The Menus, Recipes, and Shopping Lists to Bring Your Family Back to the Table
By Leanne Ely
(Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345516299, 352pp.)
Publication Date: August 25, 2009
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From Big Basil Burgers and Salmon Carbonara to Crockpot Chili and Spicy Apricot Chicken, Saving Dinner will have your family coming back to the table–and back again for seconds!
Thanks to Leanne Ely’s handy cookbook and meal planning guide, tens of thousands of people have already discovered that making dinner (and shopping for food!) can be a stress-free endeavor. Say goodbye to take-out and microwave fare and hello to tasty, nutritious dishes. This newly expanded edition of Ely’s classic Saving Dinner includes even quicker “dinner kits”–Ely’s foolproof method of assembling and freezing delicious meals, from hearty beef and chicken entrees to fresh seafood and vegetable dishes. Imagine preparing a month’s worth of weeknight dinners in a snap.
Full of practical tips on simple, healthy, and inexpensive meal planning, Saving Dinner is the ideal solution for today’s busy parents who would love to have their family sitting around the dinner table once again. Each of the book’s efficient seasonal sections features
• six weeks of menus with delicious recipes
• side-dish suggestions, like Roasted Red Potatoes and So-Easy, You-Don't-Need-a-Recipe Coleslaw
• an itemized grocery list organized by product (dairy, meat, produce) to make one-stop shopping a breeze
• helpful hints and kitchen shortcuts that make cooking easier and more fun
Healthy, home-cooked dinners shouldn’t be a thing of the past. With Leanne Ely’s easy-to-follow recipes and advice, you can save dinner from extinction and return it to its rightful place–your family’s kitchen table.
Leanne Ely is a certified nutritionist and the host of SavingDinner.com. Her syndicated column, “The Dinner Diva,” appears in 250 newspapers nationwide. She writes a popular “Food for Thought” column on the ever-popular FlyLady.net website, and hosts “The Dinner Diva” radio show on Blog Talk Radio. Ely also writes her own e-zine, Healthy Foods and is the author of several books, including the recent Body Clutter, which was a New York Times bestseller. She lives in North Carolina with her two teenage children.
“Knowing what’s for supper is the key to getting rid of the chaos. This is one of the most powerful tools out there to make it happen.”—Marla Cilley, the FlyLady, author of Sink Reflections