Dinner SOS!


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.

4 thoughts on “Dinner SOS!

  1. I don’t even have kids yet and this sounds awesome!! Always looking for healthy but simple ingredients I can actually pronounce. Glad I found your blog…I just finish your book which I borrowed from Jamie Ivey. Anyway, I will be a blog stalker…so thought I would introduce myself. 🙂 -Laura

  2. Jillian, I am thrilled you are enjoying the cookbook! I hope it helps you prepare many healthy, delicious and earth-friendly meals. If you have a chance to paste your review in Amazon I’ll bet people would love to read it there, too. Happy Scrambling!

  3. I started my subscription two months ago and love it! The book Time for Dinner by the Cookie editors is another great family book.

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