Gift Guide Age Recommendation: 21+
First off, I’m going to give you a heads up. This is not your typical calendar. This does not have open boxes for your to hand write your appointments. This is more of a recipe box with recommendations as to what day to serve them. The box contains 157 recipes for 365 days. So, you have 3 recipes per week. The recipes span several genres. Some are main courses, some appetizers, some desserts, some are beverages, etc… All the recipe cards are 4×6.
I’m really happy that the recipes follow the seasons very well. You will get recipes for English Popovers and Berry Crumble during the winter months and slowly transition to Blue Corn Chip Nachos and Lush Lemon in the summer. I also like that there are only 3 recipes per week. So, when I do my meal planning I can reference them and see if I want to try one, two or all three recipes that week. If I have a busy week, I might not do the recommended dessert. But, I have the option of taking that card and saving it in a recipe box for later! Or, if it is a recipe that will not work for my family (my husband HATES cilantro), I can pitch the recipe card when the day has passed. Overall, I like this calendar. I’ve already found a few recipes that I want to try. I think that the Ham and Cheese Souffle will be made long before March 6th gets here!
Santa’s elves unsure what to put in Chef Dad’s stocking? The size of this gift lends itself for use as a stocking stuffer! Not sure what to get your sister-in-law? Need to beef up your gift to a mom in your life? I think that any home cook would be happy to have this calendar assist them in their meal planning. Also, I see this as a great gift for anyone who likes to entertain, likes variety in their foods, or is new to cooking and is in need of easy, delicious meal ideas. There are quite a few alcoholic drink recipes, so maybe it would be best to keep this to the over 21 crowd.
Where to Buy
The Recipe Calendar sells for $ 14.99 and can be purchased at http://sandralee.com/books.
Reviewed by: Nicole
Note: Sandra Lee supplied me with one Sandra Lee 2013 Calendar for review. No other compensation was received. The review in this post is honest and my own.