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While away on vacation in Indiana I received an email from a representative of Bob Evans inviting our family to the 40th Anniversary  Bob Evan’s Farm Festival – which would have been cool just for the fact that both Joel and I turned 40 this year.  We would have received VIP treatment and some behind the scenes adventures but we decided it was not good timing for us so we turned it down. However, they had another “mission” available for us right here at home:  pick up a “carry-out family meal” and eat it. (Oh yeah, we can do this one!)

We chose the turkey/dressing, mashed potatoes /gravy and homestyle biscuits. This is a picture of it when we got home. This meal is best suited for a family of 4.   Bob Evans carryout family meal. Hot and ready.

There was plenty of  delicious food in there and it was ready and waiting for me at the pickup counter. Since our kids are pretty young, we’ve had leftovers (no complaints here!).  We didn’t have to pick this meal, we had a variety of choices and I went with what Joel was interested in eating. Later I realized we just ate Thanksgiving dinner! But hey, no problem, it’ll be about 6 wks till we have it again with family.

You might want to consider going this route for Thanksgiving. Bob Evans has the traditional Thanksgiving choices in the 4 person family meal AND for a group of 6-8 you can do the Family Farm House Feast (pictured below) which includes more!

So you get the dinner in these to-go containers, but then you take it home and do the “fancy” thing with it…

Hey, it looks homemade now! Be sure to put the Bob Evans carryout bag away and if they don’t ask who made it, don’t tell 😉 I assure you it tastes homemade.

Want to win a Hot ‘n Ready Carryout Family Meal for your family? This will be the one that serves 4.

{This will NOT be the large Farm House Feast shown on the left}.

You need to live near a Bob Evans so you can pick it up. Everybody has up to 3 chances to win this prize. You can do one or all of the following BUT you MUST leave a separate comment stating each thing you do in order for it to count as separate entries.

  1. Subscribe here for my emails or RSS updates and you must confirm all the way through so that you are receiving them – and leave a comment at this post telling me you did this.
  2. “Like” Hall of Fame Moms on Facebook and leave another comment here telling me you did this.
  3. “Like” Bob Evans on Facebook AND tell them HallofFameMoms sent you then leave another comment here telling me you did this too.

The winner, drawn by, will get to choose from the lists below. Contest begins today, Tuesday,  October 12th and ends Tuesday, November 2, 2010 (11:59 EST).

*Disclosure: We were provided a free carryout family meal to perform this review/giveaway. Opinions are mine and honest.

Choose from one of the following meals:

Slow Roasted Turkey Breast & Dressing

Turkey Bacon Cheddar Pasta

Grilled or Fried Chicken

Pot Roast Stroganoff

Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad

Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo

Roast Beef

Chicken Parmesan

Meat Loaf

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Then pick a side:

Fresh Garden Salad

Homestyle Mashed Potatoes with Gravy

Golden-Brown Home Fries

Bread & Celery Dressing

Garden Vegetables

Buttered Sweet Corn

Bob Evans Signature Coleslaw

Fresh Fruit

Steamed Broccoli Florets

Glazed Baby Carrots

Green Beans with Ham

Baked Potatoes (3)

And choose from fresh baked biscuits, dinner rolls or pumpkin bread!