I was recently sent a copy of this cookbook, and I have to say I LOVE the title! Don’t you feel like you live in a madhouse sometimes (or all the time!)? Jo Pratt decided to pen the Madhouse Cookbook in order to help busy parents cope with meal planning and cooking. We all have a hectic lifestyle, and it’s often hard to come up with meals that are healthy, taste great, and don’t take a lot of time to prepare.
The Madhouse Cookbook is broken down into three parts: Monday to Friday Survival, the Busy Weekend, and Cling to Your Social Life (easy entertaining recipes). Sounds just about right to me! 😉 She also provides you with “Lifesaver mini-recipes” that you can prepare ahead and freeze for super busy days. There are also “Leftovers mini-recipes” that help make the most of your leftovers.
Some of the recipes I can’t wait to try are the Chickpea and Sweet Potato Get-You-Out-of-a-Stew, the Baked Risotto Primavera, and the Mix and Match Fruit Crumbles. I also love the Busy Weekend Breakfast (love that she bases the recipes on 2 adult and 2 child portions!). I am sure that in the very near future I will be getting A LOT of use out of this cookbook. “Lifesaver mini-recipes (before baby), here I come! 😉
For those that are unfamiliar with Jo Pratt, she hails from the United Kingdom, and she has been referred to as a “cross between Rachel Ray and Giada De Laurentiis. She has worked with many top chefs from the UK including Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver, John Torode, and Gary Rhodes. She is also a food stylist and television host. Her writing has appeared in Elle, Glamour (she was a food editor for the magazine), BBC Food, and the Good Food Channel. To learn more about her, visit her website.
30 Something Mother Runner received a copy of the Madhouse Cookbook for review. All opinions are 100% my own.