Comments: There is a steady flow of get-dinner-on-the-table cookbooks from the publishers, TV celebrities, and media conglomerates of this world, that promise speed, convenience, and, above all, flavor. We generally find little to recommend in such books. Those of us old enough to remember airline food, think that that's about what these books have to offer, instead of real flavor.
Well, we are delighted to state that this is not one of those books. It is about speed and convenience, yes, but it delivers real flavor. The chapters are broken down very simply – there's beef, there's chicken and turkey, and there's lamb, pork, and veal. Some are slow-cooker dishes and slow-cooking roasts (so the speed is all about preparation), but there are also soups and stews, chilis and curries, pot pies, meat loaves, stratas, cassoulets, gumbos, and risottos. Each recipe includes details on cooking time, serving size, and nutritional information.
A few recipes have some hard-to-find ingredients, but not many. The pictures, in general, will inspire you to cook.
This is the fourth book in the series of weeknight "Eat Well Cookbook of Meals in a Hurry" from the editors of Woman's Day magazine. In case you missed them, the earlier books are: Monday Night is Chicken Night, Tuesday Night is Pasta Night, and Wednesday Night is Vegetarian. We're on pins and needles to see if Friday is seafood or the more reasonable "it's been a long week, take the family out tonight."