Thursday, October 22, 2009

Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms by Jane Doiron--Book Review

Enjoy cooking again!

Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms is perfect for those moms who constantly find themselves answering the dreaded what’s for supper question or for those whose family’s schedules make it impossible to whip up a meal quick enough before running off to the next practice or meeting. Moms will find themselves enjoying cooking again because these are meals that can be: made a day ahead, partially made a day in advance, or made and then frozen.

I've tried a couple of these recipes and they turned out great and saved me time in the kitchen. I'm also looking forward to using the "easy make-ahead recipe" for a Flaky Pie Crust, as church wants to take pie orders this year.

I absolutely love this cover. Cover art is such an important selling point, but I think even more so with cookbooks because if the meals don't look appetizing, no one will ever attempt them, and therefore, won't be buying that book.

Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms starts off with an introduction from the author and also provides helpful tips on freezer storage, items that are easy to prepare a day ahead and how to save money by purchasing alternate volumes and versions of ingredients you don’t often use. The recipes are broken down into sections: Appetizers, Breakfast and Brunch, Dessert, Main Dishes, Side Dishes, and Soup. There are also measurement equivalents and a weight conversion chart, along with an index of the recipes by section to make finding your favorites a quick and easy task.

Don’t let the title fool you, however; all families, no matter what size will enjoy the quick and easy way to prepare food found in this book. It will also simplify holiday menu planning and preparation

Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms by Jane Doiron might just become my all-time favorite cookbook!

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