Kenlie’s “Cook At Home with Calphalon” Challenge

I’ve been toying with the idea of a challenge for a while, but I wanted to come up with something that would be truly challenging for me.  And I’ve figured it out.  I want you to join me over the next month as I strive to make cooking at home my top priority.

Over the next four weeks, I’m challenging myself to eat at home at least 5 times per week! To some of you that may not seem like a big deal, and that’s fantastic!  But my travel schedule and responsibilities outside of my house makes cooking at home that often seems like a daunting task!

In my life sometimes dining out is necessary, but I’m the first to admit that I do it far more often than I should.  Surely I’m not the only one who does that!  I would imagine that most of us could benefit from eating at home more often so Calphalon has decided to offer some incredible incentives over the next four weeks to get us excited about cooking healthy meals at home.

 

Here’s what you have to do in order to participate in the challenge:

~ Leave a comment below telling me that you are officially joining the four-week challenge.  **You can enter anytime for a chance to win the weekly prize, but you must enter no later than Wednesday, June 13th to be eligible for the Grand Prize.**

~ Cook at least 5 healthy meals at home each week, and snap a picture of  one or more of those meals. **They won’t be judged based on their appearance.  It’s just a fun and easy way to be sure that people are participating.**

Post a link to the photos on your *blog each week , and submit your link on the Calphalon Challenge Page at the top of my blog no later than 11pm central on Wednesday.  **You can post the photos on your own blog, elsewhere online or send via e-mail as long as we can all see them.**  (You’ll receive 3 entries for this.)

Once you have officially entered, you can receive additional entries for the weekly drawings by doing the following:

  • Follow @Calphalon on twitter, and tell them thanks or that @alltheweigh says hi! (one entry)
  • Like Calphalon on Facebook, and tell them Kenlie from alltheweigh.com sent you! (one entry) **Feel free to say hi to me on Facebook too though you won’t receive an entry for that.  I just like talking to you. :)**
  • Blog about the challenge (linking to this post) on your own blog!  Come back and leave a link so I can see it.  (two entries)

This week’s winner will receive Calphalon Unison Nonstick 2-piece 8″ & 10″ Omelet Pan Set.  I have owned these for several months, and they make me feel like an omelet making extraordinaire. 😉

There are many ways to win,  and there will be opportunities to win all month so join the fun!  Let’s make cooking healthy meals at home a priority this month.
I hope I’m not forgetting anything.  If I am,  I suppose I’ll update later.  So who’s up for the challenge?

 

*All opinions in this post are mine, and I have not been paid to endorse these products. Calphalon will provide the winning product to one winner each week. I will alert the winner via e-mail and the winner will have 48 hours to respond from the time the e-mail is sent.  Resident must be 18 years or older and live in the US.

 

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36 Comments

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    Charmaine
    June 7, 2012 at 7:00 am

    Hey there this is a great challenge. I am officially joining this one. I am excited about this and will do my best to make sure that I cook my booty off (litterally) LOL. Good luck everyone.

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    mary
    June 7, 2012 at 7:39 am

    oh you know i am so in!

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    Laurie
    June 7, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    I totally need to cook at home more. Consider me IN for this challenge.

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    Alyssa
    June 7, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    I’m IN! I love cooking and have never owned omelet pans AND I need to eat at home more… so let’s do this!

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    KyraTX
    June 7, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    I am totally in for this challenge! So cool!

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    Peg
    June 7, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    I’m in! I was travelling this morning and just got back on-line. I recently went to the doctor and was told to shape up or face some very real consequences, so I opted to shape up! I’ve been on plan for the last 4 weeks and have lost 15 lbs. I credit most of that to cooking at home and not eating anything white or sweet. I now eat lots of greens, chicken and quinoa and I feel better than I have in forever. Healthy eating rocks!

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    Morgan
    June 7, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I’m in! I cook at home anyhow – might as well be good for something! I love Calphalon pans and wish I could afford to buy some. Maybe I’ll win some instead! I am also following them on Twitter and “liking” them on Facebook.

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    Tina
    June 7, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    I’m in!

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    Stacy
    June 7, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    I’m in. I promised my husband to cook more than I have been lately. It’s primarily for monetary reasons but it also has a great deal to do with how healthy we eat as well. I just went to Sams earlier in the week for my stock-up freezer shopping so I’m ready to go!

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    Stacy
    June 7, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    I blogged about the challenge and put a tab at the top of my page to keep track of my meals each day. I’m doing Dinners since I do eat at home a good bit but get lazy about cooking dinner.

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    Erin Alexander
    June 7, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Im so in! 🙂

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    Jon
    June 8, 2012 at 6:14 am

    Count me in.

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    becca
    June 8, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    I like this idea i’ll try to remember going to put post it note up to remind myself

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    BRee
    June 9, 2012 at 10:26 am

    I’m soo in.
    New to blogging, and this would be good to participate and find out new ideas for recipes from other ppl.

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    Anna
    June 9, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    I’m in! (officially) This is going to be a SUPER challenge for me.

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    Anna
    June 9, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Proof is in the pudding!

    lifenotesbyanna.blogspot.com

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    jen
    June 10, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    I am in!!
    i have been sick so I haven’t gotten a blog up but I will post about it today with my weekly menu.
    or is it cheating, since I almost always cook dinners for the family??

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    Amber @ Hungry4aHealthyLife
    June 10, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Count me in….cool challenge Kenlie!

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    Melissa (@TheDailyMel)
    June 10, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    What a fun challenge!! I’m in! I’m really guilty not so much of eating out, but relying too heavily on convenience/frozen foods. This challenge will help me get back to cooking from scratch.

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    Maria in NJ
    June 11, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Hi Kenz, how are you, I wanted to check in on you and POW your running a really good challenge, I NEVER eat out at restaurants, at least VERY seldom, I cook a lot at home so this is a easy one for me…would love those new pans though, mine are kind of shot from cooking so much!!!

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    Maria in NJ
    June 11, 2012 at 7:59 am

    I liked Calphalon on FB and left a message that I was there from you…

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    Janna
    June 12, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    I am OFFICIALLY entering 🙂

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    Wendy Burgess
    June 13, 2012 at 8:45 am

    I am officially joining the challenge.

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    MARANDA
    June 13, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    I am officially joining the challenge.

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    Janece Suarez
    June 13, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    I am SO in on this one please!! 🙂

    Thank you!

    Janece Suarez

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    Janece Suarez
    June 13, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Okay, I also followed Caphalon on Twitter (Gourmetmama) for an entry and liked them on Facebook for another entry (Janece Turner Suarez). Somehow I missed this contest earlier.. (HOW did this happen? Senior moment I guess, since I read your blog regularly. Maybe I was overwhelmed by the ADORABLENESS of your niece an everything else just got blurry! lol!) I wish I’d known since we have made hot dogs, grilled chicken with asparagus, and crock pot ham already in the past 5 days. Oh well, pasta is tonight, so I will be snapping a picture and blogging about the contest and posting a pic then at least. Tomorrow night…Enchilada Chicken with the leftover grilled chicken! I”m making Spicy Papas-N-Cauliflower with it. 🙂

    Thanks, again, Kenlie!
    Janece Suarez

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    shari f
    June 13, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Im in! Im too late for this week but will do the extra entries for next week!

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    Janece Suarez
    June 13, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Okay, here you go! I blogged about the challenge and posted pics (how to pics even!) of dinner.

    http://janece.suarez-turner.com/blog/?p=484

    Janece Suarez

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    Meegan (redstar5)
    June 15, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Hi Kenlie! I’m not sure if this amazing home cooking contest is open to us Canadian folk or not, but Tara and I have a Calphalon pan (just one) and it gets at least a daily work out around here. We love it! Now that we’re home from our road trip and catching up on our fav blogs we want in on this contest! You KNOW we love our home cooking!

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    Jessyca B
    June 18, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    I’m too late for the grand prize deadline but I’m so in for the remainder of the challenge. I don’t have a blog but will post on FB, etc.

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    Tracy
    June 21, 2012 at 3:17 am

    I just stumbled across your site and I love, love, love this idea. I missed the deadline for the grand prize and this week but hey, count me in for the time remaining weeks!

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    Janna
    June 26, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    I have blogged, tweeted and facebooked 🙂 Thanks for hosting such a cool contest!!!

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