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A Man, a Can, a Plan: 50 Great Guy Meals Even You Can Make Hardcover – Bargain Price, June 17, 2002
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From the Back Cover
'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
Serving Size: 50 recipes
Main ingredients per recipe: About 5
Avg. prep time per recipe: 30 min.
Special cooking and nutrition tips: 15
Easy-to-clean pages: 43
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Top Customer Reviews
This book is great because it assumes you know _nothing_ about cooking and walks you along in baby steps, using mostly cans and easily bought foods with basic cooking skills. After having made several of the recipes (all of which were easy, quick, low cost, tasty, and reasonably healthy), I'm starting to experiment with other ingredients and may look into other "real" cookbooks in the future.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone with _very_ little or no cooking experience. I think it fills a niche nicely. It's put me in the kitchen cooking, which no other cook book has been able to do. Highly recommended.
Sadly, I found that as easy as the recipes were, most of them produced mediocre-to-crappy results, and there were very few recipes that I wanted to try again.( In defense of the book, I'm pretty sure that the author got the very best results possible given the constraints of the format, and I was such a poor cook in the beginning that Escoffier himself might not have been able to do anything with me). And the book only had 50 recipes to start with - not a very good value for the price. So I gave it away, and went looking for a "real" cookbook with "real" recipes, and eventually got a better start with Russ Klettke's "A Guy's Gotta Eat", which was much more helpful both in terms of the quality of the dishes it produced and the motivation and encouragement for young men new to kitchen environs.
Still, when my nephew started moved out of his mother's house to live on his own, I got him a copy of this book (and the sequel, AMAPAC 2) along with the Klettke book, in the hope that he would learn to eat something besides microwave dinners and fast food take out. He liked the design of the books immensely, and he will definitely eat better with this book than without it.Read more ›
The food is (don't tell this to them) really healthy overall, as well, which is a major bonus. They, too can cook with fruit! Vegetables don't have to be harvested by hand to be a good part of a meal!
Great (and funny) gift for a guy who may just need a little nudge to find his way into the kitchen.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The concept is great - simple, quick recipes, but the recipes were terrible. I tried 6 dishes figuring that at least a few might be duds, but the flavors and textures were... Read morePublished 18 days ago by lehrski
Perfect for the person who's not familiar with the kitchen and wants to eat !Published 2 months ago by Josie Donohoe
Bought for my son who moved out of state at the age of 24. This was really a good book -- very sturdy and my son loved it along with everyone else who looked at it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by RTK
Best books ever for the single man who USUALLY eats fast food or pre-packaged "meals". My son learned to cook...thanks to David Joachim;)Published 3 months ago by elons
Ok, I have all of them now!!! And I love them! Great for college students!!!
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This is a great recipe book for any man, or anyone that must rely more on canned food.This book is full of wonderful ideas on how to turn canned food into a delicious meal with... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Karen Iwicki
My son and his college roommates were happy to get this book. The recipes are easy and they sounded somewhat appetizing.Published 5 months ago by Karla Goddard