To celebrate the new year, I’ll be giving away two prizes:

  1. (for US contestants only): A big bag o’ books from my backlist. What titles are included? I dunno–whatever we had extra copies of and wanted to give away. All I know is we took a bag and stuffed it full of my books. *grins*
  2. (for International contestants): A $50 e-gift certificate to (if there’s an Amazon in your country, I’ll try to get the gift certificate through there, but no guarantees on that).

So, how do you enter? YOU MUST FOLLOW THESE RULES. Entries that do not follow the rules will not be counted. We WON’T look through all the entries to find missing info, so if you make a mistake, delete your comment and add a new one.

  1. You must be 18 or over to enter.
  2. You may enter ONE time.
  3. You MUST state whether you are US or international (and which country) in your entry.
  4. In your comment (On this blog post only–do not try to enter on other sites like Good reads or Facebook) tell me: What would be your favorite, ideal meal (ignoring any food allergies, calories, etc.)? What would you want for your perfect dinner?

Make CERTAIN you fill in your email address correctly.
Contest runs from January 1, 2018 through January 5 2018. Winners will be picked on the weekend and notified via EMAIL. So check your email and spam filters by Sunday night. You will have one week to answer after Jennifer sends out the winning emails. Comments/entries will be closed at 9 PM PST on January 5th. All taxes are your responsibility.

  1. I am over 18 and from the US. My favorite meal would be steak (medium rare), Brussels sprouts (covered in butter), baked sweet potato (covered in honey butter) and a huge slice of strawberry pie (which I can’t have due to allergies).

    • I’m 40 yrs. over 18. My email address is:
      I would love to have my Grandmother’s home -grown fried chicken, mashed potatoes from the garden, home -canned sweet corn, made from scratch biscuits, home -churned sweet butter, sweet tea, with homemade strawberry-rhubarb pie with homemade ice cream.

    • I am Connie Banninger I’m 49 and over 18.
      I would have a good surf and turf. Prime rib and lobster. Also a nice baked potato with sour cream and butter and a nice big slice of chocolate cake.

  2. I’m over 18 and live in the USA!

    My absolute favorite meal would be bacon Mac n cheese served with a side of buttery garlic bread (with a cup of Alfredo sauce to dip the bread in) and a slice of authentic red velvet cake!

  3. I am over 18 years old and live in (California) United States. My ideal meal woyld be baked eggplant parmesan with a light marnarea sauce, wheat angel hair pasta drizzled with light EVOO, romaine salad with olives & light dressing. A nice chanti to go with it. And for dessert, mud pie.

  4. A banquet w/ family and friends with a mix of American and Filipino foods. I am blessed to still have four generations alive; and would have the younger folks switch seats occasionally to be able talk with the older folks (they have such great stories).

  5. Patricia Wallace

    I am over 18 and from the US. My ideal meal is started with a spring salad with vinaigrette dressing, a medium rare prime rib with au jus and a white wine and mushroom risotto with grilled asparagus. A nice Merlot with the dinner. Death by Chocolate Cheesecake for Dessert with a Dark roast coffee. Followed by an amaretto over ice. Ahhh, what a great meal…

  6. Abby Scarbrough

    I’m 23 and live in th US. My perfect meal would be a buffet of roasted veggies and meats so I can try a little of everything, as well as a selection of wines to accompany various items. For dessert blackberry cobbler and good coffee.

  7. Heather Robinson

    I am over 18 and live in the US. This is a difficult question! There are so many delicious foods it’s hard to choose a perfect meal. If forced, I would have to say my perfect meal would be deep fried burritos smothered in green chile, refried beans and Spanish rice. For dessert I would have lemon cheesecake. Quite the combo I know! All my favorite things though!

  8. O am well over 18 and I live in the US. My favorite meal is homemade chicken Kiev, homemade scalloped potatoes and candied carrots. The perfect meal would be for my kids to make it for me!

  9. Jennifer Daniels

    I’m over 18 and live in the US. I will only enter once….. What would be my perfect meal is a marinated and roasted 1/2 a chicken. With a baked potato with sour cream, butter and mixed vegetables. I will not be able to eat it all, and I can bring the leftover’s home. Yummy…. I love this contest because I love it when Yasmine post her meals she makes…. They always look so good. Happy New Year

  10. Theodora Diamantopoulos Stacey

    I am over 18, and live in the US. My favorite meal? Souvlaki with a Greek salad. It’s simple, but soo good!

  11. Over 18 in the U.S.. my ideal meal would be a nice, big salad followed by chicken cordon bleu, steamed broccoli and a baked potato smothered with butter and sour cream. A big icy Mt Dew. A chunk of my mom’s cherry chocolate cake for dessert. Now I’m hungry! 🙂

  12. I am over 18 and from the US. My ideal meal would be Surf and Turf. An 8 oz sirloin steak (cooked Medium) paired with a Lobster tail. For the sides I would have a loaded baked potato (bacon, cheese, chives, butter, and sour cream); roasted asparagus; and a Spring Mix salad with Italian dressing. To finish it all off I would have chocolate mousse with a dollop of whipped cream on top.

  13. I am over 18 and live in the US. For my meal I would go for a rare to medium rare 2 pound steak, some warm sourdough bread, mashed potatoes with gravy and a pitcher of cherry coke.

  14. Christy Sullivan

    I am well over 18 and live in the USA (California) My favorite dinner is what I cook every year at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, with green beans and bacon as the side dish. For dessert it would have to be my pecan pie with lots of whipped cream or a Kahlua cream cheese cake from Marie Callanders!

  15. Carley Starsong

    Hi! Way over 18, from Pittsburgh, PA. During these cold months where we are sometimes literally snowed in, my favorite thing to do is cook and bake. So my perfect feast is a juicy and tender pork tenderloin, marinated and cooked with a fresh sprig of rosemary and balsamic glaze. I couple that with a semi spicy cranberry sauce with whole cranberries. Buttery mashed potatoes, brown surged yams, heavily salted and peppered fresh green beans and a yummy, moist lavender wheat bread. For dessert…. either tiramisu(heavy on the kahluha) or sugared sage scones heavy on browned but not burnt butter. Mmmmmm yum!

  16. Way over 18 and live in US. My favorite meal would be a big pot of gumbo. Lots of chicken or turkey, andouille sausage and crawfish tails in it. Yum!

  17. I am over 18 and am international (Canada). My favourite meal would be a repeat of a meal I had on vacation. A beautiful caprese salad with fresh Italian mozzarella and red wine. Finished off with a big slice of cheesecake

  18. I am over 18 and from the US. My favorite meal would be a slow cooker pirogi casserole, lasagne noodles layered with mashed potatoes, ricotta, and caramelized onions, with roasted vegetables, and for dessert creme puffs 😀 My mouth was watering as I typed this xD

  19. I’m over 18 and from the UK living in Australia. (I use Amazon US for books because the availability is better.) My perfect dinner would be Swiss – Cheese fondue, meat fondue and chocolate fondue with my friends and family.

  20. My perfect meal…a huge salad from my garden with spicy tahini-dill dressing, corn-on-the-cob, and carrot-seed loaf, with a big pitcher of iced tea. For dessert, coconut pie with coconut whipped cream.

    I’m in the U.S, and over 18 (waaaaay over, lol).
    Thanks for a chance to win your books. 🙂

  21. I am over 18! Live in the USA, Favorite meal would be prime rib steaks with baked potatoes and sour cream, with French cut bean greens! For dessert it would be cheesecake.

  22. Charlotte Armstrong

    I’m over 18 yrs of age (43) 😉 I’m am a US citizen from California. I would love a good beef roast with red and sweet potatoes, green beans and brussel sprouts. To drink a semi sweet wine and for dessert pumpkin pie with whipped cream. This year my family was sick for both Thanksgiving and Christmas so we didn’t have our normal holiday faire. I would follow this up with good family conversation and games.

  23. Kristen Cunningham

    I am 22.
    I live in the US.
    My favorite dinner would be steak and sphagetti, with a salad and pesto ranch to start, and a Baskin Robbins mochaccino frapp to finish 🙂

  24. I am over 18 and in the US. HHHmmm my favorite meal would have to beeee ……. Eggs that are scrambled with some shredded cheese on top with some hash browns, plus some fluffy pancakes drowning in real maple syrup. Hey I believe that breakfast can be eaten at any time of the day and no one really cares. =-)

  25. Live in the US, 57 on the 31st. Appetizer: correctly fried onion blossom w/ranch dressing for a dip. Salad: mixed red & green leaf lettuce w/sunflower seeds, dried cranberries,Texas Toast croutons & poppyseed dressing on the side. 18 oz T bone steak covered in grilled mushrooms. Side of coconut shrimp. Dessert: proper Black Forest cake, German‘s Chocolate cheesecake. Drinks: water through salad. Merlot w/steak & shrimp. Coffee w/Dessert.

  26. Abigail Williams

    I am 22(so over 18) in Washington State (United States) ignoring cost my ideal dream meal is the one I had for my nineteenth bday. My fiancé (then boyfriend) took me to Stanley and seaforts and we had shrimp cocktail to start, lobster pasta for the main course, then crime brûlée for dessert. I’d probably add a strawberry moonshine now that I can drink.

  27. I am over 18, just had another birthday that has taken me a little further away from 18 on the 30th and I live in the US. My perfect meal is roast chicken and potatoes. But the chicken is spatchcocked (a naughty sounding way of saying the back bone has been cut out and the chicken is flattened), seasoned in salt and pepper and fat free italian salad dressing from a bottle, not rivers of it but well covered. You place the chicken over a roasting pan full of your fave potato, mine is red, cut into even pieces and whole frozen pearl onions. Sometimes other veggies get added like chopped carrots or frozen brussel sprouts. You have to make sure you season the potatoes well with salt, pepper and olive oil. So you splay the chicken over your pan of potatoes and cover it in foil and cook in a 400 degree oven until nearly done and remove cover and skin get crispy. What you are left with is potatoes cooked in chicken fat! Probably one of the best tastes on the planet, as long as it’s seasoned properly. It is sooooo good. The chicken isn’t half bad either, but I am really in it for the potatoes cooked in chicken fat! It’s been my birthday dinner the last few years, so that means there is some in my fridge right now! Happy New Year!

    • Jennifer H., I just wanted to say Happy Belated Birthday ! My birthday was December 28th so I know what its like, having your birthday during the holidays. I hope you had a lovely birthday, filled with lots of family, friends, good food and lots of presents.

  28. I’m over 18 (I know u cant tell!) live in the US. My ideal meal, if I can eat it without weight gain, or allergies, home made garlic butter mashed potatoes, sweet corn dripping with butter and salt and pepper… a pot roast so tender it melts in your mouth, smothered in brown gravy, followed by a 4 layer chocolate cake, home made rich vanilla ice cream drizzled with caramel sauce. I think I just gained 20 lbs writing that.

  29. Kimberly Bailey

    I’m over 18
    Live in TX USA
    My favorite meal is my mom’s Italian Spaghetti with thick slices of garlic bread.

  30. I am over 18 and live in the US. My favorite meal is lasagna with a spring salad and either garlic bread or rosemary bread. For dessert flourless chocolate cake with fresh fruit.

  31. I am over 18
    If I could have anything it would be my mom’s Hawiian burgers. My mom had her own sweet and sour sauce she made that went over the baked beef patties stuffed with onions, which sat on a bed of cooked rice. It was amazing and a special treat for my family.

  32. I am over 18 and live in the USA.

    My favorite meal would be Yankee pot roast with fork tender chuck roast, mashed potatoes and carrots smothered in gravy. For dessert my DH’s homemade cream puffs. 🙂

  33. I am over 18. I live in USA . My ideal meal would be at McCormick & Schilling’s. I’d start with their delicious Crab Tower. My entree would be the Stuffed Shrimp and I’d finish with my favorite dessert Creme Brûlée.

  34. I’m over 18 and live in the USA.
    My favorite, ideal meal? Oh my goodness!! Too many things to include. I guess I’d precede it by having a bottomless stomach. Chicken, vegetables, and rice with brownies, ice cream, and ripe fruit.

  35. Christine Pierner

    I am over 18 and live in the USA. I would love a ribeye steak,medium rare, sauteed mushrooms, mashed potatoes and coconut cream pie.

  36. Brianna Medrano

    I’m over 18 and I live in the US
    My ideal meal would be burnt ends, macaroni and cheese, and a garden salad with ranch dressing and my Grandmother’s black walnut cake for dessert.

  37. HI, I am over 18 and in the U.S., FL 🙂 and my perfect meal would not so much be about the food but the company, I would have my grandmother and a few other loved ones that have passed and we would all sit around having a nice corned beef with all the fixings and just talk, laugh and enjoy each others company again even it would only be for a short time.

    • I am over 18 and live in the US.
      My favorite meal would have to be a pot roast with potatoes, carrots, celery, green bell peppers, and onions with enough gravy to smother everything with. Complete with my Mom’s dinner rolls and a large glass of sweet tea. Dessert would be a large helping of warm cherry cobbler on top of vanilla ice cream and topped with cool whip.

  38. Kelly Schoonover

    I am over 18 and live in the U.S. My favorite meal would be perfect with a salad, steak, and shrimp surrounded by family.

  39. I am 54 years old and live in the USA. My favorite meal would be pan seared scallopes, with Jasmine rice and grilled asparagus. For dessert a lovely slice of cheesecake and a cup of coffee. Heaven!!

  40. International
    I´m over 18 and from Germany,

    My perfect Meal include crabcrake (I eat it on a trip to Baltimore), followed by steak with baked potatoe and after this Mouse au chocolate.

  41. Korianne Staton

    I am over 18 and a U.S. resident. I would start my dream meal with cheese fondue. I would then like a cup of French onion soup. For my main course, fried and raw oysters, fresh steamed snow crab legs. Fresh salmon cooked with lemon and dill. No starches, maybe some sweet corn from Iowa drenched in butter. Chocolate fondue for dessert. No way I could finish all this, or that I would not have an upset stomach after, but this is what I would have.

  42. I am almost 30 years old (March) and I live in the U.S. My ideal meal consists of lobster bisque, deviled eggs, creamed sweet corn, chicken alfredo pizza (this is a real thing) and either tiramisu or my mom’s made fron scratch cinnamon rolls for dessert. As far as drinks go, Mountain Dew mixed with lime sherbert and 7UP. Thank you so much for your generosity and the opportunity.

  43. Sherri Reynolds

    I’m over 18 and a resident of the US. My perfect meal would be Caesar salad, shrimp scampi pasta with garlic bread and for dessert bread pudding. Delicious.

  44. I’m over 18 and reside in the US.

    My all time favorite meal would have to be beef tips and gravy, mashed potatoes and green beans with cornbread. I mix everything except the green beans together. It looks like a big ole pile of dog food, but it sure does taste good!! I used to make myself sick almost every time my Grandma made it because I’d pig out so bad!! I don’t allow myself to do that now tho!

  45. Im over 18. In the US

    If no food allergies count woohoooo
    French onion soup
    Garden salad with house ranch
    Soft warm dinner roll with butter
    And a Pepsi!
    That would be wonderful.
    Happy new year.

  46. Bethany Huggett

    I am over 18 and in the US. My ideal dinner would be lasagna (homemade), green beans (fresh from the garden) and homemade garlic bread with milk to drink.

  47. I am WAAAYYY over 18 and live in the US. I would love to taste my grandfather’s “Thursday Supper” again. He always made meatloaf, baked potatoes, and whatever vegetables were in season. My favorite was winter squash. He would put everything in the oven and play scrabble with me until it was ready.

  48. I am over 18 and in the US.. I would love to have a potluck with my mothers shoup noodles, grandmas chicken dumplings (more like a lot pie with biscuits) great grandma’s cinnamon rolls (with recipe) aunts salad grandma’s sugar cookies… Mostly all the dishes that no one else can make.

  49. Theresa Thompson

    Im over 18 and from the US. My ideal meal would be my fiance’s beef stroganoff with with bacon, onions n mushrooms over egg noodles with sweet tea. And for dessert, I’d want my grandmas homemade cherry pie with vanilla ice cream.

  50. Over 18 and live in Virginia (USA). My favorite meal would be lobster with melted butter, loaded baked potato, string beans, and chocolate cheesecake for dessert. Yum.

  51. Michelle Tanksley

    I am , will be 47 in 2 weeks, and live in the USA, Georgia to be specific.

    My favorite meal my new husband makes, fresh salad with a balsamic vinegar dressing he hand makes, french onion soup and grilled pork steaks with corn on the cob. For desert, we make a peach cobbler with a pound cake base…. Yeah calories but it’s sooooooo good!

  52. I’m over 18 and live in the US. My choice is chicken primavera with garlic bread. If room a side salad

  53. Allison Anderson

    Over 18 and in the US. I would eat seafood. Lots and lots of seafood! I would love to do a seafood boil but without potatoes or corn or anything else…just seafood. And I would want an awesome mix: fish, crab, squid, mussels, shrimp, lobster, and lots more!

  54. I am over 18 and live in VA, USA. My ideal meal would be: Fried mushrooms or shrimp cocktail for an appetizer; medium filet minion topped with sautéed mushrooms, and a lobster tail (with lots of butter!) for main dish; green beans or salad for a side dish; for dessert, either a slice of cheesecake or a slice of Chocolate Tower Cake by The Cheesecake Factory (the flavor of cheesecake would depend on my mood). Of course with all this food, I would either need someone to help me eat it, or take some of it home (especially that Tower Cake slice, it takes 3 nights to eat by myself!)

  55. I am over 18 years old. I live in the US. My Favorite meal would be anything I could have with my sister. I lost her this past July from Cancer. Otherwise I’d love a Medium Rare Steak with Baked Potato and a Home made Roll with lots of butter and a Salad with Ranch Dressing and White Chocolate Cheesecake for dessert.

  56. I am over 18 and I live in the U.S. My perfect dinner would be any recipe that has succulent crab as an ingredient. Then of course top it off with a rich chocolate dessert.

  57. I am over 18. I live in the US. My favorite meal is medium-well sirloin steak with a-1 sauce, a baked potatoe with sour cream, cheese, bacon and butter and a salad with ranch dressing. Don’t forget the chocolate cake!

  58. I’m 74 yrs old. Live in Colorado USA. My ideal meal would be steak and eggs. A really good t-bone with farm eggs over easy and crispy hash browns. Really good coffee with actual cream. Homemade bisquits would be good also with butter and honey.

  59. I am that way over 18. And I live in the US. And my ideal meal would be A lobster bisque with parmesan and butter sauce with a small med well steak and broccoli steamed til very limp, or also known to me as dead with baked or boiled corn on the cob seasoned with salt and pepper with a hint of Cayenne or Paprika depending on the heat level I’m wanting at the moment. And since I’m from the south I would love this with a ice cold glass of sweet tea.

  60. I live in the US

    My meal would be:
    Lobster stuffed with crab and shrimp
    Twice baked potato with lots of cheddar cheese and sour cream
    Green Bean with mushroom and bacon
    Dessert would be New York style cheesecake with chocolate covered strawberries on it.

    This would be an amazing meal but oh would this send my sugars out of control

  61. Well over 18 and in the US. My ideal meal today would be anything, as long as it is with my husband. He passed in September of 2017, miss our chats over even a simple cup of coffee

  62. I am definitely over 18 and living happily in the US. I think I just tried and made one of my favorite meals today – it was 8 pork chops, still together hooked by the ribs so it looked like a giant rib roast! I BBQd it at 225 deg. for 5 hours, in a foil pan covered with foil and it was just like BBQd ribs only way more meat – so tender and juicy. I’m still getting used to our pellet barbeque grill but this really came out great. I fixed mixed brocoli and cauliflower florets, covered in a cheese sauce for a side. Wow, can’t do much better, unless we’re grilling steaks! 🙂

  63. Sheila Crawshaw

    I’m from Oklahoma, USA, oldish-64, my favorite meal would start with a shrimp cocktail, medium rare steak, loaded baked potato, small salad with zesty Italian dressing and for dessert, if there is room a slice of my rum cake!

  64. I am over 18, live in the USA after retiring from the USAF. And my favorite meal would be steamed dumplings, crackling rice soup, and general tso chicken. All from a little restaurant in Tacoma, Washington.

  65. I am way over 18, and live in the United States. I think that my dream meal would start with lobster bisque. Then surf and turf. A rib eye steak, lobster tail with shrimp suffing, asparagus spears and roasted New potatoes. And coffee to drink.

  66. Bobbie Jo Makin

    i am 47 i live in the USA and my favorite meal is lasagna , cheesecake ,bacon brussel sprouts but i can no longer eat it because of stomach surgery i had ,so i eat a lot of cheese and yogurt some fruit and salad and veggies

  67. I am over 18 and live inUSA. My favorite meal would be prime rib with horseradish dipping sauce, baked potato with butter and chives and a ceaser salad.

  68. I almost said 52 but when I went to doctor I found out I am 53. yes ,I forgot I had BD on 11/02/64
    ribeye and baked potato from Cattleman’s
    Happy New Year Everyone!!!

  69. Danielle Suzanne DuSchene

    I am over 35 and live in Waverly, NE!!
    Perfect meal is ribeye steak, french fries, garlic bread and turtle cheesecake!!!

  70. Over 18 and in the US.
    My favorite meal is homemade lasagna with garlic bread and a salad. Which I’ll be making at the end of the week!!

  71. Definitely over 18 and live in the US.
    In your comment (On this blog post only–do not try to enter on other sites like Good reads or Facebook) tell me: What would be your favorite, ideal meal (ignoring any food allergies, calories, etc.)? What would you want for your perfect dinner?
    My ideal meal would be tomato soup; cabbage (not sauerkraut, although those are good too) pierogi and potato and farmer’s cheese pierogi, lightly sauteed; brownies and hot cocoa for dessert.
    Either that or homemade meatloaf with mashed potatoes for main meal with a mushroom gravy and chocolate for a snack later.

  72. I am over 18 and live in the US. My perfect dinner would be buffalo chicken mac and cheese, a side Greek salad and for dessert a slice of chocolate cheesecake.

  73. My idea meal would be fried pork chops, loaded baked potato, corn on the cob and fried cornbread. Thank You for the chance to enter

  74. I’m over 18 (43)and live in USA. My favorite meal would be fried pork chops…loaded baked potato…side salad…..fried cornbread with a glass of sweet tea. Thank You for the chance to enter. And sorry for earlier post as I didnt put all info.

  75. I’m over 18 and I live in the USA. My ideal meal would be a combination of all my favorite dishes from around the world. All the Thanksgiving Day Staples, too start out with along with Chinese food, Italian, Thai… I think it would have to be a magical buffet like the one featured on the movie “Hook” starring Robin Williams. Lol now I’m hungry and going to have to find food!

  76. I am over 18 and live in the USA. My favorite meal would be a bacon cheeseburger, french fries and a chocolate shake!!! Thank you for the chance to win some of your books!

  77. I am over 18 and live in Canada

    My perfect meal would start with a very garlic butter bread followed by a creamy ceased salad. For the main course it would have to be very crispy chicken with creamy loaded mashed potatoes with a side of corn on the cob. Finally got dessert it would have to be deep fried cheesecake!

  78. Vanessa Howard-Wesaw

    I am over 18 years of age will actually turn 51 on Jan 8, I live in the US. My perfect dinner would be Prime Rib , buttered Brussel sprouts, backed sweet potatoes with a side of beef and broccoli and a Caesar salad, and a large cold glass of sweet tea.

  79. I am older than 18 and I live in the US of A. My perfect meal would be prime rib (medium rare) & lobster with seared spinach with garlic. And a cheese plate for dessert. With a glass of port.

  80. Alysha Kropewnicki

    I’m over eighteen and live in the USA. My dream meal would be a hobbit breakfast with Frodo and the Fellowship.

  81. Christina Anderson

    I’m over 18, and live in the USA.
    My ideal meal is prime rib steak, with scalloped potatoes, almond green beans, and cornbread muffins. For dessert, creme brûlée. The perfect way for me to enjoy it, would be a cabin in the Rockies by a fireplace, and snow falling outside the window.

  82. I’m very much past being 18 *LOL*, and I live in the wonderful United States of America.

    My ideal dinner, you did say not counting calories or sugar, yes? My mom’s BBQ pork ribs. She makes the BEST ribs ever. Along with cornbread with honey and butter, asparagus, carrots, and mashed potatoes. Pecan pie for dessert, please, with a nice strong cup of black coffee. I’m diabetic, so it’s been years since I’ve tasted pecan pie. I miss it.

  83. I’m over 18 and live in the US… my favorite meal is cube steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, and a roll. Dessert would be chocolate cake with peanut butter icing… the perfect setting for this dinner would be in a cabin in the woods in the dead of winter with a nice fire going!! Thanks for the opportunity !

  84. I am over 18 & live in Michigan. I would like to have a Steak and Lobster Dinner, with a Baked Potato, Ceasar salad, Garlic Bread. For Dessert I would like to have a slice of Black Forest Cake. As a Drink I would have Red Wine follows by Hot Tea. I would be having this meal with son’s, daughter-in-law and Grandchildren.

  85. I’m over 18 and live in Arizona. My favorite meal is the prime rib with mash potatoes and garlic green beans and lobster

  86. I’m over 18 years old and live in the United States. I would like an all-you-can eat lobster dinner with drawn butter, garlic mashed potatoes, fried Brussels sprouts with lardons and reduced balsamic drizzle, dark chocolate cake for dessert and a large, hot Americano coffee. It would be eaten with my husband in a huge log cabin with a nice fire going.

  87. I’m 31 and I live in the USA (Wisconsin, it’s damn cold). My -perfect- dinner would be sea scallops and calamari, cooked to perfection, with onion rings (which I can’t have cuz ALLERGIES), asparagus sauteed in butter, and a loaded baked potato. Dinner would include dessert, of course, which would be some Cheesecake Factory Red Velvet Cheesecake and a scoop of chocolate ice cream.

  88. I am over 18, and in the USA. My favorite meal is turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy on both , and rolls. I would also would want dutch apple pie with ice cream. Thank you

  89. Nicole H. Taylor

    I am over 18 and live in the US.
    My fantasy meal would begin with French onion soup. The main course would be perfect pan fried crispy chicken, macaroni and cheese, garlic mashed potatoes with white gravy, fried okra and biscuits with orange marmalade and butter, with sweet tea to drink. Dessert would be lemon pound cake and chocolate chunk brownies with vanilla bean ice cream and strong coffee.

  90. I am over 18 and live in the US.
    My fantasy meal would be crab, lobster, shrimp, fresh sushi, followed up with baked red potatoes rolled in garlic butter with a strawberry walnut salad, with a raspberry vinaigrette to go with the salad. That would be served with a Sweet red Mascato. For desert I would choose a molten lava cake with vanilla bean ice cream and a glass of milk.

  91. I’m from the US & very much over age 18 😉 I would have trouble coming up with any one thing for a meal, as I like too many things & my ‘ideal’ would change daily (if not more often). So I suppose I’d have to go with a buffet, then I can pick & choose a little of this, a bit of that, and a heaping helping of the other! A few items would have to be cheeses of all kinds (I’m lactose intolerant, so I cannot indulge often), warm bread & butter, a good onion soup (especially in a winter like this!), a salad bar with all the fixin’s, and probably lobstah & rare prime rib (on the bone is a must). Definitely buffet dessert, with chocolate of many kinds, and good NY style cheesecake & cannolis… Of course, friends & family to enjoy with, otherwise it wouldn’t be nearly as much fun. Beverages would range from Guinness to red wine, to margaritas, lemon seltzer, and fresh-brewed unsweetened iced tea with lemon. Sigh… I just had dinner & am completely stuffed, yet I’m starting to salivate. Happy New Year!!

  92. I am way over 18. live in Arizona. would love to have my moms fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy with my grandmothers fried okra and buttered corn on the cob. *I have never been able to make the chicken as crispy as my mother used to make it and sure cant get the okra to be crispy and not slimey) then for dessert I would like the peppermint french silk pie that only is available at the holidays. yummo.

  93. Definitely over 18 and living in Iowa. I would love to have my grandmother’s chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, fried okra and gravy one more time. Along with her chocolate cake for desert. It’s been years now, but I still miss her cooking.

  94. Shannon copeland

    I’m simple my ideal meal is vegan tacos I’m a veggie nut,lettuce tomatoes avocado onion organicbsour cream fresh mango salsa and homemade chips. I am from U. S. In Tennessee.

  95. I am over 18 and live in the U.S.
    My favorite meal would be terriyaki chicken and fried rice with chicken egg rolls and some deep fried sushi. And if I could fit more I’d add some fries and chicken nuggets with sweet and sour sauce. Happy New Year!

  96. I am over 18 and live in the US. First I would like to say Happy New Year to everyone. I am on a low Carb diet for health reasons so no sugar or starches for me, boo hoo, I miss potatoes and desserts. If I could I would have Lasagna or spaghetti with garlic bread, or french fries smothered in gravy. But to be honest, I feel so much better with my new way of eating and the weight loss was an added bonus. Thanks for the chance to win some of your books, which I love. Good luck to all.

  97. Jennifer Carlson

    I am over 18 and from the U.S. It may sound boring, but my ideal dinner would be pizza. Specifically, New York Style pepperoni pizza fresh from the oven, which is probably the thing I miss most from my home state. (Aside from family, of course. Well…some of them.)

  98. I’m over 18 and in the US.

    My favorite meal would be quite unhealthy – the crab stuffed shrimp from Bubba Gump’s and the bread sticks from the Olive Garden. Ooo, and the fried mozzarella sticks from Applebees! And then a heart attack….LOL

  99. Debra Robertson

    Hi I’m over 18 and a resident of the United States. My favorite meal would be a big slice of medium rate Prime rib a loaded baked potato and carrots. With a piece of black forest cake for desert.

  100. Hello! I am over 18 and live in the United States.

    My favorite meal would be pear and gorgonzola ravioli with a white wine cream sauce and balsamic drizzle. I’d also have a champagne and elderflower tonic to drink (with edible gold flakes in it because #fancy). Dor dessert I’d have dark chocolate whipped mousse with raspberry drizzle.

  101. I’m am over 18 and in the USA. My favorite meal would be Fettuccine Alfredo with med/well ribeye steak. Salad on the side with some bread and a frozen Strawberry Daquiri…
    Thank you!

  102. I am over 18 and I live in the U.S. My ideal meal would be a big bowl of my mother’s spaghetti with lots of sharp cheddar cheese. She always made the sauce from scratch with lots of ground beef. She passed away three years ago on October 1, 2014, and I have yet to find any spaghetti as good as hers. Thanks!

  103. I’m over 18 and live in the United Kingdom so I’m an international entry. My ideal meal would be a traditional English Sunday roast with all the trimmings. This has always been my comfort meal since I was young. I’m now teaching my 8 yr old daughter how to cook it correctly and can’t wait till she is old enough to treat me to her first home cooked roast.

  104. Hi, I am over 18 and live in the US. My ideal meal would be a perfectly medium rare steak, along with a baked potato, and peas. Chocolate cake with dark chocolate frosting for dessert.

  105. I am well over 18 and I live in the US. My perfect meal would be a steak medium well with a baked potato and a side salad. Desert would be a nice slab of chocolate cream pie.

  106. I’m 41 and I live in Kent, WA. My perfect meal would be home made lasagne with garlic bread and a green salad with a basaltic vinaigrette dressing. For dessert, hot apple crisp with vanilla ice cream. 2 of my siblings & I meet for Sunday dinner almost every week & this is a favorite for us.

  107. I am over 18 and us citizen
    A perfect juicy peach sliced and chilled
    Those small sweet strawberries u get out of grans garden with real home are whip cream
    Almost frozen grapes and watermelon chunks
    Blueberries and cream crepes
    Oh the PERFECT meal

  108. Michelle Bowden

    I am 45. I live in North Richland Hills, TX. My favorite meal would be a perfectly cooked lobster with garlic butter, asparagus, medium rare ribeye steak, garlic mashed potatoes with homemade peach cobbler with homemade vanilla ice cream.

  109. I would have to say prime rib, vegetables, baked potato, and a salad.
    With Strawberry Cheesecake for dessert.
    Thank you so much for this chance.

  110. I’m over 18 and live in North Carolina, US. My fave meal is ribeye steak, baked and loaded sweet potato, and asparagus with Mike’s hard cider and some kind of pie for dessert (no, I don’t have a fave pie). The perfect dinner is that with Marty Freedman’s solo music or Type O negative’s October Rust playing softly in the background and during dessert read old literature like Frankenstein or watch a old horror movie with my hubby Tim. And Yes, I’m an old goth cliche and a romantic at that.

  111. I am over 18. I am a US citizen.
    My ideal meal would be my Mom’s cheese and pasta in a pot and her home grown green beans. For dessert I would want her fresh apple dumplings from the apples in her orchard.
    This meal would be a perfect meal because my Mom passed away from Pancreatic Cancer 9 years ago. I miss her terribly and would love to sit with her again as a family enjoying her wonderful cooking, love and conversation.

  112. Hi! So far past 18 that I’ve quit counting! I live in the US (TN), and LOVE it.
    My favorite meal, and the one most requested for my now non-existent birthday celebrations: hot dogs (natural casing, of course) roasted over a open fire, home made potato salad, strawberries with marshmallow fluff dip, and lots and lots of roasted marshmallows and s’mores. HEAVEN!

  113. I’m over 18 and in the US. I think my ideal meal would just be a collection of foods that make me smile regardless of my mood: roasted pumpkin and yougurt sauce, my Meema’s Mac & cheese, super creamy tangy makes potatoes, and falling apart slow cooked pork. Maybe finish up with the best dessert I’ve ever eaten: chocolate souffle will creme anglais.

  114. I suffer with Crohns so I don’t get to eat most of this so I have thought about this a lot. Lol. I would start with a cocktail of Kahlua & cream (real cream, not milk). With the creamy goodness of the drink I would have a freshly picked, organic fruit plate filled with strawberries & freshly whipped cream, thick, juicy slices of pineapple and firm, juicy Witches Fingers grapes. They are the most amazing grapes and impossible to find. After the fruit I would have fresh, warm, just out of the oven rolls. A bit of crisp on the outside and inside, soft, light and airy, with homemade butter and just a touch of honey in it. After the bread course I would have shrimp cocktail and a delicious appetizer I used to get at O’Keeffe’s Restaurant – sautéed mushrooms served in a mini ceramic croc pot, topped with 4 different melted cheeses. (Cheddar, swiss, parmesan & romano). The mushrooms would segway nicely with the main part of my meal, filet mignon, cooked medium rare, that had been sitting overnight in a marinade made with fresh herbs and wine. Paired alongside with the melt in your mouth steak would be a never-ending, all you can eat supply of Maine lobster tails with melted butter. For my side dishes I would have fresh, steamed green beans in a light broth made with wine and herbs and garlic mashed potatoes with lots of butter rounding out my dinner plate. Since I am pretending that I could eat any and all of this, I would have desert of cheesecake, made and flown in from The Four Seasons hotel, NYC and a mug of French Vanilla Cappuccino to finish it all off. Of course this amazing meal would be served on a private outdoor patio filled with flowers and candlelight, on a night that isn’t too warm, with a light breeze blowing – just enough to keep me from becoming too warm. Sharing this idyllic meal and ambience with a man who loved and cared about me and made me a priority in his life would make this meal a dream come true.

  115. Sadly and not so sadly, i am over 18 and live in the US. My perfect meal would be a large deep dish cheese pizza from Noble Romans and breadsticks complete with cheese sauce and garlic. A large pitcher of Sangria and a frosty mug to pour it into. My husband and I created a game some years ago where we play a sonf on Pandora and the other person guesses the artist. Its been a long time since we’ve done either and it would be nice to get back to it.

  116. I am over 18 and live in the US. My ideal dinner would be my Yia Yia’s baked lemon chicken and potatoes that she would make every Christmas. Then for desert baklava. Yum!

  117. I am over 18 and in the US
    Ideal meal would be filet mignon and crab stuffed lobster with some mac and cheese and a veggie on the side. Dessert would be something chocolate. Maybe with a merlot to drink.

  118. Jennifer Daniels

    I am over 18.
    I am international & live in UK Scotland.
    My ideal meal would be a creamy Carbonara with plenty of parmesan chrese. I would follow this up with a hot gooey sticky toffee pudding & warm custard. to drink I would be happy with a pepsi.

  119. Brittany Zimbro

    I am 21 and I live in the US (Virginia). My ideal meal is a large bowl of spaghetti with fresh garlic knots and a glass of white wine. My perfect dinner is actually having breakfast for dinner. I make eggs, sausage, and bacon breakfast burritos. 🙂

  120. So very farover 18 lol us citizen. I would livlove to eat a rare prime rib big bake pot baked with oil and sea salt. Sauteed broccoli with seasoned butter ams lemon a nice glass of red wine

  121. I’m over 18 and I live in the US. My perfect meal would be a vegetarian Korean meal filled with all of my favorite dishes. It would include(all in English descriptions): Seasoned vegetable rice bowl in a stone pot, glass noodle stir fry, vegetable porridge, kimchi pancake, Korean sushi roll, seaweed soup, kimchi, daikon radish kimchi, seasoned bean sprouts, dumplings, roasted seaweed wafers, cold noodle soup, seasoned potatoes, and pickled carrots, spinach salad, and radish. For dessert: cream-filled fish-shaped waffle and sweet redbean, ice cream, and fruit over shaved ice. Korean meals can be served with a lot of side dishes, so there is a lot of variety to it, and the flavors can be unique and intense. I’m not Korean, but I just absolutely fell in love with the food!

  122. I am in the US and I am over 18… My favorite meal would consist of my grandmother’s chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, with corn and a huge piece of lemon meringue pie from my other grandma … That would be my perfect dream meal as one set of my grandparents are no longer here…

  123. Kimberly Miller

    I’m in the US!
    My ideal meal would be a med. rare ribeye with roasted broccoli and baked potato with butter, sour cream and cheese! For dessert, apple dumpling and vanilla ice cream coffee with baileys and heavy cream. Yum ! !

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