Book Reviews of Saving Dinner: The Menus, Recipes, and Shopping Lists to Bring Your Family Back to the Table

Saving Dinner: The Menus, Recipes, and Shopping Lists to Bring Your Family Back to the Table
Saving Dinner The Menus Recipes and Shopping Lists to Bring Your Family Back to the Table
Author: Leanne Ely
ISBN-13: 9780345464866
ISBN-10: 0345464869
Publication Date: 9/30/2003
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 43 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Saving Dinner: The Menus, Recipes, and Shopping Lists to Bring Your Family Back to the Table on + 33 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
I was all set to buy this book, then I thought I should check the library first. I'm so glad I did as the recipes in this book are extremely boring, have little flavor, and over half of them wouldn't interest my family anyway. I just decided to do my own menu planning using AllRecipes.com.

Even though I'm an experienced cook, I couldn't find ways to adapt these recipes to make them taste like anything.
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Helpful Score: 2
I perused Saving Dinner by Leanne Ely recently. Cant really recommend it I tried three recipes and . . . while they werent bad recipes, they did not impress my family and I wont be making them again. I don't consider my family to be picky or hard to cook for.

But, I did like some of her time-saving tips and healthy alternatives. The cookbook is nicely arranged by season for those who live in colder climates and want soup in the winter and cold dishes in the summer.
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Helpful Score: 1
Love this book and all the recipies but its for a family of 6 and we're a family of 2. Recipies are easy and don't require exotic ingredients
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Helpful Score: 1
More than just a cookbook. Divided by season, each menu includes maindish recipes, side dish suggestions and an itemized grocery list. Lots of helpful hints and short cuts too.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good book...my family didn't care for many of the recipes.
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Helpful Score: 1
"""I""" enjoyed this book and the recipes..however the tastes were too gourmet(?)according to my picky kids and husband!
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Helpful Score: 1
Saving Dinner gives wonderful ideas and recipes. Leanne Ely gives recipes for a whole year. They are divided by week, and each week has the grocery list with it, along weith the recipes. At the end of each day is what to do to prepare for the next day's dinner. It is a wonderful way, and if your family likes the variety of meals, it's great!
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Helpful Score: 1
The book is nice and it seems like a good idea to have the shopping lists there and everything, but we weren't able to use this book at all. The recipes are all very weird and complicated dishes - not very kid friendly or easy to cook. My kids wouldn't eat hardly anything in here and neither would my husband.
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Very good book, wonderful ideas. However, my family doens't like fish of any kind, so I've had to make so many changes to the recipies (1 per week is fish) that I don't need to keep it. FlyLady recommended.
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not for me
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Great planner for eating in season and saving money. Gives out a menu and recipes and shopping guide for the week.