Jamie at Home DVD Series–Review and Giveaway!!

Firstly, apologies to everyone because I meant to write this post on Friday but life has been hectic so it got pushed back until today.
The Sun Newspaper are running a promotion from 5th to 11th February where each day you can collect a token to receive a free DVD from the Jamie at Home series. Each DVD (6 in total) features two episodes building up the entire series. The tokens are instantly redeemable at Tesco on the day of print. On Saturday (yesterday) and Sunday the tokens can be found in the Sun Buzz magazine, then featured in the paper for the rest of the week.
I have one set of the DVD’s to giveaway to one of my lucky readers – for details on how to enter please see the rules at the bottom of this post.
With thanks to the Sun and Buzz Magazine (www.twitter.com/TheSun_Buzz) I have had the opportunity to view the entire series before their release. People who know me well will know that the kitchen is not my favourite place in the house, I call myself ‘Can Cook, Won’t Cook’ because I just don’t generally find pleasure in cooking. I have a fabulous husband who loves cooking and so this is usually his domain. However, since becoming a stay-at-home Mummy I feel I need to take a more active interest in cooking family meals, and I want to – that is something I never thought I would hear myself say.
This is where I really contradict myself, I don’t enjoy cooking but I’ve had an obsession with Jamie Oliver cookbooks since his very first one – I own them all. Every now and then I will dust one off and cook a meal from it and its always been a success. What I like about Jamie Oliver is his no fuss approach to cooking. As I sit here now typing this post I am watching Jamie making a scrummy traditional Apple Pie. He makes me believe that I can do it because he makes it look so easy. My only criticism of Jamie is how messy he is in his cooking, I really wouldn’t like to clean up after him!! The DVD’s are a great idea, particularly if you are fortunate enough to have a TV/DVD player in your kitchen because you can cook along with him.
DVD Giveaway
This is my first giveaway on Mummy Matters so come along and join in the fun. For your entry to win the entire series of Jamie at Home all you need to do is leave a comment below telling me your favourite family dish to cook (it might inspire me to cook it for my brood!) together with your email address – I need this so that I can get in touch with you if you win!!
For a bonus entry mention this giveaway on Twitter including @MummyMatters and the URL back to this giveaway in the tweet. When you have done that come back here and leave me a comment to let me know you have done it with your Twitter ID.
Good luck and Happy Cooking!!!!
CLOSING DATE: Sunday 13th February 2010 @ 10pm 
Winner will be selected at Random and announced on Monday 14th February 2010


  • Paula Mickley

    February 6 at 1:13 pm

    Our family favourite is shepherds/cottage pie.
    Lots of cheesy mash on top, some hidden veg inside, and served with baked beans!

    1. mummymatters

      February 7 at 9:43 pm

      Mmmmmmm I LOVE shepherds pie, one of my feel good meals!

  • Paula Mickley

    February 6 at 1:17 pm

    Hi Mummy Matters
    I have retweeted your tweet to this competition for you

    1. mummymatters

      February 7 at 9:45 pm

      Thank you!!

  • nagwaelkilany

    February 6 at 4:12 pm

    I am notable to obtain the Sun DVD number 2 I managed to obtain number 1. I went to 2 Tesco stores and the person at the till laughed when I asked him. The other store from which I managed to obtain the first one, did not have the second DVD. Please help me and tell me how to obtain the second DVD or maybe I am lucky and win. I have to lose weight and that is why I am very keen to obtain the DVD number 2 as I believe it is for ‘soup’
    Thank you.

  • Abbie

    February 7 at 1:52 am

    My favorite meal to make for dinner is slow cooker stew and biscuts.

    1. mummymatters

      February 7 at 9:51 pm

      I have yet to try cooking with a slow cooker, but I think it sounds like my sort of thing, don’t you just stick in the food and leave it? When you say biscuits, do you mean digestives type of biscuits?

  • barbara thompson

    February 9 at 5:14 pm

    My favourite family meal has to be slow cooked lamb shanks with red wine – if there is any left after I’ve tasted it – with shallots, carrots, canneloni beans, all in a glorious meaty stew-like juice. Scrummy!

    1. mummymatters

      February 9 at 10:04 pm

      Ooh sounds yummy, what time do you want me to come around?

  • Melissa Wash

    February 10 at 11:01 pm

    My favourite family meal is pasta in green pesto with chicken and lots of grated cheese on top – delish!

  • Melissa Wash

    February 10 at 11:04 pm

    I have tweeted about this giveaway too :o)

  • mumtoc

    February 11 at 8:11 pm

    Good old beef stew (although I prefer minus the dumplings and substitute with more potatoes) – can’t beat it on a cold winter’s day!

  • susie brown

    February 13 at 10:56 pm

    RTed @gettogirl09

  • barbara thompson

    February 22 at 9:15 am


    1. mummymatters

      February 22 at 3:00 pm

      Hi, yes I’m afraid the result was announced last week and the winner was Melissa Wash – better luck next time – thank you for entering x

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