Dinner Duos from 'Cook Once, Eat Twice'

January 25, 2010 8:43:11 AM PST
"Cook Once... Eat Twice!" shows how to use the leftover main course from one night's dinner to make a completely unique and equally delicious meal another night. Perfect for the holiday, it showcases how leftover Roasted Turkey becomes Zesty Jamabalaya, and leftover Cranberry Brisket becomes Shredded Beef Tostadas.
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  • Ground Beef Tacos & Stuffed Peppers
  • Grilled Shrimp Kabobs & Cajun Shrimp Pasta


    For many, making dinner is like any other household chore. If you could fold two loads of laundry at once, or clean two rooms of your house with the efforts of one, you would feel like a great success. Kelly Donlea brings that kind of success to your kitchen with her new cookbook Cook Once. . . Eat Twice! delicious dinner duos for the organized cook.

    Cook Once. . . Eat Twice! includes recipes that result in two night's dinners with the second night's meal being anything but leftovers. The dinner duos use the same main course, but in a completely different way each time. For example a Holiday Cranberry Brisket doubles as Shredded Beef Tostadas. Grilled Shrimp with Peach Salsa doubles as Cajun Shrimp Pasta. Each duo's second dinner provides with flavors, textures, and results anything but like the first.

    Providing a hot healthy homemade dinner is a challenge for many homemakers. We set our expectations high for a fabulous one-night's dinner efforts while often arriving home from work and or activities just at the dinner crunch time. With a plan that reduces the need for trip s to the store, a completely original cooking effort. Organizing Dinner's cooking strategies set people up for success every night of the year, and give lifetime strategies for tackling hot homemade delicious dinners with less effort than you could imagine.

    "As the new year rolls in, many people are striving to save money and get organized. This book is a great way to help people tackle two resolutions at once," Donlea says.

    According to one source who has been using the book regularly, "The strategy is just plain smart. And the meals are delicious. As an average cook, I am able to accomplish amazing results because my stress level is lower. She just makes it so easy."

    Cook Once. . . Eat Twice! is a continuation of a series of cookbooks aimed at helping people organize dinner. Donlea's first cookbook 70 Meals, One Trip to the Store, provides a plan for shopping once for months' worth of dinner ingredients.

    Organizing Dinner is a company dedicated to helping everyday people achieve success in the kitchen. Through cooking classes, one-on-one instruction, solution-oriented cookbooks, and speaking engagements, Organizing Dinner has helped thousands of people find success in their own kitchens. For more information, or to order cookbooks, visit www.organizingdinner.com.