Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Make-Ahead Meals by Jane Doiron

From Amazon: Make Ahead meals are not just for Moms who work outside of the home. It's a way of cooking that helps all families, big and small. It all comes down to a little planning. Make a meal or two in advance when you have some extra time. Then you'll be rewarded with quick, delicious home-cooked meals when you really need them!

My Thoughts: I love how simple these recipes are and I love the big print. This book is easy to read and easy to understand. I made the Chicken Stroganoff for dinner on Saturday night. I did the Day Ahead stuff on Friday since I was going to be in a hurry Saturday. The Chicken Stroganoff was a big hit at my house and did not take long at all.

I have a friend who is having a party next week and called to get some ideas on the food. I pulled out the Make-Ahead Meals and suggested a few. She is going to make Crab Melts and Pizza Bites, both can be made in advance and frozen - then cooked the day of the party. That will save a bunch of cooking time.

I think Make-Ahead Meals is a hit and I am going to buy a couple for Christmas gifts this year. I highly recommend this book for anyone who is busy and on the go.


  1. Deb,
    Thanks for the great review!

    Jane Doiron

  2. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I am your newest follower.

  3. Great idea for a cookbook! I'll have to look into this one!

  4. I will have to check it out! Thanks for coming to enter my Mother's Day giveaways ;) I appreciate it and just wanted to stop by to say hi!