If you are a new cook and wondering where to start stocking your kitchen… If you are a busy mom who needs to put dinner on the table in 15 minutes each night… I have a great book recommendation for you!
Homemade Convenience Foods by Marcia Washburn is not a book about once-a-month cooking but a guide to stocking your freezer, refrigerator, and pantry with the ingredients that can help you put meals on the table in a flash. The book teaches you a method for partially preparing ingredients and encourages you to keep the basics you need for your favorite meals available.
Also included in Homemade Convenience Foods are 20+ recipes for dishes using beef, pork, sausage, poultry as well as a basic bread recipe and more.
Marcia even has some great tips for seasoned (pardon the pun) chefs like me. For instance…
Commercially-prepared bread mixes are expensive, as anyone with a bread machine can attest. I make my own mixes, a dozen or more at a time, by placing the dry ingredients in plastic bags. I only have to get out the ingredients once, saving precious time. Then when a recipe such as pizza or cabbage pockets calls for bread dough, I add the yeast and liquid ingredients and let my bread machine do the kneading while I prepare the filling or toppings. My bread mixes cost one tenth of a pre-made mix at the store and I can have a loaf of bread in the machine in ninety seconds flat.
I LOVE this idea! I cannot tell you the number of time I have wanted to make fresh bread but was too lazy to pull everything out. This one idea is worth the value of the book to me but there are more tips available.
You can purchase Homemade Convenience Foods in an eBook format for $5.99 or in print for $5.99 plus $2.00 shipping and handling from Building Tomorrow’s Generation with Marcia Washburn.
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