Sharing my life and information I think you'll want to know
Friday, October 23, 2009
Busy People's Fast & Frugal Cookbook
I recently had the chance to read "The Busy People's Fast and Frugal Cookbook" by Dawn Hall. I received this book from Thomas Nelson book review bloggers program. http://brb.thomasnelson.com/
The name of this book would catch anyone's eye. Cookbooks that say that they are fast and frugal and for busy people seem to be something that I feel many would be interested in getting. With the economy the way it is, many people are dining out less and eating more at home. Many people want fast and inexpensive meals to cook for their families. Dawn Hall shows home cooks how to prepare simple and fast food that's as healthy as it is easy on the budget. I like that Hall gave her readers an introduction in which she shares her personal story and the inspiration for creating this cookbook. This cookbook is divided into nine different food categories, ranging from breakfast and brunch all the way to desserts and including beverages. Within each category ,the recipes are according to how long they take to make. Most of these recipes should take 10 to 30 minutes or less. For each recipe, she gives you a supply list which includes the grocery items, as well as the supplies you will need to make this meal. Hall includes helpful hints(ideas or easier ways of doing things) that might make things much easier. The nutrition facts are included(like how many calories,fat,protein,etc.) and show that the recipes are healthy. I really liked that feature. I was impressed with the frugalness of the recipes. Many times when you get cookbooks, the recipes are complicated and expensive, not with this book. I think almost everyone would enjoy using this cookbook from time to time. I think this would be perfect for beginners and would make a nice gift.
I've been married to Pete for 17 years now. I'm a working mom of 2 wonderful kids. Kylee is 15 & Connor is 12 now. We are Busy. Pete coaches Baseball. Pete has his own business & enjoys Hunting & Fishing. We like to Go Boating & Waterskiing. The kids enjoy many activities (too many to list)
We have a wonderful Family & many friends.