desired, any wine or alcohol will be provided by winner.
3. Menu to be determined by winner and chefs.
4. Date of dinner to be determined by winner and chefs.
5. Please enter even if you fear that your house is too dirty for company or that you will be judged-- we have children and understand!

That's 3 winners and possibly a 4th!

Here's how to get entries:

1. Comment on this post.

2. Follow me (If you are already following me, that's 1 entry for you. See, it pays to be my friend.)

3. Follow me on twitter.

4. Blog about the contest and link back to me. (Please leave me a comment with a link to your post.)

5. Donate any amount to any of the charities I'm supporting. Email me to let me know you donated. (See Donate to a Worthy Cause in the right sidebar.)

6. Grab my button and let me know that you grabbed it.

7. Tweet about the contest and link to me on twitter.

Contest ends April 20th at 3pm EST! Winners will be announced on April 23rd!

The winner of the Octomom challenge will be announced some time this weekend!

Good luck!



Ryan Ashley Scott April 17, 2009 at 9:47 AM  

I'm the first entry! do I get an extra entry for that? Ahahaha

Ryan Ashley Scott April 17, 2009 at 9:50 AM  
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Tooj April 17, 2009 at 11:48 AM  

This is a HUGE giveaway. My husband barely lets our neighbor knock on the door, let alone allow some stranger to come in and cook for us. He's so weird. And I don't twitter....I think I'm rebelling. Let me repeat - this is a HUGE giveaway! I can't wait to see the results. Happy Friday!

Alicia April 17, 2009 at 12:20 PM  

How exciting! What an awesome giveaway!

Alicia April 17, 2009 at 12:30 PM  

I just tweeted about it!

joanofalltrades April 17, 2009 at 1:51 PM  

FYI......You don't need to leave a separate comment for each entry. I wouldn't do that to you or myself.

Felicia - I complete Me April 17, 2009 at 2:22 PM  

Okay where did I go wrong with this. Everyone is doing a give away for the flash in the pan. I want a membership and to do a give away.

Ryan Ashley Scott April 17, 2009 at 9:28 PM  

I am deleting my second comment and starting over here, to be easy.

1-I left a comment
2-I follow you already!
3-I follow you on Twitter already!
4-I blogged about the contest:

5-I tweeted it:

Have I mentioned yet how awesome this giveaway is? Because it is.

Snarky A. April 17, 2009 at 9:34 PM  

I'm following your blog too!

Molly April 17, 2009 at 9:34 PM  

1. I follow you here.
2. I follow on Twitter
3. I tweeted!


Helene April 17, 2009 at 11:30 PM  

Wow, this is HUGE!!!! What an awesome giveaway!! Definitely count me in!!

I actually came over from Angela's blog after reading your wonderful interview!!! You definitely sound like a woman of all trades!!

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane April 18, 2009 at 2:26 AM  

I need, need, need to win this! Although my husband would say that for his sake WE NEED to win this! LOL

1. Here's my comment thanking you for an amazingly generous giveaway and telling you how wonderful I think you are (not that I'm a kiss up or anything!).
2. I'm following you!
3. Instead of a post, I have the contest up in my sidebar so that it will stay visible longer (and it is linked) at
4. I've got your button up.

The Cookie Girl April 18, 2009 at 12:21 PM  

WOW I really want..I mean need this! LOL

I am following
Twittering and tweeted
Got your button
Posting giveaway
leaving comment

Did I win yet Hahahaha

The Cookie Girl April 18, 2009 at 12:48 PM  

here is my link

Rikki April 18, 2009 at 1:13 PM  

ooooo this sounds FABULOUS!

Rikki April 18, 2009 at 1:16 PM  

following you now ... that sounds so creepy!

Rikki April 18, 2009 at 1:18 PM  

following you on twitter now too!

Rikki April 18, 2009 at 1:20 PM  

tweeted about your giveaway:

awesome giveaway!

The Caretaker April 18, 2009 at 1:57 PM  

With 4 kids and a picky husband, I could really use this. This is awesome.

The Caretaker April 18, 2009 at 2:00 PM  

I posted your giveaway on my blog

The Caretaker April 18, 2009 at 2:02 PM  

I have your button on my sidebar.

DiPaola Momma April 18, 2009 at 4:11 PM  

Ryan Ashley Scott sent me over.. see her she's first.. how cool is that?! I'm now following you.. so YIPPIE for ME!

DiPaola Momma April 18, 2009 at 4:12 PM  

I'm leaving a comment.. that's an entry.. my comment IS.. I wanna be a traveling chef!! How cool would that be?

Pam April 18, 2009 at 9:22 PM  

WOW! What a great giveaway!
I'm going to post about it on my blog.

Pam April 18, 2009 at 9:27 PM  

I'm following you on twitter and I tweeted about it!

Musings of the Mrs. April 18, 2009 at 9:28 PM  

Wow. Great giveaway. I hope I win something. I'm all about cooking.

Pam April 18, 2009 at 9:42 PM  

I grabbed your button

Pam April 18, 2009 at 9:55 PM  

Here's the link to my blog post:

Pam April 18, 2009 at 10:06 PM  

OK I think that's it! I also linked you on my twitter comment.

MollieJ143 April 19, 2009 at 4:18 AM  

I love give aways like're so awesome!@

MollieJ143 April 19, 2009 at 4:20 AM  

Awesome, did I really say that? I meant to say Terriffic! You Rock and Roll my dear Joan of All Trades!
I'd just love to win anything!

MollieJ143 April 19, 2009 at 4:22 AM  

This would be great to my hubby was put in hospital on Easter Sunday, and got out just this past Thursday! There went our Easter dinner with friends and family as I was at the winning this can hopefully get be back in "good standing" I love to win.

MollieJ143 April 19, 2009 at 4:23 AM  

You really are too kind to do this for anyone, hopefully it's me.

MollieJ143 April 19, 2009 at 4:25 AM  

I absolutely love this site..I'm tell'n all my friends about it..why don't you all?

MollieJ143 April 19, 2009 at 4:26 AM  

I don't tweet, but maybe I could 'hum' a few bars?? (bad joke huh?) LOL

Stesha April 19, 2009 at 6:54 AM  

Come cook for me!

Hugs and Mocha,

Stesha April 19, 2009 at 6:55 AM  

Does it count if I follow you on twitter already?

Hugs and Mocha,

Yuki April 19, 2009 at 1:18 PM  

This sounds awesome. My family would be jumping for joy if we won. I can't cook and my family begs me not to. LOL! I am sure my hubby would love a break from cooking duty. :)

Michelle April 19, 2009 at 10:54 PM  

Oh I would so go for this. I looooove this idea. Great business idea!

Tiffani,  April 20, 2009 at 12:49 PM  

This sounds sweet!!!! Great giveaway!!

Tiffani,  April 20, 2009 at 12:50 PM  

I am a new follower!!

Shanda April 22, 2009 at 11:33 PM  

Hey girl! This sounds amazing! I thought I was already following you; but evidently I hadn't made it "official" until just now!

I've missed reading your blog lately!! seems to be driving and I'm just running behind it trying to catch up!

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