Title: Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms Author: Jane Doiron About the Book: What if you could save valuable time, money and effort all while enjoying better meals with the whole family? Make-Ahead Meals for busy Moms shows you how with a whopping 140 delicious feasts that are so easy, you’ll never opt for take-out again? The secret lies in Jane Doiron’s recipes optimized for make-ahead preparations. You’ll get special menus perfect for freezing, pre-assembling or quick reheating- so that you can plan your family’s dinners when you’re ready, not when you feel pressured and stressed out. Inside Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms, discover:
Mouth-watering appetizers like crab melts, mini bacon quiche and sweet and spicy meatballs
Great-start breakfasts such as cranberry scones and make-ahead coffee cake
Filling mains, sides and soups including Italian restaurant chicken, pork Florentine, healthy broccoli slaw and hearty chili
Perfect desserts like tiramisu, mini cheesecakes and chocolate torte
Much, much more!
So go ahead- make your family fabulous meals on your time without the guilt of fast food. Take the stress out of dinner planning and try these delicious make-ahead recipes the whole clan will love!
I received a copy of the cookbook, Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms for review. I already own a large collection of cookbooks, but this one was set apart from the rest since it’s focus was on how to save time in the kitchen and how to make a meal that you can prepare ahead of time and have some leftover to freeze for future meals.
When I received the cookbook, I perused through the recipes to see which ones that my family would enjoy. I was impressed by the number of dessert recipes. These will be perfect for Christmas baking. I have already bought the ingredients to make the Peanut Butter Fudge- yum!
My boyfriend, John, is a big eater and loves a home cooked meal. I have to admit that I haven’t been cooking that much for him lately. The main reason is that my kitchen is in a state of demolition and is completely gutted! I was pleased to see that there were a number of recipes for main dishes that I could whip up without making a special trip to the grocery store. I really appreciated the author’s use of ingredients that were handy around the house. I live in a small town in Nova Scotia where it is impossible to find specialty items.
Of course I had to try out a recipe to be able to review the book, so I choose Taco Pie. I liked that it was simple to make and could be made ahead if I was short for time. I made it all at once and it tasted phenomenal!! It has a bottom layer of ground beef seasoned with taco mix and is topped with cornbread. It was soooooo good and I couldn’t believe I actually made something that tasted that mouthwatering. I am not the best cook and have ruined many a pot in my time! John really enjoyed it too and said it was one of the better dishes that I have made. We will definitely be having it again!
I can only make two critiques about this book. One is that I wish they had pictures so I could see what the dish is supposed to look like. Number two is that I wish there were more recipes with hamburger in it. We have lots of hamburger in our freezer and I am trying to think of creative ways to use it up. There’s a Sloppy Joe recipe that we are trying tonight.
I highly recommend Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms and I can’t wait to try out more recipes. When you get the book, make sure you try the Taco Pie and let me know your thoughts!!
*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*