Sheri Torelli, coauthor with Emilie Barnes of the popular More Hours in My Day (over 240,000 copies sold), presents a wonderful mealtime solution for families on the go, on a budget, and ready to switch from drive-through answers to fast, healthy, home-cooked meals.
Sheri provides realistic, fine-tuned ways to bring sanity and the family back to the table:
- double-duty cooking—how to maximize a minimal amount of time in the kitchen
- menus by design—foolproof ways to plan meals and a month’s worth of menus
- creating little helpers—skill-appropriate tasks for kids of all ages
- tips for an efficient kitchen—tweaks and tools to organize a fast-food kitchen
- fast food with friends—hosting simple meals at home without feeling intimidated
This unique and practical resource provides the recipe for better eating and better living: meal plans, organization helps, and lots of encouragement
The Fast-Food Kitchen is the perfect solution for the mom who needs quick meals because of a busy lifestyle.
The first 86 pages of the book are filled with tips and ideas from personalizing your kitchen and learning to cook double, to making a menu that works. Some of the ideas will be reminders and some will be new as Sheri encourages you to set kitchen goals that will make your meal making time easier and better.
The rest of the book boasts over 100 recipes to try on your family. Each one gives an estimated prep and cooking time plus how many it serves as well as approximate calories. One each page, you will also find an easy recipe laid out by ingredients, methods, tools needed, plus side dish ideas, kitchen tips, how to make it double, and possibly an extra comment.
My family’s favorite is the Crock-Pot or Microwave Mexican Meat Loaf (which we bake in the oven actually) on page 132. Because we live in South American, I have to make a few substitutions; but both times I have made it, my kids raved and begged for more. This scrumptious dish will make it to our table at least monthly!
I really think that Sheri Torelli has given us a handy little book here. It would make an excellent gift tucked inside an over mitt perhaps or just a helpful addition to your kitchen.
This book was given to me by Harvest House in exchange for my honest review.