Sam's Holidays Made Simple

As you all know, I am promoting Sam’s Club Holidays Made Simple subsite and I am beyond excited at what I just discovered this evening when I was surfing the website. When I was first looking over the website, I easily skipped over the Holiday Helper section because I didn’t think I would have a use for it. (I know, I’m not suppose to judge a book by it’s cover.) Well, curiosity finally got the best of me and I decided to click and see what Holiday Helper had to offer.

This section is for:

Spreading the joy is easy this season. Learn something new, view a delicious recipe, comment on articles or watch a helpful video: here you’ll find all sorts of ways to share the holiday cheer.

When I say “watch a helpful video” I decided to see what the video was offering. The video was Holiday Baking With Nicole Aloni, Sam’s Club Member and Cookbook Author. In the video she gives a few quick tips and recipes on how to make quick and easy holiday desserts that you can share with your family and friends.

Sams Starting a Cooking Club

What really caught my idea was the tip on starting a cooking club with your family and friends. I know that cooking with someone else is a lot more fun than cooking along. I also know that it can help save time and money. Especially when you are cooking for the holiday season. The article states:

First, find a couple of friends, colleagues, neighbors or other busy parents for Cooking Club partners. Then pitch in $100 each. For just $300 you’ll make seven dinners (main dishes and sides), each of which feeds three families of four. Cha-ching! That breaks down to an approximate per serving cost of $3.50!

Then select a day and a 4-hour time period to prepare a week’s worth of homemade family dinners. You may wish to rotate hosting responsibilities—which include collecting the money, doing the shopping and providing the kitchen—each week.

You can read the rest of the article on How A Sam’s Cooking Club Works to get the rest of the tips. This has been of my favorite articles on the Holidays Made Simple website. I haven’t been living in Florida long, but I wish I had enough friends to participate in a Cooking Club. This would be perfect around the Christmas holidays when my time is really going to be limited.

How do you think a cooking club could benefit your family for the holiday season?


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  1. Awww man! I wish you were in Atlanta. A Cooking club sounds like such a good idea. I dont know many people that like to cook that wouldnt jump on such a fulfilling social activity. I hope you find people in your area that are adventurous as you are. Good Luck!

  2. A Cooking club would help us get more variety to eat. It would also be a great way to socialize with other families.

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  4. Oooohhh, a cooking club would help me learn to cook! I’m a horrible cook. 🙂

  5. I follow you on Twitter!

  6. A holiday cooking club would be beneficial in several ways. It would be a useful reason for a get-together. Everyone would have already prepared items for their holiday meals. We could all discover some new recipes. It would be more economical buying and cooking in bulk and it would be loads of fun!

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  8. What a great idea! I am going to call my sisters and mom and see if they would like to do something like this. My one sister has 6 children so no doubt she would love to cook ahead and then just have to pop something in the oven quick to warm up. What a great idea! I need to check out Sam’s website.

    Thanks for the tip!

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