I received this GREAT cookbook Make-Ahead Meals For Busy Moms by Jane Doiron, and couldn’t wait to try some of the recipes out! My problem isn’t that I work or don’t have enough time, its that I have an 18 month old (who is a job in and of herself) and a picky husband. I was excited to open up this cookbook and find some recipes that my husband will actually eat.
We tried the Mini Cheesecakes and the Baked Manicotti, both of which we loved! This cookbook has such simple and yummy recipes for the cooking impaired like me.
The writer Jane Doiron also includes tips on things that you can do ahead of time or even the day before. One of the suggestions was to cut all the vegetables and to combine different ingredients them put them in the fridge. I also love that she includes ways on how to freeze and reheat the meal, which is perfect for us because we don’t eat very much so we aren’t wasting any food.
“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!”
This easy recipe cookbook takes you from Helpful tips to appetizers (like yummy Sweet and Spicy Meatballs), to Breakfast, then Dessert, Main Dishes ( like Chicken Cannelloni), Side Dishes and Soup!
Not only will you love all the easy recipes, you will love the time and money you are saving by freezing the leftovers and having them later.
Things that are Bragworthy:
- Super easy recipes
- Recipes can be frozen or made ahead of time
- Fits around the busy moms schedule
- Yummy and Delicious
- Affordable cookbook and it will be the last one you buy
- Lots of great helpful hints and tips
Here is a recipe just as a sneak peak, you will have to enter the giveaway or buy your own Cookbook to know the rest!
“Freezable Lemon Bars”
1.5 cups graham cracker crumbs 14 oz can sweetened condensed Milk
1/3 cup sugar 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
5 Tablespoons butter (melted) 12 oz tub of frozen whipped topping (thawed serving)
3 egg Yolks
Preheat the oven to 325 F. In a small mixing bowl, combine the crumbs, sugar and butter. Press this mixture firmly in a 9x9x2-inch ungreased foil pan. In a small mixing bowl, beat the egg yolks, condensed milk and lemon juice for one min. on low speed. Pour over crust evenly. Bake for about 30 mins or until firm. Cool completely before spreading the whipped topping over it. Cover well with plastic wrap, place in a large freezer bag and freeze up to a month. Let stand at room temp. for 30 mins before serving cut into bars.
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