Free downloadable e-cookbooks will help you get dinner on the table

Doreen Christensen

How’d that first day back at school go? If you’re like me, you had a bit o’ trouble getting dinner on the table at a reasonable hour. Now that those lazy summer days are over, you might be looking for a few fast shortcuts to make week-night dinners come together in a snap.

Two free downloadable e-cookbooks will help get the job done.

“Family Circle’s 15 Slow Cooker Favorites:” Dust off that slow cooker and download a free copy of this 11-page PDF e-cookbook. It features one-pot soups, entrees and desserts that prep in 15 minutes or less. We liked the Pineapple Ginger-Glazed Pork Chops and Slow Cooker Ratatouille.

“Signature Family Recipes” from Reynolds Wrap: Seven recipes, such as Teriyaki Sesame Salmon Dinner With Packet Potatoes and Pizzeria Chicken, will have meals on the table in 30 minutes or less with — best part — zero cleanup. There are also step-by-steps on how to line pans and make meal packets with aluminum foil.