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Making homemade meals on a weeknight does not have to be a daunting task. You can make easy, delicious meals from fresh ingredients and whole foods any day of the week. The Homemade on a Weeknight Cookbook is just what you need to plan your meals! Come back often for new recipes that are family-friendly and full of flavor!

Homemade on a Weeknight: A Family Cookbook by Estelle Forrest

Homemade on a Weeknight is the debut Cookbook from Estelle Forrest. The cookbook is designed to help even the busiest of families to make healthy, homemade (often from scratch) meals any day of the week. The recipes are organized in such a way that a weekly meal plan can be created by selecting one recipe from each of the five sections of the book each week. And you won’t even have to repeat a recipe for 5 whole months!

Estelle Forrest self-published this cookbook after a lot of playing around in the kitchen. You can purchase your own copy here:

AVAILABLE IN PRINT OR KINDLE eBOOK VERSIONS

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Tarragon Pork & Rice

Tarragon is one of those herbs that isn’t necessarily in everyone’s kitchen, but it really should be. It is a great flavor that just brings out the richness of sauces and meats. This Tarragon Pork & Rice is so easy to make but tastes like you spent so much time on it when the ovenContinue reading “Tarragon Pork & Rice”

Italian Pork Pasta

I usually make pork at least once a week at my house. And I try to make it in a different style of food each time. This time around I went with Italian Pork Pasta. It started with my Parma Rosa recipe (the first recipe in my cookbook!) and evolved from there. As I alwaysContinue reading “Italian Pork Pasta”

Estelle Forrest

What is Homemade on a Weeknight?

For a lot of families, weeknights are so full of activities—sports, homework, housework, concerts, recitals, appointments, clubs,  the list goes on. And we often feel like we must go to a drive-thru, eat some ready-made meal or a quick prep meal from a box. But it really is not true. Most of the reason we feel like we cannot cook homemade or “real” food on a weeknight is that we do not have the right set of tools in our arsenal.

We need good, easy to follow recipes that have regular everyday ingredients. We need a few basic cooking techniques. And we need a plan. That is really all you need to start making homemade dinners every day of the week. Preparing a home cooked meal almost every day of the week is a sure way to get a true sense of accomplishment each day – you get to see your success on a plate!

So, let’s get cookin’!

Who is Estelle Forrest?

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts.

We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care.

Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

Photo Credit: Chea Studio Photography

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