I’ve been saying for months (ack!) that I need to have a big freezer cooking session, but the truth is, I’ve been living in survival mode. I’m moving out of it, but it’s rather slow since we still have so much left to do on our new (foreclosure) house and since I took a new part-time job as Director of Children’s Ministry at our church.
Anyway, even when you’re operating in survival mode, you still have to get meals on the table. That’s why I was happy to be given a copy of Jessica Fisher’s new cookbook Good Cheap Eats: Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less. Who doesn’t want to get dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes, right?!!
I’ve already cooked five recipes from the cookbook, and we have loved them…and yes, they have been easy to prepare. That makes me so happy!!
One of my very favorite things about the Good Cheap Eats cookbook is the “allergen key” at the top of each recipe. With our various food allergies, it’s helpful to know right away what is gluten-free or dairy-free, etc.
I also love that she pairs each main dish with a side dish. I
always sometimes get tired of trying to come up with side dishes, so having them paired already is a great plus.
More info about the cookbook:
In over 200 recipes, Jessica Fisher shows time-pressed cooks how they can eat remarkably well without breaking the bank. Good Cheap Eats serves up 65 two-course dinners, consisting of a main dish and a substantial side, salad, or soup, all of which take 30 minutes or less to prepare. And as a mother of six and a busy parent, she shows home cooks how to get dinner on the table quickly and inexpensively without relying on heavily processed shortcuts or artificial ingredients. Great for time-pressed couples, families with picky eaters, or singles that need a quick solution to dinner tonight, Jessica’s two-course pairings are artfully conceived and perfectly complementary.
Jessica has a ton of great resources to go along with the cookbook. You can download a FREE freezer cooking plan. Plus, you can find a monthly meal plan. There is also a free sample if you want to see what the book is like.
How’s your menu planning going?!!