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Desperation Dinners - Beverly Mills

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What's a Desperation Dinner?

How to feed your family well when your spouse is late, the kids are losing it, and the dog is scratching at the door. Features over 250 tempting, nutritious recipes that take brilliant advantage of convenience foods-from individual quick-frozen chicken breasts to chopped ginger in a jar-plus innovative techniques to cut time and "push" flavor.

Desperation Dinners Promise

1. These recipes are not hard.

2. These recipes do not require expensive equipment.

3. These recipes do not lie-every one can be made in 20 minutes, start to finish.

4. Expect to be working, but only for those 20 minutes.

5. These recipes taste good.

A Slightly Desperate Cook's Answer to "What's for Dinner?"

Skillet Shepherd's Pie

Topsail Spaghetti

Pork au Poivre

Chicken Chili Quesadillas

Garlic-Roasted Salmon

Buttered Rum-Glazed Ham

Fish Florentine

Confetti Stuffed Peppers

And When You're Really Desperate

Southwestern Chicken on the Spot

Minute Minestrone

Tuna and Fusilli Alfresco

Miracle Baked Pork Chops

Practically Perfect Peach Crisp

"The dinner dilemma is solved! The Desperation ladies deserve to be stove-side in every busy home." -Nathalie Dupree, author of Nathalie Dupree Cooks Quick Meals for Busy Days

Introduction: Leading the Desperate Lifep. ix
The Desperation Dinners Promisep. xiv
Your Desperation Pantryp. xviii
A word about: Desperation Symbolsp. xviii
Soupsp. 2
The Vim and Zing of Vinegarp. 14
A word about: Cold Soupsp. 21
Stewsp. 26
A word about: Onionsp. 31
A word about: Caloriesp. 35
A word about: Garlicp. 46
Skillet Mealsp. 48
A word about: Spice Levelsp. 51
The Right Skilletp. 55
A word about: Quick Ricep. 59
A word about: Cast-Iron Skilletsp. 64
A word about: Cup Measuresp. 69
A word about: Frozen Meatp. 77
A word about: Our Mu-Shup. 87
Salad Entereesp. 100
Salad in a Bagp. 109
The Refrigerator Pantryp. 119
A word about: Hard-Boiled Eggsp. 125
Pastap. 128
Measuring Pastap. 131
How to Boil Waterp. 135
Don't Just Stand There--Cook!p. 139
The Pasta Bowlp. 147
A word about: IQF Chicken Breastsp. 151
A word about: Milk Fatp. 153
Oil and Vinegarp. 157
A word about: Dairy Productsp. 171
A word about: Stuffed Pastap. 175
A word about: No-Cook Saucesp. 179
Food on Breadp. 188
A word about: Breadp. 191
Getting Some Help from the Butcherp. 195
Breakfast for Dinnerp. 212
A word about: Leftover Ricep. 223
Easy Entreesp. 232
A word about: High Heatp. 235
A word about: Separating Eggsp. 237
Roll-Upsp. 239
A word about: Microwave Defrostingp. 243
Freeze Your Cheesep. 245
Burgers with Gravyp. 247
A word about: Quick Side Dishesp. 258
A word about: Buying Fresh Fishp. 276
A word about: Lemon Juicep. 285
A word about: Bottled Chopped Gingerp. 287
A word about: Grillingp. 294
Quick Sidesp. 306
A word about: Tossed Saladp. 308
A word about: Fruit Saladp. 315
A word about: Quick Breadsp. 329
Dessertsp. 342
The Desperation Ice Cream Socialp. 355
The Essential Shopping Listp. 358
Organizing Your Pantryp. 361
Shelf Lifep. 364
The Desperate Weekp. 366
Conversion Tablep. 368
Indexp. 369
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ISBN: 9780761104810
ISBN-10: 076110481X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 10th January 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 18.7  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.8