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Don't Panic -- Dinner's in the Freezer: Great-Tasting Meals You Can Make Aheadby Susie Martinez
Synopses & Reviews
In today's fast-paced society, TV dinners and fast food can easily take the place of good home cooking.and#160;But with the help of one of the most underused appliances in most people's kitchen — the freezer — anyone can make and preserve about two weeks' worth of delicious home-cooked meals in a matter of hours. Jessica Fisher' s Not Your Mother provides the key to doing so. Fisher outlines 200 recipes for delectable breakfasts, lunches, and dinners through the method of batch cooking that saves both time and money. This cookbook puts a modern spin on the age-old idea of freezing meals for later, and appeals to today's diverse tastes, providing recipes for not only chicken, beef, and pork, but also fish, shellfish, and vegetarian main courses. Fisher also details how to go about using the freezer to its full potential, giving information on the best freezer bags and, most importantly, how to thaw food safely after it has been frozen.
Featuring dozens of recipes designed to be prepared and frozen for future use, this book offers busy families simple and economical alternatives to fast food or commercially prepared food.
"I'm hungry. What's for dinner?" How do you respond to this question after a long, busy day? Head for the nearest fast-food restaurant? Pop a commercially prepared meal into the oven? Or you could have . . . Apricot-Glazed Chicken Tenders and Cashew Fudge Tarts Colorado White Chili and Chocolate-Orange Crumb Cake Turkey Picante Pie and Tomato and Leek Bisque Beef Chimichangas and Gooey Caramel Cinnamon Rolls You're probably thinking, Yeah, right! But delicious recipes like these are just minutes away! Don't Panic-Dinner's in the Freezer offers a simple and economical alternative to take-out and prepackaged foods, featuring dozens of quick and easy home-tested recipes designed to be prepared in quantity and frozen ahead. Whether you cook for one or for a large family, this unique method will simplify your life with healthy, money- and time-saving recipes. Once you try the Don't Panic method, you may never again go back to your old ways of cooking. "How great it is to know that at the end of a busy day, I do not need to think about dinner-it's in the freezer! You too will become a convert to the Don't Panic approach."-Marita Littauer, author and president, CLASServices, Inc.
Take advantage of one of the most useful appliances in the kitchen — the freezer — with 200 recipes for delectable breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Fisher shows how anyone can easily make and freeze up to two week's worth of meals using the method of batch cooking that saves both time and money.
Hectic lifestyles and over-full schedules make traditional cooking methods nearly obsolete in many families. The results are poor nutrition and budgets strained by the high cost of fast food or commercially prepared meals. Don't Panic-Dinner's in the Freezer offers a simple and economical alternative, featuring dozens of recipes designed to be prepared and frozen for future use.
With over 23,000 copies sold in its original self-published edition, this book gives practical tips for planning, organizing, and shopping for meals, as well as unique ways to freeze and reheat prepared foods. Every recipe includes measurements for cooking alone or as a joint venture with one or two friends. Families, singles, retirees-everyone who needs to eat-will find fast and easy answers to the question, What's for dinner?
This excellent source for busy households provides tips on getting the most out of the family freezer and offers suggestions on portion size and cooking in bulk.
About the Author
Jessica Fisher is a busy mom of six children, ranging from kindergarten to high school. Homeschool mom by day, freelance writer and blogger by night, she writes two popular blogs, LifeasMom.com and GoodCheapEats.com. Jessicaand#160;has written online for The Kitchn, Life Your Way, Money Saving Mom, $5 Dinners, and Simple Mom and in print for more than 85 regional parenting publicationsand#160;in the U.S. and Canada. She lives with her husband and children in San Diego, California andand#160;is an avid home cook. She is also the author ofand#160;Not Your Mother's Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook.
Table of Contents
This Is Not Your Motherand#8217;s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook
Instructions for Big-Batch Cooking
The Basics of Freezer Cooking
Cooking Plans to Fit Your Needs
Creating Your Own Cooking Plan
Crowd-Pleasing Poultry and Seafood
Sure-Fire Pork and Sausage
Back for Breakfast
Breads, Muffins, Scones, Rolls, and Then Some
Desserts When You Crave Them
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