Are your taste buds as demanding as your schedule? With busy work and social calendars and family obligations, few people have time to prepare elaborate meals during the week. But that doesn't mean you and your family are doomed to a diet of frozen dinners; with a little planning, anyone can prepare delicious meals even on hectic weeknights. In The Weekend Chef: 192 Smart Recipes for Relaxed Cooking Ahead, Barbara Witt shows you how to cook for pleasure on the weekend and eat with pleasure during the week. Want a chicken potpie on Tuesday? No problem. Make the pie crusts and prep the filling on Sunday, and the dish is almost ready to go. Not sure what to do with the leftover fruit in the fruit bowl on Saturday? Turn those apples and pears into a chutney to serve with a pork dish on Thursday or with lamb chops on Friday. Clean, chop, and bag vegetables on Sunday to add to frozen beef broth for a quick and delicious soup, or make an Italian beef stew and use the leftovers to make a hearty pasta sauce. With a little advance work, the possibilities are endless. The Weekend Chef: 192 Smart Recipes for Relaxed Cooking Ahead includes detailed, step-by-step, mouthwatering recipes for sophisticated dishes like Garlicky Roasted Tomato Soup, Polenta with Gorgonzola and Caramelized Onions, Saffron Rice Pilaf, Five-Spice Baby Carrots, Short Ribs Braised with Three-Color Peppers, Trinidad Curried Pork, Mexican Meat Loaf, Leek and Fennel Pasta Sauce, and Bolognese Meat Sauce. Simple yet sumptuous dessert recipes include 30-Minute Lime Cheesecake and Apple and Currant Sour Cream Pie. Recipes for condiments that can transform a meal -- such as Asian Pear with Mango Chutney, Tomatillo and Green Chili Salsa, and Red Onion Confit -- round out this user-friendly volume. Witt even provides details on how to stock your pantry. After all, what's the point of having pasta sauce in the freezer if you don't have any pasta in the cupboard? The Weekend Chef: 192 Smart Recipes for Relaxed Cooking Ahead is for those who love good food and love to cook but just don't have the time during the week. Witt invites you to relax in the kitchen on the weekends and shows you that with a little planning, weekday meals can be just as wonderful as weekend meals.
The Weekend Chef is a blueprint to simplify your life. This book intends to broaden your cooking repertoire, while at the same time, minimise the time spent in the kitchen during the week. This is accomplished simply by using pieces of your weekend creations to whip up lively weekday dishes. Planning ahead is an acquired skill, but one that can easily learned. It is also the key to cooking with ease. There is no reason why the weekday cooking experience should be chaotic or unpleasant. Rather, it should be just as rewarding as a labour-intensive weekday meal.
'A powerful argument, and practical advice, on the importance of reclaiming your leisure time to live a happier and more fulfilling life' - Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author of Better Than Before and The Happiness Project Encroaching work demands - coupled with domestic chores, overbooked schedules, and the incessant pinging of our devices - have taken a toll on what used to be our free time: the weekend. With no space to tune out and recharge, every aspect of our lives is suffering: our health is deteriorating, our social networks (the face-to-face kind) are dissolving and our productivity is down. The notion of working less and living more has given way to the belief that you must be 'on' 24/7. Tired of suffering from Sunday-night let down, award-winning journalist Katrina Onstad pushes back against this all-work-no-fun ethos. Onstad follows the trail of people, companies and countries vigilantly protecting their time off for joy, adventure and meaning, and digs into the history, positive psychology and cultural anthropology of the great missing weekend. The Weekend Effect reveals that taking back those precious forty-eight hours is the key to increasing joy, creativity, productivity and success. It will be your persuasive, practical and much-needed guide to reclaiming your time off and, ultimately, saving yourself.
In a revised and updated travel classic, travel writer Eleanor Berman once again offers 52 exciting and memorable New England mini-vacations, ranging from two to four days, arranged by season. From skiing to antiquing to beach-bumming to fall-foliage watching, there is something for all interests and ages. Maps.
A humorous, behind-the-scenes look at restaurant life and marriage from the perspective of the wife of a noted chef describes the everyday challenges of her world, from taking over dishwashing duty and bailing waiters out of jail to untangling immigration laws, handling unreasonable customers, and dealing with lazy suppliers. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
The author describes his lifetime love affair with food and the culinary arts, from his first job at his grandfather's diner to his successful sojourn at Alain Ducasse New York and the forthcoming opening of his own restaurant.
Suggests a variety of both indoor and outdoor activities which relate to nature, the environment, ecology, music, sky watching, backyard fun, the neighborhood, and the wider world.