Don't Panic - - Dinner's In The Freezer: Great-Tasting Meals You Can Make Ahead Paperback – Sep 1 2005
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"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.
About the Author
Susie Martinez is the elementary director of Southern Gables Church in Littleton, Colorado. She graduated from Taylor University with a degree in social work. The mother of two, Susie, her family live in Lakewood, Colorado.
Bonnie Garcia is a graduate of Grace College. A pediatric nurse, she is also the busy mother of three sons. Bonnie, her husband, Steve, and their family live in Denver, Colorado.
Vanda Howell attended Colorado State University and now serves as the administrator for the performing arts ministry at her church and sings on the praise team. A real estate appraiser, Vanda, her husband, Mike, and their son live in Lakewood, Colorado.
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To me, the point of home cooking is both to save money but also to eat healthier. I want to avoid buying processed, high sodium, high fat expensive take out!! So in my mind, healthy dinners don't rely on pre-packaged processed convenience foods, variations on heavy cream (cream, half and half, sour cream, packaged cream cheese, etc). I am lactose intolerant for one!! Almost all the recipes in this book are full of cream. That's a lazy way of adding flavour to food. And I couldn't feed my young child most of this food because she should not be consuming the amount of sodium most of these recipes would have. Is it any wonder they don't give the nutritional information per portion?!
I am really not opposed to bacon and butter and I usually use that stuff in moderation with a massive dose of veggies. These are veggie-deprived recipes (maybe because the author thinks veggies need to be done up on the day of...which is fine...but then I really didn't need this book).
Some examples of processed food/ rich additions (I am quickly flipping through the book right now):
- Elegant Mushroom Cups: 4 Tbsp of margarine (yuck) and 1 cup heavy cream.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Quite a few of the recipes need to be thawed before cooking or have other significant day of eating preparation. Read morePublished 6 months ago by wayfarer
Not bad, I don't think it was quite what I expected, but not bad at allPublished 7 months ago by Jodi Cadman
Would have been better if it had photos of the meals just for a visual look.Published 12 months ago by Brutus McNutus