Synopses & Reviews
Buy groceries in bulk, prepare family-friendly dishes, package in meal-sized freezer bags, then stock the freezer with ready-to-defrost-and-serve tasty homemade meals. This is the winning system of Fix, Freeze, Feast
, a cookbook that has already attracted an enthusiastic following among busy families.
Millions of shoppers save money by buying groceries in bulk - trays of boneless chicken breasts, pairs of flank steaks, flats of ripe tomatoes. But savings can quickly turn to losses if those bulk quantities spoil in the refrigerator or lie forgotten - unlabeled and unrecognizable under lays of ice crystals - in the back of the freezer.
In the new paperback edition of Fix, Freeze, Feast, authors Kati Neville and Lindsay Tkacsik offer a complete system for taking full advantage of bulk purchasing and advance preparation to ensure no food is ever wasted. They show how easy it is to get organized, prepare ahead, and be ready to put healthful, satisfying meals on the dinner table (or breakfast table, or even brunch table!) at a moment's notice. Theirs is a cookbook price-conscious shoppers will love and warehouse club members shouldn't be without.
Cooks will find 125 delicious, healthful recipes to choose from Each one includes directions for dividing, preparing, and storing raw ingredients; a second set of simple direction is included for thawing, cooking, and enjoying the food. Designed for the way people cook today, Fix, Freeze, Feast meals are lighter and fresher than traditional bulk-cooking recipes, with a focus on simple stews and stir-fries, quick grilled or broiled main courses, and popular ethnic meals such as Beef Fajitas and Cashew Chicken Stir-Fry. Fix, Freeze, Feast, also includes ready-to-bake cookie doughs, soups, side dishes, smoothies, and snacks. With these innovative techniques and recipes, dinner is always in the freezer!
"If you resolved to cook more at home in 2008, Fix, Freeze and Feast can help...In addition to recipes they also have tips for organizing your shopping list, packaging meals and preventing freezer burn."
"If one of your New Year's resolutions is to eat home-cooked meals as a family more often, Fix Freeze, Feast could be just the help you need to accomplish that... Fix Freeze Feast" won't guarantee getting a scattered family home for dinner more often, but it will definitely make it much easier to get the meal on the table."
The Register-Guard (Eugene, Ore.)
"Not so much a cookbook as a bulk-saving survival guide for harried cooks everywhere."
Northern Virginia Magazine
"Fix, Freeze, Feast is a smart book to keep on the shelf... There's nothing like a hot meal after a long, hard day at work, especially if all the work was done weeks ago!"
Scripps News Service
"[Fix, Freeze, Feast] delivers some yummy new recipes that are easily stored and don't look or taste like frozen meals when they're served days later... Fix Freeze Feast promises to ease the stress of cooking and ensure that you're well fed, with hearty meals, throughout the week or month."
lhj.com (Ladies Home Journal)
"The authors do a great job offering clear instructions for the cooking, an important final step that is too often left to guesswork."
(Memphis) Commercial Appeal
Save time, money, and stress while serving up healthy delicious food your whole family will love. Kati Neville and Lindsay Tkacsik show you how to buy groceries in bulk, prepare easy dishes, package them in meal-sized bags, and then stock the freezer with ready-to-defrost-and-serve homemade meals. With 125 recipes that include main courses, sides, desserts, and more, Fix, Freeze, Feast is the perfect cookbook for budget-conscious shoppers, warehouse club members, and anyone who wants to put great meals on the table with less effort and expense.
Better Homes and Gardens Make-Ahead Meals is a must-have recipe collection for people looking to get a homemade dish on the table every night with ease. Filled with over 150 recipes and more than 100 gorgeous photos, plus tips and tricks for quick food prep and complete make-ahead meals, this book makes planning dinner easier than ever.
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Better Homes and Gardens Make-Ahead Meals is a must-have recipe collection for anyone looking to get homemade dishes on the table with ease. Filled with over 150 recipes and 100 gorgeous photos, plus tips and tricks for quick food prep and complete meals, this book makes planning dinner a breeze.
Make-ahead cooking isnandrsquo;t about stocking the freezer with pre-made meals that donandrsquo;t keep well. This book shows cooks how to plan and prep prior to serving, through techniques like freezing carefully to preserve freshness, creating refrigerator casseroles, or using a slow cooker in the morning for dinner that night. Make-ahead cooking also saves money. For time-strapped families, these strategies can be the difference between a home-cooked meal and spending money on packaged meals or ordering in.
About the Author
When Kati Neville went back to work after the birth of her first child, she learned to put home-cooked meals on the table every night by filling her freezer with make-ahead dinners. In 2002, she created Make and Take LLC, the first meal preparation service in the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area.
Lindsay Tkacsik has always loved cooking with a wide range of foods and flavors. She brings her enthusiasm for bold tastes to both her meal preparation business, Mealtime Solutions, and her cookbook writing. Lindsay lives with her husband and three daughters in Washington.