I’m REALLY getting out of my normal style of book review for this one. It’s a cookbook! An honest to goodness, real, printed, cookbook. And I actually used it. I know that there’s a bunch of you that have cookbooks that you haven’t ever used, and some that you haven’t looked in for years. Get rid of them! End rant.
I agreed to review this one because of the title: Don’t Panic–Quick, Easy, and Delicious Meals for Your Family. I am good at the panicking part. Yup. Plus I like quick and easy. [That just doesn't sound right, but you know what I mean...I hope.]
First I tried the Honey Curry Chicken that says, ” Even if you don’t like curry you will like this dish.” They were right! I enjoyed it with the rice, and my husband thinks it needs a bit of pepper to cut the sweetness. My kids…well, they aren’t big on new tastes so it will go over better the second time. This recipe is a crockpot dish and was definitely easy to prepare.
The second recipe I tried was a hit with everyone, but is a bit more work – I thought. I made the Swedish Blender Pancakes. I picked it because my kids like pancakes and because I have Swedish relatives. What? How do you pick recipes? It only takes a few ingredients for 4 servings:
- 3 eggs
- 1 3/4 cups milk
- 1 cup flour
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon oil
You just put it all in the blender, and blend till it’s smooth like crepe batter. They told me to roll the finished pancakes and keep them warm on a serving platter in a 200 degree oven. They were yummy. It’s quick to mix up, but longer to stand and cook.
The Don’t Panic–Quick, Easy, and Delicious Meals cookbook is easy to understand. Includes many helpful tips and doesn’t use crazy ingredients. There’s also info about making extra to freeze and use later. I think it would be great to give as a gift to a new cook, or a busy mother.