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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Homemade Convenience Foods E-book Review & Giveaway

*Giveaway ended, winner is here.

I came upon Marcia Washburn on the Homeschool Channel while looking through videos.  I really loved her lecture and that is where I heard about her e-book: Homemade Convenience Foods.  She graciously gave me a free copy to review.  It came right on time because the day after I got it, I found out I was pregnant!  Homeschooling with a newborn will be new for me and I will no doubt need some convenience foods ready in 15 minutes or less.  The e-book comes up nicely on my Kindle Fire as well as the computer.  If you would rather have a non-electronic version, she also offers a printed comb-bound copy.

If you follow her plan, you will have meals that can be fixed anytime in 15 minutes or less.  She tells you about the method, what you need, how to do it and also gives you recipes.  It is a short e-book but a wealth of information is contained in these 34 pages.  Pages 6-15 contain the method and how-to and pages 16-33 contain the recipes.

It does involve some freezer cooking but not the way that I do it, her method is unique as she tailors it to meals that will be ready in 15 minutes or less.  To make convenience foods at home without buying them from the store will save, not only money, but you and your family's health.  I believe I will start using this method to have some extra meals on hand to make in a hurry instead of heading to fast food or take-out!

She is offering a free e-book to giveaway to one of my readers.  Simply leave a comment with your name to enter.  When I announce the winner next week, you will need to email me to claim the prize.  Giveaway ends on April 11, 2012 at midnight PST.  Giveaway ended, winner is here.

You can purchase the e-book on sale until April 20th for $4.99.  You can also get a printed comb-bound version for $5.99 plus $2 shipping and handling.  If you purchase the book and then win this giveaway, she will give you a refund.

Marcia Washburn has operated several businesses including a profitable piano studio and a small publishing company. She and her husband homeschooled their five sons in rural Colorado for nineteen years. She has served in various leadership positions at the local and state level and holds advanced degrees in elementary education & music education.

A columnist for two major home education magazines, she also speaks nationally and internationally. Her books include Activity Days for Homeschool Groups and Families; Talent to Treasure: Building a Profitable Music Teaching Business; Homemade Convenience Foods; and Beethoven Who? Family Fun with Music. Watch for her upcoming Management for Moms Series releasing throughout 2012.

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Tricia said...

Hi Bev,
Please enter me to win the e-book! I hope you and the baby or babies are doing well! I have been praying for you!


Christian Homekeeper said...

Thanks Tricia, we are doing good!! :)

Tay said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I am so excited for you!!! I would love to win a copy of the e-book :)

Christian Homekeeper said...

Thanks Tay, you are entered! :)

Mrs.Garcia said...

Praying for you, for the blessing (baby)or blessings (babies)being knit in your womb,for your beloved husband, and for your child as well for your entire family. Please kindly enter me into the e-book giveaway.
Thankyou, Mrs.CGarcia(CAGmomof2)

tealady said...

I would love a copy of this I am disabled and can not stand for long and making meals for me can be hard,this sounds like a great book

Christian Homekeeper said...

Thank you Mrs. Garcia and tealady! :)

DeNiece Barnes said...

Beverly I am just stopping by to check in on you and the family and to see how you were feeling. I am still in prayer for you and the new baby that you are carrying. May God bless you all...Have a wonderful rest of the week.

Christian Homekeeper said...

Did you want to enter the giveaway DeNeice? You didn't mention it in your comment.

Thank you for checking in on on me! I'm very sick in a good way - a pregnant way lol. Nausea to the umph degree, dizziness, cravings and lots of fatigue. This is worse than with my first! Today was the worst so far, I just hope it gets better - feels like I have the flu all the time lol. It will be worth it when I hold my new baby though!! :)

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