Spiral-bound: 116 pages
Publisher: Cedar Fort (May 1, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 9.4 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #1,375,913 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #219 in Books > Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Cooking Methods > Large Quantities
I recently got a big freezer and am anxious to put it to good use with this cookbook. There are several things about this recipe book that makes it great.1. Organization--well organized to include chapters on tips, soup recipes(7), beef recipes(20), chicken recipes(32), pork recipes(13), and pizza and pasta recipes(13).2. Ingredients--all are readily available. Not calling for tons of exotic ingredients/flavors that you never use. A majority do call for things like "cream of chicken soup" and the likes--so if you don't like cooking with these, you might not like the recipes.3. Cooking Instruction--Directions are plain and easy to follow. It gives you the options of what to do if you are cooking for that night or freezing. It tells you how to freeze and what to do when you take it out of the freezer.4. Tips--This has been the MOST helpful for me, allowing me to understand how I can use this same method with other meals that I make on a regular basis. Tips include different freezer methods, different ways to cook meats in bulk, and different foods that do not freeze well.5. Spiral Bound--Book lies flat when opened. Sooooooo nice.6. Recipes--who isn't looking for new meal ideas? I've tried several recipes in this book to great success. Some I've liked better than others, but none that I've down right hated. They are all easy, some more complex than others, but all REAL meals that REAL people eat.Why only 4 stars? I've come across 2 small problems with this book1. The author wants you to put EVERYTHING in disposable aluminum containers or freezer bags. I'm okay with the freezer bags, but she doesn't seem to have any imagination on how else to freeze products. For this reason, I do prefer another freezer book.2. Ingredients.
This book already has a good design, it's spiral bound which is perfect for anyone who is planning a day of cooking. This cookbook is tailored for a make-ahead meal group who prepare and freeze the same meal and then "trade" with another family for the same number of different meals in return. Very similar to the Fix, Freeze, Feast: More than 125 recipes to prepare in bulk and by the serving cookbook (which does not lay flat).It gives many ideas and suggestions for starting a make-ahead group, guidelines for meal costs, prices, menus, etc. Perfect for a MOPS group or whenever you just want to have extra meals to give away to shut-ins, in-laws, new families, etc.This cookbook outlines that you make 10 meals (all the same meal) and freeze to exchange within your group. Each meal feeds 6 adults and cost no more than $75 total. Each family chooses the one meal they want to make, you can choose recipes from this cookbook or bring your own family favorite.There are excellent suggestions for cooking meat in bulk and which foods freeze well.The chapters are divided into soups, for the Minestrone Soup you purchase 10 lbs of ground beef, 20 cans of minestrone soup, 10 cans pork and beans, 10 cans black beans and dried onions. You divide it up into 10 "servings". There's a chapter of Beef, Chicken, Pork and Pizza/Pasta Recipes. No Fish recipes.The French Dip recipe calls for 10 rump roasts (does not give a size, I'm guessing 2-3 lb for a family of 6?) and 20 envelopes au jus mix. It would take some time to cook 10 rump roasts in a slow cooker as suggested (like 10 days) if you cooked one each evening.
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