Wow. It’s an exciting week, and I think it’s only going to get better (but don’t worry, I can only handle so much excitement, so next week, we’ll return to our regularly scheduled programming of delicious recipes – this week and this week only is dedicated to Mentors and giving back!). 

Simple Weeknight Dinners

First of all, you and your generosity completely blew me (and Mentors) away yesterday as you gave above and beyond my donation goal to benefit the beautiful people of Ghana! You can read more about it here; honestly, I just found myself in tears all day yesterday as I kept reading your comments and emails and seeing that number rise. I met these women. I saw the changes that had come in their lives – going from living on 75 cents a day to now being successful businesswomen, providing for their families, and being able to send their children and grandchildren to school. It’s hard to explain my emotions; I am so humbled that you helped be part of this movement. Good things will happen! I can’t wait to hear how your donations changed a life (many lives!). The latest total on 8/30 was $30,230, more than TRIPLING the initial goal! You. Are. Awesome. I really don’t even know what to say (actually, I do: thank you!).


Secondly, let’s talk about today! This project has been years in the making and I’m so excited to finally introduce my Simple Weeknight Menus eCookbook. A long, long time ago, I decided I wanted to write an eCookbook. So…

I started an eCookbook.

I got busy.

I started again.

I got lazy (another word for busy? maybe, maybe not).

I started again and actually began to make a little headway.

And then I went to Ghana.

And a fire was lit in my soul. I knew right then, walking in a tiny village in Ghana, that I was going to finish this eCookbook and sell it to benefit Mentors. And I’m not going to lie, I’m more than just a little bit happy that you get something pretty stellar out of the deal.

100% of the profits for this eCookbook will go to Mentors to benefit Ghana!

Simple Weeknight Dinners

This eCookbook, Simple Weeknight Dinner Menus, has been such a labor of love. I have worked hours and hours and hours (when I really didn’t have extra hours and hours and hours) to make sure this eCookbook is flawless and helpful and perfect and yummy.

These aren’t just ok recipes. Not decent recipes. They are amazing recipes. They’ve been triple tested (and sometimes tested upwards of 8 or 9 times) in order to make sure they are foolproof. Plus, 100% of these recipes are brand, spankin’ new, which means, they aren’t recipes I’ve pulled out of my blog archives or recipes I’ve already posted.

This book is filled with premium recipes you won’t find anywhere else!

Simple Weeknight Dinners

And you guys, I don’t want to brag, but these recipes are hands down some of the best recipes I have ever made. I’m so excited to share them with you!

Simple Weeknight Dinners
Simple Weeknight Dinners

Quite, simply this eCookbook was tailored to make your life simple! Each of the easy but delectable main dish meals are paired with the perfect side dish. No thinking required. They are even located right next to each other in the cookbook so you can make the One Pot Tomato Basil Pasta and already know that those Skillet Lemon Green Beans with Garlic are going to appear (magically, ha!) right alongside.

Simple Weeknight Dinners

You know I know that I talk about menu planning all the time and so it’s no surprise that this first eCookbook has a menu planning vibe to it. The book is filled with over 30 recipes for main dish and side dish recipes plus a bonus dessert section that cannot be missed!

Simple Weeknight Dinners

Simple Weeknight Dinners
Black and White Printable Download
{because I love my mom and honor all her requests, I’ve included this printable version for those that would rather have a hard copy at their fingertips and in their recipe binders!}
ePub Download
{for viewing in iBooks or other apps}

PDF Download
{for viewing in a browser; works on all tablets, desktops, smart phones, etc – this is the best and most versatile version, IMO}

purchase here

*Please note that after you purchase the book, you’ll have the option to “read” or “download” any or all of the above formats. I highly encourage you to use the “download” option in order to view the book correctly; this will also allow the book to be easily accessible on your device or computer later.*

I can’t say it enough, but thank you for being here. If I didn’t have The Best Readers in the Whole Wide World, I wouldn’t still be blogging. Your support and confidence in me has given me more strength than I can describe, especially your response to yesterday’s post and to other personal situations I’ve posted about before. I have a deep desire to give back for all the blessings I’ve received through blogging. This eCookbook, benefitting Mentors International, is yet another way I can do that while still being true, because at the end of the day, what I want most is to continue providing you with the best recipes on the internet.

I would be extremely selfish and remiss if I didn’t give a huge, heartfelt, special thanks to my Aunt Marilyn, who triple-tested these recipes for me after I experimented, developed, and tested them myself – and also to Catherine P., a sweet friend who continues to amaze me with her graphic design talent and InDesign skillz. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I love your guts and I hope you love this book! I can’t wait to hear what you think after you make the recipes.