Miriam B Loo's Menu Planner Cookbook Author:Miriam B. Loo (Inside front) — Dear Friend, — A delicious meal is one way of showing family and friends that they are special, and it is with this thought in mind that I have written the Menu Planner Cookbook for you. — I hope you will enjoy creating these meals for your family and guests as much as I have for mine. All of the menus have been planned to provide... more » both good nutritional value and to present foods that compliment each other in taste, texture and appearance. I have also been very careful to plan menus with foods that are easily obtainable in supermarkets. You'll find most of your own party in a relaxed and casual manner, and still serve a fine dinner.
When putting on a dinner party use your imagination for table decorations. Color sets a real festive mood, and that is one more way I use to say "it's been a pleasure to prepare this for you...happy dining!"
Most of these menus can easily be adapted for daily fare, too. Your family will surely appreciate the extra effort on your part, and a surprise gourmet meal is always a fun way to treat the most special people of all.
The potpourri chapter is a smattering of recipes that I think are particularly good, and although they are not used in the menus, I wanted to pass them along to you.