Frozen Assets: Cook for a Day, Eat for a Month

Frozen Assets Cook for a Day Eat for a Month The best selling freezer based cookbook with than copies sold This breakthrough cookbook delivers a program for readers to cook a week or month s worth of meals in just one day by using easy a

  • Title: Frozen Assets: Cook for a Day, Eat for a Month
  • Author: Deborah Taylor-Hough
  • ISBN: 9781891400612
  • Page: 428
  • Format: Paperback
  • The best selling freezer based cookbook, with than 22,000 copies sold.This breakthrough cookbook delivers a program for readers to cook a week or month s worth of meals in just one day by using easy and affordable recipes to create a customized meal plan Deborah Taylor Hough, who saved 24,000 on her family s total grocery bill during a five year period, offers up kiThe best selling freezer based cookbook, with than 22,000 copies sold.This breakthrough cookbook delivers a program for readers to cook a week or month s worth of meals in just one day by using easy and affordable recipes to create a customized meal plan Deborah Taylor Hough, who saved 24,000 on her family s total grocery bill during a five year period, offers up kid tested and family approved recipes in Frozen Assets, plus bulk cooking tips for singles, shopping lists, recipes for two week and 30 day meal plans, and a ten day plan to eliminate cooking over the holidays.Cooking for the freezer allows you to plan ahead, purchase items in bulk, cut down on waste, and stop those all too frequent trips to the drive thru The hands down authority on once a month cooking, Frozen Assets gives you a step by step plan to simplify and revolutionize the way you cook Finally, a realistic way to combine the cost effectiveness of cooking from scratch with the convenience of quick and easy meals Mary Hunt, author of The Financially Confident Woman Belongs in every family s kitchen One of the best time and money savers a busy family can have The Dollar Stretcher Offers relief to those tired of eating restaurant fare or expensive, over packaged convenience foods at the end of a hard day Library Journal

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    1. This book describes a wonderfully efficient system for make-ahead cookery. It describes how to prepare things in a way so that you are just saving as much time as possible for preparing a ton of meals. The system could be adapted to different recipes, of course.The recipes ARE GROSS. I'm sad to say we made almost all the recipes in the first example of a month. And, I enjoyed 2 things that I still remember:Bacon, Egg, and Cheese biscuits (obviously good), that you freeze ahead. And Spaghetti Pie [...]

    2. As we prepare for the arrival of our 3rd child, I appreciate the idea behind freezer cooking. I'm not sure I'd ever actually cook for an 8 hour day and then eat that stuff all month, but I got some good tips about what kinds of things freeze well, etc. The bulk of the book is recipes, which I thought were the weak point. Most sounded too bland, and the one that I tried (Scalloped Potatoes and Ham) seemed to have some key ingredients out of proportion. (ie 1 pound of ham to split across 5 dinners [...]

    3. This is a good idea - cooking a number of meals at once, freezing them and then defrosting and cooking as needed. But I was shocked at how often the same exact meal or some minor variation should up in the monthly plan. I prefer not to eat the same thing for supper twice in one month. Except pizza. I make an exception for pizza.

    4. I think the concept is nice. The implementation could use a little work. I was surprised at how the same recipes appeared in different sections as repeats. I mean, I get that they fall in multiple categories but it seemed a lot like padding for page count rather than convenience. Beyond the recipes, though, the instructions and tips included also repeated. I didn't find anything that I was super excited to make. I always prefer my cookbooks to have photos as well.

    5. This is an interesting concept, and one that I've used in a modified form for a while (like keeping a couple of frozen meals in the fridge for 'emergencies'). I'm not sure it would work for every family - the meals that tend to freeze well are casserole-like, and my family can only tolerate a casserole once or twice a week. The freezing tips and budget shopping tips here are great. I would actually like to read more from her on budget-living, because she seemed realistic and I liked her conversa [...]

    6. I like the concept behind this book, and her directions are pretty clear, but I'm blanching at the idea of having to cook so many things at once (and in a lot of cases it doesn't seem like it saves much time if you're having to reheat everything from frozen, though it may save actual recipe steps). Her tips on how to do this are really helpful and well spelled out.The outputs on these recipes vary so widely that it makes the book feel disjointed. Some recipes yield only 4-6 servings, others 24, [...]

    7. Yes, I really did give a cookbook five stars.And I haven't tried a single recipe in it.But the idea! The idea of being able to put in a full day of cooking *once a month* and have healthy, easy meals to eat the full month through, not to mention all the money it saves on instant foods and eating out, has me so thrilled that I've marked April 20 as my "cook for the month" day, I've picked out my four recipes (which will yield nearly 60 servings for Ivan and me), and we're on the hunt for a chest [...]

    8. A good freezer cookbook. Some tasty sounding recipes and a cooking plan, based on if you want to cook once a month, twice a month, or ten days at a time. Some of the recipes are repeated, but that wasn't a big issue for me. No pictures (there never are in these books), but some good tips. The prices are all out of date, since the book was written in 1999, but I still like the idea. I don't think I'll ever cook a month at a time. What if the power goes out? You lose all that food and money. And w [...]

    9. This is one of the numerous cook for a day and eat for a month cookbooks that I have read and found the layout of the book extremely helpful. I do like that she combines chicken recipes, beef recipes, etc. I have not made any of the recipes so I cannot rate the quality of them but I will say that I have seen recipes with ingredients that look more appealing in other OAMC cookbooks.

    10. I was disappointed in the recipes. There were quite a few repeats throughout the book and all very simple, which I don't think I would want bland foods forever even if it came from the freezer. I found some of the money saving tips and the overall principles of the book helpful and somewhat interesting.

    11. I can't comment on the recipes because I haven't tried any yet. However, the book is inspirational. I have been freezing leftovers lately to avoid waste. It is handy to have a quick meal for lunch or dinner on busy days. It seems intimidating to expand that to a full day of cooking. This book does a good job of giving tips on how to make the process manageable.

    12. I have this plan that I am going to cook more. Many of the meals in this book don't really sound delicious to me but the main points of cooking and freezing make sense. We will see how the plan goes.Okay, so I still have the plan. But currently no freezer space. Also, it is hard to cook and eat at home when I am not actually at home.

    13. Frozen Assets: How to Cook for a Day and Eat for a Month is written for the cook who has little or no experience with "once a month cooking." The first 37 pages are general 'how-to' instructions. The recipes are just okay but the directions for a once a month cooking session leave much to be desired.

    14. Love the idea of cooking for a day and eating for a month, that's the consept behind this book. You can also vary it to cook all your chicken receipes on one day and beef another. It has good recepies and if you can swing it it works out great I did it a few times but when the meals ran out I had not planned a cooking day again so it didn't happen.

    15. Interesting concept, but the recipes included are not the sort of thing I tend to cook. However, I'm definitely thinking of trying out the concept on a small scale with some of the more freezer-friendly meals that I make regularly.

    16. 4 stars for the efficiency and details to make everything go quickly but 2 stars for the recipes. I say get it from the library, read if you want to learn about a system of freezer cooking then return it and use your own favorite recipes.

    17. The recipes themselves aren't so wonderful (except for the chicken curry and broccoli quiche), but the concept is great. Definitely a good primer for the first time you try to cook a batch for your freezer!

    18. An ok freezer meal cookbook, not the best that I have seen. I found only a couple reipes to try. She does do a good job explaining the concept and how to save a little money.

    19. trying to save money and work out a way to eat well, even when I am getting home at 10 three nights a week. This is helping.

    20. Probably most helpful to the novice. Her shopping lists and day of ideas were helpful, but few of her recipes seemed like things my family would eat.

    21. Simpler recipes than some cook-for-a-month books I've seen. Uses mainly ground beef, whole chicken and legumes as proteins.

    22. I like the idea, but some of the recipes are fairly unhealthy. A little too much cream of mushroom soup for my liking.

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