“There are two kinds of people in this world: the ones who don’t cook out of and have NEVER cooked out of THE I HATE TO COOK BOOK, and the other kind…The I HATE TO COOK people consist mainly of those who find other things more interesting and less fattening, and so they do it as seldom as possible. Today there is an Annual Culinary Olympics, with hundreds of cooks from many countries ardently competing. But we who hate to cook have had our own Olympics for years, seeing who can get out of the kitchen the fastest and stay out the longest.” – Peg Bracken
Philosopher’s Chowder. Skinny Meatloaf. Fat Man’s Shrimp. Immediate Fudge Cake. These are just a few of the beloved recipes from Peg Bracken’s classic I HATE TO COOK BOOK. Written in a time when women were expected to have full, delicious meals on the table for their families every night, Peg Bracken offered women who didn’t revel in this obligation an alternative: quick, simple meals that took minimal effort but would still satisfy.
50 years later, times have certainly changed – but the appeal of THE I HATE TO COOK BOOK hasn’t.
This book is for everyone, men and women alike, who wants to get from cooking hour to cocktail hour in as little time as possible.
The I hate to Cook Book is celebrating its 50th anniversary and I get to share presents with my wonderful readers. I recently received The I Hate to Cook Book in the mail. I have to admit I actually love cooking, but usually we do not have nothing in the house to actually cook with.
We have food, but it is simple things that do not take a lot to prepare and you can pick up cheap at the store. I spend an average of about 50 dollars a week at the grocery store. That is about 200 for the month for a family of 3. I still have yet to completely figure out the whole coupon deal. I mean I can save with some but nothing like the pros do.
So when we got this cook book in the mail I started looking at some of the recipes, and to my surprise a lot of the recipes are meals I have prepared for the family, because they are so quick, easy and don’t cost much to make.
I am so excited to try some new quick and easy recipes, the first one I am going to try is the Cheese Wedges!!!
1 package tube- type refrigerated biscuits
1/3 cup grated cheese
1/4 cup melted butter
Cut each biscuit into four little wedges, roll them in melted butter and grated cheese, then toast them in a 400 degree oven for about twelve minutes.
That is it… Look at how simple that recipe is!!! This would go good with some yummy Spaghetti, The I Hate To Cook Book also has a yummy sounding recipe for homemade spaghetti sauce.
One of my families favorite dishes I like to call Tuna Noodle Casserole. In The I Hate to Cook Book it is called Tuna-Mushroom Casserole, however it is made the same way I make mine. When I seen this recipe I started laughing, because I couldn’t believe it was in this cook book. Not only does this book have great recipes, it also has a lot of great information that I like to google, because I have no clue how many tablespoons makes a cup. Thanks to The I Hate to Cook book though I now know, and I didn’t have to leave the kitchen to google it :) (16 tablespoons = 1 cup)
I also found out I can make frosting with jelly, all those times I was wanting sweets, and had no frosting for the cake only if I had The I Hate To Cook Book.
Title: The I Hate to Cook Book: 50th Anniversary Edition
Author: Peg Bracken
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; Anv edition
Publication Date: July 26, 2010
Paperback: 224 pages
How would you all like a chance to have this very same cook book? I get to give 2 lucky readers one of their very own.
MANDATORY: To enter to win a copy of The I Hate To Cook Book, Tell me why you would love to win a copy of this awesome cookbook, or Tell me why you hate to cook. This is mandatory and must be done before you will get credit for extras.
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If you are a busy mom this is a cook book you want in your kitchen. You will be able to prepare yummy meals in little time, and they will not break the bank to make.
This giveaway will close on July 23th @ 11:59pm CST. I will pick winners via “And the winner is. Plug-in”. I will contact the winners via email and they will have 48 hours to claim their prize. Giveaway is open to USA and Canada residents that are 18 and older. (No P.O Boxes)
Disclosure: I received a free copy of The I Hate to Cook Book from Hachette for review purposes. This did not reflect my view of The I Hate to Cook Book.
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Author: Mary Ward ()
I actually love to cook but this cookbook has some easy recipes and I like easy!