We’ve all felt a little desperate at dinnertime
And Beverly Mills and Alicia Ross are there to offer support. They’ve written Desperation Dinners: Home-cooked meals for frantic families in 20 minutes flat.
I picked up a copy of this book at a used book store a year or two ago. And it sat in my cabinet. And sat. I’d flip through it and put it back down. I recently decided that I either needed to use it or pitch it. And, wow–glad I decided to keep it.
I’ve tried several things from it. I tried a rice dinner, a frozen ravioli dinner, a chicken and pasta dinner, and shepherd’s pie. The recipes are easy, fairly inexpensive, and don’t dirty up too many dishes. I also noticed they use some overlapping ingredients, which is pretty cool.
Don’t get me wrong–these recipes aren’t fancy or going to be served at your next dinner party. But, they’ve made dinner much more interesting than tacos and chicken legs. I highly recommend it for busy families with limited time for cooking dinner.
Here’s the shepherd’s pie dinner: