Sunday, February 7, 2010

Cookbook Review: Woman's Day Thursday Night is Hearty Meat

✰✰✰✰ This recent release from The Editors of Woman's Day features recipes that are super easy and quick to prepare. It's the perfect resource for meat lovers on the go. You won't find a single fish or vegetarian dish in this slim cookbook.

The Editors have chosen recipes featuring ingredients that are readily found at your local grocer. Most of the recipes can be prepared in about 30 minutes by following just a few simple steps. Each recipe features full color photo of the finished dish and basic nutrition information. There are also options for variations on a recipe and tips for what to serve with a dish where appropriate.

This cookbook is divided into just 3 chapters: Beef, Chicken & Turkey, and Lamb, Pork & Veal. Tempting recipes include: Shepherd's Pie, Hungarian Beef Stew, Roasted Chicken & Root Vegetables, Curried Lamb, Pork & Cider, Stew, and Osso Buco. As a bonus, several hearty slow cooker recipes are featured as well.

The Bottom Line: This slim cookbook is easy to use and follow. There's a variety of recipes to temp even the most finicky eater. While this cookbook lacks an index, most cooks will be able to find what they are looking for any way due to its simple organization. Whole heartedly recommended for cooks with busy schedules who are looking for simple, tasty recipes packed with protein.

The Details: Woman's Day Thursday Night is Hearty Meat: The Eat-Well Cookbook of Meals in a Hurry by the Editors of Woman's Day. Published by Filipacchi in 2009. Edition: Original, Paperback, 96 pages. ISBN: 978-1-933231-62-4

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