The Food Nanny Rescues Dinner: Easy Family Meals for Every Day of the Week by Liz Edmunds, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Food Nanny Rescues Dinner: Easy Family Meals for Every Day of the Week

The Food Nanny Rescues Dinner: Easy Family Meals for Every Day of the Week

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by Liz Edmunds
     
 

Deciding what to make is always the most wearisome part of preparing a meal. But unlike other books that offer only good-looking recipes, this cookbook offers a revolutionary template for scheduling fun food themes for each night of the week—Monday is comfort food night, Tuesday is Italian night, Wednesday is fish night, and so on. With readily available

Overview

Deciding what to make is always the most wearisome part of preparing a meal. But unlike other books that offer only good-looking recipes, this cookbook offers a revolutionary template for scheduling fun food themes for each night of the week—Monday is comfort food night, Tuesday is Italian night, Wednesday is fish night, and so on. With readily available ingredients in mind, this handy collection also provides fun and delicious recipes appropriate for every theme—hungry kids will look forward to a family dinner at home, especially when they know what to expect! Complete with tips to help every parent get organized, equip the kitchen, supply the pantry, involve other family members in the preparations, and forge family bonds around the dinner table—this book arrives family-tested and kid-approved.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"The recipes are traditional. What is new is the focus on planning to eat together as a family and making it a time to really be together—mind, body and soul."  —Western Parent

"Aims to simplify for any size table what her large brood helped her perfect. Edmunds's goal is to get families sitting down together again. "  —Carolina Parent

"With planning, and a collection of family-tested recipes, answering the question What's for dinner? won't be such a chore."  —Treasure Valley Family

"[The] advice takes the chore out of making decisions about what to eat . . . Recipes are kid and budget-friendly and the 220 color photos are great for show and tell."  —Today's Chicago Woman

"Family-friendly recipes wrapped around nightly themes bring new organization to mealtimes."  —Grand Rapids Family

"Makes meal planning both easy and straightforward, as well as grocery shopping more organized and effective . . . If you only have room on the family cookbook shelf for one more title, make it Liz Edmund's.'  —Bookwatch

"This cookbook offers a revolutionary template for scheduling fun food themes for each night of the week . . . arrives family-tested and kid-approved."  —

FoodReference.com

"The perfect cookbook for those who rarely cook, but know they should be preparing a hearty meal for their family as well as those who simply don't know how to cook."  —featheredquill.com

Publishers Weekly
With the idea that shared family meals are the cornerstone of good parenting and relationships, self-styled "food nanny" Edmunds offers up a collection of 200 classic family favorites in this terrific home resource. Virtually every classic dish is represented, from Chicken Pot Pie, Pot Roast and Tuna Melts to Buttermilk Waffles and Apple Pie, as well as a few surprises like Sopapillas and even French Baguettes. Helpfully organized by theme ("comfort food," "Italian night," "Mexican night," "pizza night"), Edmunds offers dishes for varying tastes and skill levels. Even those who have never set foot in the kitchen will be able to put a meal together quickly with her easy-to-follow guidance; Classic American Lasagne, for example, calls for jarred sauce and prepared lasagna noodles, but also offers recipes for the noodles themselves and a Bolognese sauce for cooks so inclined. It's this distinguishing approach that makes the book suitable for honing skills and self-challenging. Themes of togetherness and "quality time" feel forced (what could possibly shut up kids faster than the suggested conversation starter, "Why do you think some kids need to bully others?"), but it's impossible to fault Edmunds broad, deep and crowd-pleasing collection, especially suitable for those new to the kitchen.
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Western Parent
The recipes are traditional. What is new is the focus on planning to eat together as a family and making it a time to really be together-mind, body and soul.
Carolina Parent
Edmunds's goal is to get families sitting down together again.
Bookwatch
Makes meal planning both easy and straightforward, as well as grocery shopping more organized and effective . . . If you only have room on the family cookbook shelf for one more title, make it Liz Edmunds'.
Treasure Valley Family
With planning, and a collection of family-tested recipes, answering the question 'What's for dinner?' won't be such a chore.
Today's Chicago Woman
Takes the chore out of making decisions about what to eat . . . Recipes are kid and budget-friendly and the 220 color photos are great for show and tell.
Grand Rapids Family
Family-friendly recipes wrapped around nightly themes bring new organization to mealtimes.
FoodReference.com
This cookbook offers a revolutionary template for scheduling fun food themes for each night of the week . . . arrives family-tested and kid-approved.
featheredquill.com
The perfect cookbook for those who rarely cook, but know they should be preparing a hearty meal for their family as well as those who simply don't know how to cook.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780935278774
Publisher:
Palmer-Pletsch Associates
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
144,069
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.61(d)

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Debbi Fields
As a neighbor and friend of Liz Edmunds, The Food Nanny, I can say that she practices what she preaches and cooks! Liz has always had unbounded energy directed daily to her family, attempting to make mealtime-which can be filled with chaos and frenzy-into an enjoyable interlude of fun, conversation, and connection. I endorse Liz and her book because she takes the key ingredients of life-friends and family-and mixes them into a daily tradition of mealtime. These are vital nutrients to keep family and mealtime thriving. (Debbi Fields, founder, Mrs. Fields Cookies)

Meet the Author

Liz Edmunds is an instructor at Sur la Table and a cooking expert for busy families in need of a weekly dinner plan in their own homes. She lives outside Park City, Utah.

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