Review: Lunch in a Flash

Review: Lunch in a Flash

 Book Description

One of the reasons we love to spend our money on greasy fast food is because of how quickly we can get it. We don't have to spend a lot of time preparing food when we can swing by a drive through and immediately have an entire meal brought out for us. Unfortunately, when done too often, constantly purchasing fast food can take a big chunk out of our pockets and our health. Lunch in a Flash is the perfect alternative to buying your lunch every day. It offers a way to save your wallet, your health, and your taste buds (because the same lunch menu everyday does get a bit repetitive). The book offers a wide variety of ways to create your own healthy lunch, so you'll be able to look forward to trying out your new lunch whether you're at home or stuck in the office. Of course, our schedules change from day to day. One day, you may have plenty of time to sit down and create a large lunch that you can pack away from the next few days. Other times, you'll barely be able to gather enough time to scrape out a meager quick lunch or sandwich. That's why the book offers lunch ideas with a variety of preparation times, so you'll be able to make a great tasting lunch for yourself (or others) no matter how long you have.

Lunch in a Flash: Fast Food from Home

The Friday 56

All of the above ingredients may be used or just use your favorites, and thread as desired onto the skewers. This is fun for picky eaters to choose what goes on their skewer.

Lunch Ka-bobs

Cheddar or Monterey Jack Cheese (1" pieces)
Cooked Tortellini
Grape Tomatoes
Bread slices (1" pieces)
Deli Ham (1" strips)
Seedless Grapes
Lettuce, if desired

Place on 5-6" long wooden skewers. 4 servings. Prep time - 15 mins.

Well, sometimes you find a real good cookbook. You hold on to it dearly and use the recipes over and over. You especially like sharing your findings with friends and family. This is NOT the case here with this one. I didn't enjoy it. So, tell me what you're reading...

Book Review

I chose this rating because there wasn't anything new except for the very last recipe in the back of the book. It's true, it costs less and tastes better when you fix lunch wraps, pasta salad and Southwest bean salad. These are the recipes I enjoy and if you're not familiar with the author's tip, try boiling frozen broccoli with the Ramen noodles. Just my opinion but I wouldn't recommend the book.

 3/5 stars

I think I just like to cook so much from scratch, instead of fast meals...

Lunch Box Cake

I haven't tried this one because I'm allergic to chocolate but here it is for my readers.

2 1/4 c. flour
1 c. brown sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1/4 c. butter
1 (17 oz.) can fruit cocktail, undrained
1 c. chocolate chips

Combine all ingredients (except chips) with electric mixer til blended. Beat 2 more minutes at medium speed. Spread in 13 x 9 greased dish. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake 350 degrees for 35 minutes.

Lunch in a Flash: Fast Food from Home

 “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis