It's a battle my husband and I fight daily...whether to stay in and cook dinner, or head to the local restaurant and eat out. The convenience of a hot, prepared meal and the restaurant atmosphere is alluring, especially when we all lead incredibly busy lives and don't feel up to the chore of cooking that day. Unfortunately, saving money is also at the top of my family's priority list and eating out several times per week just doesn't fit the bill.
Gooseberry Patch understands this dilemma and has authored a brand new cookbook designed to deliver plenty of delicious family-friendly fare to your table in a short amount of time with few ingredients required. Now, I can stick to my New Year's resolution of dining in more and eating out less! Keep reading to learn more!
Spend more time with your family and less time in the kitchen! Rush-Hour Recipes, a new book in the best-selling Gooseberry Patch series, is filled with over 230 easy, quick-to-fix dinner recipes that the whole family will love. With Rush-Hour Recipes, you can bring the family together for satisfying weeknight meals.
You'll love easy 5-ingredient dishes like flavorful Honey-Mustard Grilled Chicken, Busy-Day Lasagna and All-In-One Bacon Cheeseburgers. Serve up Chicken Enchilada Bake, Creole Pork Chops & Rice and many other one-dish dinners...simple to make and simply delicious!
Enjoy simmered-all-day convenience with slow-cooker recipes like Meatballs in Cream Sauce and Molasses Baked Beans. For chilly days, stir up Hearty Healthy Minestrone or Texas Taco Soup...comfort in a bowl!
Round out supper with delicious sides like Golden Parmesan Potatoes, Poppy Seed Slaw and Honey-Roasted Carrots. You'll even be prepared for the next pop-up potluck with take-along casseroles and crowd-pleasing desserts and appetizers.
Most recipes are ready in 30 minutes or less and use familiar pantry ingredients. It was a typical busy night at my house and I was fighting the urge to head out to the restaurant. That's when I grabbed the Gooseberry Patch Rush-Hour Recipes cookbook and was thrilled to find several yummy options I already had the ingredients for, without going grocery shopping!
Here's the recipe for the dish I served my family that night:
Mini Chicken Pot Pies
(from Gooseberry Patch's Rush-Hour Recipes cookbook)
- 7.5 oz. tube refrigerated biscuits
- 1 cup cooked chicken, diced
- 10.75 oz. can condensed cream of chicken soup
- 2/3 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- Spray 8 to 10 muffin cups with non-stick vegetable spray.
- Place a biscuit in each muffin cup; press down and 1/4 of the way up the sides.
- In a bowl, combine remaining ingredients; stir until well blended.
- Spoon chicken mixture into biscuit cups, filling about 3/4 full.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes, until biscuits are golden.
- Makes 4 to 5 servings, 2 pot pies each.
Doesn't it look delicious? I have to admit that it WAS! My entire family raved over this recipe and my husband asked that we have this one again next week. Even my three-year-old (picky eater) daughter wolfed this down with no complaints. If you're a busy mom who would love to share your family meals at the dining room table instead of the drive-thru lane, then the Gooseberry Patch Rush-Hour Recipes cookbook should be the book you turn to again and again!
Disclosure: I received the Rush-Hour Recipes Cookbook from Gooseberry Patch in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my own personal experiences with this item and is completely honest and objective.
I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!