Bibliobites in September: What’s for Lunch….and Dinner!

lunchIn Beating the Lunch Box Blues J. M . Hirsch recommends  “leftovers by design”.   Cook extra for dinner and you’ll have the makings for some quick and delicious lunches.  If you like this concept, and/or are looking for lunch inspiration, the author also has a blog by the same name:

Some dinner ideas suggested by the author and enjoyed by the group were:

Lemon- Paprika Roasted Salmon        p. 56
Bacon- Cauliflower Mac and Cheese    p. 120
Hoisin-Raspberry Pork Tenderloin      p. 90 – “really good”
Baked Breaded Haddock                        p. 60
Rosemary-Garlic Roasted Chicken       p. 36


High Flavor





Some group members explored J.W. Hirsch’s other cookbook, High Flavor Low Labor and all gave it excellent reviews. Everyone found many recipes to try and people who hadn’t previously checked out the book  took it home with them.


Recipes tried were:

Stir-Fry Ravioli with Ground Turkey and Peppers    p. 175
Chili Balsamic Marinated Sirloin with Fettuccine and Sun-Dried Tomatoes pp. 92-93
Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato and Thyme Soup  p. 62   –  “family loved this soup”
Child’s Play Spice and Brown Sugar-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin pp. 78 -79 – “good cold”
Chinese Pie (Shepherd’s Pie) pp. 133 – 34
Brown Sugar and Ginger Pumpkin Bread   p. 250
Ginger Fig Crumb Bars     p. 245


As an extra this month we shared: What’s your favorite kitchen gadget?  There were a great variety of answers!

Super Peel – Great for transferring any dough from one place to another.



Corningware handle
corning handle














Y-shaped potato peeler

Y shaped potato peeler







Grapefruit spoon: it’s not  just for grapefruits! They are great for removing seeds from a cucumber or zucchini or any member of the squash family.

grapefruit spoon