Month of Meals: 30 Minute Meal Plans by Jessica Fisher
Fisher has a new thing going on right now: A themed “Month of Meals” plan. July’s theme? 30 Minute Meals. And it’s only available in July – if this looks good to you, grab it before the month is over.
Meal time is still a big issue for me, for various reasons, but one of the best things I’ve figured out to make it easier is to have trusted resources for all-but-guaranteed dinner success. Fisher is one of those resources for me. Her recipes fit our tastes, and I trust them to turn out well.
I like this new plan she’s pulled together. The recipes aren’t new as far as I can tell, but they’re nicely organized together into 4 weekly plans. Recipes are included, so you won’t need internet access once you’ve downloaded the plan.
My only real complaint is that there are enough pictures scattered throughout that it makes it hard to print, for those who prefer working off a hard copy. If you’ve got a tablet and can work from that, this shouldn’t be an issue. For me, I’d rather there be a printable version at the end, with no pictures, to save on ink.
I like that there are 5 shopping lists included – one for each week, and one for the entire month. You know, in case you’re buying in bulk so it’ll be easy to get all the staples you’ll need. I also like the weekly prep tips and leftover suggestions – ideas for what to do with the little bits that often end up languishing in my fridge until I toss them.
The $9 price tag on this feels a tiny bit high, although it helps if I re-frame it and think of it as saving one night of take-out it’ll more than pay for itself. I’d still rather see it at $8 max – then it’s $2/week and appeals to my likes-things-nice-and-even side. Yes. I’m ridiculous. 🙂
And hey! Heads-up if you like Fisher’s recipes as much as I do. Her newest book, Good Cheap Eats Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less: Fresh, Fast, and Flavorful Home-Cooked Meals, with More Than 200 Recipes, is available for pre-order right now for it’s early September release. You know I already ordered my copy. 😉
Disclosure: I received this book for free for review (but I pre-ordered the other one myself). I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for supporting The Deliberate Reader!