Hello everybody. It's Shellie and it's time for my Sunday blog. I heard through the grapevine that I actually have people reading
this. This is so exciting for me! I thought I was just whistling in the dark every Sunday. But let's get down to business, shall we?
In our house, usually around 5:30pm but sometimes as late as 6:00pm, there is a conversation that regularly occurs between me and my husband. It goes thusly:
Me (with a heavy sigh): What sounds good for dinner?
Husband (with an equally heavy sigh): I don't know, what sounds good to you?
Me: Well, what do we have
Husband: I don't know. Check the pantry.
At this point, our children start circling us like hungry wolves howling their chorus of: "Mom, I'm hungry! What can we eat? How long until dinner?"
Enter the book that I am absolutely fascinated with this week: SOS! The Six O'Clock Scramble to the Rescue: Earth-Friendly, Kid-Pleasing Dinners for Busy Families By Aviva Goldfarb
There is a lot to love about this book. First of all, the recipes are both reasonably quick to make and healthy.
I love that the recipes are separated by season! This makes them both economical (it's cheaper to buy in-season) and earth friendly (you are more likely to find your fruit and veggies at a local farmer's market).
Lastly, this book has a wide assortment for vegetarians (like yours truly) and non-vegetarians alike. I love the fact that the recipes are delicious and have a touches of global cuisine, for example: Greek Pasta Salad, Tandoori Chicken and Huevos Rancheros. But they are still simple enough for the beginnner.
I think this would make a wonderful present for the harried mom (or dad) you know and love. Who knows? They may be so grateful, they may even cook for you! Have a great week!