mugsMug Meals is a book filled with simple and delicious recipes for the microwave. The book is separated into Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner and of course, Dessert. The beginning of the book lists the items that you should have in your pantry for sweet and savory, some staples for your fridge and freezer including soups, fruit juices, eggs, ice cream and much, much more. The book also includes the brands recommended by the author – but of course if you have a different favorite by all means use that one 🙂

Some of the breakfast meals include french toast, lox and bagels strata, peanut butter oatmeal and scrambled eggs.  Lunch/Dinner highlights include Nachos with Refried Beans and Acocado, Pulled BBQ Chicken with Cornbread Crumbs, Meatloaf, Tuna Casserole and Meatball Parm – these are not things I think of in small mugs but are all things I will have to try to make one of these days! And of course, we can’t forget dessert – Molten Chocolate Cake, Peanut Butter Chocolate Ice Cream Sundae, Strawberry Shortcake and Classic Gingerbread.

The only problem I had with this book is that I wish it had pictures of ALL the items that are included in the book and not just select ones!  I do like that making just 1 mug full for yourself helps with portion control and no left overs!

I received an e-copy of this book in exchange for this review.

About the Book

The secret to fast and easy meals cooked from scratch is hiding in plain sight in your kitchen. The microwave oven is not just for reheating leftovers and making popcorn anymore. With pantry ingredients, a mug and a microwave, you can create a meal in minutes that rivals those cooked in the oven or on the stovetop. Mug MEALS! is the perfect solution for new cooks, busy families, singles, college students, teens, seniors or anyone who just wants a hot meal without all the cleanup.

Make a meal for any time of day. Breakfast options include Lox and Bagel Strata, Double Berry French Toast; for lunch try Moroccan Pumpkin and Chickpea Stew, White Bean Gratin with Olives and Lemon or Double Carrot Soup. Dinner entrees include Chinese Chicken with Noodles and Black Bean Sauce, Classic Shepherd’s Pie and Lasagna; dessert selections feature Mango Coconut Crumble, Molten Chocolate Cake with Truffle Filling, Peach and Cornbread Stuffing and more.