I promise to fill you in on the juicy details of Cochon 555 this Friday, but I’m swamped with clients and my sister and family are in Los Angeles for a visit, so I’m trying to carve out some free time to do some shopping, art, and dining with my favorite niece, nephew, brother-in-law, and lil’ sis this week. In the meantime, you can catch up on one of the many benefits and reasons why PCA membership is such great value for your buck.

William, Jordan, Shushaun, and Patty

William, Jordan, Shushaun, and Patty

This will probably sound corny, but my favorite part of Personal Chef Approach™ website is hanging out in the forum, helping people master the approach, and getting to know some of the most thoughtful, kind, creative, and resourceful people I’ve ever met. We’ve grown into such a mutually supportive community, and now that support is spilling over into their extended families as well. Two members, this week alone, reported filling the refrigerator/freezers of relatives recovering from surgery or illness with delicious, healthy make-ahead meals they can heat to eat in a snap.

broken ankle

Jewels with a broken ankle

Living alone, and having recently been through two surgeries and a broken ankle myself, I know first hand what a life-saver having those meals on hand can be. That’s why I flew home last spring to fill mom and dad’s fridge/freezer when mom had surgery that would require an arduous recovery. Almost every day for the next couple months I would get messages from them cooing ecstatically over the delicious meals I’d left for them. It made me feel so good to be able to show my love and support by making dinner one less thing for them to worry about.

Giving loved ones an easier and tastier recovery

Giving loved ones an easier and tastier recovery

Yes, almost everything can be made in advance, frozen, then thawed and heated without tasting like nasty leftovers when you know how to do it properly – that is what the Personal Chef Approach™ is all about. Ten award-winning years of cooking for my well-heeled, celebrity clients this way has proven that it works, or I would have been out of business ages ago. The Personal Chef Approach™ gives you the tools and support you need to apply that same technique in your own home at a mere pittance of the price (less than $3.00 per week) – money you’ll immediately save in groceries that no longer go to waste. Still don’t believe me?

Here’s what one of those members had to say about it:

PCA stocked freezer

“OK, I’m a total convert now. Before this past weekend I didn’t freeze meals, I just made 3 or so meals at a time and went with that.

Saturday I had a weeks’ worth of meals, including a special Sunday dinner for my family and my brother-in-law, Skip ready within three or so hours (except for a roast which pretty much took care of itself).

Some I froze some refrigerated and clean-up was done. Skip was thrilled and he even called me his hero for bringing him meals. Wow, that really made me feel good.”

Just double your recipes

Just double your recipes

The beauty of sharing the love this way, is it doesn’t even have to be much more effort on your part! Just double the recipes you’re already making that week, keep half for your own household, and half for theirs. In Skip’s situation, that week’s worth of meals she made him will probably stretch to almost a month’s worth with four extra servings of each meal. It’s a win-win for everyone, and an enormous help in their recovery. Every time they eat a meal they’ll be getting a taste of how much you care.

Watch the video above to see what else is in it for you, and I want all of you to take the PCA™ for a test-run to see for yourself how easily even a novice cook can master  both cooking and the approach. Just click on the FREE SAMPLES app on my facebook page to try your first month FREE! Meanwhile, here’s a recipe I made for myself before I had surgery:

Roasted Garlic & Chili Rubbed Chicken

Roasted Garlic & Chili Grilled Chicken (1)

A mouthwatering blend of aromatic flavors that easily transform a boring old chicken breast into an exciting dinner!  I sometimes find garlic already roasted at the store, which does save time, but it is very simple to do – just check out my note below. Any extra can be saved and used up to 5 days covered and refrigerated, but in my household it goes quickly.

PS. For optimal results, be sure to cool the chicken breasts safely to room temperature, package air-tight in appropriate size containers, and freeze the same day to preserve it’s freshness. For more recipes, menus, advice and support in using the Personal Chef Approach™ please join here.

PPS. I’m wishing all those family members a full, speedy, and tasty recovery! What are your favorite make-ahead recipes?

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