Take a peek inside
(Please note, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these sample pages.)

You will find that thirteen weeks of complete meal plans, grocery lists, and all necessary recipes are conveniently listed - reducing your planning time to nothing!

Each week starts with its own menu plan and accompanying grocery list.
View a sample menu plan and grocery list (40 KB).

The next few pages outline each of the meals in detail, including recipes, variations, and a meal prep schedule so that you can have a complete meal on the table at 6 pm - five nights each week!  Also, each week includes recipes for a special snack and a delicious dessert.
View a sample meal, with recipes and a meal prep schedule (44 KB).


A number of helpful appendices are included at the end, giving advice about leftovers, substitutions, homemade breads, fresh garden produce and eating together as a family.
View the Table of Contents to see a listing of all meals and appendices (32 KB).

This cookbook is especially helpful for new cooks or stay-at-home moms, but could be used by anyone who doesn't have time to plan for meals.  Get a copy for yourself, or consider giving some away as wedding shower gifts. 


 
Putting together a delicious meal for your family shouldn't be a source of stress.  The pages in this cookbook guide you to buying the right foods once a week, and then preparing the recipes step-by-step for each meal -- you won't cringe when the kids ask, "What's for supper, mom?"  Best of all, these have been kid-tested at my table, and are the usual mid-western favorites that so many of us grew up enjoying, like the roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, and cooked carrots, pictured here.