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Budget Friendly Holiday Meals from Sam’s Club | KitchenAid Stand Mixer {Giveaway- ENDED}


Wow, another holiday season is over.  But, I have one more holiday gift to giveaway!  See how you can enter to win a KitchenAid Pro HD 5 qt Stand Mixer at the end of this post! EDITED:  GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED

I hope you were surrounded by the ones you love most!  Our holiday seemed to just go on and on and on, and I was sad to see it end, as out of town family loaded up their car and headed back to Kentucky yesterday.

It always seems like SO much prep, and then BAM! it’s all over way too fast!

Right before Christmas the good people at Sam’s Club challenged several bloggers to create a holiday meal with an assigned budget.  My budget was $60, and I decided to use it for a  pre New Years Eve dinner with just the four of us. 

I had been cooking, and baking all week, so I decided to let Sam’s Club do the cooking for me!  I wanted an easy, yet delicious meal we could all enjoy.

Sam’s Club made it simple.  By shopping their Artisan Fresh section, I was able to put a great tasting meal on the table with little stress for me! – and we even have left overs!

Budget Friendly Holiday Meal

I couldn’t have come much closer to my budget!  My total was $59.21.

Here’s what I picked up:

Chicken and Bacon Bruschetta ($9.98)

Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo ($10.88)

Spring Mix for salad ($4.47)

Herb & Garlic Focaccia ($2.78)

Artisan Fresh Cheesecake Sampler ($14.98)

Wine ($12.98)

$56.07 + $3.14 (tax) = $59.21

 This was a nice treat and holiday meal that wouldn’t break your back or budget, leaving more time for family and guests!  You could stretch your dollar even further if you wanted to cook your own meal.  Sam’s Club has taken all the work out of that for you too, with their Simply Delicious Meals site, full of recipes, meal plans, wine pairing and even shopping lists!

TidyMom Giveaway


**winner has been notified by email and has 48 to respond or another winner will be selected


The generous people at Sam’s Club would like to make sure one lucky TidyMom reader has a VERY Happy New Year!

Win It:  One lucky reader will win a KitchenAid Professional HD Stand Mixer valued at $269.98. (color is subject to availability)



Required Entry: Leave a comment on this post letting me know what’s your favorite dish for New Years Eve.  (if you are reading this post via email, please note that you must enter on the blog post, NOT by replying to the email)

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Official Rules: No purchase necessary. US Residents Only. Must be over 18. Giveaway will end on January 4, 2012 at 5:00 pm CST. One winner with a valid entry will be selected at random using   Winner will be notified by email and  will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be selected. TidyMom and Sams Club are not responsible for lost or undelivered emails.

Good Luck!


Disclaimer: This post and giveway was compensated and sponosred  by Sams Club. The opinions and views expressed on TidyMom are purely my own and are based upon my visit to Sams Club.


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A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+


  1. 2416

    Joined Sams & TidyMom on FB! “fingers crossed!”

  2. 2417

    for new years I love to make honey chipotle shrimp!! yum

  3. 2418

    I’ve always wanted that mixer and a red one would be DIVINE! :)

  4. 2419

    I like TidyMom on facebook

  5. 2420

    My new favorite since I moved to New England is Seafood Chowder. It is simply sublime.

  6. 2421

    Steak and baked potatoes! Yummy!

  7. 2422

    I tweeted this. :0)

  8. 2423

    I liked Sam’s Club on Facebook. I already liked Tidy Mom.

  9. 2424

    I shared this on my Facebook timeline.

  10. 2425

    I shared this on my Facebook fanpage.

  11. 2426
    Stephanie says:

    Fave NYE food is pigs in a blanket. HIGH CLASS! :)

  12. 2427

    lots of snacks! veggie plate with dips, egg rolls, chips & salsa~ we keep it easy:).

  13. 2428

    My favorite is Jalapeno poppers! :)

  14. 2429

    I shared on my blog!

  15. 2430

    I shared on Twitter! @MissChenray

  16. 2431

    I follow TM on FB

  17. 2432

    I follow Kitchenaid on FB!

  18. 2433

    I meant I follow Sams club on FB! :)

  19. 2434

    I made a super yummy spicy jalepeno popper dip w corn to balance the spice on NY’s. easy and tasty

  20. 2435

    I like Sams Club and TidyMom on Facebook

  21. 2436
    Diane Fulp says:

    Other than the traditional blackeyed peas, greens and hog jowl, homemade macaroni and cheese is a MUST!! I have a wonderful crock pot recipe for it!! I made it 3 times within one week during the holidays!!!

  22. 2437

    Favorite dish: Cheesy potato soup!

  23. 2438

    I shared on facebook!

  24. 2439

    I “liked” Tidy Mom and Sams on FB!

  25. 2440

    I posted on Twitter!!!!

  26. 2441
    Ashleigh Harper says:

    My favorite dish is cheeseburger soup and crescent rolls!

  27. 2442
    Ashleigh Harper says:

    My fav NYE dish is cheeseburger soup and cresent rolls!

  28. 2443

    chicken enchiladas with chips, salsa and homemade guacamole.

  29. 2444

    My favorite new years dish is really any quick & easy appetizer!

  30. 2445

    i “liked” sam’s club and tidy mom on facebook. pick me, pick me! please. :)

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  32. 2447

    I started back on twitter just so I could tweet this!!! I did it all!

  33. 2448

    New fan of Sams Club & Always a fan of TidyMom on FB.

  34. 2449

    Shared the giveaway on FB.

  35. 2450
    Beth Bolden says:

    Found a great new recipe for the new year. Croissants stuffed with chicken and cream cheese and rolled in Italian bread crumbs. Easy and delicious.

  36. 2451

    My favorite New Year’s Eve dish/snack is old school ‘nuts and bolts’ – not to be confused with today’s healthified Chex mix!

  37. 2452

    My favorite is all the different appetizers!!!

  38. 2453

    We have s’mores, sparkling grape juice, and fireworks!

  39. 2454

    Following on FB :)

  40. 2455
    Catherine says:

    Rotel cheese dip and eggnog on New Year’s Eve. On New Year’s Day, all the traditional “good luck” foods from the South: black-eyed peas, cornbread, hog jowl (!).

  41. 2456

    And we always have stuffed mushrooms and beef tenderloin… yummy! :D

  42. 2457

    Usually we try to go out to eat on New Years Eve. But this year the budget is tighter and we have been doing way less of that. Since it fell on a Saturday night and Saturdays are our family movie night we made pizza and popcorn, our usual. And it was the best New Years Eve we have had!! It may be the way we celebrate every year now.

  43. 2458

    did you ever got my comments?? i like tidy mom in facebook and sams and i put a comment, i cannot see my comment in this page:(i gueess i was never in the contest

  44. 2459

    I love me some artichoke dip and chips!

  45. 2460

    I could really use this Kitchenaid Mixer!! :-)

  46. 2461

    I liked you on FB!!

  47. 2462

    I put this on my FB!!

  48. 2463

    I love pizza for New Years!!

  49. 2464

    I liked Sam’sClub on FB!

  50. 2465

    I found your website about a month ago when I started getting into decorating cookies for my first ever cookie exchange. I received huge complements for my first time and used your Butter Cookie recipe and Icing. I didn’t think I would get into decorating now I have I’m loving it and making cookies for friends is pure therapy for me.
    I’ve since tweaked the recipes to my liking and I’m practicing everyday and getting tons of ideas.
    Thank You for your blog I sure have enjoyed reading and getting ideas :)

  51. 2466
    Jessilyn King says:

    I LOVE chips and Queso for New Years! :D

  52. 2467
    bonnie flynn says:

    my favorite is steamed shrimp (in old bay and beer) and coctail sauce………

  53. 2468
    Mary Bosker says:

    One of our favorite New Year Eve recipes is whole waterchestnuts wrapped in bacon and baked with a sauce made of catsup, mayo and brown sugar. Every invite we get seems to come with a request for them. By the way Santa did not bring the KitchenAid Pro HD 5 Qt Mixer, YET!

  54. 2469

    My Favorite New years eve dish is sweet potato casserole!!! :-)

  55. 2470
    ashley behrens says:

    omg that is so good my mom has been making those for years!!!


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