We were very excited when asked to review the latest book from Erin Chase, aka The $5 Dinner Mom!
The $5 Dinner Mom One-Dish Dinners Cookbook is right up our alley: cheap ingredients, easy preparation and very few dirty dishes! It's like she can read minds!
The book provides a great introduction on how to use it to your benefit. This is followed by a wonderful section covering the basics of money saving cooking such as grocery strategies, meal planning and batch cooking. Erin is very honest and deliberate in her delivery of the information here. By the time you hit page 20, you're already well on your way to being a more savvy shopper and home chef! She then discusses the core ingredients of most one-dish dinners and goes over the cookware you will need for each type of one-dish dinner.
After some tasty looking full-color pictures, we're on to the recipes. Just a couple of pages in and my stomach is rumbling thinking of the delicious dishes here such as Skillet Black Bean Lasagna and Pizza Penne Bake. I'm a sucker for pasta, so this is a great start! The book is set up very nicely so it is easy to find what you're looking for. Pizza and pasta are together, types of meat are organized, as are soups and vegetarian dishes. A few post-it sticky flags, and this book turns into a quick-reference bible!
This book is chock full of recipes from all sorts of one-dish dinners! If you think one-dish dinners means casseroles only, you're wrong! The $5 Dinner Mom One-Dish Dinners Cookbook has recipes for dutch ovens, casseroles, crock pots, skillets and even the grill! There truly is something for everyone here. I especially like that I don't have to search long and hard for a recipe that sounds good, or looks healthy. From cover to cover, the recipes look tasty, are budget friendly, are good for you and are easy to make!
Oh by the way, there is also a dessert section! :D
Kudos to Erin Chase for another great book! This one gets a resounding two thumbs up from us!
To get your copy of this great book today, grab it on Amazon ---> The $5 Dinner Mom One-Dish Dinners Cookbook or find it in major book retailers across the country!