The "bride who knew nothing" is back! Five years after her wedding, Jamie Geller is juggling a career and running a busy household - and she still has no time to cook!
As her family and career rapidly grew, Jamie set out to learn how to cook with children around, how to cook meals that kids would eat (while not boring adult family and guests) and how to do it all without losing her cool.
Along the way, she did some thinking about food, children, and why we have both - and she's ready to share. Jamie will help you achieve a "Total Mommy Kitchen" (even if you happen to be a Daddy) by filling your Tool Box with the necessary items and creating a Comfort Zone that will make your kitchen the magnet room in your house. Jamie's homemaking ideas and hilarious anecdotes will enhance your home and lighten your heart.
This innovative cookbook features over 215 new quick recipes, new fast takes on traditional holiday dishes, and expert interviews about wine and cheese. Best of all, the recipes in this book tell you how much total time to allow for "PCS" - that's to Prep, Cook & Serve - the full meal. You'll find out how much you can do in just 20, 40, or 60 minutes, and there's a special holiday chapter too! What's more, all the recipes are combined into full, balanced menus, so you'll know that you're serving your family and guests meals that are nourishing, as well as scrumptious and enticing.
Jamie's fabulously creative food pairings and exotic interpretations of traditional fare make this cookbook a must-have for your busy kitchen! After I grew up and out a bit, I wrote this book as the mother of four young children. With a busy home life and a demanding career, “what’s for dinner?” became a dreaded question. Who had time to plan and cook balanced meals for Hubby and the kiddies with all that going on? So Quick & Kosher Meals in Minutes was born out of necessity, again something I really needed that I could share with others. I took all the guesswork out of pairing mains with sides, and created complete meals organized in chapters according to TOTAL time, 20, 40 and 60 minute meals. I call it PCS Time, Prep + Cook + Serve, so from chopping to plating that meal will be on your table in a matter of minutes. And the magic of it – especially to grown-ups bored with chicken nuggets – is that these meals are practical meals, family meals, real meals enjoyed by my crew and are as enticing to adults as they are to kids. Anyone juggling an erratic schedule like mine will love the idea that you can count down how much time is left before your brood will be swarming to the table and then just turn to the best chapter for that day. The result... happy, relaxed mommies. And daddies. And kids. And everybody asking for seconds.