The Woman's Day Everyday Cookbook
Publisher: Filipacchi Publishing
Publication Date: April 2011
Do you ever feel like you’re eating the same dishes over and over again, yet feel uninspired or don’t have enough time to plan your family’s meals? In The Woman’s Day Everyday Cookbook, the trusty editors of Woman’s Day have done the planning for you. Featuring 365 simple, never-repeating recipes organized by month, the book delivers a huge variety of delicious and healthy dishes for a different meal every day for a whole year, many prepared in 30 minutes or less.
A handy day-to-day meal planner at the beginning of every month takes the work out of organizing your family’s meals. The book also spotlights seasonal ingredients for appealing and fuss-free meals, year-round. Each week features a variety of dishes and ingredients so you get the health benefits of eating a varied diet and never get bored with your dinners. Weekly grocery lists make shopping super easy and planned leftover meals get dinner on the table in minutes on busy days. And, by planning your meals, you can stay organized, know exactly what your family is eating and save money too.
I don’t know about you, but we can easily get stuck in a rut with meals in our household. What I love about this cookbook is that when I’m feeling completely uninspired, I can pop it open to the day to see what great idea the Woman’s Day editors have for me. I’m writing this on August 14, so let’s see . . . Sizzling Chicken Fajita Salad. Time: 15 minutes active, 1 hour total. Sounds perfect for a Sunday summer supper. In the past couple months, we’ve tried South Carolina BBQ Pork Sliders (in the slow cooker) and Skillet Baked Beans both requiring only 15 minutes active time. Every recipe also lists nutritional information. But one of my favorite features is the weekly shopping lists, so for those times when I’m simply too busy to plan or even to think about meals and shopping, I don’t have to!
If you’re feeling uninspired too, we’ve got great news: the publisher sent Cooks&Books&Recipes an extra copy of this cookbook, all boxed up, specifically so that we can mail it off to a giveaway winner! Details are below.
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The Woman’s Day Everyday Cookbook Giveaway
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