Monday, April 7, 2014

A Year with Six Sisters’ Stuff

Six-Sisters-Stuff-A-Year-with-450x450A Year with Six Sisters’ Stuff – 52 menu plans, recipes, and ideas to bring families together
Published at Shadow Mountain

About the book

With more than 150 new recipes, complete with individual pictures, shopping lists, and easy-to-follow instructions, Six Sisters’ Stuff transforms an overwhelming list of recipes and ingredients into a no-hassle, tasty meal schedule the whole family will enjoy. You’ll also learn how the Six Sisters bring their families to the table with their fun family traditions and kid-friendly meals.

My Thoughts

I love having a new cookbook.   I was contacted to participate to this blog tour because I have reviewed a previous book from the Six Sisters.  Learning that it contained 52 menu plans, recipes and ideas I thought it would be great to review this book and applied to be part of the blog tour.

I was delighted when I received my copy as I find that both books is a feast for the eyes (not to mention the belly eventually).   Through the pages of this book, you will discover marvelous photos of all the meals included in it.   Each menu – all fifty-two of them – includes a main meal, an accompaniment and something for your sweet tooth.  This book is definitively packed with mouth-watering recipes that I can’t wait to try with my family.

On March 17th, I decided to do a meal from the Six Sisters’ STUFF book in order to celebrate St-Patrick’s Day.   Note that we have incorporated green food coloring in our mashed potatoes as well.  Since we had just purchase some pork that we cut in chops, I thought that the Grilled Pineapple Pork Chops recipe would be perfect.    So here’s the recipe for you.

Grilled Pineapple Pork Chops


1 (20-ounces) can pineapple rings, juice reserved
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
4 to 6 pork chops

Mix together pineapple juice (reserved from the can of pineapple rings), brown sugar, soy sauce, and garlic powder in a large resealable plastic bag until all the sugar is dissolved.  Add pork chops and zip closed.  Store in the fridge 8 to 12 hours.    NOTE:   I find used plastic bags is not environmentally friendly when you end up throwing the bag afterwards.   We have a special container for marinating that we use all the time.   So I mixed all the ingredients and made sure the sugar was dissolved before including the pork chops in the container.   A few times during the 24 hours period of the marinating, I make sure the container is flipped in order to have all sides of the pork chops soaked in the mixture.

When ready to cook, preheat the grill to medium-high heat.  Remove the chops and place on the grill.    Brush the pork chops with marinade while they are cooking to let the flavor soak in.  

Grill until pork chops are browned and no longer pink inside (about 6 to 8 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the chops).  Internal temperature should register 145 degrees F.

While the chops are cooking, place the pineapple rings on the grill and cook until they are warmed through and have a slight grill marks on them.   Serve pork chops with grilled pineapple on top.

Make 4 to 6 servings.

The results was fabulous.   Everyone in the family, from the child who is six years old to the adult who was forty-four at the time, enjoyed the recipe.   Mind you I didn’t do the whole menu suggested for this recipe.    That’s the beauty of this cookbook, you can decide to do a menu or just a recipe from a menu.  You have also the possibility of mix and matching the recipes and create a brand new menu if you feel like it.   The possibilities within this cookbook alone are phenomenal.    Alongside recipes and menus, you will find some tradition suggestions, crafts, and other useful information like a measurement conversion chart or a 52 weeks of food storage to avoid being needy when a crisis happens.    You will also find 52 conversation starters for family dinner (assuming you eat together as a family only once a week which I find is not enough) and many other ideas.

Once again, I am impressed with what the Six Sisters have come up in order to offer you a marvelous book packed with menu ideas.   But to be honest, I find that many of these recipes can be find on Pinterest and are not new.    It’s just a matter of if you want to spend the time to search or not.  If you are not a digger (like me), then this book would be a marvelous addition for your personal cookbooks library.   But if you like searching and discovering new recipes you might want to continue to dig in Pinterest.   Since I love both – Pinterest and new cookbook – I am quite pleased to have A Year with Six Sisters’ STUFF in my kitchen.   What makes it even more interesting is that my kids can pick the cookbook, chose a recipe and make it without me worrying that they will stumble on inappropriate images from the internet.

When you see tantalizing pictures like this, how can you not resist trying the recipes included in the book?  The Aloha Burger (picture below) is one of the recipes we want to try as a family.    This burger is already making my kids salivating just by looking at its picture. 

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Disclaimer: Thanks to Shadow Mountain for sending me the above mentioned product for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

1 comment:

  1. Bailey Dexter I am going to try the Grilled Pineapple Pork Chops this week end! They sound perfect and very easy to make.