Express Lane Meals is a quick and easy cookbook by food network celebrity Rachel Ray There are three parts to this cookbook Part 1 Meals for the Exhausted, Part 2 Meals for the Not Too Tired, and Part 3 Brng it on But, be gentle Meals for the Exhausted is exactly that, easy Pasta Meals, Toasted Sandwiches, Soups and Salads Meals for the Not Too Tired had a few interesting recipes like Cheese Steaks, Crab and Corn Chowder, Turkey and Sausage Burgers yum, and Bring it On is filled with delicious recipes like Curry Spiced Turkey Meatballs, Ginger Orange Carrot Soup, and Sweet Soy Glazed Chicken with Carrot Sesame Noodles I usually go for cookbooks with vibrant pictures of the food The photos could use some work and there were far too many pasta recipes The recipes were good and quick, which is the point I will definitely give some of these recipes a try.
How Can You Get A Wholesome, Delicious Dinner On The Table Without Spending Time On Long Lines At The Supermarket Rachael Knows How Her Secret Weapon Is Keeping Plenty Of Versatile, Flavorful Ingredients In The Cupboard, Fridge, And Freezer, Combining These Staples With Just A Few Fresh Items Never Then Ten To Create Delicious Meals For Every Night Of The Week In Express Lane Meals, Rachael Provides Her Personal Go To List Of Must Have Items So You Can Do A Big Shop Every Week Then Simply Zip Through The Express Lane To Make Any Of These Minute MealsShe Divides The Recipes Into Three Categories Meals For The Exhausted, Meals For The Not Too Tired, And Bring It On But, Be Gentle No Matter Which You Choose You Ll Learn Handy Tricks And Shortcuts To Get The Most Impressive Looking Meals On The Table In Minutes Or LessThese Are Rachael S Quickest And Easiest Recipes Yet And A Breeze To Shop For Because You Shouldn T Have To Spend All Of The Time Rachael Saves You In The Kitchen Standing In Line At The Grocery Store RACHAEL RAY IS A VERY BUSY LADYAnd She Knows You Re Busy, Too But That Doesn T Mean You Can T Enjoy A Delicious, Healthy, And Home Cooked Meal Every Night Of The Week Not When Cooking Is As Simple As This In Express Lane Meals, Rachael Ray Is Back And Faster Than Ever With Her Latest Batch Of Recipes This Beloved Food Network Phenomenon Takes Her Minute Meal Concept To The Next Level, Creating Recipes Based On Staples From A Well Stocked Pantry And Just A Few Fresh Items So Few You Ll Never Be Stuck On A Long Grocery Line AgainMMO Express Lane Meals by Rachel Ray is another of my bargain books to add to my cookbook collection I scored this like new book for 0.
75 The recipes are definitely user friendly.
Besides an insightful comment, each recipe comes with lists of what to keep on hand and what to buy fresh.
Rachel not only tells us how to get a wholesome meal on the table without spending time on long lines at the supermarket, but includes a cheat sheet for all the go to basics to cut and carry each time we do a big stock up shop NOT that I would EVER cut my cookbooks, but I do photocopy such things.
Contents IntroductionKeep It On Hand The Master List of What to Buy, How Much to Keep Around, and Where to Store ItMeals for the ExhaustedMeals for the Not Too TiredBring It On But, Be Gentle IndexExpress Lane Shopping ListsI m thrilled with this addition to my collection and recommend it to all who are interested in cooking, or cookbooks, or just want to put a quick meal on the table.
This is a pretty good cookbook for everyday use It lists items that are helpful to keep in the pantry and then tells you exactly what you might need to buy each night It also breaks down the meals into exactly how much you don t feel like cooking The recipes work out well, and while it s no gourmet delight, it comes in handy when you cook mosts nights tired after a long day at work.
If you like Rachael Ray, then her fun, casual style should be familiar I think that once you get her basics down, you can pretty much guess what s happening next I liked the staples list provided and the shopping lists for each recipe very helpful I don t think there would ever be a need to own than one Rachael Ray book, but having one around is great for inspiration and quick meal ideas There are a few recipes in this particular book that have become family favourites I usually NEVER buy a cookbook unless almost every recipe has a corresponding full color picture this one only has a few photos at the beginning Disappointing it would have scored 4 stars.
Another yum o cookbook We really liked Dinner, Wrapped Up black bean, chicken, and chorizo burritos Spicy black bean soup with limed up shrimp was pretty good The soup was excellent while the shrimp were ho hum And the turkey cutlets with pumpkin pistachio muffin stuffin and chipotle gravy wasn t bad We lots of other recipes marked for future eats
I have made quite a few of the recipes the only thing is they are no way 30 minutes Maybe if you do all the prep in advance which I would recommend mis en place your heart out otherwise you will be in the kitchen all night.
Look, I really don t like Rachael Ray as a person or at least her TV persona She s just too syrupy for my taste And it s olive oil , not E V O O But she provides a service for busy moms with this cookbook and many other of her 30 minute meal cookbooks I like this one because it tells me what to buy from the store or if you re pressed for time like me, order online from your grocer Her cutesy little commentary throughout the book can go out the window as far as I m concerned I just like cooking a meal in less than an hour that tastes like I spent all day on it.