Tuesday Talent Show #1 and Awesome Giveaway!!!!

Today is an exciting day here at Chef In training!There is a GIVEAWAY and a LINK PARTY!This Giveaway is Awesome and you won’t want to miss out!Do you ever sit down and wonder, what should I make for dinner?  How do I fit this in my budget?  What are the sales going on currently at the grocery store?I was recently given the opportunity to try out and review a fabulous company called E-Mealz!Ever heard of it?Well let me tell you about it!E-mealz is a company that makes grocery shopping SO much easier!  It was created by two mom’s, Jane and Jenny, who like most all of us moms, wanted meals that fit within their budgets and that all the family would enjoy. E-Mealz relies on a team of experienced meal planners, writers and editors to create new dinner menus every week that are designed around grocery store sales, seasonal specials and diet preferences. They will find the sales for you based on your families personal needs! You get an aisle-by-aisle grocery list so you know exactly what to get and how much the food is priced at!  You choose the grocery store and it will give you weekly menus customized to your store’s weekly deals and sales!   How easy and wonderful is that!?!What makes these recipes so wonderful are they are easy to follow and usually contain fewer than seven ingredients to allow for a prep times of less than 30 minutes!  I hate feeling like I am in the kitchen ALL DAY LONG, and when I tried out these dinners, I never felt like that!The E-Mealz program creates menus that are centered on a budget of $75/week for families and $35/week for couples.  I was provided with a menu/grocery list for the family plan and it was perfect for my family!  We have three good eaters (one being a husband that eats for an additional three people, no joke) and everyone was satisfied! We also had some additional leftovers for the hubby to use for lunches throughout the week!Not only does E-Mealz help you fit dinners within a budget, but it allows you to customize the best plan to your own personal family needs!  They have special options that include low-carb, low-fat, point system, and vegetarian! The program is seriously brilliant.  It gives you the menu, recipe for each day’s dinner and also provides you with your grocery list for the week.  All you have to do is get in the car, drive to the store and follow the grocery list!  It seriously made going to the grocery store and knowing what to get SO much easier!  My family has thoroughly enjoyed all the dinners!Well guess what?!E-Mealz is offering one of my lucky readers a THREE months FREE subscription to E-Mealz!  Lucky you!Here is how to enter:1. Become an official follower of Chef In Training (click follow under “Let’s Be Friends”) and leave me a comment here letting me know you are a follower. 2. “Like” Chef In Training on Facebook and leave me a comment here to let me know!  3. Visit www.maketimeforfamily.org and “Like” your favorite blog post, then leave me a comment here letting me know what your favorite post was. 4.  Become a fan of E-Mealz on Facebook and leave me a comment here telling me you did 5.  Follow E-Mealz on Twitter and leave me a comment letting me know you did so.6.  Follow Chef in Training on Twitter and leave me a comment letting me know you did so.7. Blog, Facebook, and/ or Tweet about this giveaway and then leave a link for it here. (Up to 3 individual entries for this!) Make sure to leave a comment for each individual entry!! There are SO many ways to enter! Don’t miss out on this amazing product!The winner will be chosen using random.org.The giveaway ends on Monday, September 5th at 9 pm (MST).Winner will be announced on Tuesday, September 6th.Good Luck! And today is special too because I am hosting my first link party!Welcome to theTUESDAY TALENT SHOW!Starting now, every Tuesday come show of your latest talents, whatever they may be!Here are the rules:1. Follow Chef In Training!2. Grab a button or add a link so others can come party too!3. Link up YOUR recipes, crafts, ideas, projects or fun posts to share.(Please no etsy shops, giveaways or advertisements)4. Link up to your post, not your main blog.5. Visit some of the other linksand HAVE FUN!Show of your Talents at Tuesday Talent Show every week at Chef In Training!

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  1. ladybehindthecurtain.com

    Thanks for the invite. I'm so happy you're having a party! You'll do GREAT! I added my Peach Slab Pie and my Citrus Cake. See you next week. Sheryl

  2. Ginger

    Good luck with your new link party! So fun! Great giveaway, too! :)

  3. Concetta

    Thank you so much for visiting Concetta's Cafe and inviting me to your new linky party - I am so excited for you! I am posting several recipes today!I have been a follower for quite awhile - great giveaway!<><Concetta

  4. Aimee

    THanks for hosting. I'm a follower!

  5. Adrianne

    New gfc follower, I'm linked up and what a great giveaway!Adriannewww.happyhourprojects.com

  6. Adrianne

    Like you on Facebook! I did not comment there. If you like and leave comments on too many new pages, Facebook flags your account to check for spam. You can be suspended for up to 15 days while they investigate. So I will just tell you to loom for Adrianne Surian. :)Adriannewww.happyhourprojects.com

  7. Danielle

    Im a follower! Thanks for inviting me to link up.

  8. Jocelyn

    I love following your blog...you always have some yummy things going on here! Hope your first party is a huge success...I linked up some tasty muffins:-)

  9. Kadydid Designs

    Thanks for visiting my blog...I am now following yours!

  10. Kadydid Designs

    I am following E-Mealz on twitter

  11. Kadydid Designs

    I am also following you on twitter!

  12. Tres Chere

    Thank you so much for the invite. All linked up and we are new followers.So glad I am here, I am loving what I am seeing. So many delicious recipes and ideas. Have a wonderful week!

  13. Krista

    Thanks for hosting. Love these parties!

    Everyday Mom's Meals

  14. Lindsay

    I follow you!

  15. Jenny

    Thanks for hosting!

  16. Amy

    Congrats on your first link party! Thank you for stopping by One Artsy Mama and inviting me to link up. I'm a new follower and linked up several recent projects. Have a great day! :)

  17. Megan @ PolishTheStars.com

    Great party! Thanks for inviting me over. :) I hope you will join my party too! http://www.polishthestars.com/2011/08/monday-link-party-31.html

  18. Steph @ Crafting in the Rain

    Thanks for the new party! And I'm a follower :)

  19. Madison

    Madison here joining you from Crafty Critique. Thanks for inviting me over. I'm now a follower! :)

  20. Heidi

    I follow Chef n Training...love you guys!!

  21. Heidi

    And I "like" Chef n Training on FB too!

  22. shelly8806

    I follow you.

  23. shelly8806

    I like you on FB.

  24. shelly8806

    I liked "A Few of my Favorite E-Mealz Dishes in Pictures" blog post.

  25. Mandy

    I am a follower of yours!

  26. Mandy

    I like you on FB!

  27. shelly8806

    I like E-Mealz on FB.

  28. shelly8806

    I follow E-Mealz on Twitter.

  29. shelly8806

    I follow you on Twitter.

  30. Mandy

    I "liked" the Creative Crunch for Packing a School Lunch post. Great ideas!

  31. Jaime @ I'm a Mom not a Professional

    I'm a follower

  32. cooperkelly4

    I follow!

  33. Jaime @ I'm a Mom not a Professional

    i like you on fb

  34. Jaime @ I'm a Mom not a Professional

    i liked the edible playdough post.

  35. Jaime @ I'm a Mom not a Professional

    I like E-Meals on FB

  36. Maggie

    I am a follower!

  37. Loy

    Wow, you are having a great response for your first party. I write about food, but I love getting new craft and decorating ideas along with recipes. Today I bring Corn 'n' Bacon Dip. Have a great week.

  38. Aimee

    I'm a follower of the blog

  39. Aimee

    I like you on facebook.

  40. Sweet Peas and Bumblebees

    I am a follower....GREAT giveaway!

    Sweet Peas and Bumblebees

  41. Sweet Peas and Bumblebees

    I really liked the "more than just cooking...it's quality time" post! Great ideas!


  42. Sweet Peas and Bumblebees

    I Like you of FB

  43. Alicia @ littlesprinklesoffun

    I liked you on FB!

  44. Alicia @ littlesprinklesoffun

    I liked looking at the post about the Ez Meals in Pictures! WoW! Do some of those dishes look yummy!

  45. Alicia @ littlesprinklesoffun

    I am a fan of Ez-Meals already! :)

  46. Alicia @ littlesprinklesoffun

    I posted a link on my facebook page!

  47. Angie@Echoes of Laughter

    I'm a follower! Thank you so much for hosting this party! Angie xo

  48. Mel the Crafty Scientist

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and inviting me to the party! I added my link and your party button to my parties page so I'll remember to come back next week! : )

  49. The Arizona Russums

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I linked up my pillows :)

  50. Something Swanky

    I already follow you :)

  51. Something Swanky

    Already like you on facebook :)

  52. Something Swanky

    Now following on Twitter!

  53. Something Swanky

    Following E-Mealz on Twitter!

  54. Something Swanky

    Liked E-mealz on FB!

  55. Something Swanky

    Visited their blog and I love the Candy Buffet Post :)

  56. Steph

    I am already a follower of your lovely blog Nikki, I constantly come to you for new recipes, you are the best! :)

  57. Steph

    Liked you on Facebook!

  58. Steph

    Liked EZMeals on Facebook too, I am way excited about them and love this giveaway, such a great idea!

  59. Steph

    Visited their blog and liked the "Quality Time" blog post, loved the family time ideas and how to do i :)

  60. Nikki@PhotographerNaturally

    Thank you for inviting me over!! This linky party is great!!


  61. T, B, Z, J, M & I

    I am following you on Twitter!

  62. T, B, Z, J, M & I

    I am following you on FB!

  63. T, B, Z, J, M & I

    I am following E-mealz on FB!

  64. T, B, Z, J, M & I

    I am following E-mealz on Twitter!

  65. K. the Littlest Crafter

    Thank you for inviting me to link up! I will be back :)

  66. Shelley

    Thank you so much for inviting me over to your first party - and what a party it is!!!

    Great giveaway too! I'm a follower :D


  67. SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime

    Happily following you. Such a lovely giveaway!

  68. Krista-Artista

    Thanks for inviting me to post. I am a follower now and just posted some tutorials.

  69. Marjory

    Just started following you. Love the give away and the new linky party. Really really love the recipes.

  70. Marjory

    I now like you on Facebook!

  71. Marjory

    I now have a link for the giveaway and a link for the link party. Thanks.

  72. Marguerite

    Wow, what a great party and giveaway! Thanks for hosting!

  73. Rach H @ FamilyEverAfter

    Thanks for the invite!!! I'll need to add your party to my list! I have one too- Once Upon a Weekend, starting Fridays, that I'd LOVE for you to join! Thanks for visiting my blog!!!

  74. Candice Pham

    Really a great party and give away.

  75. Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage.com

    Thanks so much for hosting!

  76. Sabina@Slip Stitches & More

    Great giveaway, I'm a new follower and would love to win 3 free months at e-mealz!

  77. Sabina@Slip Stitches & More

    I gave you a like on facebook!

  78. Sabina@Slip Stitches & More

    This is my fave post:


  79. Sabina@Slip Stitches & More

    I'm following e-mealz on twitter

  80. Pams Party

    I just became a new follower, I also like on facebook.. Thanks for inviting me to your party. I linked up and added your button to my iinky party page.

  81. TheBookGirl

    that e-mealz program sounds incredible. I love that they even have a vegetarian option :)

  82. Shona

    I subscribed to your blog! Looks like some awesome projects! I linked up a few projects to the link party. Thanks for visiting my blog and the invite!

  83. Tough Cookie Mommy

    Hi, there. I am passing by and following you back from ToughCookieMommy.com It is great to connect with you.

    P.S. Have we liked each other on FB yet?

  84. Camilleta

    Hey, not entering but just wanted to say following you back, and can't wait to try some of your recipes out. They look good!!

  85. Jenni

    Thanks for the invite! I really appreciate it! My linky just started today and I would love for you to hop over and join!
    Thanks again!!

  86. Michelle @ Loving Every Second

    Thanks for hosting! You have a ton of people who linked up - good job for your first week of your party! Looks like it's a success :)

  87. Chelsea

    I follow your blog!

  88. Chelsea

    I follow you on twitter!

  89. Nancy @ dream it ... build it...style it!

    Thank you so much for the invite! I'm a little late to the party- very busy work week:(
    I'll attend and be on time for the next one.
    Oh and congrats of the success of this 1st party!!!

  90. Nancy @ dream it ... build it...style it!

    Me again! Now following. This might be a very dangerous affair- I have a sweet tooth and many of your posts look so yummy!