The theory behind this book is excellent, but I found that the menus weren't ones that really fit my families likes and dislikes. I found that the way this book was set up made it difficult to substitute in different things that we would prefer. However, I gave the book as many stars as I did because there is a section in the back that gives tons of useful information on creating your own once-a-month cooking plan. That section alone made me SO glad I got a chance to look at this book! I haven't had much chance to play with my own menu selections, but I imagine in the future, we'll be having lots of freezer fun because of it.
"What's for dinner?" It's six o'clock, the kids are clamoring for something to eat, and you're tired of slapping the same old thing together, sending out for pizza or grabbing burgers at the local fast-food place.
Once-a-month Cooking has just the help you need. Here's an easy plan you can use to prepare two weeks or a whole month of delicious, main-meal dishes at the same time. By using this method, you'll save time in the kitchen, spend less on food and always have nutritious, ready-to-cook-and-serve meals on hand.
Great book! Gives you everything you need to do once a month cooking.
A great little book for cooking ahead and saving time in the kitchen.
I checked this book out of the library and found it to be very helpful to plan a few weeks worth of meals in one or two days. The shopping lists were very complete and the menus were all different.
Not useful for vegetarians.
I love this! I usually spread the cooking over a few days, but it is nice to have something ready ahead of time. Lots of great recipes that even my kids will eat!
Spend one day a month cooking and have main courses and sides to grab from the freezer all through the month.
Especially good for large, busy families.
Once a month cooking is GREAT!! This book will help get your feet wet! I do once month cooking with friends every 6 or so weeks!! It is wonderful!!
Wow - full of great time-saving ideas, menu plans, easy recipes, step-by-step instructions, and the all-important money-saving hints! A wonderful resource if you want to spend less time in the kitchen and more time out doing whatever you really love!
If you want to get organized and save $$ while providing your family with home cooked meals, this just might be the book for you. Ideas for menu planning, cooking in bulk and some tasty recipes. I used this when my kids were growing up.
Pretty good book, just didn't fit in with my family's style of eating ... OAMC is a fantastic idea though.
A great way to organize your cooking so you can save time and money. It really works!
great recipes, easy to implement.
Excellent book for busy families...and you can use the methods described here with your own recipes!