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

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'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. ...

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Overview

Step-by-Step Recipes!

'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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579546076
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/17/2002
  • Edition description: Board Book
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 42,319
  • Product dimensions: 8.56 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Introduction

Man, You Can

"Men don't cook." People tell me this all the time. That's a load of bull—we've been charring giant slabs of meat ever since we discovered fire.

The difference now is that we have better things to do. Why slave over a hot stove when we could be cooking up plans for a golf outing? Or warming up at the gym? Or making things sizzle in the bedroom?

Here's why: because sometimes you want a break from the local Burger-Rama. Sometimes you want a decent home-cooked meal.

Not worth it, you say? It is if you use the can. The can is fast. The can is healthy. It's even cheaper than that Burger-Rama mega-deal. The can holds the secret to every great guy meal.

When you come home from an insane day at work and open the fridge to find nothing but a slice of 3-week-old pizza, remember the can. If the guys are coming over to watch the game and you need some food to throw at the TV, turn to the can. When your girl insists that you cook something for a change, you've got it in the can.

With the recipes in this book, you can easily whip up 50 simple, healthy meals. This food does everything from prevent heart disease and prostate cancer to boost your immune system and energy levels. And it tastes damn fine, too. You don't need a culinary degree to make it. You don't need any fancy ingredients. All you need is a can opener—and an appetite. No problem, right?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2003

    Best gift ever

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 30, 2010

    Great starter recipe book.

    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!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 3, 2014

    Great gift

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2006

    Great for men!

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2005

    This One Sucks You In

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2005

    Soooo funny! Want your man to cook you up a dish?

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2005

    Easy Cookin'

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2004

    I'm off to culinary school.

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2004

    Not quite complete instructions

    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?)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2003

    Great for people with Developmental Disabilities

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2002

    NOT JUST FOR MEN

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2002

    High Quality Cook Book

    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

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