Don't Freeze Up at Meal Time -- Reach Into the Freezer Instead
Let's admit it: we all want to save time and money while still putting healthy and tasty homemade food on the table. But how? Karrie Truman, creator of the much-beloved blog Happy Money Saver, is going to let you in on a secret: the answer is freezer meals.
When she was an exhausted young mom, Karrie found herself serving processed or fast food at the end of a busy day even though she knew it wasn't what she wanted her family to be eating. Then she discovered freezer meals. Immediately, she had home-cooked, easy and delicious food at her fingertips and more time to spend with loved ones.
In Seriously Good Freezer Meals, Karrie shares 150 recipes photos that will change the way you think about freezer cooking. You won't find your mother or grandmother's freezer meals here (except lasagna, of course).
Her recipes include Morning Energy Bars, Empanada Hand Pies, Coconut Cashew Basil Curry Soup, Smoky Grilled Louisiana Turkey Legs, and Layered Chocolate Mousse Cake with tons of vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan options, too. Plus, she adds a bulk-batch chart for ease in making large quantities of each freezer-meal recipe.
Karrie gives you all the tools you need to become a freezer-meal genius: information on shopping, cooking, freezing, thawing and everything in between. The book includes beginner, intermediate and advanced meal plan programs to guide you in cooking 7 to 50 meals in a day. You read that right: 50 meals in a day. No more excuses: it's time to start cooking delicious meals that will have you feeling anything but left out in the cold!
|Publisher:||Rose, Robert Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||7.70(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Karrie Truman is the creator of Happy Money Saver (www.happymoneysaver.com), a blog devoted to making delicious freezer meals and helping people learn ways to live life to the fullest while on a budget, which garners about 800,000 visitors per month. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, and Seattle Magazine. Karrie lives with her husband, and four children on five acres in Eastern Washington.
Table of Contents
Getting Started 11
Freezer Cooking Basics 12
Freezer-Cooking Kitchen Essentials 15
Your BFF: The Freezer 16
Be A Freezer-Meal Genius 21
Thawing & Cooking Freezer Meals 23
Making Many Freezer Meals in a Day 24
For the Advanced Freezer Cook 27
How To Use This Book 28
7 Seriously Easy Freezer Meals in a Day: Beginner (2 to 3 Hours) 30
30 Seriously Easy Freezer Meals in a Day: Intermediate (8 to 10 Hours) 32
50 Seriously Good Freezer Meals in a Day: Advanced (12 to 15 Hours) 35
Appetizers & Snacks 67
Soups, Stews & Chilis 95
Meatless Mains 253
Side Dishes 283
Bases & Sauces 329