Monday, August 1, 2011

Dinner For Busy Mom's: A Book Review

About The Book:

Through her own experience and with her keen journalistic sense, Jeanne Muchnick has presented a case for what Woman's Day magazine has just hailed as the "just good enough" dinner that is both accessible and actually doable. 

Study after study proves time spent gathered at the kitchen table is a significant way to strengthen family bonds. Yet, in our time crunched world, how do we fit the “goal” of what we know we should do into our crazy, busy reality? This is not a cookbook but a strategy guide filled with expert advice from moms just like you. And yes, take-out counts.

Learn how to:

  • Turn off the TV and get back to the table (without a revolt)
  • “Shop” your pantry
  • Buy smarter – and save money
  • Nourish kids of all ages
  • “Feed” your soul (aka eat in peace)
  • Foolproof recipes to get you started
  • Hundreds of ways to answer the question “What’s for Dinner?”

Take a look inside Dinner For Busy Mom's here.

About The Author:

Muchnick has been a contributing writer to local and national publications for more than 20 years. A graduate of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School, she started her career as an editorial assistant at Seventeen Magazine and from there went on to Good Housekeeping, Woman’s World, BaBY Magazine, and Woman’s Day Special Interest Publications, with additional stints in the housewares and travel trade press. Her work has appeared in countless newspapers and magazines includingWoman’s Day, Ladies’ Home Journal, Parents, Parenting, Pregnancy, Woman’s Health & Fitness, Bride’s, Modern Bride, Endless Vacation, The Daily News, The New York Times, The Journal News, InTown Westchester,,,, and Westchester Magazine.

She lives in Larchmont, NY with the “chaos” that is her life: husband Mark, two teenaged girls, a dog who sheds, a very large mortgage, and a coffee machine set to brew by 6:30 a.m.  (She promises if you buy her book—or help promote it—she’ll brew YOU coffee. Or at the very least, bring dinner.) 

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My Review:

Do you need more ideas for feeding your family? And do you want those ideas to be easy, quick and delicious tasting? Then I highly recommend Dinner For Busy Mom's by Jeanne Muchnick.

 You will be encouraged and inspired by Muchnick as you read through thousands of ideas for meal planning, shopping, and the actual preparing of the meals. Also included are some great recipes. You will be encouraged to think outside the box in order to enjoy family meals together as a family (quite a concept in this day of "fast food"), to find the sanity that we moms face in our daily rat race called motherhood, and that is really is okay to have breakfast for supper (that is a staple in our home most Friday nights!). You will learn about the importance of reading labels, stocking your pantry, getting the kids involved in meal prep and clean up, and so much more! Packed with fantastic ideas and loads of encouragement for all frazzled moms out there.

I really enjoyed this book and have already recommended it to a number of mom friends in my local circle.

I give this book a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Dinner For Busy Mom's on Amazon.

***I received a complimentary electronic copy of this book, courtesy of Plain White Press and Net Galley, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for your very nice review. Happy Eating! All best, Jeanne (Muchnick)