I got a totally free copy of ideal One-Dish Dinners; All You requirement for simple Get-Togethers a few weeks back as well as took it for a spin. Recipes are sized as much as serve 6 to 12 hungry eaters so they are fantastic not only for a weekend dinner celebration however likewise if you as well as your partner can do “one huge cook” as well as get ahead for the rest of the week.
Each dinner recipe includes a suggested side meal as well as dessert. like a friend, Anderson provides useful recommendations about shortcuts as well as steps that can be performed in advance. I don’t understand exactly how to discuss this without sounding cheesy here, however I discovered her suggestions refreshing as well as helpful.
This week, Rookie father Alec as well as I tried a couple different dinner recipes from the One-Dish dinners cookbook in the really hopes that I would be able to share one positive experience with you. Both were so great that I wasn’t sure which one to talk about.
The Quick, Creamy Lasagna was easy (for lasagna!) as well as so tasty that everybody had seconds (or thirds). Alec prepared it someday in about 30 minutes as well as I baked it the next (for about 45 minutes). To make this meal much more useful for rookie parents, I suggest preparing the lasagna during nap or after bedtime, as well as pulling it back out an hour before dinner. We made the accompanying salad from the arugula in our garden (now I’m just bragging). I believe even Whitney would like it.
The Spicy Coconut Shrimp Stew was quick as well as easy. In fact, the long pole (as we geeks like to say) was the sticky rice. Anderson’s directions as well as my husband’s skills in the rice-making department made sure that our rice was perfect. The shrimp was tasty in spite of my one major error (use thawed shrimp, not frozen, people!). as well as the recipe was quick sufficient for a weeknight (as long as you begin the rice before playing the two episodes of curious George).
I made a listing of all the meals I still want to try from this cookbook. next up: One-Pot Penne with Spinach-Feta Balls. If we can remove off the dining space table from toys, crumbs, as well as art projects, we may try to utilize this book for its meant function of improving our social life. If not, we’ll keep utilizing it happily for cooking large.
Related Rookie mother Activities:
Activity #21 Make dinner after dinner
Activity #188: cook as well as freeze
Disclosure as well as a second opinion: I was provided a copy of this book when I volunteered at La small Soiree (a BlogHer Food party) a few weeks ago. In a online dinner celebration of sorts, you can checked out what some other (real) food blog writers experienced with their Sunday Suppers not at my house:
Savor The Thyme
Celiacs in the House