The Dinner Plan
Between juggling work, family activities, mismatched schedules, and often bare refrigerators, there are all sorts of situations that make weeknight cooking a universally challenging—and frustrating—experience. The Dinner Plan offers five meal strategies—Make-Ahead, Staggered, One-Dish, Extra-Fast, and Pantry—that will help get dinner on the table no matter what the workweek throws at you. The 135 recipes—from main dishes to sides to salads and “lifesaver” condiments—provide lots of practical options whether time is super-tight, you haven’t had a chance to run to the store, or everyone is coming home at a different time.
About the Authors
Kathy Brennan is a food/cookbook editor and writer. A winner of the Bert Greene and James Beard Journalism Awards and a graduate of New York's International Culinary Center, she was a senior editor at Saveur and also worked at Gourmet and Food Arts.
Caroline Campion is a freelance writer and the creator of the award-winning food blog DevilAndEgg.com. She was also a senior editor at Saveur, GQ, and Glamour and has contributed to the New York Times, Martha Stewart, Redbook, and Cherry Bombe.
Their first book together, KEEPERS: Two Home Cooks Share Their Tried-and-True Weeknight Recipes and the Secrets to Happiness in the Kitchen, won the International Association of Culinary Professionals Cookbook Award for General Excellence in 2014 and was chosen by NPR as one of its Good Reads of 2013. The Boston Globe also called it possibly "the best-value weeknight cookbook around".