JaneScan 1Welcome to Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms! I’m Jane.  I live about an hour or so west of Boston, MA.  I am a proud mom of two boys.  My oldest son graduated from college a year ago, and my youngest son is a freshman in college this year.  I’ve been married to my high school sweet heart for 25 years and have been teaching young children ever since I got married.

I have always loved cooking and have thoroughly enjoyed my overflowing shelf of cookbooks over the years. I would read cookbooks the way others read novels!  In January 2008, I learned about self-publishing books on line. I found a publisher and started writing my cookbook on my spare time. With work, sport schedules, and just being too tired to cook a nice, balanced meal at the end of the day, I decided to take my family’s favorite meals and turn them into “make-ahead” recipes. If this kind of meal planning helped me, there had to be moms that would appreciate these recipes as well. So after 15 months of writing and testing out recipes, I submitted my Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms manuscript. The publishing process was long and tedious. At the end of August of 2009, my cookbook was finally published!

Some people blog and then publish a book. I did it backwards! I started my blog around the time that I submitted my manuscript.  As I found more time after my book came out, I began adding more and more recipes to this blog. I try to add as many “make-ahead” recipes as possible, but some are just good ol’ recipes that we like.

I love reading your comments and enjoy meeting other “foodies” like myself! If you try one of my recipes and your family loves it, that makes my day! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Email me at:  janedoiron [at] gmail [dot] com