Thursday, February 25, 2010
REVIEW: Miserly Meals
Healthy, Tasty Recipes Under $.75 Per Serving
By: Jonni McCoy ~ Bethany House Publishers
Boy, what a timely book for this season of our lives, huh? These days, families need to s-t-r-e-t-c-h those pennies. And homeschool mom, Jonni McCoy of Colorado, is right in there with us!
Unlike other cookbooks I've read, Jonni has included tips on such things as: high-altitude adjustments, basic staples that every well-stocked pantry should have (GREAT for newlyweds or homeschool home ec!), and explanations of the various types of cooking oils. THEN...comes the FUN part! Jonni has VERY EASY, VERY TASTY recipes for everything from appetizers to beverages, soups to sauces and dressings. Plus, at least 16 recipes for every busy mom's favorite kitchen helper: the crockpot!! How about some Crock Lasagna? Serves 8; prep time: 20 minutes! Or Mock Pizza! Whoever thought you could make PIZZA in a crock pot? Serves 6; prep time: 10 minutes! Hungry yet?
Not only does she also cover desserts, main dishes, breads and muffins, but she also includes great information on food storage (length of time and how to store), measuring and weighing foods, and those ALWAYS necessary emergency food substitutions.
So much in a great little book. This would work well in any kitchen...the frugal kitchen, the working mom's kitchen, the new bride's kitchen or the homeschool home ec class.
Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><