Monday, January 13, 2014

Come Home To Supper - Cookbook Review

Come Home to Supper by Christy Jordan

This is the second cookbook from Christy Jordan of the blog Southern Plate.  Some of the recipes can be found on her blog but many are new and can only be found in this book.

Cookbook Genre - family friendly/weeknight cooking

Number of Recipes I've Made - 7 (so far.  About 50 I want to try!)

This book consists of mostly main dish and side dish recipes with small chapters for breads and desserts.  The main dishes are broken up by protein (chicken, pork, etc) with beef and chicken having the most pages devoted to them.  The recipes I've made have basically gone from start to table in 30 minutes or so.  All ingredients are easy to find at just about any grocery store.  While there is some reliance on cream of whatever soups, especially in slow cooker meals, she includes recipes for DIY cream of soups that are pretty simple to make and would refrigerate well.   While this isn't a book I would recommend if for dinner party food or cooking to impress this is the perfect book for a Tuesday when you just need something tasty to put in front of the family.  Also, there's a recipe in the desserts for an old fashioned peanut butter pie that looks to die for.  Can't wait to make it!

This is definitely a book I'm glad I bought.  While it may not be the most exciting food it is solid comforting food that's easy to put together and satisfying to eat.

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