Sew Mama Sew! Giveaway Day

December 12, 2011

I am very excited to be participating in Sew Mama Sew’s annual Giveaway Day. The Mealtime Organizer is by far my favorite sewing design, and perhaps the most useful thing I have created so far. It helps to keep my menus organized, grocery lists together, and even allows the kiddos a peak into what they will be eating each week. For today’s giveaway, I am giving away one mealtime organizer in a choice of three fabrics. To enter this giveaway, simply leave a comment below and share with me your favorite holiday meal. I will use the random # generator to choose a winner on December 16th. If you are interested in making one for yourself, please visit the full tutorial here. To see more free sewing patterns, please visit my pattern page. Good luck, and happy sewing!

Congratulations to Andrea for winning the organizer. Heather–I love your mealtime organizer. I remember coveting it when you first posted it (though, please, please tell me you don’t have all your recipes printed out on cards with photos!). Goodness knows I need all the help I can get organizing meals. 
My favorite holiday meal is a smorgasbord of fancy cheeses, smoked trout, dips and spreads with veggies, crackers, good bread, German stollen, and Christmas cookies, nibbled at all day while opening presents and playing with new toys (and no cooking!).

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Hillary December 12, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Oh…I love this! What a great idea and a beautiful design!

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Emily December 12, 2011 at 2:16 pm

Heather, how adorable! My favorite holiday meal includes broiled salmon, rosemary potatoes, arugula salad, and buttery warm rolls.

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stitchandpurl December 12, 2011 at 2:28 pm

That is such a fabulous idea; my menu plans are scribbled on bits of paper and stuck on the fridge – much less sophisticated. I'm mostly looking forward to the holiday sweets; yule logs and German Lebkuchen buscuits… yum!

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sangeetha December 12, 2011 at 2:29 pm

I love fruit cakes

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Casey December 12, 2011 at 2:32 pm

this really is a great idea! I could definitely use this!

Any holiday meal that includes stuffing is my favorite!

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Heather December 12, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Very fun! My favorite holiday meal is Prime Rib and baked potatoes…

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Meg December 12, 2011 at 2:38 pm

My favorite holiday meal is a standing rib roast beef with yorkshire puddings, aus jus, mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts… YUM!!!

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Cláudia December 12, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Lovely….
My favorite holiday meal is christmas day… Bacalhau… with batotos… and vegetables!!!
Kisses

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Melissa December 12, 2011 at 2:42 pm

This is such a great idea!
My favorite holiday meal is the classic baked ham with candied yams, glazed carrots, and wild rice and mushroom dressing. YUM!

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The Hungry Crafter December 12, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Fabulous — going to go pin that tutorial post haste! :) My favorite holiday meal is the sugar crumb coffee cake we have for breakfast every Christmas morning.

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Debbie December 12, 2011 at 2:46 pm

I love my Christmas day meal …. leftovers from my Christmas eve meal….

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Katey December 12, 2011 at 2:51 pm

My mom's butternut squash soup!

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Valerie December 12, 2011 at 2:57 pm

For Christmas breakfast we have sticky buns – a tradition started by my husband's grandmother! Yum!

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Megan December 12, 2011 at 2:57 pm

My aunt's Peach Cobbler has recently become my favorite dish at any holiday meal!!

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Susan December 12, 2011 at 2:57 pm

What a great idea! Hmm. favourite meal is a hard one….the day after christmas meal. It has all the magical tastes of christmas without the labour!

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Katy December 12, 2011 at 2:59 pm

That is really neat! We desperately need help with meal organization around here…I wasn't doing great, and now we have a newborn! Hmmm…favorite holiday meal? Tough to say, I love Fondue for a celebration (like New Year's, birthday's, etc)! I also discovered peppermint bark last year, oh my! Can't believe I had never heard of it before!

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Anita December 12, 2011 at 3:03 pm

How adorable! My favorite holiday meal is a great roast beef dinner, potatoes and a fresh veggie! Thanks for a lovely giveaway…going to check out the tutorial too!

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Lucy December 12, 2011 at 3:04 pm

My favourite meal has got to be boxing day – cold meat, pickles, mashed spuds, chips/fries or gratin potatoes…..and now I am longing for 26th December!

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Andrea December 12, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Heather–I love your mealtime organizer. I remember coveting it when you first posted it (though, please, please tell me you don't have all your recipes printed out on cards with photos!). Goodness knows I need all the help I can get organizing meals.

My favorite holiday meal is a smorgasbord of fancy cheeses, smoked trout, dips and spreads with veggies, crackers, good bread, German stollen, and Christmas cookies, nibbled at all day while opening presents and playing with new toys (and no cooking!).

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Sarah December 12, 2011 at 3:07 pm

I love my sister in law's mashed potatoes. I think they should be a separate food group.

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Joy Martin December 12, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Very neat! Stuffing is one of my favorite holiday foods!

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doina December 12, 2011 at 3:12 pm

I love meringue cake. Thanks for a lovely giveaway!

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kathy h December 12, 2011 at 3:16 pm

What a great idea. We have been talking about how we can b etter plan our meals for the week. This is a great organizer. One of our favorite holiday foods is poppyseed chicken.

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Amy December 12, 2011 at 3:17 pm

I love this idea! thanks! My favorite meal is turkey and stuffing.
Amy

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tonya kenis December 12, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Love this! great idea….my fav holiday meal is gingerbread, whipped cream and lemon curd- ok not a meal but a seasonal delight!

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Jamie December 12, 2011 at 3:35 pm

I love this on the side of your fridge! Perfect! A holiday favorite at our house isn't really a meal, it's the sugar cookie. Thick and cakey and decorated with love by the kids!
Jamie

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Nataliarose December 12, 2011 at 3:40 pm

What a great idea! I am trying to be more organized in my meal planning and this would be a great help! My favorite holiday meal is my family's traditional pasta and seafood for Christmas Eve!

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Carrie December 12, 2011 at 3:48 pm

VERY cute! My favorite holiday meal is turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, mac nc heese, yeast rolls. And cherry pie!

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Amy December 12, 2011 at 3:49 pm

We used to have a turkey on Christmas, just like Thanksgiving, but recently we've been making Beef Wellington. It is delicious! We cook baked potatoes restaurant style (oil and kosher salt on the skins) to go with them. Such a great meal!

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Parthena Wollen December 12, 2011 at 3:53 pm

I love my mom's Thanksgiving stuffing! I love it so much I eat leftovers for breakfast. Of course the turkey that goes with it is great too!

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juliecathrynblog December 12, 2011 at 3:57 pm

I love this! Once I had holiday stuffed pork chops… they were amazing.

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djaj December 12, 2011 at 4:00 pm

my favorite holliday meal is all my mum cooks for me when I'm back home with my parents… Panisses, or sauté de veau et polenta… Hum….

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Leana December 12, 2011 at 4:08 pm

This is such a great idea. My favorite holiday dish are maple syrup-glaze Brussels sprouts with hazelnuts. Delicious!

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Melinda December 12, 2011 at 4:10 pm

So cute! We love dressing!

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Erika December 12, 2011 at 4:13 pm

what a great idea. My fav meal is anything that i don't have to cook or clean up!

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Joy December 12, 2011 at 4:25 pm

I'm looking forward to simple appetizers and desserts. My family skips the big meal and just serves everyone's favorite parts.

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Leslie December 12, 2011 at 4:26 pm

This is the best idea I have seen all year. It is much better than my binder. I love ham and sweet potatoes for the holidays. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Sarita December 12, 2011 at 5:01 pm

This is soooo pretty! I know this is random but my favorite holiday meal is lasagna! My family is african so we don't eat Italian cuisine regularly so lasagna is always a treat during the holidays!!!!

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Jaime December 12, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Pick me, please. I could always use a lil more organization :).

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Tesuque December 12, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Great item. Think I'll make one for a grand-niece so her mom can put in cards listing her errands.
For our family, no special occasion is complete without what we call "Holiday Salad."

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Brooke December 12, 2011 at 5:27 pm

I love Thanksgiving with its turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie smothered in whipped cream!

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Lisa December 12, 2011 at 5:30 pm

What a great design idea. Thank you for the chance to win. I love the fondue party we do on Christmas Eve. All sorts of fondues (chocolate/cheese etc.) and all sorts of things to dip! :)

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kate C. December 12, 2011 at 5:31 pm

My meal plans are scribbled on the back of an old envelope… these are lots prettier! My favorite holiday meal is the traditional turkey and mashed potatoes, stuffing etc. but most importantly – pie!! Apple-cranberry is especially good! Thanks for the chance, and if I don't win I'll be checking out your tutorial for sure!

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adriane December 12, 2011 at 5:32 pm

This would really help to keep mealtime on schedule! Our favorite meal is is either risotto (so quick in the pressure cooker) or pumpkin soup and cornbread!

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Shirley December 12, 2011 at 5:40 pm

What a great idea! One of our favourite holiday dishes is twiced baked potatoes. I make them the day before so I can just add the cheese on top and heat them up with whatever else is in the oven.

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marion December 12, 2011 at 5:41 pm

A really cute idea. Thank you for the chance to win it.

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marion December 12, 2011 at 5:44 pm

Oh, sorry I forgot… My favourite holiday meal is raclette.. I love to eat with my family.

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Kate December 12, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Ooh, great giveaway. My favorite holiday meal is Christmas dinner. It's the only time of year I get twice baked potatoes! Yum.

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thehappycorner December 12, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Mmm. Oyster stew on Christmas Eve. And loads of Chinese take-out on New Year's!

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Aeble December 12, 2011 at 5:56 pm

I'm really close to one of my Aunts (she's more like a 2nd Mom) who happens to be vegetarian. So for me, every holiday meal has to have at least 5 veggies or it just feels wrong. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the turkey/ham/whatever, but it's the veggies that make it! Rutabaga, sweet potatoes, carrots cooked with a little ginger and orange juice, etc., etc.

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lemonmeringuepies December 12, 2011 at 5:59 pm

Turkey, stuffing, an excellent mashed potatoes and delicious dessert of some sort.

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Marika December 12, 2011 at 6:08 pm

Oh that must be very useful !
What a cute project ! If I don't win, I'll definitely try it :)

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Stephanie O December 12, 2011 at 6:12 pm

This is beautiful and I love the idea. My favorite meal is our CHristmas eve meal- cheese fondue with ham, apples and bread with christmas cookies for dessert.

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Maria Antonia December 12, 2011 at 6:36 pm

Hello!
So lovely !

My favorite holiday meal is christmas day… Bacalhau.(good-fish).. with batotos… and vegetables…and olive oil,!!!

I hope to have notices from you.
kisses
Maria Antonia forjaz
maf@math.uminho.pt

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Tabitha December 12, 2011 at 6:37 pm

We vary our meals, but I do have a favorite dish…Russian Potato Salad. Recipe is from an old Betty Crocker. It's made with beets, aparagus, green beans, carrots, potatoes, and beef. It's a tradition in our family!

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geek+nerd December 12, 2011 at 7:03 pm

My favorite holiday meal is a tourtiere – a French Canadian spicy pork meat pie, served with sweet gherkin pickles to tone down the peppery-ness of the pie. SO GOOD.

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gretchen December 12, 2011 at 7:03 pm

oh, my–this would be so handy! i think my favorite holiday meal is xmas eve dinner with my family. some roasted bird, scalloped potatoes, greens, and for dessert, brownies with frosting and green sprinkles, with a cherry on top. simple, decadent and full of love and memory. thanks for the opportunity to share in this!

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SewTara December 12, 2011 at 7:05 pm

That's really pretty! Fingers crossed.
My favourite meal is sushi!

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kathy December 12, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Oh – this I love….especially the linen, my fav fabric this season!

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Susan December 12, 2011 at 7:17 pm

My favorite holiday meal is anything homemade with love. I do love homemade soup made from scratch. Last year we went to a Swedish smorgasbord for Christmas to celebrate our heritage and that pretty much tops anything so far.

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Sophia December 12, 2011 at 7:32 pm

What a great idea. My favorite holiday meal is the stuffing for the turkey … but a vegetarian version.

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Leo December 12, 2011 at 7:34 pm

Ohh that's a lovely idea – better then pinning recipes to the fridge anway – and much nicer. Thanks for the chance of winnign one.

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Raggedaroundtheedges December 12, 2011 at 7:38 pm

My favorite holiday meal is ham and mashed potatoes with real cream. We rarely make either and they feel like such a treat.

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Michelle N December 12, 2011 at 7:41 pm

My fav holiday meal is a special Scottish "meat pie" that our family has enjoyed for years. :)

BTW – your organizer is lovely! I'm off to visit your patterns page now! So happy to have found your page via SMS!
Best, Michelle daydreambelievershop {at} gmail {dot} com

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Patti December 12, 2011 at 7:47 pm

Great idea. I could use some organization! Turkey, turkey, and more turkey!

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Heather December 12, 2011 at 7:55 pm

My favorite meal is pineapple ham!

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Marlo December 12, 2011 at 7:59 pm

What a great idea! Thank you for the chance to win it. My favorite holiday meal is a prime rib roast, mashed potatoes, asparagus, and warm homemade rolls. Finish it off with a decadent dessert!! :-)

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Missy December 12, 2011 at 8:06 pm

Love anything that could possibly simplify my life and help me feel organized! 😉
My favorite side to enjoy at holiday meals, roasted brussel sprouts.

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Melanie December 12, 2011 at 8:06 pm

Oh, I've wanted to make one of these since you first posted about it! Lovely! Our Christmas Eve tradition (since I was a kid) is clam chowder, crusty bread, big salad, followed by some rum cake!

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Kara December 12, 2011 at 8:06 pm

Growing up, we always had oyster stew and simple sandwiches on Christmas Eve. We still do the simple sandwiches and soup or stew, but no oysters for me!

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miss m. turner December 12, 2011 at 8:28 pm

My favorite holiday meal is really a dessert. Specifically my Mom's pumpkin pie. I look forward to it every year and it really marks the start of the holiday season for me!

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Melissa December 12, 2011 at 8:30 pm

My favorite holiday meal is cheese potato soup with bacon. I really like turkey & the fixings more, but the soup means family gets to spend more time together, less time in the kitchen!

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Amanda December 12, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Very cool idea. I don't know that I have a favorite holiday meal. But, a favorite dish would have to be stuffing/dressing. We've been making one with dried porchinni mushrooms the last few years – a recipe that we found (and slightly modded to replace dill with sage) in Real Simple magazine.

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sandyandcosmo December 12, 2011 at 8:50 pm

My favorite holiday meal is anything I don't have to fix myself!

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Nicole December 12, 2011 at 2:29 pm

I love the Letters on each pocket. My favorite holiday meal is Christmas day. We spend days preparing as a family making tons of homemade raviolis, pasta, meatballs, wedding soup, and tons more.

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Catherine December 12, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Awesome craft! I love it!

My favorite holiday meal is the classic turkey dinner.

Thanks for the chance!

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Binks December 12, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Pineapple Glazed Ham… yum!

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kristen powell December 12, 2011 at 9:43 pm

Wow, this is a great item to give away!! love it! might check out your tutorial! i mean, i can't get past the christmas cookies. does that count for a meal?!!

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Ashley December 12, 2011 at 9:43 pm

My favorite holiday meal is our traditional Christmas meal. Turkey, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, green beans, and red velvet cake! :)

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Peggy December 12, 2011 at 9:50 pm

What a great idea. Organization is not my strong point. My favorite meal includes my Aunt Patty's mashed potatoes!

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robyn December 12, 2011 at 9:50 pm

My favorite holiday meal is deer roast that my dad makes. Thanks for the giveaway!

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julie December 12, 2011 at 10:03 pm

My moms pumpkin pie!

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Kelli December 12, 2011 at 10:05 pm

What a cool giveaway! My favorite holiday meal is one strictly made of appetizers and snack food! I never eat like that, and its so fun to load up on dips, mini sandwiches and fun desserts!

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knitgirl66 December 12, 2011 at 10:08 pm

WHat a great way to be organised. My favourite meal is a rocket, cashew and parmesan salad. Yum!

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Vanessa Bershatsky December 12, 2011 at 10:35 pm

I look forward to my Grandmother's English toffee each year!

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Anna December 12, 2011 at 10:48 pm

This is such a cute idea! I don't know if I am organized enough to plan out a whole week's worth of meals at a time, but maybe if I had one of these, I would! I love ham. I don't eat much of it during the year and look forward to the holidays when I get to eat my fill!

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Margaret December 12, 2011 at 11:08 pm

My favorite holiday meal is Thanksgiving in which, beyond the usual turkey and mashed potatoes and gravy, I make at least one, sometimes two things as requested by each of my 4 kids. It's so fun to relax and enjoy our favorite foods.

I love this idea. I love finding new ideas, rather than old ones in new fabrics!

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lindseyrhodes December 12, 2011 at 11:13 pm

I think my favorite meal for the Holiday's is dessert! Any form or fashion! Love the organizer, thanks for a chance to win!
lrstitched@live.com

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Penny December 12, 2011 at 11:30 pm

What a great idea and thanks for sharing the tutorial though I'd LOVE to win one already made, I'm kind of on sewing overload right now, LOL.
Favorite holiday meal,,, hoestly it's not so much a meal but I like all the snacks we eat Christmas night and Boxing Day after the big meal when we're all sat around playing cards… cocktail peanuts, mixed pickles, cheeses, twiglets and good chocolates :)
I'm doing a Giveaway too, so feel free to come on over :)

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anne December 12, 2011 at 11:34 pm

I love our prime rib that we have for Christmas dinner. YUM! This is a wonderful idea

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Joanne December 12, 2011 at 11:34 pm

I am not a big fan of the main course of most holidy meals I am more into the side dishes and desert. There is Yorkshire pudding, pumpkin cake, hard sauce, twice baked sweet potatos, and finally Dutch apple pie with whipped cream! Thanks for the chance to win!

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lynn December 12, 2011 at 11:34 pm

my favorite is a christmas breakfast of ham and roasted tomato strata w/fresh fruit, potatoes, and christmas cookies on the side=a lovely tradition around here. thanks for the giveaway and your inspiration!

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Kimberly December 12, 2011 at 11:50 pm

Christmas Cake…the recipe is on the Taste of Home website………..SOOOOO good!

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Jodi December 13, 2011 at 12:07 am

Heather — How neat! And generous too. I'm going to check out the tutorial….I'm on a sewing kick right now and this may help satisfy that urge to stitch!

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Maryann December 13, 2011 at 12:37 am

Fabulous idea! Our favorite is sausage bread….a dutch tradition that we attempt to replicate by wrapping pre-cooked sausage with crescent roll

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jojoebi December 13, 2011 at 12:44 am

it has to be the turkey dinner with all the trimmings followed by English christmas pudding and brandy butter

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Jessica December 13, 2011 at 12:53 am

One of my favorite holiday meals is chicken cordon bleu – my husband and I don't like turkey for Thanksgiving so our tradition every year since we married is to have chicken cordon bleu!

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Diane December 13, 2011 at 12:54 am

Pork, sauerkraut, and mashed potatoes for New Year's Day.

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Nell December 13, 2011 at 1:18 am

We have quiches for Christmas breakfast (brunch) every year – we have a big group of family that gets together for the holiday every year, and my husband and I make breakfast and my brother-and-sister-in-law handle dinner. Works out great!

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Kimberly N December 13, 2011 at 1:19 am

My favorite holiday meal is turkey. I don't know why we don't get one more often — it's so yummy. Of course it's even better with my grandma's cranberry fruit relish (a very distant cousin to canned cranberry sauce).

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Amy December 13, 2011 at 1:21 am

My favorites for a holiday meal are cranberry sauce and dessert! :) I made a delicious pear almond tart last year that knocked my socks off. Your meal organizer is such a great idea that I've never seen before. Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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Lindsay F December 13, 2011 at 1:45 am

My favorite is sweet and sour chicken made with french onion soup mix and apricot jam over mashed potatoes!

lindsay dot forgette at gmail dot com

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Jenny December 13, 2011 at 1:55 am

MY favorite holiday meal is ham and scalloped potatoes, yum! Thanks for the chance to win!
okiedokiemama at yahoo dot com

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Abby December 13, 2011 at 1:56 am

That is so useful! Well done.
My favorite meal is brisket and latkes for Hanukkah :)

dramallama56(at)hotmail(dot)com

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Amy December 13, 2011 at 1:56 am

My favourite holiday treat is "cheese dreams". they are squares of bread coated in a gooey cheesy mixture and browned under the broiler. sooo yummy and so worth the calories!

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thunder December 13, 2011 at 2:19 am

My favorite holiday meal is whatever my darling Hubs decides to cook!!!

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anissa ljanta December 13, 2011 at 2:24 am

stroke of brilliance! i so need to be more organised with meals…thank you for the inspiration and for the tutorial link…this could be life changing you know!

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Kim S. December 13, 2011 at 2:32 am

We love ham and I make a sweet potato dish that's so yummy it can be eaten as dessert.

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Julie December 13, 2011 at 2:53 am

Oh! I would so need one of those! Yours look wonderful. My favorite holiday meal is "ragoût de patte de cochon". I have no idea how to translate that!!! Maybe "pig's leg stew"? It's a stew with meatballs in a thick sauce with some pork shredded meat (from the legs). Over some plain boiled potatoes, with a bit of yellow mustard. Hmmmmm… Can't wait for my mother-in-law to make some for us!

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ohangelina December 13, 2011 at 3:02 am

original. i love it.

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Rebecca December 13, 2011 at 3:05 am

Oh, this would look great in my kitchen! Our favourite meal is a glazed ham in the crockpot, bacon mashed potatoes, and caesar salad.
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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Courtney December 13, 2011 at 3:13 am

Love this organizer! I am big on appetizers/finger foods. I love my family's southern traditions of always having sausage balls & ham biscuits! Hmm!

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Amber December 13, 2011 at 3:14 am

I love ham and mashed potatos. thanks for the give away

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Michelle December 13, 2011 at 3:20 am

My favorite holiday meal is the one my mother always prepares on Christmas Eve — a traditional Italian feast with homemade seafood marinara and linguine, homemade bread, and plenty of Italian cookies to end with! She does it the very same way that the women in our family have made it for as many generations as can be remembered. I make it too, but it's never quite as good as my mother makes it! That meal holds some of my fondest holiday memories :)

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andy December 13, 2011 at 3:25 am

My husband makes a mean sweet potato latke – that coupled with some sour cream and/or applesauce and I'm good to go!! Thanks for this giveaway – I remember seeing this a while back – love it!!

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jessica December 13, 2011 at 3:27 am

I love any meal with homemade mashed potatoes all lumpy and buttery.

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Ivy P Motuyang December 13, 2011 at 3:35 am

i like simple meal to be shared with the love ones. thanks.

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Ilene December 13, 2011 at 4:00 am

What a great idea!

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Kellie December 13, 2011 at 4:04 am

How lovely! Reminds me of the old mail/bills holders, but with a more tasty purpose. One of my favorite holiday meals is "hoppin' john" (black eyed peas and rice) and greens on New Year's Day…simple, soothing food after all the rich Christmas goodies.

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donna December 13, 2011 at 4:35 am

What a sweet idea to plan your menus! I will check out your tutorial. My favorite meal is turkey and stuffing with corn casserole

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Erika December 13, 2011 at 4:38 am

Parts of my favorite holiday meal are sauerkraut and mashed potatoes!

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Elaine December 12, 2011 at 9:44 pm

My favorite Holiday meals is the Tamales and red chile that we get together with family and make!!
Elaine

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Stephanie December 13, 2011 at 5:07 am

My favourite meal it the traditional turkey and stuffing. Yum

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Tania December 13, 2011 at 5:40 am

Ok, if I don't win, am totally going to make one of these! My favorite is roast chicken with bread salad.

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Michell December 13, 2011 at 6:16 am

Love Pavlova….yummy

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KCC December 13, 2011 at 6:36 am

Oh, this is gorgeous!

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melissa Mclellan December 13, 2011 at 6:58 am

I love the holidays as it's a great excuse to get out and use the bbq. Love bbq steak.

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carriem December 13, 2011 at 8:28 am

What a clever idea.

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Jill B December 13, 2011 at 8:48 am

Oh my goodness…do you think this would help me be better organised?! I love rolled pavlova – a dessert I was introduced to when I moved to Australia.

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Steph December 13, 2011 at 2:22 am

Our favourite holiday meal is prawns… OH YUM!! Hot day, cold prawns and a glass of wine …BLISS.

xo Steph

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daniela December 13, 2011 at 9:43 am

What a wonderful idea!
My favourite meal includes smoked salmon, artichoke salad with parmigiano, wild rice with halibut. yum!

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baukje December 13, 2011 at 11:18 am

What a GREAT idea, never saw something like this. My favorite holidaymeal…… I think a simple ckicken .

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Kate F. December 13, 2011 at 12:21 pm

My favorite holiday meal is pasta and my mom's marinara sauce– we have it every year on Christmas eve. I love that there's a tutorial for this, so we're all really winners. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

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Sara December 13, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Love it!
Fav meal: Creamy codfish 😉

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Jess December 13, 2011 at 1:17 pm

What a great idea! I'll have to check out your pattern. I love all the side dishes and sweets at the holidays!

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Michelle December 13, 2011 at 1:23 pm

I've been wanting one of these ever since you posted the tutorial but my sewing skills are not that great. My favorite meal is tapas on Christmas.

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Aurora Spitfire December 13, 2011 at 1:37 pm

How awesome is that menu organizer?! I might just have to make one of those! Love it!! My favorite holiday meal is roast tenderloin with caramelized Brussels sprouts and Yorkshire pudding that my mom makes every year. So tasty!

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April Mae December 13, 2011 at 1:44 pm

This is adorable!

Maybe with something like this I could convince Derek to help me choose the meals earlier in the week so it isn't always a last minuet sort of thing.

My favorite holiday meal would have to be my mothers beer ham or my fathers grilled turkey. Nothing can top them in my book! lol

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Katina December 13, 2011 at 1:55 pm

My favorite meal would be made up of specialty Greek foods and chocolate for dessert! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Candace Henderson December 13, 2011 at 2:09 pm

My fave meal is a new orleans meal, oyster dressing, baked maccaroni, corned beef and ham and turducken and cornbread dressing…. Such great stuff…. thanks for a great giveaway!

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Emily December 13, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Duck is my favorite

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Beth December 13, 2011 at 2:48 pm

My favorite holiday foods are the sweets . . .espcially the cookies!

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Brittany December 13, 2011 at 4:04 pm

I would love to win this organizer…especially since I struggle with meal planning! My favorite holiday meal is probably our Christmas Eve fondue dinner.

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lorraine December 13, 2011 at 4:15 pm

i love pasta on the holidays with mussels and clams in it ..its quick and easy ..yum! :)

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Joyce Caston December 13, 2011 at 4:18 pm

My fav holiday meal is my grandmothers cornbread dressing with giblet gravy.

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Adelle F. December 13, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Oooh, I love this! My favorite holiday meal is Thanksgiving dinner – turkey, stuffing, gravy, yummy!

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Tracey December 13, 2011 at 4:36 pm

My favorite holiday meal is broccoli casserole, sweet potatoes and a mushroom roll.

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Jennifer December 13, 2011 at 4:57 pm

My family's favorite Christmas meal is Wild Rice Soup. We always eat it on Christmas Eve along with homemade bread.

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Miranda N December 13, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Beautiful work!

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remmus26 December 13, 2011 at 4:58 pm

love that organizer! My favorite holiday meal is ham, mashed potatoes and green beans! Simple but delicious!

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krystina December 13, 2011 at 5:03 pm

This is a great idea! I'm always trying to figure out a way to get meals organized and this is brilliant.

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Julia December 13, 2011 at 5:05 pm

I would love this! I'm trying to get good at planning and making meals instead of getting prepared meals or eating out, and this would really help. As for my favourite holiday meal– basically anything that I don't have to prep myself! Haha!

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Jenna Z December 13, 2011 at 5:06 pm

I used to LOVE my mom's chicken and noodles. Homemade egg noodles, juicy chicken chunks and we'd serve it over mashed potatoes, SO FILLING! And warm and homey!

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Lindsay December 13, 2011 at 5:36 pm

This is so cute and such a great idea! This year my family is having Mexican food for Christmas–we like to mix it up!

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Kim S. December 13, 2011 at 5:41 pm

My favorite holiday meal would be turkey with all the fixings and I love peppermint bark for dessert.

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Deb December 13, 2011 at 5:48 pm

That's gorgeous! I love it. I'm a traditional gal…turkey with mashed potatoes and stuffing…yum!

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julia December 13, 2011 at 6:19 pm

I love turkey mashed potatoes, rolls and corn casserole!! Yum

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BoCo Mama December 13, 2011 at 6:28 pm

Love love love this idea!

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Bronwyn December 13, 2011 at 6:32 pm

My favourite meal is anything my husband makes for me! (It's too hard to pick a favourite food – I like virtually everything)

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Rose December 13, 2011 at 6:33 pm

That is such a lovely useful organizer for meal times. My favorite meal is turkey and stuffing with all the extra trimmings.

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Katy December 13, 2011 at 6:48 pm

My favourite holiday meal is definitely roast dinner but the best part is roast potatoes when they are lovely and crispy! :)

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Maya December 13, 2011 at 6:49 pm

This is such a good idea! If I don't win I am going to be making one. I will probably make one anyway!

My favorite holiday meal…stuffing. I love stuffing, green beans, and mashed potatoes.

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Nancysue December 13, 2011 at 6:53 pm

I love Easter sunday dinner. I suppose it's the memory of great grandparents cooking a clove ham that brings back memories by the dozens.
Happy Holidays!

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Autie December 13, 2011 at 7:16 pm

Great givaway! My favorite Christmas meal is breakfast when we eat german pancakes and ham. Yum!

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SavvyGirlDeborah December 13, 2011 at 10:15 pm

What a great project! I just subscribed to your blog. My favorite holiday meal? I love roasted butternut squash with salt and a little butter. Yummy.

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Cassandra Anne December 14, 2011 at 12:03 am

OoOO! This is just LOVELY!!! My favorite holiday meal has got to be our traditional Christmas morning quiche. Thanks for linking up-I'm excited to go look at the rest of your site!!!!

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Lisa Pope December 14, 2011 at 12:09 am

oooh so nice!
my favorite holiday meal is ham from our local CSA and all the fixings! something chocolate for dessert!

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cal December 13, 2011 at 5:27 pm

My favorite holiday meal is one that I do not have very often. Occasionally I will be able to eat this very rich dessert, made entirely of egg yolks and sugar with a touch of cinnamon. It sounds terrible to most people for I love it! http://www.gastronomias.com/natal/doce0242.htm

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Anne S. December 14, 2011 at 12:36 am

That is really cool! What a fabulous idea! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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kate December 14, 2011 at 12:40 am

hmmm…favorite holiday meal….does peppermink park and wine count? :)

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adrianna December 14, 2011 at 12:44 am

My favorite holiday meal is turkey, mashed potatoes stuffing and gravy! Love your meal planning idea!

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Trinity December 13, 2011 at 5:48 pm

My favorite holiday meal is our Christmas Eve dinner–homemade pizzas! Thanks for the nice giveaway, and Happy Holidays!

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Melissa S. December 14, 2011 at 12:58 am

This is sew cute and a great way to stay organized while also showing off fabulous fabric!! I love Cajun fried turkey for Thanksgiving!

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Sarah December 13, 2011 at 6:03 pm

My favorite holiday food is dressing! Love the idea!

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@pril December 14, 2011 at 2:19 am

My favorite meal is basicly anything that is authentic Mexican.

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JIll December 14, 2011 at 2:36 am

we always make chicken and noodle on X-mas eve. jillfroelich@yahoo.com

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Amy B December 14, 2011 at 3:19 am

favorite holiday meal = flank steak with espresso bourbon sauce

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Jasmine1485 December 14, 2011 at 3:34 am

I love classic roast turkey with all the trimmings, but we'll be having a small rolled roast rather than a whole bird! :)

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alli b December 14, 2011 at 4:12 am

my favourite holiday meal always ends with stocky toffee pudding. yum yum.
thanks for the lush giveaway.
allisonbright{at}gmail{dot}com

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Libby December 14, 2011 at 4:14 am

We make pig-in-a-blankets (not just hotdogs in croissants – homemade pastry, homemade filling) in bulk to put in all of our freezers and then we make up a batch of fresh ones. It's a uniquely us meal.

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jessicac December 14, 2011 at 6:32 am

Favorite meal is roasted chicken and potato and parsnips! Fresh arugula salad and red wine! yum

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erica December 14, 2011 at 11:18 am

Wow, what a great idea! My favorite meal this time of year is breakfast on Christmas morning…french toast and sausage and fresh squeezed orange juice!

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heather December 14, 2011 at 12:04 pm

Such a cute idea! I don't have drawing luck, so I will definitely be be making one of these through your tutorial. But I do love talking about food, so I can't resist weighing in. I think Thanksgiving food is my absolute favorite, especially stuffing, mash potatoes and cranberry sauce. I LOVE baking the pies. For Christmas, dear family friends of ours would mail from Sweden the most indescribably delicious butter cookies. So good they could make you cry!

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Njeri December 14, 2011 at 12:07 pm

I love gingerbread cookies.

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Jules December 14, 2011 at 12:58 pm

this is a great organiser!!!! my fav holiday food is saving the leftover mashed potato til the next morning, grate some cheese into it, shape it into burger shape pieces, dip in beaten egg then cover with breadcrumbs, shallow fry and serve with crispy bacon and maple syrup – yum yum

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Claudia December 14, 2011 at 7:22 am

Thank you for the chance to win such a wonderful prize.
Kind regards from Germany.
Claudia
frauknopf@gmx.de

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Danijela December 14, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Wow,this is so clever idea,love it.Thanks for chance to win it.My favorites are ginger brad cookies.

Happy Holidays!!

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Marita H December 14, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Great idea for the meal organizer! One of my favorite dishes is a pumkin or butternut squash bisque…yummm…

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Gill December 14, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Great idea!
I'm happy with anything as long as cheesecake is included!

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Emilie December 14, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Funnily enough, my favorite thing to eat at the holidays is Brussel sprouts with walnuts and cranberries. I think it just tastes so lovely and christmassy!

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Kess December 14, 2011 at 7:35 pm

What a great idea! I think one of my favorite holiday meals (but also for any other time) is homemade chili and cornbread. It's great when it gets chilly out (hah, unintentional pun -grin). I also love holiday cookies, although those aren't quite a meal…they can be though.

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Wendy Alston December 14, 2011 at 8:04 pm

what a great idea got to love fried chicken and homemade biscuits

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Georgia December 14, 2011 at 8:17 pm

I love traditional turkey…with all the sides!
peachstateme(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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DenaZS December 14, 2011 at 8:49 pm

Really cute idea!

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DenaZS December 14, 2011 at 8:50 pm

forgot to say we have steak and shrimp for Christmas!

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Sarah December 14, 2011 at 9:40 pm

This is beautiful, I definitely need me one of these. my favorite meal would be leftover turkey, stuffing and cranberry sandwiches mmmmm

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Christine December 14, 2011 at 9:52 pm

Interesting! This might help us around here. It seems like everyday we ask ourselves what we're going to eat and then to the store…
My favorite holiday meal is veggie lasagna with pumpkin pie, lol.

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consuelo December 14, 2011 at 10:56 pm

Very beautiful and useful. I love stuff like that. My favorite holiday meal is really anything that ends with pecan pie and good coffee.

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Anne December 14, 2011 at 11:43 pm

For Christmas I like to make a ham. It's not fussy and doesn't affect the timing of present-opening, which is unpredictable. Merry Christmas!

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seanandlaura December 15, 2011 at 12:25 am

beautiful! thanks! great giveaway! I really enjoy a good homemade chicken soup! seanandlaura(at)ameritech.net

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Mama Forestdweller December 15, 2011 at 5:13 am

I love this! What a neat idea. We could definitely use something like this around here. :)
My favorite holiday meal is rosemary potatoes, wild rice, cranberries, yams, and some kind of yummy meat.
Oh, how I love food… :)

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Bethany December 15, 2011 at 5:17 am

It would have to be thanksgiving dinner. The stuffing and mashed potatoes…yum yum!

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creativeinstincts December 15, 2011 at 7:48 am

My favourite is roast chicken.
leena

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Susanne December 15, 2011 at 10:06 am

I love Lebkuchen from my grandma. She also makes a fantastic potato salad.
Susanne

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Cheri December 15, 2011 at 1:28 pm

I love it! What a useful and cute organizing tool! My favorite holiday meal includes cinnamon apples and ham.

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Kristin December 15, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Lovely! My favorite holiday meal is turkey with a beautiful salad! Yummy!

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Amanda December 15, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Great idea! I have been looking for a way to organize meal plans for my family. I don't really have a favorite holiday meal, but my favorite food is my spice cookies. Yum!

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Jodi December 15, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Great idea! My favorite holiday meal is homemade ravioli that my family make together from my great-grandmother's recipe.

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brooek December 15, 2011 at 3:27 pm

My favorite holiday meal is broccoli cheese casserole!

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Ariadne December 15, 2011 at 4:45 pm

For Christmas I love stuffed turkey(or chicken) with rice and chestnuts.

AriadnefromGreece!
ariadnesky@hotmail.com

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Helenjanei December 15, 2011 at 5:50 pm

I love the stuffing in our christmas turkey, random favourite meal and bit of Christmas all in one! helenjanei (at) gmail (dot) com

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Kathy December 15, 2011 at 5:50 pm

What a beautiful idea! My favorite holiday food is fondue, which we often make around New Years. Thanks and Merry Christmas!

winterwrens at gmail dot com

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Amy December 15, 2011 at 7:27 pm

I think holiday meals aren't complete without yams.

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Holly Schilling December 15, 2011 at 7:44 pm

My favorite meal is turkey with jellied cranberries and mashed potatoes

hwcutie@hotmail.com

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Jen December 15, 2011 at 8:10 pm

What an amazing giveaway! My favorite holiday meal is one I got from my mother in laws family. They are German and instead of cooking a turkey or ham with all the fixings, they make Rouladen. YUM

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Star December 15, 2011 at 8:45 pm

I would Love this, Fresh cherries and Berries.

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Heather December 15, 2011 at 9:38 pm

That is a great idea! I need to better organize my meal-planning. I will take a look at the tutorial. Thank you for sharing.

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Michelle S. December 16, 2011 at 12:24 am

Homemade cinnamon buns on Christmas morning. Thanks for the chance!!

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Elena December 16, 2011 at 1:53 am

Great organizer! Fave holiday meal is stuffing with gravy and biscuits….does that count as a meal?

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Fiona December 16, 2011 at 3:27 am

I just started meal planning about 3 months ago…it has made such a difference.

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Mindy December 16, 2011 at 2:35 am

My mom's turkey, cornbread dressing, cranberry salad, asparagus, fresh corn, sweet potatoe casserole, and desserts galore.

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Craftgirl83 December 16, 2011 at 10:31 am

My favorite holiday "meal" is pumpkin pie.

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Michele December 16, 2011 at 3:05 pm

My favorite holiday meal is honeybaked ham– yum!

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Katie December 16, 2011 at 3:38 pm

During the holidays I love to eat sweet potato casserole and pumpkin pie. They aren't measl but they are my favorite dishes.

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thoughtandfound December 16, 2011 at 3:42 pm

What a great idea! I love it! My favourite meal at this time of year is roast beef with all the trimmings…gravy, yorkshire pudding, etc. Yum!

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Marlene December 16, 2011 at 5:39 pm

My favorite holiday meal is the tamales my family makes between Christmas and New Year's. We all (even the men) get together to make them. I think they taste better after the work we put into them.

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CathyC in Alberta December 16, 2011 at 8:22 pm

My favorite meal has to be turkey and stuffing…I make it at least 6 times a year…just because I love the leftovers!
Your organizer is a great idea. Would love to win.

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jmniffer December 16, 2011 at 9:53 pm

I am a fan of lasagna for Christmas. thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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Andrea February 3, 2012 at 11:23 am

Hey Heather–I was just looking for the pattern for this organizer and saw I won the giveaway–how funny! I never expected to be the winner among so many commenters, so I never came back and checked. How exciting!

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