- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Starburst Publishers; 1st edition (January 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1892016095
- ISBN-13: 978-1892016096
- Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 7.1 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,204,422 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Weekly Feeder : A Revolutionary Shopping, Cooking and Meal Planning System Paperback – January, 2000
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The book heavily favors pasta combinations with some potato, rice and breads. Don't expect much brown rice, barley, millet, or other whole grains here. Of the meats, chicken features the most. There are no vegetarian entrees, and no nutritional information or exchanges. There is a rough proportional break down, but since they more or less follow a 30% protein, 40% carbs, 30% fat scheme, I didn't find it suitable for our eating style. We don't do high protein diets and we have vegetarians in the family. It would have been nicer in a binder style format so after you started making up your own menus you could add them to the ones already in the book so you could have them all in one place.
For those who DO follow a rough 30-40-30 scheme, there is good news: The side of the book has marks so you can quickly turn to any week's menu plans. There are tear-out grocery sheet checklists in the back of the book if you follow the menus exactly. The recipes themselves appear tasty, but since I returned my copy I can't say for sure how they'd turn out. With 8 weeks of dinner menus, it could save you some time and hassles if these menus do suit your style. There is a small dessert chapter for treats. There are charts in back for you to Xerox in making up your own menus. The homey sidebars provide tidbit info in a sort of fun way.Read more ›
The cashew chicken mentions salt and sugar in the ingredient list, to be used in the marinade. However, in the middle of the recipe, it asks that you "sprinkle the vegetables for the stir-fry with some of the salt and sugar". ...What salt and sugar?! I already used that in the marinade! No more is mantioned in the ingredients list!
The Turkey Sausage Risotto we attempted last night, and disaster struck again... After the recipe instructed me to "process in a food processor the sun-dried tomatoes and parsley til finely chopped, then set aside", it never mentions those ingredients again! (Was it just a decoration for my kitchen counter?) I had never cooked this before, and so only guessed at when I was supposed to add those ingredients, so did the recipe turn out as intended? Who knows?!
I am not a chef, and so must place my complete trust in a cookbook! If I use this book again, it will be with great trepidation. The idea and intent behind this book is wonderful, but I wish more time had been put into testing the recipes before publication! I would only recommend it to experienced cooks.
She has used this both for weekly planning as well as the occasional one-off recipe. The weekly planner is a neat idea; just take the whole book to the store and get your whole week's worth of groceries. She was looking for a way to simplify our life yet add variety to our menu and this fit the bill. (Note: she has taken this convenience a step further and saved even more time by simply ordering her week's groceries from HomeGrocer.com -- now WebVan.) We've found the book to be straightforward in its approach to recipes. We haven't run into some of the issues that others have reported but we're sort of flexible in our approach towards cooking anyway.
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I have this book but between family illness I haven't really had the time to look through this book but hopefully I will in the near future!Published on September 29, 2013 by PaulaJo Carr
this is a great book, it is very helpful in getting food on the table.Published on September 28, 2009 by freakmom
Because I hate planning dinners, I thought this cookbook would be helpful. It offers five nights of entrees and sides and includes recipes and grocery lists. Read morePublished on October 9, 2006 by Arod
I've had this book for a few months now and have made almost everything in the book a few times. The best part is taking the list to the store putting it away and then when dinner... Read morePublished on January 7, 2004
I am far from an accomplished cook, but with this book my family thinks I'm a chef! The recipes are easy, with step by step instructions that even ensure that everything for the... Read morePublished on January 4, 2004
Great recipes, helpful hints and a wonderful way to organize your life in the kitchen and the grocery store.Published on January 14, 2000 by Nina C. Fogg
My friends and I have used this cook book for over a year and we love its healthy menu's and shopping lists. Read morePublished on October 11, 1999