Freezer Meals Exchange Group: News Feature and NEW Giveaway!

Today I was featured on our local ABC affiliate television network along with my freezer exchange group friends. You can check out the news story by clicking on this link. Afterwards I participated in a live Web Chat which was a lot of fun. You can read a transcript of that exchange by clicking here.

In honor of the news feature, I’ve got a new giveaway for you to help you get started with your OWN freezer exchange group!

I’m giving away a copy of 30 Day Gourmet’s BIG Book of Freezer Cooking to ONE lucky winner! (U.S winners only-sorry to my International readers–postage is just crazy expensive!) You can read my recent review of this book and learn why this is one of my most favorite books to get started with freezer cooking.

Here’s the scoop on how to enter to win:

Here’s How To Enter: ***THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED***
1. Leave a comment with your favorite freezer friendly meal/tip OR how you think freezer cooking will help you with your meal planning.

EXTRA ENTRIES (do one or more of the following)
2. Become a follower of my blog (link is on the left of this page)
3. Like Meal Planning Magic on Facebook
4. Email subscribe to my blog.
5. Blog about the giveaway and leave me a link to your post.
6. Update your Facebook status with a link to this post.
7. “Tweet” about this post.
8. Vote for my blog at’s Best Mom Food Bloggers (I’m currently on page 2, #61 but hopefully your votes will move me up!)

Remember, leave a comment for each entry. Only one entry per person per method listed above. If you are already a follower, “like” this blog on Facebook or subscribe to my blog, you can still have an extra entry–just mention that in the comment. Good luck!

Giveaway Rules:
**UPDATED 2/20/2011**
Congratulations to our winner, #28, theindy4!

Disclosure: I did receive this copy of the book from the publisher to use as a giveaway on this blog.


  1. I "like" you on facebook.

  2. I know it sounds simple, but I buy my meat (or chicken breasts) in the biggest pack available, then cook all of it at the same time. We eat what we need for that night's meal, but the rest goes in the freezer to jumpstart another day.

  3. My favorite freezer meal is chicken enchilladas. Chris K

  4. renelbaker says:

    My favorite meal is also chicken enchiladas. I can easily make a big batch, freeze them and pop them in the oven on those nights when I need a little help.

  5. renelbaker says:

    I like you on facebook.

  6. renelbaker says:

    I voted for you on Babble, good luck!

  7. renelbaker says:

    Tweet tweet! Done :)

  8. I just became a follower of your blog.

  9. I "like" you on facebook.

  10. My favorite freezer meal is meatballs. There are so many ways they can be used as a meal or in a meal. Tip: I like to do a little bit for the freezer instead of a specific day. A few chopped veggies here, a couple extra baked goods there, cooking a little extra meat, etc…

  11. I email subscribed to your blog.

  12. voted for you on Babble

  13. Shared the link in my facebook status update.

  14. Door County Custom Cakes and Cookies says:

    Saw about this on Facebook from my friend Carla…love to plan a head.

  15. I got the idea of a freezer cooking group from you! We are starting next month. How fun!

  16. I already "like" your page on FB.

  17. I have posted a link to this give away on my FB status page.!/

  18. I have just email subscribed to your blog

  19. my favor freeze friendly meal is dumplings!

    Liked on facebook;
    Subscribed your blog; and
    Linked this post on facebook's wall. ;-)

  20. te

    love to freeze chicken pot pie fill

  21. te

    liked you on facebook

  22. te
    subscribe to your blog

  23. I could use some serious help in this area. I have Fibromyalgia, RA, will be having a baby in May and after was just informed i will be going through testing because my doctor thinks I may have cancer…I have no clue how to plan ahead for meals. I'm completely clueless in planning a shopping trip that is planned in advance. I saw you and your friends on the morning news and was excited just to come to your site and see what it was all about. Thank you for having this site for "dummies" like me lol.

  24. I liked you on facebook and voted for you on the :-) my vote pushed you to the first page :-)

  25. Just saw you on TV! My big freezer go-to is soup, but I would love more ideas and would like to try and get a group of my friends to do this!

  26. I like to prepare dried beans in large batches then freeze them in portions so if I have a recipe calling for cooked beans I can use those instead of canned.

  27. I like you on facebook too!

  28. I have a second freezer in our basement. It's there, waiting for brilliance to shine upon it. But so far I have failed it. I try to freeze soup, but we tend to eat it so fast, there is little left to freeze. theindy4 at sbcglobal dot net

  29. I subscribe to your blog theindy4 at sbcglobal dot net

  30. oh, I like you on FB too theindy4 at sbcglobal dot net

  31. My favorite freezer tip is to make multiples if you have a good for the freezer recipe. Enchiladas and pot pies are my go-to freezer meals and it's just as easy to make 2-3 as it is to make 1.

  32. I follow you on GFC already. :o)

  33. I follow you on FB too.

  34. And voted for you on Babble.

  35. Thanks for sharing.

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