Like the menus in the previous Accidental Gourmet collection, each menu includes a series of easy-to-follow recipes, the staples needed on hand, as well as a complete shopping list, necessary cooking equipment, and a countdown list so each dish can arrive at the table at the same time and at the right temperature.
Although the recipes do include convenience foods, the emphasis is on seasonal fruits and vegetables, chicken and fish, and other items that can be found at any well-stocked supermarket. In addition to their high nutritional value, the dishes are as pleasing to eat as they are to prepare, including Soup Ahoy (onion and carrot soup), Hush-Hush Salad (lettuce, bell pepper, and cucumber salad), Bull Run (grilled steaks with onion and mushrooms), and Cryptic Crisp (ice cream wrapped in chocolate crisp). The spiral binding allows the book to lay flat for easy use and reference.
Combining ease of preparation and planning with a high level of taste, The Accidental Gourmet Weekends and Holidays is a delicious way to embrace well-organized, healthful eating.