When I was at the National Press Club Book Fair in DC, I got turned on to a bunch of great new books, but I wanted to share with you my new fave. Aviva Goldfarb’s SOS! The Six O’Clock Scramble to the Rescue.
I’m someone who finds it terrifically challenging to keep my family fed. I enjoy cooking when I have all day to wander a farmer’s market and prepare some snazzy recipe, which happens exactly NEVER anymore. Time constraints combined with my concerns about our health, the environment and our finances have made cooking dinner into an opportunity for an anxiety attack.
Before I opened this book, I never considered the fact that cookbooks aren’t generally written for busy moms (duh). These recipes have short ingredient lists and prep times, plus they’re yummy and healthy and arranged by season. Such a relief. There are weekly menu suggestions. Corresponding shopping lists are even available on the website.
I haven’t tried it yet, but you can also get a subscription to weekly meal plans, recipes and shopping lists through her website.
Seriously, it’s genius.