Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Supper's on the Table: Come on Home

Upon re-reading this, I realize it sounds like a third-grade book report. So be it. I have four baskets full of laundry to sort out in my living room, a dishwasher to load and breakfast to make.

I've started using a cookbook I bought last spring. It's the kind where they have menus for the whole week (5 days/meals) and a grocery list for all the things you'll need to make those meals. So far I highly recommend it. The meals are simple enough for me (which has to be pretty simple. I am not an excellent cook.) and just the kind of food I grew up with. Filling, tasty, easy and without expensive ingredients.

The author, Rachel Masters, is a stay-at-home mom of five and she sells the books directly from her website. She gives quite a few extra recipes and tips in the appendices of the book, like mixes, dairy-free recipes, freezer meals and more.

Anyway, all that to say, I'd highly recommend this cookbook to any of you out there who are kitchen challenged like I am. I've even e-mailed Mrs. Masters for help when I had a question, and she was more than willing to provide advice and encouragement. You just try that with Mrs. Crocker (Betty) and see how far you get.


crissybug said...

That cookbook looks like it would be very helpful. I don't really mind cooking, but it is figuring out what I am going to cook that is the problem. I will have to keep this in mind. Thanks.

Qtpies7 said...

I got one like that, Flylady recommends it, Saving Dinner. She has a meal for the whole year, with foods by season, even. Grocery list, everything. But it is too healthy for us to use all the time. I pick and choose recipes and some are out of this world good and others I wouldn't even dream of eating. There are LOTS and LOTS of days of eating mashed sweet potatoes, which I know my kids would not even touch willingly.
But I adore the concept of the books.
Gotta go, Sam's in the kitchen and the cat food is out.

Myrna said...

"I'd highly recommend this cookbook to any of you out there who are kitchen challenged like I am"

Okay, just come right out and say it... you were talking about me, right? :-) :-) :-)