Perfect One-Dish Dinners by Pam Anderson
I love making one-dish dinners for my family like chicken n’ dumplings, lasagna, or chili. These dishes may take longer to prepare or cook, but in the end they are delicious and well-loved by kids and adults alike. Pam Anderson’s new book, Perfect One-Dish Dinners: All You Need for Easy Get-Togethers, combines making homey comfort food with socializing. What a great idea! Anderson scripts the whole meal for you, providing simple, yet delicious, menus to accompany the main dishes.
Most of the recipes serve six people and seem very approachable both in terms of the ingredient list and the cooking steps. I definitely want to try the Chicken Pot Pie with Green Apples and Cheddar Biscuits, which is accompanied by Perfect Spinach-Artichoke Dip, Mixed Greens with Shredded Carrots and Dried Cranberries topped with Balsamic Vinaigrette, and a Giant Linzer Cookie for dessert. This may be a little fancier than what we typically prepare for our weeknight dinner, but I can imagine preparing it for a nice Sunday meal, or picking and choosing different parts of the menu to make at different times.