Saving Dinner for the Holidays by Leanne Ely
Book Description: "Don’t Just Celebrate–Relax! We all know that holidays are meant to be fun. But for the cook planning the feast, the holidays can inspire dread. Feeding the family on a daily basis is hard enough. Making the meal both special and delicious can raise the bar out of sight. In Saving Dinner for the Holidays bona fide Dinner Diva Leanne Ely will show you that festive meals can be as easy and relaxing as they are tasty. She plans the menus, provides comprehensive, itemized shopping lists that are organized by supermarket section, includes heirloom recipes, and even includes the all-important timeline so that your party goes off without a hitch. She also gives you a big helping hand in the kitchen and offers tips on how to make your table sparkle with warmth and beauty. There’s a Valentine’s Day Chocolate Feast not to be missed, a Mother’s Day dinner that can actually be prepared by Dad and the kids, a Fourth of July picnic that lights up the palate, and many other red-letter feasts. There are even recipes that help turn leftovers into delectable dishes." This book will serve as a great guide for years to come. Buy it for a harried parent or a spouse who wants to help out during the hectic holiday times.
Aside from my grandmother's legendary pudding recipe (which has yet to be located), few things have been a constant in the various Christmas dinners I have shared with family and friends. But, then, I am not French. Neither is J... Aside from my grandmother's legendary pudding recipe (which has yet to be located), few things have been a constant in the various Christmas dinners I have shared with family and friends. But, then, I am not French. Neither is John Baxter, but that is what makes him the ideal writer for this task: to explain what it is like to cater to a French family every year at Christmas. What might be a nightmare for some, Baxter undertakes with good humor and great talent. We are the lucky ones to read the resulting vast storehouse of cooking wit and wisdom.