Saturday, November 25, 2017

Mug Meals, by Leslie Bilderback

Some time ago, we reviewed Leslie Bilderback's Mug Cakes. This cookbook, which specializes in one-serving treats using nothing more than a mug and a microwave, was so popular the author followed it uo with Mug Meals. 

This cookbook teaches you how to make everything from breakfast (and second breakfast, if that's your thing), snacks, soups, full meals, and desserts. Each recipe is supposedly quick, easy to make, and is perfect for one person. While some of the recipes seem like they would be exactly this, others I have to raise an eyebrow at. For example, the ones that require the maker to cook pasta in the microwave. This is, indeed, a messy endeavor and not really something you'd want to risk in your parents' kitchen (I microwaved pasta a few times in college, before I moved someplace that had an actual kitchen. Trust me when I say cleanup of this dish is more trouble than it is worth). One good thing is each recipe comes with variations to account for vegetarian chefs, allergies, flavor preferences, and substitutions when certain ingredients just aren't available.

Overall, this book seems as though it is very versitile, and several recipes look like they'd be pretty tasty. I wouldn't mind trying a few of them sometime.


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