Can you believe our family had five day weekend due to snow? Last week on Thursday was an early release and today is a two-hour delay. Six family members snowed in for five days could have led to intense stress if I allowed it. Just before my birthday in the New Year, I received the Too Blessed to Be Stressed cookbook written by Debora M. Coty.
The title says it all and speaks to me every time I pass by it on my cookbook holder. It’s the perfect companion and color for my newly remodeled kitchen and so cleverly written. Whenever I pass by the cookbook, it reminds me I am so blessed, even in the midst of snow days with four kiddos and two school teachers, a cluttered house, wet clothing, muddy tracks, firewood debris and heaps of laundry. Three meals a day, dishes galore, a foot of snow, more wet clothing; need I say more? I’ll just repeat, “I’m too blessed to be stressed.” There are over 100 fantastic time wise, soul fed, company happy and heart healthy recipes. From dump dishes, quick fix, slow cooker, breads, munchies, sweet tooth and more, they all appeal to me. Debora has blended inspirational thoughts and humor with lip-smacking photos and simple ingredients in an easy to follow layout. It makes me hungry sharing all about it.
I was especially fond of the slow cooker creamy potatoes Au gratin recipe made with simple staple ingredients. Speaking of staples, the staple list in the back is such a helpful list to a newlywed, college student, new mom or super busy person like myself.
The cookbook reminds me of my first cookbook out of college with 5 ingredients or less. I can see why the ingredient list appeals to a potential stressful person who is constantly busy. I’m not thinking of myself here. I’ve only got four kiddos to get to school before 8:30 am, teach three foods classes a day, plan, shop and purchase groceries for school and home, cook dinner in a jiffy, squeeze in a 2 mile run before helping with homework, signing folders and retire by studying for National Board Certification. Yes, I get stressed and yes, I’m blessed.
Recipes like the ones in this cookbook can save my day. This week I have fresh brocco-flower salad on my menu.Because I overflow with blessings, I want to share one with you. I have the opportunity to give away one of these delightful cookbooks to one of my readers.
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This cookbook was provided for me for review by Wynn-Wynn Media, LLC. All the opinions are my own, especially the ones about my 5-day snow break. Please check back to see who the winner is on Saturday after midnight central time when this giveaway opportunity will end. The winner will be notified via email and asked for his/her mailing address. Thank you for participating.