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The dinnertime survival cookbook : delicious, inspiring meals for busy families
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In her new book (written with Mary Goodbody), professional chef and mother of three Debra Ponzek aims to alleviate dinnertime anxiety for busy families by providing new, simple-to-prepare dishes that will appeal to everyone at the table. "Who wants to make the same thing week in and week out?" asks the author. "That's what this book is all about: easy, accessible recipes you can add to your weekly rotation. That will help you survive the challenge of planning meals day after day." Chapters are arranged by ingredient or technique. "Easy Soups and Salads" are familiar and comforting but also have flair, like spicy cucumber, avocado, and mango soup; white bean and arugula soup; and Kale salad with fennel and almonds. Dishes from "The Fish Market" chapter include elegant miso-marinated cod and sesame-orange scallops. All-time favorite crowd pleasers like the perfect roast chicken, chicken piccata, and chicken and biscuits are a few examples from the chapter. "Let's Grill Tonight" suggests chipotle, lime, and honey grilled flank steak; grilled leg of lamb with mustard and garlic; and superstar teriyaki salmon. Other chapters include "On the Slow Side," featuring hearty chilis and stews, as well as pork chops marinated with apple cider, Sunday pot roast, and braised short ribs to name a few. "Pasta and Beyond," "Everybody Loves Burgers," and the always-enjoyable "Breakfast for Dinner" round out the selections. A charming book full of fresh, inspired, and tasty recipes that is sure to shake up your family's dinner routine. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Have a fridge full of staples, a family of finicky mouths to feed, and only a few minutes to get something on the table? If this sounds all too familiar, chances are you'll find dinner and more in this can-do approach to mealtime. The Busy Family's Survival Cookbook is designed with the modern-day family in mind-too busy, with not nearly enough time to eat together-and makes delicious meals come together in a snap. With a focus on accessible recipes with only a few simple ingredients, this guide takes the humble pantry staple and transforms it in minutes into delicious restaurant-quality dishes.<br> <br> <br> The more-than 125 recipes are organized, not by course or time of day, but by the way people really cook: categories like pasta, vegetable dishes, salads, chicken, slow-cooking, fish, and more make the dinner dilemma easy. Try Butternut Squash and Pear Soup, Bronzino Veracruz, Baked Wild Mushroom Risotto, Roasted Chicken Enchiladas, and Meatloaf Burgers. This revolutionary approach will change the way you see dinnertime.<br> <br> <br>
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. 7
Introductionp. 8
Chapter 1Easy Soups and Saladsp. 15
Chapter 2The Fish Marketp. 45
Chapter 3If You Love Chickenp. 69
Chapter 4Let's Grill Tonightp. 99
Chapter 5On The Slow Sidep. 123
Chapter 6Pasta And Beyondp. 143
Chapter 7Everybody Loves Burgersp. 163
Chapter 8Breakfast For Dinnerp. 183
Chapter 9Side Showsp. 203
Chapter 10Something Sweetp. 227
Indexp. 250
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