The Once-A-Week Cooking Plan: The Incredible Cooking Program That Will Save You 10-20 Hours a Week (and Have Your Family Begging for More)

The Once-A-Week Cooking Plan: The Incredible Cooking Program That Will Save You 10-20 Hours a Week (and Have Your Family Begging for More)


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The Once-A-Week Cooking Plan: The Incredible Cooking Program That Will Save You 10-20 Hours a Week (and Have Your Family Begging for More) by Joni Hilton, Prima Publishing

Enjoy 7 Nights of Delicious Meals by Cooking Just Once a Week!
How would you like to spend less time in the kitchen, but still prepare great meals for your family—and save money at the same time? After a long, hard day at work, you probably have little energy left to go home and cook a meal. Yet, you don't want to depend on fast food for your family either. In The Once-a-Week Cooking Plan, award-winning cook Joni Hilton shows you how to save time and money. Inside, you'll learn how to create seven days' worth of delicious, easy dishes for families of four to six—by cooking only once a week. For example, using chicken as the base, you can create these culinary delights:
·Tuscany Chicken Soup
·Pacific Rim Chicken Salad
·Madadamia-Crusted Chicken with Ginger Aioli
·Mexican Chicken Lasagna
·Pesto Pepper Chicken Pizza
·Chicken Papaya Quesadillas
This streamlined cooking method also allows you to shop just once a week, instead of popping into the grocery store whenever you remember you need something. With her fail-proof system of bulk preparation, freezing, organizing, and ways of getting kids into the act, Joni Hilton shows you how to save 10 to 20 hours of precious time each week—time better spent doing what you really want to do, rather than slaving over a hot stove.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761517733
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/13/1999
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Joni Hilton is an award-winning cook and homemaker who speaks regularly on the domestic arts. The author of numerous articles and books, including The Once-a-Week Cooking Plan and Housekeeping Secrets My Mother Never Taught Me, she lives in Sacramento, California, with her husband and four children.

Table of Contents

1Shopping Strategies3
2Freezing Techniques7
3Freezing Foods13
4Variations on a Theme: The Basics23
5Kids in the Kitchen39
6Breakfasts on the Go45
Lets Get Cooking53
7Week One55
California Cream of Spinach Soup58
Fajita Salad with Goat Cheese59
Peaches and Cream Stuffed Pork Chops60
Quick Curry Quiche with Fresh Mango Chutney61
Spinach Fettuccine with Goat Cheese and Bacon62
Tandoori Chicken with Couscous63
Georgia Peach Ice Cream Pie64
Papaya Sherbet65
8Week Two67
Ruby Poached Pear Soup70
Chilled Bean Salad71
Easy Cioppino72
Maple-Glazed Salmon73
Orange Blossom Salmon Stir-Fry74
Southern Shrimp au Gratin75
Seatood Enchiladas76
Bonbon Wontons77
Chewy Caramel Oatmeal Bars78
9Week Three81
Wild Rice Soup Alfredo85
Taos Taco Salad86
Barbecued Beef Quiche with Cool Pineapple Salsa87
Beef Wellingtons Bearnaise88
Buck Island Beef with Ginger Pear Salsa89
Muffin Cup Meat Loaves90
Key Lime Pie Bread91
San Antonio Rice92
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie93
Frozen Dessert Pops94
10Week Four97
Aunt Beulah's Ham and Corn Soup100
Ham and Creamy Mustard Melts101
Honey Roasted Ham102
Pizza Bread Roll103
Too-Good-for-Most-Company Shrimp Jambalaya104
Fresh Garden Casserole105
Cheesy Corn Casserole106
Ice Cream Sandwiches107
Vermont Maple Tree Pumpkin Cheesecake108
11Week Five111
Cheesehead Chipotle Frittata114
Chicken Papaya Quesadillas116
Macadamia Crusted Chicken with Ginger Aioli117
Mexican Chicken Lasagna118
Pesto Pepper Chicken Pizza119
Carrot Cake120
Designer Cookies122
12Week Six125
Elena's Tortilla Soup128
Cattle Boys' Beef Onion Stew129
Pizza in a Pot130
Spicy Steaks with Honey--Mustard Sauce131
Warm Up the Winter Beefy Pot Pie132
Barbara Murphy's Fresh Apple Cake133
Chocolate Macadamia Pie134
13Week Seven137
Blushing Chicken140
Crab Cakes with Lime--Cilantro Sauce141
Ham Frittata Regatta142
Pasta with Ham and Mango Cream Sauce143
Torta Rustica144
Mango Silk Shakes145
Pineapple Bars146
14Week Eight149
Corn and Crab Stuffed Peppers152
Jambalaya Pizza153
King Neptune's Chili154
Seafood Avalanche Paella155
Seafood Quiche156
Key Lime Ginger Cheesecake157
Stickety Doo Dah Ring158
Strawberry White Chocolate Cookies159
15Week Nine161
Is It Hot in Here or Is It This Soup?164
Indonesian Pork165
Italian Lover Sandwiches166
Pork Chops with Chili--Apricot Sauce167
Spinach-Stuffed Manicotti168
Cheesy Spinach Loaf169
Lemon Pound Cake170
Plantation Pecan Ball Candy171
16Week Ten173
Secret Recipe Clam Chowder176
Cheese-Filled Tortellini with Tomato--Clam Sauce177
Lemon Pepper Sea Bass with Coconut Cream Sauce178
Scallops with Honey--Chili Glaze179
Seafood Fajitas with Jamaican Salsa180
Coconut Ice181
Raspberry Bread182
17Week Eleven185
Tuscany Chicken Soup188
Pacific Rim Chicken Salad189
Cha-Cha Chicken190
Roast Chicken with Yam and Apple Stuffing191
Sausage and Sweet Potato Melts193
Cranberry Couscous194
Chili Cheese Squares195
Poppy Seed Bread196
Lemon Cookies197
18Week Twelve199
Chipotle Chili Corn Chowder202
Bow Tie Pasta with Pork and Raspberty Cream Sauce203
Halibut with Lime Sauce204
Presto Pesto Pizza205
Tuscany Chili206
Pina Colada Torte207
19Week Thirteen209
Angel Hair Pasta and Shrimp with Roasted Red Pepper--Ancho Sauce212
Curried Beef and Vegetable Tacos213
Ham and Yams in a Jam214
Shrimp Polenta215
Sweet and Spicy Ham and Fruit Salad216
Elmer Fudge217
Pear Sorbet218
20Week Fourteen221
Dijon Chicken Soup224
Chicken Asparagus Casserole225
Fettuccine with Chicken and Smoked Gouda226
Red Snapper with African Salsa227
Shanghai Fish228
Mama Mia Quick Bread229
Sweet Orange Glazed Nuts230
Chocolate Chunk Cookies231
International Conversion Chart239

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The Once-A-Week Cooking Plan 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The basic idea of the book is great, and there are a lot of good tips on how to get started, but the recipes are unrealistic. Goat cheese is not an everyday staple for most people. I doubt many kids would eat it, besides the fact that it is expensive, as well as salmon. I would prefer to see more basic meals.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very clear and concise. I found it to be helpful without being overwhelming. I cannot wait to try the 'Pocket Pies'. Lots of great ideas for kids lunches.