I’ve been trying to find a cookbook like this for a while. I really liked going to the meal-assembly businesses, however, as family schedules have gotten out of control, even finding time to go to a meal assembly place was getting tough. Since we received this cookbook, we’ve tried [several recipes]. All were super easy to make, and tasted wonderful! I used to dread the conversation my husband and I would have almost everyday about what’s for dinner. Now, I at least have an answer to that “what’s for dinner” question! This cookbook is perfect for anyone who is busy, doesn’t like to spend too much time in the kitchen, yet likes to eat nice, healthy meals. Thanks for making dinnertime a lot less stressful!
Just wanted to let your know how much I love your book! I have ten children ages ten and under, and your book is a life saver! It is now part of my regular Costco routine. I shop at Costco every three to four weeks. I go through your cookbook, choose some recipes, then come home and prepare them AS I PUT MY GROCERIES AWAY. I can prepare three to four recipies in less than an hour! Since I do this on a regular basis I always have a rotating stock in my freezer.
Your cookbook is great. My family and I had such a great time one weekend putting together some of the meals. My son has already told me he wants one of your cookbooks for when he moves out on his own.
A friend just gave me your book as a gift and I love it! It is by far the best book on make-ahead meals I've seen.
Just wanted to drop you a line to let you know I love your book. My favorite so far is the recipe for Beef Fajitas. I add red pepper and one tomato, too. It is soooo good! Thank you thank you thank you!
I want to mention to you how MUCH I am enjoying your cookbook!!! I feel like it is a gift from God and an answer to prayer for me. It has been such a source of satisfaction to have weeks worth of meals at my fingertips. It has saved me much stress and numerous hours wasted that I have usually spent preparing one meal at a time. THANK YOU!!! And God bless you for it!
Some of my friends and I got together and put 4 of your recipes together. The spouses loved them and the cost was much more economical than going to a location and doing it.
In 4 1/2 hours yesterday I managed to make the classic chili recipe, the large batch of Italian Red Sauce, and a batch of beef barley soup. I made the Urban Chicken [too]. I also made the breading for Tex-Mex Chicken fingers. Then I peeled the rest of the monster bag of carrots and cut them into carrot sticks and prebagged five days worth of lunches. The same for the celery. I am finally plopped in my chair with a glass of chardonnay! Hurray!
It felt good to brag to my neighbors that I just prepared over 15 meals in one weekend.
I spent $118 on all the supplies, (including a case of Ziplocs, saran wrap, and enough spices for five years). So it seems like quite a value to me! Those tomato products are dirt cheap in those huge cans!
Author's Note: Marie's per meal cost, including supplies with plenty left over, came to $7.87 per meal! Fantastic!
As a family, we made 2 of the recipes yesterday and had a great time.
I made up a few of your recipes before Christmas. The Tex-Mex chicken fingers are REALLY good, also the Basil balsamic chops (I tried the recipe with chicken too. I like the marinade on salad as well). I've given away three cookbooks and am having a time hanging on to my last one. I want to order a few more. I think it may be my next favorite to my 40 year old "Spice Cookbook" which my sister-in-law gave me before I got married!
Hi Ladies! Just want to let you know what a blessing this cookbook has been already! I have yet to use the book for myself but I was able to use it to help a friend who is very pregnant with her 5th child and having some complications. I gathered a couple friends and we were able to spend a day preparing 9 recipes. We hoped to bless her beyond the normal meals ministry of our church and through this book we were able to do that. It was the first time doing anything of this sort for all of us and our time went very smooth and we had a blast! Both the ladies who helped want a book of their own now! Thanks for all your hard work on this cookbook, it is great!
My husband was recently put on a low sodium diet and I am very pleased to see that I can use many of the recipes in your cookbook, or very easily adapt them to his diet!
The cookbook is amazing! I love it so much.
I'm loving all of my meals I've been making. It is so easy and wonderful to not have to think up dinner ideas!
Thanks for an easy to follow cook book. Looks like a lot of good recipes. I've tried one and it was great. Can't wait to try more.
Thanks so much. I brought the book home and feel like I got my Christmas early. This is what I've wanted to do for a long time but never seem to find the time to organize myself. This book is perfect for a person like me. It spells everything out - simplifies the process of organizing our meal times.
We had Chicken Broccoli Bake last night and it was devoured by everyone in the family! yea! I have Royal Thai Thighs in there as of yesterday and working on a hamburger recipe this afternoon. Feels good to slowly fill the freezer...
I'm so excited! I spent yesterday afternoon making 4 recipes from your cookbook! I have 12 meals in the freezer! Can't wait to try them! Thanks so much for the inspiration!
Wow!! I am so excited to try some of these great recipes. Thank you so much for putting this book together ladies. I know my family is going to appreciate some new flavors from my next batch cook. Well done!!!