Complete the following statement:
Cooking dinner every night…
A. Is really important and allows me to express my love for my family and communicate our food values.
B. Can sometimes feel like chore at the end of a very long day.
C. Makes me want to run screaming out the back door, jump into my minivan, and drive far, far away. Or at least to the nearest restaurant.
D. All of the above
If you answered D, Dinnertime Survival Guide is for you.
When I was writing this book, I wanted to be, first and foremost, honest about one thing: Getting dinner on the table every night is hard. Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying. Or has a stash of take-out containers hidden at the bottom of her trashcan.
Although this book can’t solve all your problems (that’s called a live-in chef), the goal is to make dinner a whole lot easier to pull off by tackling the 10 biggest obstacles standing between you and a home-cooked meal, like…
- Maddeningly finicky eaters: That’s chapter 5, “I’m Not A Short-Order Cook!”
- Crazy schedules that have everyone going in different directions: That’s chapter 7, “Nobody’s Around To Eat It Anyway”
- A mean case of dinnertime apathy: That’s the final chapter, “Frankly, I Just Don’t Feel Like It”
It includes 150 recipes (from my own kitchen, some favorite bloggers, and the pros at Cooking Light) tailored to each particular challenge like Peanutty Stir-Fry, T-Riffic Tilapia Tacos, Cheesy Mini Meat Loaves, and Chocolate Awesomeness Brownies. Throughout the pages, you’ll also find “Crazy Tricks That Actually Work”, cooking shortcuts and tips, and seriously smart nuggets of hard-won dinner wisdom from Real Mom Nutrition readers.
If cooking matters to you, this book can help you make it happen more often—without losing your marbles. (And if every now and then, you cry “Uncle!” and serve everyone heaping bowls of cereal for dinner, well, you know me. I won’t judge.)
Dinnertime Survival Guide goes on sale next Tuesday April 22nd, but you can pre-order your copy on Amazon here.