Now that I (mostly) stay home with my 2- and 5-year old, I actually cook at least five times a week. (I couldn't say that before I had kids or when I was working full time!). And in those five days are joyous events like soccer practice at 4:30-5:30, which is prime time for dinner cooking. So, I pretty much freak out every time Rach comes out with a new cookbook, but this one might require me to get some medication (I kid!).
Just a fair warning - these aren't 30 minute meals. However, they are major time savers, since prep work is done in the beginning of the week, then assembly occurs each night. Sometimes, it's just pulling a dish out and reheating it, but the ones I have seen on Week in a Day on the Cooking Channel often required at least some work on the "night of." Check out some of the recipes on The Cooking Channel to get a better idea of how the system works.
Here are some details from the Amazon listing:
Rachael Ray’s Week in a Day, the companion book to her hit cooking show of the same name, offers more than two hundred recipes that will help you prepare five nights’ worth of meals in a single day. The woman who taught America how to make a meal in 30 minutes is sharing more of her practical and easy tips that will have you eating well for days to come!
Each week features its own theme, including From a Taco to Morocco, A Chicken in Every Pot, and Stew on This, allowing your taste buds to travel around the world with dishes such as Chicken and Chorizo Spanish Enchiladas, Argentine Chili with Chimichurri, and Zinfully Delicious Short Ribs.
In addition, Rachael shows you how to fit all the groceries you need for three fabulous meals into a single bag with her special section, 1 Grocery Bag, 3 Meals. And you can enjoy bonus content and extra recipes for side dishes by scanning the QR codes displayed throughout. When the weekend rolls around, this book has everything you need to get ready for your Week in a Day. Come Monday night, you’ll be glad you did!That "1 Grocery Bag, 3 Meals" feature is one of my favorites from Rach's magazine, so I'm pretty excited about that, too. It's perfect for a week when my grocery budget could use a little help. Are you as excited about this new cookbook as I am?