Happy March! Before you know it, we will be shedding overcoats, hats and gloves, and spending more time outdoors. Wouldn’t it be nice to come home to a no-fuss meal? Here’s an idea for getting warm weather-ready: While players race back and forth on the basketball court, spend some time in the kitchen cooking ahead. Whether you cook enough for a week or an entire month, these cookbooks offer recipes for those who plan ahead. When spring temperatures arrive and the outdoors is calling, dinner will be ready and waiting in the freezer!
THE BEST FREEZER COOKBOOK: 100 FREEZER FRIENDLY RECIPES, PLUS TIPS AND TECHNIQUES by Jan Main. R. Rose, c2008. 641.6153 M224
CAN I FREEZE IT?:HOW TO USE THE MOST VERSATILE APPLIANCE IN YOUR KITCHEN by Susie Theodorou. William Morrow, c2007. 641.6153 T388
DINNER IS READY!: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO FREEZING 30 MEALS IN JUST ONE DAY! by Deanna Buxton. Red Timer Inc., c2007. 641.555 B991
DON’T PANIC, DINNER’S IN THE FREEZER: GREAT-TASTING MEALS YOU CAN MAKE AHEAD by Susie Martinez. Revell, 2005. 641.555 M385
DON’T PANIC, MORE DINNER’S IN THE FREEZER: A SECOND HELPING OF TASTY MEALS YOU CAN MAKE AHEAD by Susie Martinez. Revell, c2009. 641.555 M385d
FROM WAREHOUSE TO YOUR HOUSE: MORE THAN 250 SIMPLE, SPECTACULAR RECIPES TO COOK, STORE, AND SHARE WHEN YOU BUY IN VOLUME by Sally Sampson. Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2006. 641.5 S192
MAKE-AHEAD MEALS: 100+ RECIPES FOR HOME-COOKED MEALS YOU CAN SERVE AT A MOMENT’S NOTICE by Victoria Shearer. Sellers Pub., c2011. 641.555 S539
ONCE-A-MONTH COOKING: A PROVEN SYSTEM FOR SPENDING LESS TIME IN THE KITCHEN AND ENJOYING DELICIOUS, HOMEMADE MEALS EVERY DAY by Mimi Wilson. St. Martin’s Press, 2007. 641.555 W751r
ONCE-A-MONTH COOKING FAMILY FAVORITES: MORE GREAT RECIPES THAT SAVE YOU TIME AND MONEY FROM THE INVENTORS OF THE ULTIMATE DO-AHEAD DINNERTIME METHOD by Mimi Wilson. St. Martin’s Griffin, 2009. 641.555 W751o
Use your Elkhart Public Library card to download magazines to your computer, tablet or phone! No waiting list, no returns, no expiration date!
What you’ll need:
- A computer or mobile device (tablet or smartphone) and an Internet connection
- An email account
- An Elkhart Public Library card in good standing (Resident and Non-Resident card holders may use Zinio)
- A free account at EPL’s Zinio Magazine Collection (myepl.org/zinio)
- A free account at Zinio.com
- Zinio for Libraries app for off-line reading
How it works:
- View our illustrated step-by-step Quick-Start Guide.
- Watch a video: Zinio for Libraries – One Account
Zinio for Libraries read only app is available for Apple products, Android, Kindle Fire* and PC/Macs. Zinio’s “Instant Read” streamline and magazine download feature is available through the following web browsers; Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari. Note: The Zinio app is not available for the NOOK Color or Tablet. Barnes and Noble does not allow Zinio to be downloaded from their app store. Zinio may be accessible through the NOOK browser depending on the memory of your NOOK. * Kindle Fire users, if you are unable to access the Zinio app from your device, refer to this alternate download method or view the video tutorial below.
- Visit our FAQ page (myepl.org/ziniofaq)
- Email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call us at 574-522-5669
We would love to hear your thoughts on this new EPL service. Let us know in Speak Your Mind at the end of this post.
Edited March 2015 to reflect upgrades that simplify the Zinio experience.
Join libraries around the world for the Big Library Read global eBook reading club. Starting February 17, library card holders can download AIDA MOLLENKAMP’S KEYS TO THE KITCHEN on computers and devices, including iPhones, iPads, Nooks, Android phones and tablets, and Kindles, via EPL’s OverDrive eBook catalog. There will be unlimited access to the eBook from February 17 until the morning of March 5. No holds or waiting lists! You will need your resident Elkhart Public Library card and an Internet-connected electronic device such as a computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
Subtitled The Essential Reference for Becoming a More Accomplished, Adventurous Cook, AIDA MOLLENKAMP’S KEYS TO THE KITCHEN contains more than 300 innovative, contemporary recipes. Enhanced by an array of color photographs and informative illustrations, it includes a substantial technique primer and a wide range of how-to information, from rust removal to throwing a cocktail party. For the tech-savvy who do not know how but would like to cook, this essential reference guide makes an ideal starting place. For those already at ease in the kitchen it is full of “who knew” moments for expanding their repertoire of great recipes. Chef Mollenkamp is widely known for her Food Network and Cooking Channel programs.
Join Overdrive for a live Facebook chat with the author on Wednesday 26 from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time at http://tinyurl.com/kkoe43n.
The Big Library Read program is made possible through a partnership between OverDrive, the leading supplier of eBooks and more to libraries, and Chronicle Books, publisher of AIDA MOLLENKAMP’S KEYS TO THE KITCHEN.
Great news! We now have scanning and faxing service
available in the Public Computer Center at the Main Library.
With our new Simple Scan system, you can scan documents and photos to email, USB/flash drives, Google Drive, smartphones and tablets. Your documents and pictures can be scanned as color, grayscale or black & white, and saved as PDF, Searchable PDF, Word, TIFF or JPEG files. Using the scanner’s simple touch-screen instructions, you can select scan quality and even do some basic on-screen editing.
Simple Scan also allows you to send (but not receive) faxes.
• $0.15 per page
• U.S & Canada: $1.00 per page
• International: $2.00 per page
Like our copiers, Simple Scan is self-serve and cash-only, and has its own dedicated coin op.