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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

Purchase here on Amazon

Now Available for Order! The follow-up cookbook – Burgers on a Weeknight!

Burgers on a Weeknight

Looking for more ways to have a great Burger Night with your family? Try this mouthwatering collection of over 60 burger recipes using different types of meats, cheese, and homemade toppings to shake things up. Burgers on a Weeknight is the second cookbook collection offered by Estelle Forrest (author of Homemade on a Weeknight: A Family Cookbook). With recipes for homemade BBQ Sauce, Hummus, Chili, Beer Cheese, and Herbed Yogurt (just to name a few!) you are going to flip for the variety of burger creations in this cookbook. Burgers don’t have to be for summertime anymore!

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Balsamic Risotto

Risotto is a wonderful side dish, when you want to change things up some. It’s really not that hard to make, but it is totally worth the extra attention to get a creamy silky sauce on the Arborio rice. This simple risotto recipe goes well with so many different meals. Balsamic Risotto has a boldContinue reading “Balsamic Risotto”

Cast Iron Deep Dish Pizza

In general, when I make pizza at home, it’s thin crust and rectangular. However, some times I just get a craving for a really cheesy deep dish style pizza. And what better way to make that at home than using a cast iron skillet. This Cast Iron Deep Dish Pizza is super easy to makeContinue reading “Cast Iron Deep Dish Pizza”

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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