Don't Panic--Dinner's in the Freezer: Great-Tasting Meals You Can Make Ahead

Don't Panic--Dinner's in the Freezer: Great-Tasting Meals You Can Make Ahead

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by Susie Martinez, Vanda Howell, Bonnie Garcia
     
 

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Hectic lifestyles and over-full schedules make traditional cooking methods nearly obsolete in many families. The results are poor nutrition and budgets strained by the high cost of fast food or commercially prepared meals. Don't Panic-Dinner's in the Freezer offers a simple and economical alternative, featuring dozens of recipes designed to be prepared and frozen for

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Hectic lifestyles and over-full schedules make traditional cooking methods nearly obsolete in many families. The results are poor nutrition and budgets strained by the high cost of fast food or commercially prepared meals. Don't Panic-Dinner's in the Freezer offers a simple and economical alternative, featuring dozens of recipes designed to be prepared and frozen for future use.

With 100,000 copies sold, this book gives practical tips for planning, organizing, and shopping for meals, as well as unique ways to freeze and reheat prepared foods. Every recipe includes measurements for cooking alone or as a joint venture with one or two friends. Families, singles, retirees-everyone who needs to eat-will find fast and easy answers to the question, "What's for dinner?"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441203939
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
287,176
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

Susie Martinez is the elementary director of Southern Gables Church in Littleton, Colorado. She graduated from Taylor University with a degree in social work. The mother of two, Susie, her family live in Lakewood, Colorado.

Bonnie Garcia is a graduate of Grace College. A pediatric nurse, she is also the busy mother of three sons. Bonnie, her husband, Steve, and their family live in Denver, Colorado.

Vanda Howell attended Colorado State University and now serves as the administrator for the performing arts ministry at her church and sings on the praise team. A real estate appraiser, Vanda, her husband, Mike, and their son live in Lakewood, Colorado.
Susie Martinez is a professional counselor with a private counseling practice in Colorado. She has been married to her husband, Joe, for twenty-two years and has two teenage children. Susie adores her family, her Kitchen Aid mixer, and her purple PT Cruiser. In her free time, she enjoys shopping with her daughter, taking long walks, and home decorating. Susie also struggles with a particular weakness for palm trees and white sandy beaches.
Bonnie Garcia is a busy mother of three sons. She works as a part-time pediatric nurse, where she enjoys working with newborns and their parents. In her free time, she enjoys downhill skiing and reading. An Iowa native, Bonnie has been married to her husband, Steve, for twenty-six years. She is active in her local church, where her husband is the senior pastor. After recent trips to Greece and Israel, Bonnie has discovered that she is hooked on international travel.

Vanda Howell is a busy mom who works part-time as a kitchen design consultant. Vanda is a Denver native and has been married to her husband, Mike, for twenty-seven years. She is absolutely in love with (a.k.a. addicted to) dark chocolate, espresso lattés, and going to movies. In her free time, she enjoys gourmet cooking, gardening, and wakeboarding with her husband and teenage son.

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Don't Panic-dinner's in the Freezer 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The recipes in this book are great, my only issue is there is an entire section that is not really made for the freezer! The title is Don't Panic - Dinner's in the FREEZER, yet many of the recipes state at the END of the recipe "This dish is best if made on the day it is to be used" If I wanted a regular make and eat cookbook, I would not have purchased one that had FREEZER in the title!
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the best cookbooks I own. I have tried several recipes and my family likes them. The charts that increase the recipes for 3, 6 or 9 times are very useful. Many of the recipes you prepare the ingredients and then freeze. When item is needed, then it is defrosted and cooked. I also like the information on how to freeze without freezer burn and maximizing freezer space. I would agree with another review that there is not alot of vegetarian recipes and about half of the book is meat recipes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This has turned out to be my favorite freezer cookbook. The recipies are quick, easy and most of all DELICIOUS. What more could you ask for?
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is THE best book for freezer cooking. The recipes in it are wonderful. You will love Cranberry Chicken, Christmas Quiche, North West Wild Rice Soup and all the other great recipes. Real food that is friendly enough for the kids and just a bit upscale for the adults.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great cookbook for the busy family. I'v tried several of the recipes and they all freeze well
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I decided to try cooking a month's worth of meals and freezing them. This book served it's purpose and then some! It has great ideas on getting the most out of your freezer space and the recipes are yummy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best prepare and freeze books out there. I have tried many recipies and have enjoyed them all. My five year old, who is very picky, has also liked most of the meals. I would highly recommend!
EJS More than 1 year ago
This book has excellent recipes and tips. I would highly recommmend getting it. With a 2 year old and another on the way, I plan on making a lot of meals in advance to save me a lot of headache! So far all the recipes I've made have been very tasty. I love that it has already done the math for you if you want to double or triple the recipe. ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very tasty recipes and a good variety to choose from.
jcrosley More than 1 year ago
Has some great, more gourmet-like, recipes. I use it weekly! Good investment I must say. This along with a few other cookbooks of mine have begun to fill my deep freeze for post-baby times when I can't get in the kitchen for long. Highly recommended!
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I don't buy cookbooks that don't include at least one recipe. Ridiculous!