|Fix it & Freeze it - Heat it & Eat it Cookbook from Southern Living, a quick-cook guide to more than 200 make-ahead dishes, with freezing and reheating instructions.|
Fix it & Freeze it - Heat it & Eat it CookbookSouthern Living has been coming out with a great range of category driven cookbooks in the past few years and I've had the privilege of being able to both review and share some of them with Deep South Dish readers. If you're a cook who enjoys the reward of having prepared, made-ahead meals in the freezer or making meals that serve double duty, I think you will really enjoy Southern Living's Fix it & Freeze it, Heat it & Eat it Cookbook.
Starting with some basic freezer essentials, like how and what to freeze and how long foods keep, the book then moves into more than 200 make-ahead recipes, each with photographs, and beginning with a chapter called Jump Starts, with tools for rubs and marinades, base sauces and pestos, chutneys, jams, doughs and pastry recipes. The book is organized in chapters called Double Duty, Dinner Express, Crowd Pleasers and Kid Cravings, covering everything from casseroles to stews, jambalaya and gumbo, chili, breads, sides, and yes... there even a chapter on Do-Ahead Desserts!
Every recipe can be prepared to eat right away, of course, but each also includes instructions on how to properly freeze them. Included are sidebar extras, like Make it a Meal serving suggestions with ideas for sides dishes and add-on items to complete the meal. There are alsoTest Kitchen Tip tidbits and Shortcut Secrets scattered around to help you with preparation and to save more time.
|French Onion Pot Roast|
|French Dip Sandwiches|
|Cheesy Sausage and Tomato Manicotti|
|Crowder Pea Succotash|
|Mint Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream Cake|
And remember... not only do all of these recipes come with color photographs but they all also include instructions on how to make ahead and prepare them for the freezer, the type of storage to use, and includes both thawing and re-heating instructions. If you enjoy prepping meals ahead of time to save time, this is a cookbook that I think you will really enjoy. Look for it at online retailers like Amazon, or in your favorite bookstores.
Update: Congratulations to Kathie who wrote:
"Would LOVE to have this book! My daughter is expecting another little one and this would be so handy for her! Enter me, please! Kathie...email@example.com. Thanks! LOVE your recipes!"Your name came up in the random draw - please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org before midnight on Monday, March 18, 2013, and provide your full name, mailing address & phone number to claim your cookbook. Thanks to everybody for participating and stay tuned for future cookbook reviews and giveaways! Special thanks to the publisher.
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Disclosure: I received one free copy plus another copy of Fix it & Freeze it - Heat it & Eat it Cookbook to review and giveaway.
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