Cooking to Beat The Clock
Today, the idea of mom having all afternoon to prepare dinner for dad’s arrival at 5:30 p.m. is as dated as a Norman Rockwell painting. Mom is most likely working outside the home these days, and she and dad return home closer to 7:30 than 5:30. Time constraints are intensified in one-parent families.
Not surprisingly, most folks think there isn’t time to cook a decent dinner at home. Some years ago, a study commissioned by Land O’ Lakes found that fewer than 10 percent of those polled thought it was possible to make a successful meal in 30 minutes or less. Alternatives to home cooking aren’t much better. Take-out food has its limitations. And dining out can be expensive.
Most of us want (and deserve!) a good tasting meal at the end of the day and one that’s reasonably healthful too. That’s what you’ll get with Cooking to Beat the Clock, and for those watching their waistlines, Low-Fat Cooking to Beat the Clock.
Though both books are out of print, much of the information from them is included on this website. Here you’ll learn the concepts behind how to cook delicious meals in less than 30 minutes. You’ll also get tips, advice on what to keep in your pantry and what equipment to have, and of course, recipes, such as Pan-Roasted Cod with Spring Vegetable Mélange, Asian Steak Salad, and Pork Stew with Golden Mashed Potatoes.
You can put these dishes and many more on the table in less time than it takes to get a pizza delivered. So read on and start cooking!