Fix, Freeze, Feast:
The Delicious, Money-Saving Way to Feed Your Family
by Kati Neville and Lindsay Tkacsik
Buy groceries in bulk, prepare family-friendly dishes, package in meal-sized freezer bags, then stock the freezer with ready-to-defrost-and-serve tasty homemade meals. This is the winning system of Fix, Freeze, Feast, a cookbook that has already attracted an enthusiastic following among busy families.
Millions of shoppers save money by buying groceries in bulk - trays of boneless chicken breasts, pairs of flank steaks, flats of ripe tomatoes. But savings can quickly turn to losses if those bulk quantities spoil in the refrigerator or lie forgotten - unlabeled and unrecognizable under lays of ice crystals - in the back of the freezer.
In the new paperback edition of Fix, Freeze, Feast, authors Kati Neville and Lindsay Tkacsik offer a complete system for taking full advantage of bulk purchasing and advance preparation to ensure no food is ever wasted. They show how easy it is to get organized, prepare ahead, and be ready to put healthful, satisfying meals on the dinner table (or breakfast table, or even brunch table!) at a moment's notice. Theirs is a cookbook price-conscious shoppers will love and warehouse club members shouldn't be without.
Cooks will find 125 delicious, healthful recipes to choose from Each one includes directions for dividing, preparing, and storing raw ingredients; a second set of simple direction is included for thawing, cooking, and enjoying the food. Designed for the way people cook today, Fix, Freeze, Feast meals are lighter and fresher than traditional bulk-cooking recipes, with a focus on simple stews and stir-fries, quick grilled or broiled main courses, and popular ethnic meals such as Beef Fajitas and Cashew Chicken Stir-Fry. Fix, Freeze, Feast, also includes ready-to-bake cookie doughs, soups, side dishes, smoothies, and snacks. With these innovative techniques and recipes, dinner is always in the freezer!
I have several of these freezer cookbooks and this is the first one that hasn't been mainly casseroles! There are over 100 recipes and I would say 75%+ looked good to try to both my husband and I (we're pretty picky). Definitely recommend! Lots of helpful info as well
This is my favorite cookbook! As a mother of a busy two year old, a teacher and wife, I am exhausted by the end of the day. The last thing I want to do is cook, so I bought this book after a co-worker recommended it. The recipes are not carbohydrate laden casseroles and I use organic versions of all of the ingredients, so I do not buy from warehouse store. I have managed to cut my grocery bills by $100 per month, mostly because I no longer buy convenience foods. I feel better that my family is eating home cooked food every night and they love it. It can be difficult if you have a busy weekend, and you repeat a lot of meals in the beginning; but I would still highly recommend this book. It is fun to do with friends who want to split the cost and swap the meals. Definitely worth the purchase.
Amy Merrill "Amy M" (Amazon.com)