Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day!

I’m having a giveaway this week in conjunction with Sew, Mama, Sew’s big giveaway day!

If this is your first time stopping by my blog, welcome!  Please take a moment to look around.  I’m Janice and I live in Los Angeles with my husband and two toddlers.  I love to modern quilt, and design and sew items for my home and my children.

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Today I am giving away a fat quarter bundle of texty fabrics.  Have you caught the text bug yet?  I sure have! This is a selection of 6 fat quarters (pictured above and below) that will get you started in all your text endeavors.

To enter to win, please leave a comment (you can tell me a go-to dinner you like to make on weeknights if you like…help a busy mom out!)

Giveaway is open until December 7th at 5pm PST and I will choose a winner by random number generator on December 8th.  International entrants are welcome!

Good luck to all!

566 thoughts on “Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day!

  1. My go-to dinner is stirfry with some ramen noodles. Super easy with frozen veggies even and a block of tofu or a sliced chicken breast. (Even easier if I can get my husband to do it. I just keep telling him how amazing his stirfry is. Flattery gets you everywhere!)

    Also, it is difficult to see where to type the information into your comment fields. I don’t know if you can add a border or something. I’d hate to have you miss commenters. 🙂

  2. I like taco casserole. Place fritos on the bottom of a casserole dish top with seasoned hamburger (we use taco bell mild taco sauce), cheese and black olives. (you can use refried beans if you like those) Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until it’s hot. Serve with tomatoes, lettuce, and sour cream on the side. The kids usually eat it without the extras. Super easy and it’s not just a taco!

  3. I make leftover bacon sandwiches. Chop some bacon, sautee with favorite seasonings (salt, pepper, and dried jalapenos in our house), add leftovers (chicken, turkey, roast beef, etc). Scoop onto toasted bread and cheese. Delicious and easy. I don’t know about kid friendly though…. Just me and my husband – hence the jalapenos. 😀

  4. I love to make crock-pot potato soup–secret is to use frozen hash-browns but don’t stir it while cooking or they dissolve 😉

  5. I like to boil some pasta, use a good jarred sauce, and brown up some meat. That way we have a quick spaghetti dinner in about 20-30 ish minutes total. I typically doctor up the sauce and if I’m feeling especially healthy I’ll steam a side of veggies in the microwave!

  6. We love pulled pork sandwiches- put Boston Butt pork roast in crock pot for 8 hours on low with one bottle of hickory smoke for every two pounds of pork. When it falls off bone, take it out, pull it, and serve on buns with bbq sauce! Yummy!!

  7. My husband and I like to make chili in our crock pot – brown the meat (beef or turkey) and open the cans: two of chili beans, one diced tomatos, one pureed tomatos, and to make it really easy, buy frozen seasoning blend (diced onions, celery and peppers) and throw that it. Season to your taste – eay! We like to serve it with tortilla chips, shredded cheddar and sour cream. Makes me hungry! Thanks for the give away.

  8. Our go to is breakfast for dinner. Bacon in oven pancakes and scrabled eggs with fruit on side. My kids new teens so they can do eggs and bacon while I do pancakes. Love the fabric.

  9. My go to quick week-night meal has to be what we call Hodge-Podge. It’s Mac-n-Cheese with ground beef and mixed veggies. Mix it all together and you got yourself a satisfying meal both the hubs and kiddos will love. Another great plus about this meal…it will easily last a couple nights. We always have leftovers.

  10. Thanks for the fab giveaway! I follow you in my google reader. My go-to quick weeknight dinner is sauteed sausage and cabbage. Just fry up some sausage (like jimmy dean sage or soemthing) and put in a ton of green cabbage. Nice veggie and the sausage gives is excellent flavor. Its one of our faves!

  11. I love to make casseroles with noodles and veggies — maybe some hamburger or tuna — with cream of mushroom or celery soup – it is easy and there are leftovers. Thanks for the chance! 🙂

  12. Love me some text fabrics!!
    My go to dinner on busy weeknights is pasta and meatballs, I get everything ready made at the supermarket all I need to do is cook the pasta! How’s that for a lazy mum 😉

  13. My go to simple, easy dinner that is always a crowd pleaser for my 3 guys is French Bread or naan bread pizza. It is as simple as it sounds. cut your loaf in half or use the naan bread, spread with your fav sauce or any in the fridge and top with your fave topping or any leftovers that seem appealing, then top with your fav cheese, and bake on 350 until all the cheese is melted and bread is crispy.:) Yum!! My personal fav is feta cheese with bacon chuncks and chives on naan bread. oh now I am hungry. LOL Wishing you happy holidays and thank you for a chance to win!

  14. First of all anything in the crockpot. I also like to make an oven stouffer (chicken), then the next day you can chunk up some and add it to some veggies and fettuccine, for chicken fettuccine. Then last but not least put the rest in a pot of water and cook until the chicken almost falls off the bone and make soup. It’s all perfect for this time of year. ;-> Toni Anne

  15. my slow cooker (crockpot) is a life saver for busy days, having dinner made at lunchtime always makes me feel like I can handle anything! Thanks for the give away!

  16. Love the text prints! Our easy/quick dinners would be (1) breakfast for dinner (biscuits and gravy) or (2) packaged tortellini or cheese ravioli in the refrigerated section of the store – super fast to cook, add pasta sauce, bake some crescents in the oven and you are done within 15 minutes.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  17. I like Taco-Stuffed Shells as a go-to. Brown 2lbs ground beef, add two envelopes taco seasoning mix and water. I also add some canned corn (you can do beans too). Let cool. Cook shells to al dente and drain, lay out on parchment paper to cool individually. Stuff cooled shells with taco meat mixture. Put a cup of salsa in a roasting pan, add stuffed shells and cover with 1 cup taco sauce. You can also add some sliced olives or green onions at this time too. Bake at 350 degrees for 1/2 hour. Add 2 cups shredded taco cheese and crushed tortilla chips about 10 minutes before done.

  18. Oh I love these! Quesadillas–put frozen chicken and taco seasoning in the crockpot at noon, then when it’s cooked, shred in kitchenaid with paddle attachment and make into quesadillas.

  19. I’ve been making chicken piccata using the Food Network’s Good Eats Turkey Picatta recipe. So delicious. And it can feed an army if you serve it on rice 🙂

  20. I like anything in a crock pot. My favorite is crock pot lasagna. You put the noodles in dry with all the other ingredients and a few hours later you have perfect lasagna.

  21. Baked potato night. Both sweet & white with plenty of toppings. We always have cheese, sour cream, & scallions in the house, and usually have ranch & bleu cheese dressings, and quick cook bacon. Our favorites are sweet potatoes with cinnamon, butter, bacon crumbles, candied pecans and a sprinkle of cayenne.

  22. i don’t have any text fabrics but would love to work w/some! brown rice and beans! or any combo of things i can stew in the crockpot if you have a bit of time in the morning to get it together.

  23. My go-to-dinner is normally a cheese and bacon toasted sandwich, with whatever fruit is in the bowl for a few vitamins thrown in. Perfect for a single person, for a family maybe not so much. Four days of cheese and bacon sandwiches in a week may scar your poor kids for life! lol

    Love the text fabrics – so pretty! Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂

  24. I have a couple of go-to dinner’s. One is salad with grilled shrimp. Frozen shrimp is so quick to thaw with just some cold water, so I always have it on hand. I also do roasted broccoli and/or cauliflower from frozen bags in a pinch. It takes about 45 minutes to roast with a little EVOO and salt, but tastes so yummy. A gold ol’ omelet is always a good dinner idea using whatever leftover veggies are around.

  25. Well I don’t know how much your kids would love Chinese food (shrimp and broccoli with a side of crab rangoons) but that’s my fave 🙂 Excellent giveaway!

  26. I just discovered your blog. Love it! I’m going to follow faithfully from here on. I’d LOVE to win your fabrics. I’ve been noticing them on quilting blogs, but haven’t seen any in my local fabric store.

  27. Burritos are a quick dinner fave for me. And if you are trying to be extra healthy, you can skip the wrap and just make up a salad with the veges and other fillings. I love text fabrics so much – have definitely caught the bug!

  28. I love text fabric ! What is that print with the grids ? I’ve never seen it before..

    When I’m in a hurry, I like to make chili. It takes about 15 minutes to prepare and then maybe 2o minutes to cook and you have delicious and complete meal 🙂

  29. If I’m in a pinch, I make hutspot. Potatoes and carrots cooked and mashed together with butter and salt and milk. Boil a sausage and you’ve got supper of meat potatoes and vegetables!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  30. Breakfast for dinner is my standby, especially when my hubs is traveling on business. Our kids think it is a treat, and it is fairly easy for me to whip up with ingredients I always have on hand. Omlets or pancakes make for a quick and tasty dinner for us! Thanks for the chance at these awesome texty prints!

  31. Wonderful fabrics! Who wouldn’t love written prints! I’m not good with kitchen but one our quick favourites is lots of boiled different vegetables and homemade sauce with magionez (salt, pepper, lemon, horseradish, parsley) and if there is also smoked solomon even better! Kali oreksi = good appetite! x Teje

  32. Oh, I love text prints. I’m absolutely smitten with this bundle.

    My go-to dinner when I’m tired and in a hurry is quesadillas. Easy to make, good for using up leftover meats or vegetables, and kind of fun to eat, too.

  33. I follow your wonderful blog and I love love texty prints. You are probably too busy, but if you have the time, could you tell me the names of the prints you have in your texty bundle? I am assuming that I will not win, but I love these fabrics and think that they should be on my xmas list.

    As for dinners, I just open the frig each night to find that the magic dinner fairy has not prepped dinner for me and then just try to make something in 5 minutes with a child on my hip.

  34. My quick go-to dinner is nachos with homemade chips. Fry up some cut up corn tortillas, then top with a can of beans, a shake of taco seasoning, some salsa, and cover all with cheese. Pop under the broiler for a few minutes, and done.

  35. Really neat ‘texty’ fabric bundle! At my house the default ‘don’t-feel-like-cooking’ dinner is refried bean & cheese Mexican anything…soft taco, burritto, nachos, etc. We lived in Dallas in the 70’s & 80’s and have never eaten the same again! 🙂

  36. We eat a lot of breakfast burritos for dinner, but I also try to make a lot of large batches of soup. My current favorite is chicken tortilla soup. Yum!

  37. Fantastic bundle! Thanks for the chance! I don’t even have kids yet (expecting in February!), but fast dinners are still a challenge! Pastas with veggies are always pretty easy. I like easy turkey chili – brown the meat, dump in the beans, tomatoes, spice as you like!

  38. Enchillada casserole! Way faster than rolling enchilladas. Layer of tortillas – whatever you want in between – another layer – more stuff – layer of tortillas on top with cheese and sauce on top – so good!

  39. We have a newborn at home so lately our go to dinners have been what our amazing family and friends have been bringing us. A friends just brought a casserole that was tortellini, alfredo sauce and chicken. With a breadcrumb topping. I was really good and really easy!

  40. Every time I make chili or spaghetti sauce, I make a ton and freeze it in mason jars. So that ends up being a quick, go-to. My son also loves pesto and I do the same- make a ton and freeze it in smaller containers. He loves pesto pizza and pasta. Use pesto sauce instead of reg pizza sauce. I buy the pizza dough at trader joes. My son also loves cornflake chicken- buy chicken tenders, soak them in buttermilk, salt, and pepper. Coat with crushed corn flakes and bake until crispy.
    Lovely fabrics!!!

  41. Hi Janice, Thanks for the chance at these great fabrics! I spent some time filling up my freezer recently with pizza crusts/shredded cheese/pizza sauce, frozen uncooked meatballs/marinara sauce and also tomato soup that we like to have with grilled cheese. These are 3 meals that I can easily grab out of the freezer in make in about 30 minutes.

  42. It’s not fancy, but my favorite “quick” supper is a fried egg sandwich (on toast). Yummie!!! Love these text fabrics – thanks for the chance to win some!

  43. I love anything that I can throw in a slow cooker in the morning and have it ready at suppertime! Thanks for this fantastic giveaway. I certainly have caught the text bug!

  44. I like to make white chicken chili in the crock pot. I have a recipe the kids LOVE and you can start with frozen chicken breasts if you are really in a hurry! If you want the recipe email me and I will send it to you.

  45. Pulled Pork in a Crockpot
    3-4 lb pork loin or shoulder
    1 can root beer
    Place both in crockpot, cook 6-7 hours on low. Remove meat, drain root beer. Shred meat, place back in crockpot with a bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce til hot. Serve on buns with coleslaw.

  46. we frequently make chicken teriyaki or something. It’s the sauce that is incredible and you can use it on pork or whatever you’ve got. It’s 1 C. soy sauce, 1 C. brown sugar, 1 tablespoon garlic, 1 tablespoon oil, and then add as much fresh or powdered ginger as you like and 1/4 cup red wine vinegar and stir. it’s so good! And I’m seriously crossing all my extremities to win this bundle! drooling! Thanks for an awesome blog and giveaway!!

  47. Breakfast for supper is our go to meal when we are in a rush….thanks for a chance to win your fun giveaway! The fabrics look like a lot of fun!


  48. Eggs are super fast and everyone here (besides me, bad childhood memories I blame) likes them. I also make a hot dish with noodles, speghetti sauce, pepperoni, and mozzerella cheese , put it in the oven 350 until cheese is melted (about 20 min)
    jrae_228 at yahoo dot com

  49. Great text fabrics, hoping they come to my house. I highly recommend the Spatchcocked Chicken with chick peas from Everyday Foods. Check out how easy this is on Youtube. Love this recipe.

  50. good day!!! and great fabrics!!! i just moved from the left coast with my husband , to the right coast!! we lived in Atwater and do miss the weather, but family comes first…have you discovered the crockpot yet? it saved e more than once when my children were small/teenagers and that with a bread making machine were my best friends. more often than not i would work until 6-7pm and would be waaay tired. it was nice coming home to a nice meal. all i asked of the children was to fix a tossed salad and set the table for dinner…made for a much happier mommy and daddy!!
    my best wishes to you and yours…

  51. Love the prints!
    Go to supper… I love making a big pot of soup and cornbread. I just throw the soup ingredients together in the morning and I let it cook all day in the slow cooker.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  52. I totally have caught the text fabric bug but unfortunately haven’t managed to obtain any yet, only if I order them overseas 🙁

  53. I have been wanting to try out text fabrics! My favorite go to weeknight meals: stir fry with rice, cottage pie, and breakfast for dinner.

  54. My favourite fast and easy dinner is to dice up a tonne of mushrooms and cook them off, add a big dollop of cream cheese,bit of lemon juice and pepper and use that as a pasta sauce 🙂

  55. I love to just brown some ground beef with some spices and vegetables, heat some premade tortillas and beans, and put out some toppings to let everyone make the burrito of her choice.

  56. i make a lovely chicken soup from yesterdays left over of boiled chicken …just cut up the chicken meat (boneless) , add some broccoli pieces, carrots and herbs like sage and add water….add angel hair or some rice and you have a lovely, healthy, quick warm soup.

  57. I am so excited for your giveaway!! I LOVE text prints and all those are so gorgeous and would make the ideal addition to my stash so I can use it to make an Amy Butler weekender bag.

    Also weeknight meal go-to is breakfast for dinner. Pancakes, Waffles, Breakfast Burritos, you name it. =)

  58. This is the best text bundle ever! Seriously. My go to quick weeknight meal is fried egg and cheese sandwich on toast with some fresh fruit. Easy and tasty.

  59. We make bean, cheese & veggie quesadillas. Quick and easy and my 2 toddlers love to dip the “triangles” in mild salsa and sour cream.

  60. Yes, have been bitten by the text bug and our favorite go-to meal is omelets and a salad. Can usually make a decent omelet out of things already in the ‘fridge.

  61. I can get my kids to eat spinach! I make chicken alfredo florentine. pureed spinach, sauteed chicken, alfredo sauce (light even), and fettuccine noodles. Yum.

  62. Oh, what lovely fabrics!!

    My go-to is pizza casserole. Pound of ground turkey (or beef), box of cooked noodles (I prefer rotini), jar of spaghetti sauce, jar of pizza sauce, lots of cut up pepperoni. Mix all together, layer with mozzerella cheese, bake 25 minutes or so. Yum! In fact, I think I’ll make that tonight. 🙂

  63. Great give away! Love the text fabric – think it would make a great bag or reader wrap! My Standby Dinner is homemade Pizza! or if it’s just me … BP&J!! That sandwich just never gets old! Thank you for the offer to win fabulous fabric!

  64. Tacos, tacos, tacos! Easy to make, everyone likes them, and there are always opportunities to sneak more veggies in! Breakfast for dinner is another fun one!

  65. quick dinner – roast a tray of veggies (broccoli, carrots, squash, whatever!) w/ olive oil, salt, pepper and whatever seasonings I feel like and while that’s going, throw some chicken breasts in a skillet – everything is done in about 20-25 minutes and is healthy and tasty 🙂

  66. I like to make a Massamam Prawn curry. This is very quick and easy, prepared in less than half an hour, so perfect for when I get home from work. Love the gorgeous texty fabrics!

  67. I have a deep fryer – probably either the best or worst investment I ever made. We would have scones (I buy frozen rolls) and chilli every other day if it were good for us. 🙂

  68. I’ve just taken part in the Addicted to Text charm swap on flickr so have a lovely selection but would love some bigger pieces. A favourite dinner here is hidden veg and pasta, leeks, mushrooms, carrots, courgette, pepper, tomato cooked and whizzed up and then a dollop of mascapone cheese – delicious for 2 girls (the boy is not so keen!) thanks for the giveaway

  69. I haven’t used any text fabrics yet, but I’d love to try! My go-to weeknight meal is tacos. Everyone eats them & they’re easy to make. Thanks for the chance to win!

  70. Thanks for the giveaway try! I really enjoy following your blog. My go to dinner: pulled pork sandwiches cooked in the crock pot.

  71. When my kids were toddlers, it was “snacky” dinners on busy nights. They liked having lots of different bits, nothing fancy, just pasta and bits of cheese and meat, some fruit and veggies, things like that. Now our go to is probably ramen with stir-fried vegetables, and we like to use the crockpot too but that usually means I have to be on the ball earlier in the day! 🙂

  72. Oh, good question. I think I will have to look over some of these comments for ideas. Our go-to dinner is rice & beans with whatever toppings we have on hand.

  73. My really easy dinner is carbonara. While the pasta’s cooking, either cook then chop some bacon or just chop some ham (depending on what you’ve got/how much time you have), then beat one egg yolk per person, plus an extra, or one whole egg per person with grated cheese and black pepper. Drain the pasta, return to the pan, stir in the bacon and eggy mixture, and stir continuously over a low heat for just long enough for the egg not to be raw. Not especially healthy, but the entire thing takes 15 minues to do, even with cooking bacon for it. Alternatively, more of a British thing, so you may not have come across it, but baked beans and grated cheese on toast is so fast and simple. I always think I should do that more often. Thanks for a lovely giveaway – I love those prints.

  74. Oh my goodness, I am coming back to read all these great ideas and recipes!! I’m at a place where we are soo bored of what we eat! LOL!
    For little kids… more for lunches, what about cottage cheese and tomatoes, and grill cheese sandwhiches. Sorry no good thoughts for dinners! Happy to have found your blog! 🙂

  75. I’m not a mom but a good old grilled cheese and chicken noodle soup will always do it for me on a quick fix night. Thanks!!

  76. Ooo I love texty prints!

    My quick fix dinner is pasta and pesto – so quick and easy and both things you can store in the cupboard (no need to to buy fresh supplies). Yep I am that lazy!

  77. Quick pasta dishes- saute a bit of garlic with zuccini or squash and some onions, toss in a can of fire roasted tomatoes and then toss with pasta. Takes all of 10 minutes!

  78. One of the quick go to dishes I use to make a lot is stir fried chicken with mushrooms,onions and cabbage with top ramen noodles & seasoning stirred in. The nice thing is, you can add any leftover veggies that you want to chance it up.

  79. I just made one of mine this evening, basically taco meat mixture, some corn and diced tomatoes, and tomato sauce, put in the bottom of a casserole dish, top with homemade mashed potatoes any way you like to fix them, top with cheese if you like; then bake at $50 for about 20 minutes or until the cheese and potatoes get all golden and crispy on the top! So super simple! 🙂

  80. Our favorite is greek chicken over rice with chopped veggies and cucumber sauce. You can make the chicken in a wok, and it’s super easy.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  81. I suppose I have to say the one from last night, the fist we were meant to be having was off so had to throw something together quick! Ham, egg and chips worked really well!
    Love the fabric. Off to explore your blog!

    1. oops, operator error. Anyway,,,
      Chicken, BBQ sauce, 1 can whole berry cranberry sauce, diced onions and peppers, baby carrots in crock pot. Cook all day on low. Serve with rice. Easy and delicious.

  82. What great fabrics!
    I love to bake salmon. Put in a pan (either steaks or fillets), shake a little tarragon on top, cover, bake 20-30 minutes depending on thickness of fish. Meanwhile, you can steam veggies, bake a potato, make a salad etc. When my kids were little I used to make tuna casserole for them and salmon for myself until they started eating more of my salmon than their casserole, so out went the tuna casserole, I can’t stand it bu they used to love it.

  83. Hamburger casserole:
    brown 1 lb ground beef, add 1 can tomato soup. While this is simmering, boil small box of macaroni noodles, and mix together 1 brick cream cheese (we like the large brick) and 1 small container of sour cream. Layer in a casserole dish starting with noodles on bottom, then hamburger mixture, then sour cream/cream cheese mixture, top with shredded cheddar cheese. Bake at 350 till bubbly!

  84. Go to dinner?? Pancakes! My kids love breakfast for dinner-and it’s easy and fast for me too. I put all kids of puréed vegetables, fruits, flax seed, oatmeal, Greek yogurt, etc so they are full of protein and nutrients. The kids don’t know they are healthy!

  85. Anyone who has a Save Ferris pillow is cool with me. 🙂

    It’s the season for the slow cooker…pork shoulder with green chiles and salsa verde. Serve with corn tortillas. Yum!

    Lwghosts at yahoo dot com

  86. I love those fabrics! We eat a lot of tacos in this house. In the winter, I love how a nice fresh cabbage slaw with meat or beans and sauteed vegetables all can be wrapped in a corn tortilla for something fresh and yummy! And soup of all types!

  87. I am so excited to get my hands on some Architextures too! And my favorite go-to dinner is probably baked ziti…easy and comforting!

  88. My husband is the cook in the family. He makes pasta sauce from scratch and then freezes batches. Take it out, cook some noodles, instant meal. Great giveaway!

  89. Chicken and yellow rice with peas. It takes about 30 minutes to prepare. Brown cut-up chicken pieces in olive oil in deep pot. Once the chicken in browned use Vigo yellow rice mix, follow directions on package. I add it all directly to the chicen in the deep pot so it’s a one pot meal. After the rice has cooked about 2o minutes add peas or serve on the side. My family loves it!

  90. Go to meal is spaghetti from a jar with pre-browned hamburger from the freezer. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

  91. If you have an IKEA near you. They have the best meatball dinner, eat it in the restaurant or take it home from the food shop!!! Thanks for the giveaway

  92. Well, this is not exactly a go-to dinner but has similar result…
    From time to time, I spend one afternoon cooking a huge pot of natural tomato sauce with all the vegetables I can add; carrot, leeks, zucchini, squash, beans…Then I blend it and freeze on individual portions and so I´ll have vegetable sauce full of vitamins and fiber to add to a quick pasta or rice dish!
    Love this fabric, thank you!

  93. My kids will eat just about anything, so quite often I can just stick some Salmon in the oven, cook some rice and make a salad. We also eat enchiladas because I can make the up pretty quick.

  94. Eee I do love me some text prints!

    Hmm a go-to dinner. I totally cheat and pick up a roast chicken from the shop, and serve it with some pasta and vegies. Tada! Done! hehehe!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  95. I haven’t tried texty prints yet, but these look fabulous! 🙂
    My quick fix dinner is quesadillas! Refried beans, olives and cheese, with sour cream and salsa on the side. The kids love them and they are so fast! Thanks for a chance to win! 🙂

  96. Our go to dinner during the week is brinner! We always have eggs and bisquick on hand, and usually there is bacon or sausage in the fridge, so when all else fails – it is breakfast for dinner!

    Love the text fabric! Hope I win!

    My email address is kudra1978 at aol dot com.

  97. my go to dinner… is soup and salad! i make big batches of soup on the weekends, and freeze it. then pull them out on busy nights. then my kids are still eating a healthy meal without lots of prep time!

  98. OOh nice texty prints. I keep bags of pasta sauce – vegie or bolognaise (with vegies) – in the freezer. Defrost, cook pasta, presto!

  99. Would love to help you out on the cooking thing but I don’t cook! Grocery stores now make it to easy to just pick something up

  100. We try to keep a pound or two of ground sausage, seasoned and cooked up in the freezer. It’s great to pull out for omelets, pasta, or pizza.

  101. Make your own pizza, made on greek pita or Naan bread with what ever is in the fridge, veggies, ham, salami, what ever we have!

  102. I havent tried working with texts yet, but I would sure like to. As a single person, I dont really have a got to dinner. Whatever is in the fridge

  103. Sou seguidora.Meus netos estão jantando comigo,então comemos sopas de legumes e e alguns grelhados,que pode ser boi ou frango.Com isso já emagreci cinco quilos este ano.Mas netos estão um pouco a cima do peso,a culpa é do almoço,kakakak..

  104. Great fabrics! Our go to dinner in Spaghetti. We can tomato sauce in the summer so it’s really easy and one of the only dinners the entire family will eat.

  105. I need to build up my texts! I make some easy tomato soup. Heat up a can of stewed tomatoes on the stove and then blend with a stick blender or food processor. Add a splash of cream and serve. You will never have to purchase tomato soup again. So good with grilled cheese of course.

  106. Tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwich, chicken and mac and cheese, Scrambled eggs and bacon.

    Thanks for chance to win. Nancy James

  107. Tomato and cheese quesadillas (and if I have leftover chicken or green pepper or onion I’ll throw that in too.) Put it on half a tortilla, fold over the other half, and then cook in a frying pan with a tiny bit of oil – flip – done! Serve with salsa, quacamole, plain yogurt, whatever you like!

  108. I love to make Bacon and Chaddar Quiche for supper – mmmm…. I could go for that right now. I love the fabrics you chose to giveaway and your SAVE FERRIS pillow is perfection!

  109. I make soup a lot, chicken, rice, carrots, celery, a couple cans of swanson chicken stock and spices. Easy peasy and everyone likes it.

  110. A STRANGE (but easy and tasty) dinner my hubs recently requested was black beans over rice, topped with salsa and a bit of cheddar cheese. I thought he was nuts, but it was fast, and actually very good!

    1. Lauren, hope I’m not screwing up the draw by replying to you, but we’ve been having this for years and years. We don’t eat rice anymore, but it used to be a weekly dinner. Have him try black beans, brown rice, a little shredded cheese, sour cream, and mushrooms cooked in some Worcestershire, with some black pepper. When you’re used to that, add some Srirachi (just a tiny bit!).

  111. Wow! gorgeous fabrics! Your blog is lovely! Thanks for the giveaway!
    My go to meal is a stir fry with peanut sauce- LOTS of peanut sauce! Also I do a lot of cooking while crafting on Sundays- so there is always homemade soup and grilled cheese sandwiches for a couple of days afterwards!

  112. THAT is an awesome bundle. Thanks!! My go-to weeknight dinner is chili, because it takes me 15 minutes and is yummy, filling, and generally healthy.

  113. Pork in the crock pot always goes over well at my house! I put about 1/2 cup (or less) of apple juice in the crock pot with a boneless pork loin roast and sprinkle garlic, black pepper, oregano, and chili powder on top, plus a squirt or two of honey just for fun. Then I add carrots and potatoes about 2-3 hours before the pork is done so they get cooked but not mushy. So yummy!

  114. It is always a treat to see that little quilt you made me, it is on the wall next to my sewing machine. I am not the cook in my house so I would say when you need to order pizza.

  115. Love the text fabrics, thanks for the chance to enter! I like to make a quick pasta dish with roasted sweet potatoes, leeks, toasted walnuts and goat cheese… doesn’t sound fast but it really is. There’s a recipe on my blog if you’re interested 🙂

  116. I love to make an easy tortellini soup! Cheese tortellini from the cold section, chicken broth, canned stewed tomatoes, and a bit of cream- simmer for a bit to meld the flavors and top with parm. Warm, easy, filling!

  117. Sauté thinly sliced zucchini with olive oil, salt and pepper. When the zucchini is almost done (tender) throw in some fresh minced garlic. Cook a few more minutes then serve mixed in with boiled cheese ravioli (the cheap frozen kind). Serve with Parmesan cheese! (And some fresh bread to dip in the yummy oil left in your bowl!
    Now I’m hungry…
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  118. Boneless skinless chicken breasts, dash of olive oil, salt, pepper & seasoning in the oven (no cover), another pan with mini potatoes with same seasonings in the oven at 400F for 40 minutes. When your time’s almost up, throw on a pot of frozen vegs, poof, instant dinner! Thanks for the chance to win.

  119. yes, I’ve definitely caught the text bug and I’m wanting to collect them to do a butterfly mini quilt 🙂 my go-to for dinner is chicken nachos – quick, easy, and very yummy 🙂

  120. oooh…I’ll have to check the rest of the answers out too! I hate figuring out dinners! I would say a go to dinner would be 1. Chili and if I want my kids to eat it a chicken and rice casserole. Let me know if you want the directions for that – easy peasy! and YES I have the text bug!

  121. Because I live in the great white north where it’s cold and snowy, my favourite winter meal is deer stew made in a Dutch oven over many hours of slow cooking. So delicious and warming.

  122. I became a new follower! I love your dolls, dresses and many other creations!!! Last night we had a go to dinner because I was busy entering giveaways and responding to my giveaway comments. We had spaghetti made with turkey sausage, canned sauce, and mystery shaped pasta from the cabinet. LOL I would love for you to check out my blog at

  123. I absolutely LOVE text fabrics, but perhaps being a graphic designer influences that. We like to make pesto pasta – it’s super easy when I have batches of homemade pesto waiting in the freezer!

  124. Chicken caesar salad. I tear apart a rotisserie chicken and throw it on top of greens and I have an easy yummy salad! I love this fabric! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  125. Love the texty fabrics! I’ve never used any before, but I want to try now!

    Our go to meal is spaghetti. You can even make a homemade “sauce” with ground beef and diced tomatoes. Add tomato sauce if you want it to be more of an actual sauce (which mine is definitely not!). Toss in a couple of spices that smell good and some veggies if you want them and you’re done.

  126. Fabulous giveaway! Yes, I have been bitten by the texty bug and thank you for the chance to win. Chinese noodle stir fries are always a hit in this house. Quick, easy, use whatever veg and meat you have spare and only one pan to clean after – bonus!

  127. ohh- love the fabrics.

    Go-to meal:
    cut 3 chicken breasts into 1/3’s and put in bottom of crock pot.

    Mix 8 oz cream cheese, 1 can cream of chicken, and a packet of zesty italian salad dressing mix together and spoon over chicken.

    Cook on high 5-6 hours.

    Serve over rice.

    Oh– and I ALWAYS use a crock pot bag for easy clean-up.


  128. Lentil loaf, made like a meatloaf with a can of lentils. Toss on some veggies and a starch if desired and voila! Thanks for the give away.

  129. I love my crockpot and my family loves Taco Chicken – place boneless chicken (can be frozen or thawed) in crockpot, add a pkg. of taco seasoning, pour a can of Rotel tomatoes on top and cook all day. Shred before serving. Good in taco shells, tortillas, on baked potatoes, in a sandwich. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  130. In the winter, you can make soup…put it in the crock pot…fresh veggies, chicken broth, cooked chicken breast…and an onion…let it cook for hours…come home to a nice hot dinner. Pick up a loaf of bread too. =)

    Thanks for a chance to win.

  131. My go to dinner is Scallopini Pork Chops dredged in italian bread crumbs. Fry 3 min per side in EVOO. Served with baked broccoli (Barefoot Contessa). The kids go crazy for it and it doesn’t take long to make!

  132. LOve texty fabrics! My go to dinner is Chicken fajitas wityh refried beans! Super quick to make and everyone loves them 🙂

  133. I love the look of texty fabrrics. I just haven’t had a chance to play with any yet.

    One of my favorite go to meals on a busy night is stir fry. It’s fun to whing things together and be creative with what is on hand. 🙂

  134. mmm text fabric!!
    My go to is usually pasta with a heap of vegetables chucked in and pesto sauce. I also like things you can stick in the oven (then go blog read), like right now I’m baking some potatoes then I can just do some quick steak and veggies to go with it.

  135. We love Farmer’s Breakfast for Dinner…..quick and easy.
    Eggs, toast or pancakes, grits, bacon, milk and juice……yummy

  136. How about some creamy and cheesy omelette?:D heheh or fried rice with crispy bacon n juicy shrimp:D together they would make a perfect dinner!

  137. Ok so if shrimp is on sale get them to steam it right there at the meat counter with some old bay(our will do it for free) at the grocery store(takes @ 5 minutes, grab a bag of salad and some mac and cheese from the deli. Yummy quick good meal!

  138. Easy Peasy Baked Ziti: Cook 1 pound of ziti (you can also use Penne) brown 1/2 pound Italian sausage and 1/2 lb ground round together. Drain and place in a large bowl. Add 1 small jar of Alfredo sauce and 1 small jar of marinara sauce. Add cooked Ziti and mix. Pour everything into a 13 x 9 and cover with mozzarella. Bake for 15 mins or until cheese is melted. It is so yummy and EASY!!!!!

  139. Baked Chicken: Turn oven to 425 degrees. Melt 1/4 cup butter/veggie oil in the oven in a baking pan. Dip the chicken pieces into seasoned flour, and put skin-side down in the oven pan. Wash baking potatoes, and poke here and there; put them in oven. Set oven for 1/2 hour. Turn chicken pieces over and bake for another half hour. The fun aspect to this meal is that it cooks while you are doing something else! We sometimes serve chilled cranberry sauce instead of a veggie, or a quick salad.

  140. Greetings from the north!!!
    I didn’t even know text fabric existed until recently and one of my quilting bee participants sent some for her block. Wow!!!

    Ok, my go to recipe to keep the kids happy and fed…I put premade meatballs in a slow cooker with a mixture of chili sauce and cranberry sauce on top. By the time we get home from work/school/the curling rink, I just make a pot of rice and voila! Happy kids and happy hubby. Thanks for the chance!

  141. I love crock pot bbq. Just put a pork roast in the crock pot with 1/2 bottle of bbq sauce and some water. Let it cook all day and it will shred up and be perfect on buns.

  142. I like to make macaroni, I’ve made it so often that I’m a pro at it! Takes me a maximum of 20 minutes to get it in the oven and it tastes so good!

  143. I roast a chicken weekly. Seriously. It’s my super simple, comfort dinner that i know the kids and hubs will always eat.


  145. OMG OMG – what a cracking giveaway!! Pick me pick me! I like homemade leek and potato soup with some yummy crusty bread with butter – a nice hearty meal – fairly quick too!

  146. Breakfast for dinner! Quick, simple, and really,who doesn’t like pancakes!

    Thank you for your generosity and kindness (even if I don’t win)!

  147. I like to make a couple of big pots of spaghetti sauce in the summer from garden tomatoes and other goodies. Can it and/or freeze it in family sized portions. Use with various types of noodles and meats (hamburger, sausage(s), pepperoni) and/or cheeses for a great variety of fun, quick meals. That’s what I did when the kids were little, we were poor and my husband and I were working different shifts and attending school.

  148. I like to make crock pot meals in advance, freeze them, and then just pop them in the slow cooker in the morning. Nice to have dinner made when I get home!

  149. That is a yummy and gorgeous bundle!!! We do Taco Tuesdays and Friday night pasta nights at our house every week! I’ll switch up the pastas and Mexican dishes every week to keep variety (i.e. Fajhita’s, lasagna, Nacho’s, burritos, etc.)! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  150. Such a pretty bundle! I’m one of those freaks who loves to cook and drags it out so I’m no help. I guess the only thing I can suggest is if you’re making soup make a double batch. That way you’ll have soup in the freezer for easy meals.

  151. A favourite quick meal of ours is chicken Caesar salad — hubby bbq’s up a few chicken breasts and we add them to a big bowl of Caesar salad. I serve it with Mexican rice (which I make in big batches, then freeze). The kids take leftovers for their work lunches the next day, tucked into tortillas – it’s one of the meals that nobody complains about, lol.

  152. Wonderful giveaway! I love fabric with words! My go-to meal is oven baked chicken, baked sweet potatoes, a huge salad and fresh baked French bread from the grocery. Thanks for participating! Merry Christmas!

  153. When my kids were little (and picky), I could always get them excited about a can of stew mixed with a can of corn over rice or noodles. Sounds awful now, but they loved it! 🙂

  154. Those are some wonderful fabrics — you have great taste! I love making Mexican Mountains – a pot of rice, some taco meat, beans and everyone adds favorite toppings.

  155. I love crockpot itallian chicken for an easy dinner – just throw chicken breasts, a package of cream cheese, and a packet of itallian dressing seasoning in for 6 hours!

    starsandsunshineblog at gmail dot com

  156. These text prints are so fun! An easy meal: with a large family, I often make up large batches of spaghetti sauce to use throughout a week. That way I have a quick meal for a couple of times during the week.

  157. I like breakfast for dinner, and those are always quick meals! One favourite is to cook up some potatoes (sliced fairly thin, then fried in a little oil until they start to brown, then pour a bit of chicken broth over them – maybe a quarter cup per 4 oz potato, cover and cook until the broth cooks away and the potatoes are tender – it doesn’t take long) and some scrambled eggs and some minute steak or sliced up stirfry beef (something thing that cooks quickly) with a bit of salt and pepper. I usually eat mine with the steak atop the eggs and a big spoonful of salsa on top of that. Yum.

  158. I love these fabrics! I like to make a veggie heavy lentil soup. I end up making it towards the end of the week when we are running out of groceries.

  159. Our go to dinner is always tacos. Quick, easy and everybody will eat it 🙂 Thanks for the great giveaway of some great fabric!

  160. I like to make stir fry — if I have a really busy week I buy pre-chopped veggies (or just chop them all on Sunday myself!) and then it’s super easy to throw them into a pan with a bit of oil, garlic, ginger and soy sauce! Thanks for the chance these fabrics are great!

  161. My husband is the one with the skills in the kitchen, when its my turn (i.e. he is at work and I have to cook something up for me and the kiddos) I almost always make morning star “chicken” nuggets, edemame, and macaroni. 🙂 seriously. they haven’t gotten sick of it yet.

  162. Quickest short notice dinner here is fried rice. Add some corn, peas, ham and egg and it is ready in 5 minutes (as long as you have left over cooked rice ready to go)

  163. During the colder part of the year one of my go to meals is Grilled Cheese and soup! Since the kids are grown and gone it is grown-up grilled cheese. Which is just basically adding caramelized onions,mushrooms and tomato jam to your grilled cheese!

  164. mmmmm goat cheese pasta. saute veggies (whatever you’ve got) and boil pasta. add herbs (parsley, basil, oregano, whatever), pasta, goat cheese and some hot pasta water to nicely carmelized veggies and voila! seriously delicious.

  165. My go to dinner is definitely spaghetti, i’m new at the whole cooking thing but i make a huge batch and freeze it in mason jars and haul one out every monday morning! Love how easy it is and my family things it’s tasty! Love the fabrics by the way!

  166. Love the texty fabric!! My head is a swirl of possibilities!
    Goto dinner – Grilled naan with pesto and lunchmeat, onions, cheese, etc. plus a can of soup. Tasty.

  167. Our go to 20 minutes dinner is Chicken breasts with lemon juice, zest and dill baked with wedges of feta. afetr 10 minutes flip breasts and add chopped broccoli or asparagus on top. 10 more minutes and you are done. Under 30 minutes and plenty of time during the 20 minutes to help with homework, organize permission slips, get soccer gear on, get piano books ready…

  168. I work nights, so my go to meal is leftovers. Not sure that helps, lol. I do most of my cooking on Sundays so I have meals to take with me to work.

  169. My go-to throw together dinner is ground beef, rice, cream of mushroom, and some sort of canned vegetable (corn or green bean) all thrown together 😛
    Thanks for the chance!
    mjp0419 at gmail dot com

  170. Something quick I make is a quesadilla with tomatoes and then dip it in garlic yogurt. Quick and simple and good. Thanks for the chance to win!

  171. I like to make anything in the crockpot. My favorite is root beer pot roast with root veggies. It takes about 15 minutes of prep and then cooks all day long and is just amazing. I use the “Dr. Pepper Pot Roast recipe” and substitute root beer b,c I like it better 🙂

  172. My hubby likes chicken piccata and aglio e olio. Basically dredge the chicken in a beaten egg, then flour (I put a little oregano, salt and pepper in the flour), then pan fry. Add a bit of lemon juice and capers at the end. At the same time boil some spaghetti noodles. Heat some olive oil in a pan with some garlic and red pepper flakes. Toss the noodles with the oil mixture. Done! Lots of recipes online for these if you want specifics!

  173. Chicken and dumplings. Use the bisquick mix for the dumplings or prepared pie crust dough cut into strips. It is quick and delicious.

  174. I’m totally into text – I’m a sometimes font designer! But most time illustrator and all around crafts-lover.
    Thanks for the giveaway! adriprints(at)yahoo(dot)com

  175. Black bean and egg burritos – scramble some eggs, heat a can of black beans on the stove (or in a bowl in the microwave if you’re really pressed for time) and eat on flour tortillas with shredded cheese and salsa. (if you have an extra 5 min – saute some onions in the pan before you add the black beans!

  176. girl, i’m lucky if i can heat up fish sticks these days!!! but i do love to make crock pot BBQ pork. you put whatever cut of pork you like in a crock pot, cover it with root beer, then cook for several hours until the pork is really tender. drain off the root beer, add BBQ sauce, and shread it all up. i serve it with yummy cheese grits and maybe some corn muffins. 🙂 loved finally meeting you the other night!

  177. we keep a giant costco bag of tyson chicken tenders on hand, so whenever i’ve procrastinated and/or need someting brainless, we can always bake some up and the kids can have those and some other standard kid fare, and i can throw them on some lettuce with other salad fixin’s and we’re all good to go!

    thanks for the giveaway chance. i would love these!!!

  178. At weeknights I usually prepare some quick stirfry, with rice or ramen noodles, it’s fast and easy and everything that needs to be used gets out of the fridge.
    Ramen noodles also make delicious soups with chicken broth and sliced veggies (peppers, cucumber, onion, peas) in them.
    My kids prefer fish fingers, though. ^^ Still having to grow my gourmets. 🙂

    Thanks for offering this lovely giveaway, the fabrics are so cute.

  179. Crepes are my go to dinner. So easy to make and ingredients are always in the house…. 1egg, 1/2 c flour, 1/2 c milk, cap full of vanilla. You can put anything in them… cheese, eggs, turkey, sugar, jelly, etc. Yum!

  180. I like to make an easy baked chicken parmesan, brush a little melted butter on chicken breasts, roll chicken in bread crumbs then bake . Cover with pasta sauce and parmesan and mozzarella cheese and bake a few more minutes until melty.

  181. Love those fabrics! About the cooking- we are very “normal” (boring :))- omlet and salad are the most common dinners here 🙂

  182. love the fabrics!!! And you make beautiful things! You have a new follower… My favourite dinner is tacos, ande a very easy to make chicken and olive dish!

  183. Love those fabrics… the one that looks like a grade book makes me drool. We just made one of my favorites. It is a Rachel ray recipe for pork chedder apple meatballs served over egg noodles. It sounds a little strange but it is sooo good!

  184. OK – it may not be your thing…but we love sour kraut (cooked with apples and onions and a little brown sugar) with a sausage and potato (boiled or mashed.) It takes no more than 30 minutes if you cut up the potatoes.

  185. What a great giveaway!
    My quick dinner when we’re running around with after school (and work!) clubs is a veggie pasta bake – I chop vegetables quite small in the food processor (one type at a time) and as they’re done cook them down in a little oil for about 5 minutes, then add tinned chopped tomatoes and cook for about 20 minutes. Meanwhile I cook pasta (usually penne) until just underdone, drain and mix the two together. Place in an oven proof dish and top with grated cheese (usually cheddar, sometimes add some parmesan too) and bake in a medium oven for about another 20 minutes. Alway use onions, carrots and bell peppers and then add other veg depending on how I feel. the great thing is I can do the first part and then put in the oven to bake later. I have found it is also ok if I make it the night before and then bake the following day. Has increased the range of vegetables my veggie hating son eats!

  186. Make-ahead chicken casserole:
    Layer in casserole dish – 2 cups uncooked spiral noodles, 2 cups chopped up cooked chicken (I throw chicken breasts frozen into the oven at 375 for 45 mins), half cup chopped celery, 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese. Then make a mixture of one can cream of mushroom soup, refill empty can with milk, one can chicken broth (I use the powder with boiling water), some spices – I use a heaping Tbsp of Epicure`s three onion. Pour mixture on top of cheese and use a fork to make sure it gets distributed all the way to bottom and soaks all the noodles. You can then put this in the fridge until ready to cook, as far as the night before. Cook at 350 for one hour. This is my `go to` meal for new Moms – I make one for them and one for me at the same time.

  187. Fantastic giveaway! One of my favorite quick dinners is black bean soup (served over rice), done in the electric pressure cooker. Just a bit of chop + saute, then an hour of the cooker doing most of the work for me! What could be better?

  188. Janice, this gift package is fantastic!! An easy last minute dinner for me is macaroni & cheese casserole. Just mix up two packages of Kraft Mac & Cheese, then add some bread crumbs, sour cream, shredded cheese (I use jack or sharp cheddar), and your meat of choice (we usually go with chopped ham, chicken, or tuna). Top with more bread crumbs and shredded cheese and bake at 350 degrees until the top is melted and golden brown. Enjoy!

  189. we have a italian cream cheese chicken and rice crockpot recipe that’s awesome and super easy. 🙂 LOVE the fabric – thanks for the chance to win!

  190. Ooooooooo, texty fabrics!!! I don’t have any yet! Our quick go-to meals are things like tacos, “Momburgers”, or pasta. My daughter is a very plain eater, so not many casseroles happen. Thanks for a fabulous giveaway – Hope I win!

  191. I love the texty fabrics, but haven’t been able to get my hands on any yet. And go-to dinners…well, I always like having a big bowl of salad in the fridge; you can just toss whatever you have on top of it and have that (ie. meats, beans/tortilla chips, nuts, things like that.
    I also like making large batches of things and then freezing portions of them. Then, a little bit before dinner, you can heat them up, maybe add a side and you are good. Soups work well with this, meats, even enchiladas and pie dough.

  192. My go-to dinners usually involve the crock pot. It is a wonderful thing to toss something from the freezer in there (like chicken) and then come home from work and have dinner done! Either that or pasta. I just got a rotisserie oven that is my most fave thing EVER! It’s the best and turns out some amazing meals!

  193. Gorgeous fabrics. Thanks for the opportunity on a great draw and Merry Christmas to you.

  194. I definitely have caught the text bug 🙂
    We love spaghetti with garlic olive oil and baby spinach leaves, a touch of chilli for the grown ups.

  195. I love these! My fall back is always burritos. I keep frozen tortillas & meat in the freezer. But when that runs out… I have no idea! 🙂

  196. I am constantly struggling on what to make, drives me bonkers!! I usually throw a frozen lasagna in the oven with garlic bread. Vivian

  197. We have a local homemade pasta maker which we like to buy fresh pasta and sauce and freeze so all we have to do is thaw and cook on those days when there just isn’t enough time.
    Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  198. A frittata and salad is my go to meal when there’s no time and hungry tummies to feed. Fast, easy, and tasty. So far no one has figured out that this is my emergency meal–they just think it’s a good dinner. Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity.

  199. I like to make tortellini. Just boil up a bag and heat up some olive oil and garlic in a pan, saute some frozen veggies, toss it all together, and top with parmesan cheese. So quick to make and really yummy. 😀

  200. I love the new text prints! I have a grand daughter that would love to have a notebook cover made out of them! She is a writer at heart…writes some great stories! Go-to dinners.. I always made up double meals on the weekends and freeze them, then just take them out night before, (didn’t have a microwave back then!) and turn on the oven when I got home from work!
    quiltingnanny(at)yahoo(dot)com (or the google one!)

  201. WOW those are amazing fabrics!

    My new go to meal is homemade nachos. My daughter helps cut the tomatoes and grate the cheese so it’s a fun dinner.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

  202. Six Kid Crowd Please from Dinner: A Love Story. She actually has a lot of great ideas for working moms and they taste great and my kids love them! Thanks for the chance .

  203. Love the text fabrics. My go to meals are breakfast for dinner, spaghetti, and grilled chicken breast with lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, whatever rolled in a wrap. Hope that helps. Thanks for participating in the Giveaway Day.

  204. Janice! I love that you are doing this! I would make pillows out of the texts fabrics ;-). As for dinners, lately I find myself indulging in anything with melted cheese. Grilled cheese, green apple, and bacon sandwiches! Yum! I hope I win, woot!

  205. Love those texty fabrics – so cute! My go to easy dinner is penne pasta with tomato & pesto sauce with toasted pine nuts & some fresh basil & parmesan cheese on top – 15 minutes from start to finish. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  206. Seriously, the best cooking tool I have is the deep dish cooker from Pampered Chef. I throw a few chicken breasts in that thing with some veggies and seasoning and pop the whole dish in the microwave for 15 minutes and it’s done. Amazing. I know that’s not really a “recipe” but it is amazing and makes weeknight dinners a breeze.

  207. I recently made fantastic eggplant lasagna. You use strips of eggplant instead of traditional pasta. Like eggplant parmesan without all the guilt. I also make awesome kichdi, which is a super easy Indian dish made with rice and orange lentils. Thanks for your giveaway. ajhtejpal at gmail dot com

  208. Have you made lasagne with out the big noodles and the second round of cooking? Just make the sausage, add some basiled risotto, hot noodles of any sort, marinara, and cheese. Toss gently. Very goo and much faster. Thanks

  209. Our quick meal is savoury mince, and the recipe varies every time I make it according to what vegies/meat/seasonings we have, but you just soften the onions/garlic and vegies, then fry the mince, combine, add seasonings and voila, haha!

  210. Cook a packet of your favourite pasta and put it in the pasta dish. Cut up 3 chicken breasts and broiled in the microwave, place in the bottom of a casserole dish, on top of the pasta. Add a cup of frozen peas, corns and carrots over chicken. Pour a can of condensed cream of chicken (and corn – if you like this) soup over the whole lot. The n add breadcrumbs and grated cheese to the top and bake for 25-35 minutes (until the top is really crispy and the soup is sort of bubbling). EAT!! Takes about 45 minutes from start to finish as long as you preheat the oven – and if you make double, you can freeze the other half – just don’t put it in the oven!

  211. kimchi dumplings!!
    kimchi goes along well with everything~~~
    i just can’t imagine life without kimchi although i am not a korean~ hah~

    thanks for hosting this!

  212. Meatloaf is a go to dinner for me. Turkey meatloaf to be specific with caramelized onions, balsamic vinegar, sauteed mushrooms and tons of sauteed veggies on stuffed into the loaf. Served with quinoa and veggie of choice Delicious.

  213. Thai chicken with basil & chilli – it is a Ken Hom recipe, quick, cheap and very tasty. Chicken thigh fillets, finely sliced shallots fried up. Add soy sauce, fish sauce, sugar and chopped chilli and then stir in fresh basil just before serving with rice.

  214. Go to is spaghetti. I make my own sauce during the summer gardening months so I feel like I’ve made a special supper that takes me less than 15 minutes. Great fabric choices.

  215. Yes, I’ve caught the texty bug… so delicious. Speaking of delicious (and awesome segue)… we have a go to chili recipe that makes awesome leftovers and is super tasty and easy. 1 lb. italian sausage (we use sweet or mild) browned, 2 small cans (15 or 16 oz. I think, not the big ones) diced tomato, 1 small can pinto beans (don’t drain), 1 chopped onion, a clove or two minced garlic, salt and pepper… all in a crock pot for 6-8 hours on low. Boom delicious.

  216. Great texty fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway chance. 🙂 One of our go-to busy night meals is chicken wraps. I just chop a chicken breast or two up, quickly scramble fry with a little sun-dried tomato dressing, and then we eat it wrapped up on tortillas with shredded lettuce & cheese and diced peppers and mustard/salsa/mayo. Everyone loves it.

  217. I’m not much of a cook. But I’ll tell you that these texty prints remind me of a shirt and sock set I had as a kid with a newspaper print. I loved them so much!

  218. Pasta and sauce from a jar! My little girl is a pasta fiend so I always know it is a quick and easy meal if I run out of time

  219. Gorgeous fabric! I love the text styles. 🙂

    Spaghetti bolagnaise is always quick to make (especially if you pre-make a big batch of bolagnaise sauce and freeze it in meal-sized portions, then on busy days you just need to cook the pasta and heat the sauce for it. 😉

  220. Love those test fabrics! my go to (after grilling) would be Pam Anderson’s “formula” for Stir fry. Quick and Easy and uses whatever you have on hand.

  221. My go-to dinner is chicken basil sausage, crumbled and cooked, with some tomatoes and parm cheese, served over fettucine. (Sausage is from Sprouts – I think they’re in LA too?)

  222. oooh those are fabulous prints! Well I make a batch of pizza crust from the book American Pie, and divide it into 4 pieces. As long as i remember to pull out of the freezer the day before it makes a very convenient and fun dinner!

  223. My go to dinner is spaghetti. I actually “go to” it to much, because I’m getting tired of it! Thanks for the giveaway!

  224. I love the text fabrics. Thanks for a chance to win. Go to dinner lately, slice into rounds, turkey sausage (already cooked), cut up red potatoes, onions, broccoli, mushrooms and any other veggie you like. Throw on a cookie sheet, season, put a couple of tablespoons of olive oil on it. Mix up olive oil so it coats lightly all the meat, potatoes and veggies, Roast at 400 degrees for about 30 min or potatoes are tender. Really quick and yummy.

  225. Well this is not a go to meal for the whole family – your husband might complain, but when my kids were toddlers this was my healthy go to meal. BUTTERNUT SQUASH FRITTERS. I’ll even give you the recipe!
    1 cup butternut squash – cooked & mashed
    1/4 cup flour
    1 tsp baking flour
    pinch of salt
    1/2 tsp of cinnamon
    1 tbsp sugar
    1 egg – beaten
    (Milk if the batter seems to stiff, but usually not needed)
    Whip the whole lot up in a bowl. Heat a frying pan – ideally a teflon one. Wipe pan with vegetable oil on a paper towel. Drop teaspoonfuls of batter into the pan and cook like pancakes. Allow to cool a little then serve up to small pudgy fingers! You can also sprinkle these with a little berry sugar & cinnamon. But try them on the kids without first because once you’ve crossed the line with sugar sprinkles, there’s no going back!
    Incidently I love the fabric in your giveaway. So thanks for the chance to win. And if you’re a text fabric junkie check out the giveaway on my blog. (not on the sewmamasew list as I wasn’t organized on time) It’s for Improv text fabric which I will design with all the words sent in. See you on Instagram!

  226. A crockpot meal that is quick and easy is to put chicken breasts in the crockpot, pour a can of blackbeans, some salsa and some frozen corn over. Cook on low for about 3 hours. I shred the chicken and serve in flour tortillas with cheese. Quick and yummy!

  227. I love this fabric! One of our favorite recipes is black bean soup with turkey sausage. Throw those 2 ingredients along with onions, garlic, salt, etc into a crock pot. Serve over rice. Delicious and good for you.

  228. A favorite I love to use especially in the cold weather is soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. I have started to add garlic and some sliced tomotoes to the sandwiches.

  229. What a fun prize! I’m actually working on several Christmas presents including a couple of quilts and some other random items. Will I get them done??? Well, that is the question, isn’t it. And here I am entering SMS giveaways and answering blog comments for my own giveaway. Not complaining tho – it’s way fun.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  230. I love making Cowboy beans in the crockpot…baked beans, pinto beans, cooked ground beef, with some ketchup, brown sugar and vinegar. Mmmmm….! Hey, I’m Pennsylvania Dutch, too!!! But living in Western PA. I’ll be back to visit this blog often! Merry Christmas!

  231. Reading through all the comments is making me hungry! I love the text fabrics and have a pillow in mind that calls for this exact thing. Our easy, last minute dinner is a huge baked potato with cheese and steamed broccoli. Not very exciting.

  232. I love making a cheesy hamburger pasta dinner. Basically you mix cooked pasta, pasta sauce, mozzarella cheese, and cooked hamburger together and you get a tasty dinner.

  233. Our fall-back dish is a very simple pasta (small shells), with bacon, peas, sour cream, fresh lemon juice, chopped mint, sprinkled with parmesman cheese – easy peasy (hehe) and quick! Although she’s not a fan of peas, my 6-and-a-half year old usually eats a good portion of her share! And I love it (partly because it is my partner’s specialty!)…

    Thanks for the opportunity to win those lovely fabrics! X

  234. My current go to meal is sauteed spinach with angel hair pasta and parmesan cheese. My old go to was broccoli and orzo with garlic. I’m a pasta girl!

    I’m loving the texty fabric!

  235. a salisbury steak and gravy meal cooke dinthe oven. Heat up sugar peas orgree peas as some folks call them and make some mashed potatoes to go with it. easy peasy

  236. coolest giveaway ever!!! well I soak the beans in the morning and then a few hours later simmer for an hour or so, throw everythin else on table for burrito night with a pot of rice!:)

  237. I absolutely love those texty prints!!! Thanks for the chance to win! My go to dinner is anything
    that I can make in the crock pot. It is my best friend!


  238. Thanks for the giveaway! Mashed potatoes with Campbell’s Chunky Sirloin Burger soup on top. Not a prime example of health, I know, but it is quick when I’m in a pinch and the kids like it. wonderlandbyalyce(at)gmail(dot)com

  239. Spagboll aka spaghetti bolognaise is my hectic night meal, I keep a jar of sauce in the cupboard and just add meat and veggies, our supermarket sells pre chopped veggies in the frozen aisle, so they are another stand by for hectic evenings, I don’t tend to use them all the time, but they are a lifesaver. Dinner is usually done in 20 mins.

  240. Boneless pork country style ribs, slow cooked with a bottle of bbq sauce and water to cover. Let them simmer away on a low burner for at least 2 hours (I usually put them on mid afternoon and forget about them until dinner time). Served over rice.

  241. Hello from another PA dutch girl! I love to make chicken enchilada casserole. The only bad thing is there is never much left for reheats!!

  242. In a crock pot, four to six frozen chicken breast s’ a jar of salsa, can of corn. Half hour before serving add a half of a brick of cream cheese -4 ounces.

  243. Nice giveaway! When nothing else is planned hamburger stew is one of my go-to meals. Quick and easy. Cook up the hamburger, add whatever vegies you want or have (I usually add onion, carrot, celery, potato, turnip, frozen peas, frozen corn, but if I have any I’ll add zucchini, broccoli, cauli etc.) and a can of stewed tomatoes. Cook for twenty minutes or more. Yummy.

  244. Beautiful fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win! We are currently loving Scalloped potatoes and ham ( For quick meals, we’ll often do breakfast (eggs and bacon and/or pancakes and waffles) or homemade pizza using this crust recipe: . It’s a great recipe because it only takes a few minutes to make up the crust. No waiting around for 30+ min for it to rise.

  245. I prepare and freeze meatballs in sauce in small packets and when needed break them out reheat and add cheese and salad in a roll a type of subway style takeout…much cheaper and you know what is in them..also totally yummo! Thanks for the texty goodness giveaways, love them too!

  246. I was kinda hoping I could follow you via WordPress but somehow the toolbar isn’t showing up on the top. Grrr. But I will come back again later to figure this out!

  247. Not the most original answer but it works for me. . . I buy a pre cooked chicken or turkey breast from the grocery store, microwave a baked Potatoe and add a frozen veggie. It’s relatively healthy and quick and easy. Sorry it isn’t more exciting. . .lol!

  248. I don’t have any texty fabrics as of yet, but these ones are GORGEOUS! I wish I had a meal idea to share….I really don’t, which is sad. I will now read through your comments & try to find a good one (or two!)

  249. My kids love molletes, if you’re not familiar, it’s a mexican food that starts with bread rolls split in half (upper side and lower side), beans are spread on top of the cut surface and topped with cheese. Warm up in the oven until the cheese is melty, the kids DEVOUR them and how easy are they to make!!

  250. fav go-to weeknight meal: pasta with veggie sauce. it’s my son’s favourite. I saute onions, garlic, and some kind of veggie-usually frozen zucchini slices or peppers, add in a can of rinsed/drained great northern white beans. Then add a can of tomato product-either puree, crushed, chopped, or sauce-but the cans, not a jar. My son likes the taste of what I make with the cans better than pre-flavoured stuff. Add some thyme, oregano, parsley, etc…pepper, salt. And done. Of course, this is all done while the pasta is cooking. Apart from slicing the onion and using the garlic press, it’s pretty quick and easy. Dinner in 30 minutes or less!

  251. Parmesan Crusted Chicken using the Hellman’s Mayo recipe. Super quick and easy and the chicken is moist and tasty. Not really low-cal, though!! Thanks for the giveaway – I totally have the text bug!!

  252. I’m afraid I need just as much inspiration for meals as you do. And I just need to cook for myself 🙂 I get too lazy! Thanks for the chance to win such awesome texty prints 🙂

  253. I LOVE THOSE FABRICS! Oops, I’m sorry….was I shouting? I really do adore all things texty, though, and that’s a fantastic bundle! I wish I could help you out in recipes department, alas, I cannot cook, so my macaroni & cheese, bell pepper and sundried tomato bake is about as fancy as I get 😛 Thanks so much for the chance to win your awesome giveaway!

  254. Hi and thanks for your giveaway. I have a quick meal in the skillet. If you have meat brown that up first. Toss in some olive oil and any red or green sweet peppers, couple cloves minced garlic, fresh Basil, tomatoesand serve over pasta with freshly grated Romano or Parmedan cheese.

  255. Pasta mixed with spinach, mushrooms and herbed goat cheese. Quick to throw together and tasty.

    Or this time of year on the weekends I’ll make big pots of soup and freeze most of it – so on weeknights I can just bring out some soup, then make a small grilled cheese with it (cheese of your choice with tomato and spinach on sourdough or bread of your choice).

    Thanks for the opportunity.

    handmadebytracie at gmail dot com

  256. Spaghetti and french bread and salad ~ a favorite at our house.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win such lovely goodies 🙂

  257. My husband does the cooking at our house, but when I do make dinner I make cheesy chicken enchiladas. Yum! Just cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, picante sauce, shredded chicken, and black olives mixed together in a large pan on the stove, then put into tortilllas and topped with more shredded cheddar and baked enough to melt the cheese on top. 🙂 Thanks!

  258. Line a casserole dish with prepared mashed potatoes (real or boxed). In a pan mix 1 pound of browned and drained ground beef and a can of tomato soup. (Double it if your dish needs more.) Layer on top of the potatoes. Sprinkle with parmesan. Bake at 350 for 30-45 min.
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  259. Ok I like fast. Sliced ham, baked in the oven. Rice or pasta from a box, and veggies either frozen or canned.
    Half hour and the kids will eat it.

  260. I never have lettuce for tacos!! Lol

    Pinterest has gotten me to me freezer meals so I can open the freezer with my eyes closed and have a dinner we like!!

  261. Goat milk is often consumed by young children, the elderly, those who are ill, or have a low tolerance to cow’s milk. Goat milk is more similar to human milk than that of the cow, although there is large variation among breeds in both animals. Although the West has popularized the cow, goat milk and goat cheese are preferred dairy products in much of the rest of the world. Because goat cheese is often made in areas where refrigeration is limited, aged goat cheeses are often heavily treated with salt to prevent decay. As a result, salt has become associated with the flavor of goat cheese.-

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  262. Hamburgers are usually a feature of fast food restaurants. The hamburgers served in major fast food establishments are usually mass-produced in factories and frozen for delivery to the site. These hamburgers are thin and of uniform thickness, differing from the traditional American hamburger prepared in homes and conventional restaurants, which is thicker and prepared by hand from ground beef. ^

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