DIY Day with Homemade Gourmet

by Kimba on April 19, 2010

in DIY Day

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Welcome to DIY Day! Are you ready to share your latest project and maybe win a fabulous prize?

This week, we have a fabulous prize that’s going to make your mouth water! And you DON’T have to link up to win! So make sure you read the “How to win” section!

Today’s prize is coming to us from my friend, Jen at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam. If you know Jen, then you know that she is the Queen of Frugal Living…and with 5 kids to feed, she’s become an expert at feeding them well on a tight budget.

For several years, Jen has been a distributor for Homemade Gourmet. In her own words, “After years of staring in the fridge with everyone asking “what’s for dinner,” I have found the answer! 4 MEALS IN 4 MINUTES.” The prep work for these meals is lightning fast. Then they go into your freezer for you to grill, bake or slow cook any day of the week!

One of Jen’s passions is showing you how to get a delicious, healthy dinner on the table fast, so you can have more time to share with your family. Jen has a great vlog on her blog (say that 5x fast) that will get you thinking about easy ways to meal plan.

I know that Jen would never claim to have all together, but she inspires me to be more purposeful in my homemaking and in how I spend the time with my family. And dinnertime is one of the most important times of the day. So I’m thrilled that Jen is offering a Homemade Gourmet assortment that includes 4 meal mixes, a side dish mix and a dessert! YUM!

Each recipe mix comes with a recipe plan and shopping list. It couldn’t be easier! The meals, sides, desserts, and appetizers can be whipped up in minutes and are DELISH!

So how can you win? There are a couple of ways…

  1. Visit this post at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam for some quick mealtime ideas, then come back here and leave me a comment telling me which meal on her menu sounds delish to you.
  2. Link up a post to DIY Day!

Easy, right? And you can do both for 2 entries!

Now let’s see those projects! Please…

  1. Include a description of your DIY project when you link up . This helps people browse the HUGE number of projects. And you get MORE clicks!
  2. Link to your specific post, not the main page of your blog. I HATE having to delete these. It makes me feel like a big meanie.
  3. Link to this party from your post so everyone can get in on the fun.

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1 Amanda @ Serenity Now April 19, 2010 at 10:06 pm

Thank you for hosting, Kimba, and thanks to you and Jen for the neat Giveaway. ­čÖé

2 Liz@HoosierHomemade April 19, 2010 at 10:07 pm

Thanks so much for hosting, Kimba!
.-= Liz@HoosierHomemade┬┤s last blog ..Decorating your Home for Spring =-.

3 Stephanie Lynn April 19, 2010 at 10:09 pm

Thanks for hosting! The meal packets sound incredibly easy – Need to check them out! Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn
.-= Stephanie Lynn┬┤s last blog ..Earth Day Tasty Treats {Cake, Cupcakes, & Krispie Treats} =-.

4 Jennifer Juniper April 19, 2010 at 10:14 pm

So…it’s 10 pm and I just read about her Chipotle Chicken with Chipotle Orange Sauce and my stomach is growling! Darn you ­čÖé
.-= Jennifer Juniper┬┤s last blog ..Easy T-Shirt Necklace Tutorial =-.

5 julie April 19, 2010 at 10:16 pm

hey kimba! you always throw a great party! thanks for hosting! i would be honored if you came by for a visit! have a great week!

6 Robynne April 19, 2010 at 10:17 pm

My husband and I are all about quick and easy meals. He says we WILL be trying the meatball sandwich recipe in the near future!
.-= Robynne┬┤s last blog ..We got busy…(picture heavy) =-.

7 Morgan April 19, 2010 at 10:22 pm

Thanks so much for hosting again Kimba!!


Meet Virginia!
Meet Virginia!
Meet Virginia!
.-= Morgan┬┤s last blog ..First Time For Everything…Right? =-.

8 Aimee @ In THIS Life April 19, 2010 at 10:30 pm

Ooh, it all sounds wonderful, but I’m particularly intrigued by the creamy corn chowder – yumm!!
.-= Aimee @ In THIS Life┬┤s last blog ..Aimee Reads: The Lovely Bones =-.

9 Leanne April 19, 2010 at 10:35 pm

Thanks for hosting again. I love the giveaway. Yum!
.-= Leanne┬┤s last blog ..Peek Through Last Week (April 11-18) =-.

10 The Little Brown House April 19, 2010 at 10:36 pm

Her Chicken Caesar Salad sounded good to me! And thanks so much for hosting another fabulous party!

11 Jess @ Frugal w/a Flourish April 19, 2010 at 10:37 pm

Thanks for hosting! Mmmm … she always has such great recipes! Can’t wait to go check them out!
.-= Jess @ Frugal w/a Flourish┬┤s last blog ..The New Dining Area Revealed! =-.

12 Kayren April 19, 2010 at 11:23 pm

I’ll have to say the Italian Mozzarella Meatballs, because that’s one of my favorite HG mixes. Love it!

13 Chrissy April 19, 2010 at 11:52 pm

Thanks for the giveaway! The homemade spaghetti sauce sounds great!
.-= Chrissy┬┤s last blog ..Costco Favorites =-.

14 Sabrina April 20, 2010 at 12:05 am

Taco Soup sounds like something new and fun to try. Thanks for the chance to win!
.-= Sabrina┬┤s last blog ..Quickie Wall Art ÔÇô Playroom =-.

15 Marie April 20, 2010 at 12:15 am

Hello sweet Kimba – thank you for hosting such a fun party!

I could definitely use some help in the cooking department. I have a family of 6!

.-= Marie┬┤s last blog ..trash to treasure =-.

16 Michelle @ Sweet Something April 20, 2010 at 12:49 am

Thanks so much for hosting Kimba! Great party!

17 MarytheKay April 20, 2010 at 12:58 am

Thanks so much for letting me join the linky party again! I LOVE browsing all of the great ideas. I also love a giveaway–especially when it involves food! Yum. Homemade Gourmet is wonderful!

18 Marianne@Songbird April 20, 2010 at 1:05 am

Good morning Kimba! You look wonderful as always, the light of the party! Those homemade Pina Colada’s are wonderful. Thank you for being the gracious host of this party one more day!

19 amy@newnostalgia April 20, 2010 at 1:21 am

thank you for hosting such an awesome link party…look forward to the ideas and inspiration every week!!

20 Stacey @ The Blessed Nest April 20, 2010 at 1:25 am

I just love Jen! ­čÖé She has such good tips & ideas for mealtimes!

Can’t wait to check out this weeks great projects!
.-= Stacey @ The Blessed Nest┬┤s last blog ..Simple Ways to Beautifully Fake a Roman Shade =-.

21 Julie {Angry Julie Monday} April 20, 2010 at 3:27 am

The taco soup looks delicious. I’m always looking for new and simple recipes. Thanks for doing this, Kimba. You rock!
.-= Julie {Angry Julie Monday}┬┤s last blog ..Department Store or Dog Park =-.

22 Bonni April 20, 2010 at 6:44 am

The soup mixes SOUND WONDERFUL!! Thanks for the chance!
.-= Bonni┬┤s last blog ..One-half day at a time! =-.

23 Jessi April 20, 2010 at 7:05 am

Ooooh, creamy corn chowder stew and garlic biscuits!! Mmmmm…. Thanks for hosting the partay!!

24 TidyMom April 20, 2010 at 7:16 am

Even at 6:15am the Season ‘n’ Steam Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches sound AMAZING!!!…….really, most all of it sounds WONDERFUL!!

25 Melanie April 20, 2010 at 7:47 am

I think the baked potato soup sounds delish!
.-= Melanie┬┤s last blog ..A Week in the Life. =-.

26 Mandy April 20, 2010 at 8:41 am

loaded baked potato soup – I’ve always wanted to try making it!


27 Tammy @ Not Just Paper and Glue April 20, 2010 at 8:56 am

I love the Parmigiana Chicken or the Italian Mozzarella Meaballs. Of course, I love Homemade Gourmet so I really like them all. I haven’t bought it in a long time though.

28 charity April 20, 2010 at 10:00 am

Several sounded good…like the apple walnut porkchops. I have some pork chops in my freezer, I might need to try that!

29 Tonya @ More Than Enough April 20, 2010 at 10:06 am

The Chipotle Chicken with Chipotle Orange Sauce sounds like an amazing combo! What a fun giveaway!!!
.-= Tonya @ More Than Enough┬┤s last blog ..{another installment of totally random tuesday} =-.

30 Kristin April 20, 2010 at 10:55 am

Everything looks so yummy! Looks like we have a lot of the same tastes! I might try the Chicken Breasts with Chipotle Orange Sauce tonight, she had me at chipotle! I’m a new follower of her’s thanks for sharing!
Take care

31 Melissa April 20, 2010 at 10:56 am

i’m loving the southwestern chicken!!!

32 Joy April 20, 2010 at 12:27 pm

I love soups and the Loaded Baked Potato Soup sounds great!
Thanks for hosting ­čÖé
.-= Joy┬┤s last blog ..Thrifty Baby Shower Decorations =-.

33 Jordan April 20, 2010 at 1:33 pm

oooh, the chicken ceaser salad sounds good and is super easy!!!

34 Mary April 20, 2010 at 1:50 pm

They all sound great. Was courious about these products, it would be great to win and be able to try them out. Thanks-

35 ~vee April 20, 2010 at 2:11 pm

I’m intrigued by the one-skillet pasta dish. Less dishes to wash AND dinner is made? Sold!

36 Kim April 20, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Joining your linky party for the first time since I do quite a few projects. Glad to have found you and am adding myself as a follower. Wow, you have a lot of participants!

37 Lari April 20, 2010 at 4:03 pm

What great ideas! The Chipotle Chicken sounds yummy.

38 Kelee Katillac April 20, 2010 at 5:53 pm

Hi Kimba!

I love your blog! Thank-you for hosting this party–and all the effort it takes to do so.

I am so happy to be a part of it today!

love, kelee

39 Stacey April 20, 2010 at 6:23 pm

I am all about the spaghetti and meatballs…that sounds awesome! This is a great idea!

40 Kathy T April 20, 2010 at 6:32 pm

pecan porkchops -but all the foods sound wonderful –This happens to be the hrdest part of our budget to control -by eating out or wasting food that we forget we have in the refrigerator.

41 lisa April 20, 2010 at 7:03 pm

The taco soup sounded interesting to me as we love soup and tacos.

42 Angie April 20, 2010 at 8:02 pm

Jen is great. I love my Mom’s taco soup but never have all the ingredients to make it! ….must plan meals, must plan meals, must plan meals…:-) Homemade Gourmet sounds great and I think I had some dip of theirs years ago – either way it was really good!

43 Stacy April 20, 2010 at 10:53 pm

The recipe for Cinnamon Apples looks wonderful!

44 Carolyn April 20, 2010 at 11:07 pm

Hi Kimba,
Thanks so much for hosting this week!
.-= Carolyn┬┤s last blog ..Make an Easy Ruffle =-.

45 Kathy April 21, 2010 at 12:35 pm

The Chicken Breasts with Chipotle Orange Sauce sounds delicious!

46 Dawnette Thomas April 21, 2010 at 3:03 pm

I think either the Italian Mozzarella Meatballs or Homemade Spaghetti Sauce. As much as I like Italian food, I don’t prepare it often enough – haven’t found the right go-to recipes.

47 Meshellyn April 21, 2010 at 11:00 pm

I’ve had a thing for bbq lately, so bbq on a bun sounds wonderful! Great giveaway!!!
.-= Meshellyn┬┤s last blog ..Ultimate Blog Party 2010 =-.

48 amanda April 25, 2010 at 2:57 am

who won who won???

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