Fix-It and Forget-It Holiday Main Dishes and Sides by Phyllis Pellman Good is a collection of recipes for the holidays that you cook in your crockpot or slow cooker. This collection of 50 recipes is distilled from a larger collection of 600 recipes published in an earlier book for Christmas. That does not make this book less valuable. It distills the original down to something a little more manageable.
As with all of these Fix It & Forget It books, the recipes are pretty basic with few pictures. The book is divided into two sections: Main Dishes and Sides. The main dishes contain recipes for beef, chicken, turkey, ham, and a handful of other main ingredients. The sides range from beans, corn, yams, and squash to stuffing and potatoes. All recipes include estimates for prep time, cook time, and ideal cooker size. They are laid out logically in order of ingredients, preparation steps, cook time, and tips appropriate to the recipe. The tips section at the end of the book shares some non-cooking tips from the readers for the holiday season.
My thoughts: If you find yourself wanting to prep some main dishes and sides for the holidays, this would be a great resource. You can put your slow cookers to use to prepare some great meals and sides to please your family and guests. I came across several recipes that I want to try, including one almost dessert-like side for Scalloped Pineapple.
Disclaimer: I was provided with a preview copy of this book with no expectations on anyone’s part. The opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced by anyone else.