JAMIE'S 30-MINUTE MEALS

I love to cook. However, one of my biggest obstacles is combining foods that compliment each other. My dinner table often looks like potluck out of the United Nations or a potato growers convention (I have been know to serve tacos, spaghetti, mashed potatoes and roasted potatoes in the same meal!) I was delighted when I ran across Jamie's 30 Minute Meals. The goal of this book is to show how to cook a whole meal in a short amount of time. The key to being able to successfully use this book is to have a well equipped kitchen as many of his recipes call for the use of a food processor and a blender. Fortunately, I have both and was able to whip up a few of his delicious and simple recipes. Admittedly, I wasn't able to cook my meals in 30 minutes or less, but that wasn't really my goal. Most of the meal plans are basic and don’t require expensive or hard to get ingredients. Best of all, the foods compliment each other nicely to create a whole meal from main course to dessert. One of my favorite meal plans is the tomato soup and guacamole platter. Yum!