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I love getting new cookbooks – there is something about a brand new book that makes me feel warm and fuzzy all over. In the fall, I am always inspired to try new things, but I run out of ideas easily it seems.
I received the “Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms” cookbook by Jane Doiron for review and I absolutely love it. There are so many meals that are not only very appealing, but simple. I love the fact that I can make them ahead of time too – super convenient for me!
I have made two recipes from this book already, and I plan on trying another one this week. I made the Chicken Marsala with a Twist (yum!), and the Panko Pork Medallions (also yummy!).
Jane Doiron is a busy mom of two boys who discovered the beauty of preparing meals in advance. Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms represents years of experience in recipe experimentation and acquired tips. I like her way of thinking!
From the Make Ahead Meals website:
Your busy mom lifestyle dictates quick get-on-the table meals, but how do you prepare and cook a delicious meal at the end of your busy day when you are simply out of time and energy?
It’s simple! Here’s how: Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms Cookbook. This is Jane Doiron’s cookbook of savory, family-favorite recipes that were individually home-tested and selected. Make Ahead Meals are:
• Simple to prepare.
• Simple to assemble ahead of schedule.
• Simple to freeze ahead.
• Simple for the whole family to enjoy.
Jane’s goal was to seek out main dish, family-favorite recipes that could be make ahead meals without sacrificing the food’s taste and texture by freezing. After years of home-testing recipes, Jane has compiled this must-have cookbook with specific make-ahead directions. In addition, Jane includes her best recipes for clever side dishes, flavorful appetizers and luscious desserts. Imagine opening your freezer to pick out a family-favorite appetizer, main dish, or dessert, and all you have to do is thaw and heat it!
Make-ahead meals are a healthy and economical alternative to take-out and preservative filled, pre-packaged foods. With make ahead meal planning, you are making fewer trips to the grocery store, and saving money otherwise spent on unhealthy, take-out and fast foods. It’s simple. Give yourself a break during the hectic weeknights with Jane’s make-ahead meal recipes. Spend the time that you save outside of the kitchen doing something that you enjoy.
With sections including appetizers, breakfast and brunch, dessert, main dishes, side dishes and soups, you are sure to find so many dishes that will appeal to the whole family – and by making these meals ahead you can spend more time enjoying your family (while also enjoying your own cooking!). There is also a helpful tips section and a measurement equivalents section. This is the cookbook of cookbooks… a must-have for any mom – busy or not!
Make sure you stop by Jane Doirdon’s blog too – you will love it!
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