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Saving Dinner: The Menus, Recipes, and Shopping Lists to Bring Your Family Back to the Table

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Love this cookbook!

This cookbook is fantastic! I'll tell you what I love: the recipes are easy, and really don't use too many unusual ingredients; they include nutrition information, and Ms. Ely really tries to make every meal well-balanced and healthy- even the side dish suggestions; the...
This cookbook is fantastic! I'll tell you what I love: the recipes are easy, and really don't use too many unusual ingredients; they include nutrition information, and Ms. Ely really tries to make every meal well-balanced and healthy- even the side dish suggestions; the recipes are pretty flexible, too- don't like something? Leave it out! Have lots of pork on hand? Use it in place of chicken- you get the idea; all of the ingredients are listed at the beginning of each week's meals, so you could just copy the shopping list and head to the store. I'm not really into trying a new recipe every single day, so I pick and choose recipes that sound interesting and incorporate them into my weekly meal plan. This has saved me a ton of time, stress, and MONEY, because instead of whining, "What's for dinner?" every night, I have my meals planned, groceries in the pantry and fridge, and can make a healthy, easy meal every night instead of relying on frozen pizza or take-out.

posted by Beckmark on April 1, 2009

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Food with NO taste!

Everything sounds good, until you start putting it together and find there's sour cream in the baked ziti! The ingredients list looks good, it's the cooking methods that turn this into inedible mush. Save yourself the money and go buy Faster I'm starving instead!

posted by Running_Wolf on September 5, 2009

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  • Posted March 9, 2009

    Great book- good ideas and techniques and a great time saver

    For those who really haven't learned to cook or shop, its a great starter book. However, after awhile, the same old routine of beef, chicken, fish, soup, or mexican can get old.

    What I really liked was it taught you the basics of food prep, helped you plan and provided (this was the best) a grocery list.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2003

    I Love This Book!

    I'm so pleased with this book. I love that the weekly plans are divided by the seasons - we're in the fall section and the recipes are wonderful cold weather foods. The weekly menu's ensure that I'm not in a chicken-3-days-in-a-row rut! The grocery lists keep me away from the calorie laden processed food aisle and her wonderful side dish recommendations have encouraged me to try things (like kale!) that I never would have before.

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    Posted July 27, 2009

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