When I saw Dinner was actually about dinners, I was all in . . . but still bracing myself for disappointment. While we try to eat dinner together every night we can, Springtime brings crazy baseball schedules and a lot of our meals are on the fly. Until that kicks in, I've been focusing on some seriously QUALITY Sunday dinners. Ones where everyone in the house will say . . . .
I was amazed by how much Dinner had to offer. Almost every page contained something I might want to try. I was also impressed that while the names sometimes sounded fancy, the ingredients were those most people who enjoy to (or are forced to) cook have in their pantries/spice racks.
But the proof is in the pudding, right? Here's last night's dinner:
Jalepeno-Honey Steak, Spiced Crab and Corn Cakes, Scalloped Potato Skillet Gratin and Roasted Cauliflower . . . . .
(Why yes, I did totally burn the first batch of crabcakes. I was busy trying to keep my dog from eating cat vomit. Yum. Who wants to come over for dinner????)
I also made a "Dirt Cake" which is most definitely not an item contained in this cookbook, proving that the subliminal messaging contained within my friends'/relatives' Facebook posts are verrrrrrrry powerful . . . .
If you enjoy cookbooks or are maybe looking for a good one to present as a gift to someone starting out on their own - Dinner is definitely a winner.
ARC provided by Crown Publishing in exchange for an honest review.