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PART COOKBOOK, PART SURVIVAL GUIDE, PART "WHOLE NEW WAY OF COOKING FOR YOUR FAMILY," HERE IS THE ANSWER TO EVERY BUSY COOK'S PRAYERS.
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
Pork au Poivre
Chicken Chili Quesadillas
Buttered Rum-Glazed Ham
Confetti Stuffed Peppers
And When You're Really Desperate
Southwestern Chicken on the Spot
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 Life||p. ix|
|The Desperation Dinners Promise||p. xiv|
|Your Desperation Pantry||p. xviii|
|A word about: Desperation Symbols||p. xviii|
|The Vim and Zing of Vinegar||p. 14|
|A word about: Cold Soups||p. 21|
|A word about: Onions||p. 31|
|A word about: Calories||p. 35|
|A word about: Garlic||p. 46|
|Skillet Meals||p. 48|
|A word about: Spice Levels||p. 51|
|The Right Skillet||p. 55|
|A word about: Quick Rice||p. 59|
|A word about: Cast-Iron Skillets||p. 64|
|A word about: Cup Measures||p. 69|
|A word about: Frozen Meat||p. 77|
|A word about: Our Mu-Shu||p. 87|
|Salad Enterees||p. 100|
|Salad in a Bag||p. 109|
|The Refrigerator Pantry||p. 119|
|A word about: Hard-Boiled Eggs||p. 125|
|Measuring Pasta||p. 131|
|How to Boil Water||p. 135|
|Don't Just Stand There--Cook!||p. 139|
|The Pasta Bowl||p. 147|
|A word about: IQF Chicken Breasts||p. 151|
|A word about: Milk Fat||p. 153|
|Oil and Vinegar||p. 157|
|A word about: Dairy Products||p. 171|
|A word about: Stuffed Pasta||p. 175|
|A word about: No-Cook Sauces||p. 179|
|Food on Bread||p. 188|
|A word about: Bread||p. 191|
|Getting Some Help from the Butcher||p. 195|
|Breakfast for Dinner||p. 212|
|A word about: Leftover Rice||p. 223|
|Easy Entrees||p. 232|
|A word about: High Heat||p. 235|
|A word about: Separating Eggs||p. 237|
|A word about: Microwave Defrosting||p. 243|
|Freeze Your Cheese||p. 245|
|Burgers with Gravy||p. 247|
|A word about: Quick Side Dishes||p. 258|
|A word about: Buying Fresh Fish||p. 276|
|A word about: Lemon Juice||p. 285|
|A word about: Bottled Chopped Ginger||p. 287|
|A word about: Grilling||p. 294|
|Quick Sides||p. 306|
|A word about: Tossed Salad||p. 308|
|A word about: Fruit Salad||p. 315|
|A word about: Quick Breads||p. 329|
|The Desperation Ice Cream Social||p. 355|
|The Essential Shopping List||p. 358|
|Organizing Your Pantry||p. 361|
|Shelf Life||p. 364|
|The Desperate Week||p. 366|
|Conversion Table||p. 368|
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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