A few weeks ago I posted an incredibly easy, comforting, and satisfying recipe for roasted chicken legs and olives from Amy McCoy’s cookbook, Poor Girl Gourmet: Eat in Style on a Bare-Bones Budget. The cookbook is filled with approachable recipes for home cooked meals with the cost of each dish broken down so you can learn to cook economically without having to sacrifice flavor or quality. The premise of the book is to eat as well as you can for as little as you can – my kind of cookbook.
The layout of the cookbook is straight forward and easy to read with most recipes accompanied by beautiful photos Amy took herself. I love her narrative head notes for each dish. They read like a personal note from a friend. As I previously mentioned, each recipe also has an estimated cost for a family of four. When I made the roasted chicken dish as well as her polenta from the cookbook, I found the estimated cost to be very close to what I spent and very helpful in determining our food budget for the week.
The cookbook is also paperback and retails for $16.99 – very affordable and well worth it to me. If you love to eat well but hate paying a lot this cookbook is a great one to add to your collection, especially for beginning to intermediate cooks and most of all, families.
Amy and her publisher, Andrews McMeel Publishing, are providing three copies of Poor Girl Gourmet: Eat in Style on a Bare-Bones Budget to three randomly chosen readers of Savory Sweet life.
All you have to do is leave a comment on your favorite inexpensive, most satisfying dish you like to prepare.
If you would like an additional entry, tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the following…
” Just entered to win a copy of @PoorGirlGourmet cookbook http://bit.ly/9Qm0mE #SavorySweetLife”
Come back here and leave an additional comment with your Twitter handle letting me know you tweeted. One copy of the book will be reserved from the Twitter entries.
Contest is now closed. Congrats to our winners!
Contest will close Wednesday evening (Sept. 29) at 9pm PST and winners will be chosen at random (random.org) and updated here shortly after. Contest is open to those with US mailing addresses.
Don’t forget to visit Amy’s great food blog, Poor Girl Gourmet for more great recipes.