The Dinner Plan by Kathy Brennan and Caroline Campion


This book will be released on September 19, 2017. I received a copy through NetGalley.

As you’ve probably noticed, I’m a big advocate for meal planning. If I didn’t do meal planning, we would not eat half as well as we do, simply because I’d go to the store and get a bunch of unrelated things and be missing several key ingredients to make anything. This book seems like a great resource for those who want to meal plan, or just need some extra help putting dinner on the table.

The recipes in this book are divided into different categories such as make-ahead, staggered, one-dish, pantry, and extra fast, depending on how you need to get dinner on the table that day. Make-ahead meals can be prepped in advance and simply heated up when needed. Staggered meals consist of things that your entire family can eat at different times based on their busy schedules. Pantry meals consist of only long term storage foods, and extra fast meals take about 30 minutes or less.

This book is full of delicious sounding, somewhat common recipes that are worth trying. Some of them include Shrimp Scampi, Carbonara, Chicken Parm, Salisbury Steak and Sloppy Joes. When you need to get dinner on in a hurry, I think this book would be a great resource. It’s divided into different chapters such as chicken, fish, vegetables and more, with each recipe labeled ‘make-ahead’, ‘one dish’ and so on, sometimes falling into more than one of these categories. This plus the index in the back makes it really easy to find something to make for dinner.


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