Man, a Can, a Plan: 50 Great Guy Meals Even You Can Make!

Man, a Can, a Plan: 50 Great Guy Meals Even You Can Make!

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by David Joachim, The Editors of Men's Health
     
 

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A Man, a Can, a Plan: 50 Tasty Meals You Can Nuke in No Time by David Joachim and the Editors of Men's Health offers step-by-step recipes, including:

'50s-Style Creamed Chicken

How to make it: Cook the onion in the oil in a large skillet over medium heat, until tender. Dump in the chicken and stir. Cook for 1 minute. Stir in the soup and mushrooms.

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A Man, a Can, a Plan: 50 Tasty Meals You Can Nuke in No Time by David Joachim and the Editors of Men's Health offers step-by-step recipes, including:

'50s-Style Creamed Chicken

How to make it: Cook the onion in the oil in a large skillet over medium heat, until tender. Dump in the chicken and stir. Cook for 1 minute. Stir in the soup and mushrooms. Simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in the sour cream over low heat. Heat through and serve over the cooked noodles. Makes 6 servings. Per serving: 354 calories, 5 g fat (12% of calories), 1 g saturated fat, 22 g protein, 54 g carbohydrates, 5 g fiber, 599 mg sodium. When it's not just you and the TV ... top with chopped fresh parsley.

10-oz can chunk chicken breast, drained and flaked
11-oz can reduced-fat cream of mushroom soup
6-oz can sliced mushrooms, drained
12-oz bag "no yolk" egg noodles, cooked according to the package directions
Also: 1/2 cup chopped onion, 2 tsp olive oil, 1 cup fat-free sour cream

Book Facts

Serving Size: 50 recipes
Main ingredients per recipe: About 5
Avg. prep time per recipe: 30 min.
Breakfasts: 4
Sandwiches: 8
Munchies: 9
Dinners: 25
Desserts: 4
Special cooking and nutrition tips: 15
Easy-to-clean pages: 43

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579546076
Publisher:
Rodale Press, Inc.
Publication date:
06/17/2002
Edition description:
Board Book
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
176,158
Product dimensions:
8.56(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.06(d)

Meet the Author


David Joachim has edited, written, or contributed to 30 books on food, cooking, and related matters. He received the 2006 IACP Award for The Food Substitutions Bible.

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Man, a Can, a Plan: 50 Great Guy Meals Even You Can Make! 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I moved into my first apartment, my mom gave me this book almost as a joke. She thought it was hilarious with its cardboard pages and all. Whenever I get tired of frozen pizzas or burritos, A Man, A Can, A Plan has helped me prepare delicious meals. The recipies are easy to follow. It actually has pictures of all the ingredients that you need. I challenge anyone to find another cookbook with recipies such as Drunken Corn, Hushpiggies, or Beans-on-Fritos pie. My mom even copied some of the recipies down to use for herself. Overall and outstanding book.
PudgeVW More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my brother who is not very confident in the kitchen. It has some great recipes in it that one would never think of! It is great in giving a boost of confidence to guys who don't know where to start. While the ingredients for the recipes are not extremely health-conscience, they can be easily adapted by replacing with fresh ingredients as guys get their kitchen-wits about them. Perfect for the single guy who gets hungry sometimes!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I work with adults with developmental disabilities and several have problems reading. This cookbook has made it possible for some of our clients to cook more independently, & gave them some control over their menu choices. The authors format, organization, simple wording and picture ingreds. helped greatly. Thank you, from the clients I work with.
cindylouAZ More than 1 year ago
I purchased this as a Christmas gift for my nephew in law. He loved it. He really loved that the pages were thick and could be wiped off. He was planning a super bowl menu with receipes from this book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I gave this to my husband for Christmas. He normally is not a book lover let a lone a cookbook but he was actually excited about this. I couldnt believe it! He even cooked me up a meal out of it the next night. It's written in a funny way and easy to understand. One page even says to make the dish jiggly on top like Pam Anderson, lol. It has humor as well as great recipes. Another recipe at the end tells the man to 'throw' it into the oven, grab a beer and go watch the game. lol its so cool!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once you've 'mastered' the guy meals in this cookbook you realize, 'Wow, this cooking business isn't as hard as it looks!' The next step? Graduate to some real cookbooks that are just as easy to follow but avoid using all those over-processed, factory manufactured canned goods. A real 'guy meal' is one that REAL GUYS love to eat. And guys, we all know if you want something done right, you better do it yourself!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Oh my gosh sooooo funny! My fiance got this in his stocking for x-mas and we laughed for hours! If you want your man to cook you up a dish for once give him this book. My father, grandfather and fiance all got this book and all agree its great! Its hillarious with its hard board pages perfect for the messy man or the clutz!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a simple to follow as the title implies. There are recipes for all tastes and 'occasions'. It makes cooking for 1 simple and varied.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I brought this book for my husband who could never quite grasp the instructions on packages or in cook books. He loves to surprise me with the deserts that he has made from the book. Not only is my husband loving cooking out of these books, he is thinking about becoming a chef.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Love the use of canned food, the pictures of some of the needed ingredients and the practical, wipe-clean hard cardboard pages. But almost every recipe has an 'also' list of ingredients, besides those pictured, which are essential for preparing the dish. And one recipe we tried this weekend (the creamed chicken over biscuits) must have had a typo in the recipe because 1 tsp. of oregano was WAAAY to much spice. (Perhaps most just skip adding the spices listed?)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great. I am a college student and I find this book very pracital for me. Its easy, quick and good. Great for people who dont like to cook
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS COOKBOOK IS GREAT. I AM A WOMAN, WHO IS ORDERING THIS BOOK FOR A FUTURE BRIDE WHO DOES NOT COOK. I HAVE PICKED UP A FEW IDEAS MYSELF. EVERONE I SHOW THIS TO SAYS, "I KNOW SOMEONE WHO SHOULD HAVE THIS BOOK." SO I AM ORDERING (3) THREE MORE. I KNOW A GOOD THING WHEN I SEE IT. I AM A GOOD COOK NOW, BUT WHEN FIRST MARRIED, (40) FORTY YEARS AGO, MY HUSBAND BOUGHT ME A COOKBOOK. THANKS, BARBARA A. MACKINNON.