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About Jessica Fisher
Jessica Fisher is a writer specializing in food, budget grocery shopping, and time management. She has authored numerous cookbooks, including Good Cheap Eats Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less as well as a number of planners and guides to help women manage their time, homes, and family responsibilities. Jessica has been featured on Good Morning America, Redbook, and Parents magazine.
An avid traveler, Jessica makes her home in San Diego with her husband of 25 years and their six children, aged 10 to 21.
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In today's fast-paced society fast food can easily take the place of good home cooking. With the help of one of the most underused appliances in most people's kitchen--the freezer--anyone can make and preserve about two weeks' worth of delicious home-cooked meals in a matter of hours!
Jessica Fisher's Not Your Mother's Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook Revised and Expanded Edition provides the key to doing so. Fisher serves up more than 250 recipes for delectable breakfasts, lunches, and dinners with the secret weapon of “batch cooking”, which saves both time and money. This cookbook puts a modern spin on the age-old idea of freezing meals for later, and appeals to today's diverse tastes.
You’ll find recipes for not only chicken, beef, and pork, but also fish, shellfish, and vegetarian main courses. Fisher also details how to go about using the freezer to its full potential, giving information on the best freezer bags, how to thaw food safely after it has been frozen, and how to make a multi-week meal plan for your family.
In over 200 recipes, Jessica Fisher shows time-pressed cooks how they can eat remarkably well without breaking the bank. Good Cheap Eats serves up 65 two-course dinners, consisting of a main dish and a substantial side, salad, or soup, all of which take 30 minutes or less to prepare. And as a mother of six and a busy parent, she shows home cooks how to get dinner on the table quickly and inexpensively without relying on heavily processed shortcuts or artificial ingredients. Great for time-pressed couples, families with picky eaters, or singles that need a quick solution to dinner tonight, Jessica's two-course pairings are artfully conceived and perfectly complementary.
Without dairy, gluten, grain, sugar, soy, alcohol, and legumes, this meal plan is a great fit for folks following certain food programs like low-carb, paleo, or the Whole 30. It’s great for families looking to avoid certain foods due to allergies and food sensitivities or folks who simply want to focus on fresh and homemade. It's ideal for the home cook who just doesn't have the time to do all the planning that is involved, but still wants to prepare home cooked dinners more often than not.
This ebook includes 30 dinner recipes as well as the meal plans, grocery lists, and prep tips to help you enjoy a month of protein-style dinners -- without the hassle.
Competing books on freezing sell strongly and steadily. Typically, they are based on a very specific plan—cooking for a family of four for a month ahead in an afternoon of work in the kitchen, for example. They offer orderly plans with decent, if largely unimaginative, food. Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook offers two advantages over these books. First, Fisher lays out lots of easy-to-follow guidelines for diverse families with varying needs and desires, taking into account how long you want to spend in the kitchen—there are 2-hour, 4-hour, and daylong plans—as well as how far out ahead you want to cook for, the size of your household, the size of your freezer, your budget, and even your taste for one-dish meals versus multi-course meals. The emphasis is on facilitating flexibility without sacrificing clarity and ease-of-use.
Second, Fisher’s 200 recipes deliver flavorful and healthy food in abundance. She takes readers beyond mom’s beef-pork-chicken triumvirate, with lots of ideas for lamb, fish, shellfish, and vegetarian main courses. There are homey and family-friendly dishes, like Cheddar Cheese Soup with Zucchini, Broccoli, and Carrots, or Crumb-Topped Cod Fillets, fancy dishes for company, like Seasoned Steak with Gorgonzola Herb Butter, and lots of globally inspired creations like Salsa Verde Beef, Red Lentil Dahl, and Hoisin-Glazed Salmon. While the emphasis is on dinner, there are breakfast and brunch recipes, too, and plenty of ideas for breads, quick breads, and desserts that freeze well. Ample sidebars address such matters as finding good freezer bags and containers, labeling frozen food, whether to invest in a new freezer, and how to thaw safely.
The author’s story—cooking for a family of eight, including six home-schooled children under ten, and serving as the creator and writer of the popular blogs Life as Mom and Good Cheap Eats—fits the topic and the book perfectly. Fisher is a woman who knows all about budgeting time and money efficiently, at the same time serving up delicious food with warmth, love, and an appreciation for the pleasures of the table.
On the Road to Joyful Motherhood, is a 31-day devotional to redirect our hearts, minds, and hands to this glorious calling of motherhood.
Each reading is accompanied by Scripture to meditate on as well as journaling questions to help moms and other caregivers work through hard issues to make their lives more enjoyable and the attitudes more positive.
Initial pricing will change on May 31, 2014.