- Paperback: 232 pages
- Publisher: Outskirts Press (August 17, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1432720864
- ISBN-13: 978-1432720865
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.5 x 7.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,795,138 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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1. no photos
2. recipes include things like "Cheese Whiz"
3. directions are for one meal at a time, (to save time- I like to make more than one meal)
4. very large type (could be a plus for some people- it make me dizzy)
5. baking instructions are for odd sized pans
I will donate this book to the library- not worth the shelf space.
Author: Jane Doiron
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
List Price: $17.95
Make-Ahead Meals For Busy Moms is a short, but concise cookbook of several recipes that can be prepared in advance. These make-ahead meals are truly a blessing and time saver for busy mothers. As a new mother myself, I found it very helpful as I made some of these meals. I work part-time, so preparing meals in advance and freeing up some time is definitely a tremendous help.
The recipes cover everything...appetizers, breakfast and brunch, main dishes, sides dishes, desserts and even soups. Also included is a chapter of helpful tips as well as measurement equivalents. The recipes are truly delicious and very easy to follow. The ingredients are not extensive either. It is a pleasure to prepare these meals, and they taste oh so good!!
Jane Doiron, is an elementary school teacher and a mom of two boys herself. Her years of experience raising her boys and experimenting with different recipes and advanced meal prepping led her to write this helpful little cookbook to assist other busy mothers as well. My favorite was the Chicken Marsala with a Twist; and for dessert - Brown Cookies and Tiramisu.
Hope you enjoy Jane Doiron's recipes as much as I have. Preparing make-ahead meals frees up my time on very busy days, and definitely has had an impact on my life. These recipes allow my day to run a little smoother. Anything that can simplify things in my busy life is worthwhile! Also, there will always be something in the house in case you get unexpected guests. Thanks Jane!
-written by Jennifer Ochs
Over the past three plus months I have almost exclusively cooked our meals at home and aside from the occasional Kashi meal for lunch, we have eliminated preprocessed foods from our daily diet. While this has helped us lose the weight we gained over the past year, it is often hard to fit cooking into my schedule. In Make-Ahead Meals For Busy Moms, Jane Doiron has come up with a solution to this common problem. Her book is full of recipes that can be partially or fully made ahead the night before. This is perfect for fitting meal preparation into your schedule after the children are in bed for the night. Planning and preparing your meals this way eliminates the problem I always have which is that at about 5:30 each evening I am suddenly thinking "what are we going to have for dinner?". This is quite often the first time all day I have thought about this, so have not taken anything out of the freezer or planned ahead. Making use of some of the recipes in Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms, I now have several things on hand in the refrigerator or freezer that will make finishing a meal for my family quick and easy!
Some of the recipes we have tried are the Mini Meatloaves (we made them with ground turkey), Panko Breaded Pork Medallions, Thai Chicken Thighs - on the grill YUM!, Big Ginger Cookies and the kids personal favorite: Mexican Dip!Read more ›
Well thanks to the book "Make-Ahead Meals For Busy Moms" by Jane Doiron, dinnertime has come to be something that I no longer dread. In Jane's book she breaks it down in to Appetizers, Breakfast & Brunch, Dessert, Main Dishes, Side Dishes, and Soup. She also includes a Helpful Tips and Measurement Equivalents section. The book even includes a recipe index so you can quickly find your favorites.
What I love about Make-Ahead Meals is that all the recipes include instructions to make the meals a day ahead and freeze if possible. Her recipes are all easy and use normal ingredients. By normal ingredients I mean some of the items I actually have. I hate when recipes call for ingredients that I don't even know what they are, let alone where to find them!
I am super impressed with the recipe selection too in the book. As a picky eater, I am not usually open to trying new things, and this book contains so many meal ideas that I would actually eat. I haven't yet made a meal ahead, but I have made a few for dinner (yes I found the time) and our favorite is her Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Shells recipe. I love the idea though of making meals ahead to save time and money.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good unique recipes. Love the plan ahead instructions. Would like to see photos, but otherwise a great cookbook. :)Published on June 9, 2010 by Heather L. Thompson
If you have kids, or a job or even just a life you are most likely a busy Mom! When you are on the run and don't know what to make for dinner, this is a great cookbook with simple... Read morePublished on June 9, 2010 by J. Meckley
I love the variety of recipes! I love the tips on how to freeze the meal, or how early to make it ahead! GReAT BOOK!Published on June 3, 2010 by Lindsay Clements
Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms is a cookbook, packed with 140 delicious recipes that can be prepared ahead of time and cooked when needed. Read morePublished on May 17, 2010 by Larry W. Harms
With being a wife,mom to 5, full-time student, and an active member at my Church, I lead a busy life. Read morePublished on February 22, 2010 by ToBeThode
I was very new to the concept of freezing meals, and making meals ahead of time. This book has very clear directions and made it very easy for me to understand. Read morePublished on February 22, 2010 by KaY
I love this cookbook! My problem isn't that I work or don't have enough time, its that I have an 18 month old (who is a job in and of herself) and a picky husband. Read morePublished on January 17, 2010 by Briann88
I was asked to review this book for my food blog "Mommy? I'm Hungry!", and of course I said yes! Who doesn't want to be ahead of dinner plans? Read morePublished on January 16, 2010 by Amazon Customer
When Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms first arrived in the mail I sat down and marked all the recipes that I knew my family would like. I marked quiet a few pages! Read morePublished on January 16, 2010 by Stephanie