Often, people say they like to cook, but simply don’t have the time to prepare a “from-scratch” meal at the end of a long workday. Our October selection, The Make-Ahead Cook, provides you with solutions to this problem. Strategies include cooking a large batch of something and freezing portions; making a large roast on a Sunday and using the leftovers creatively for quick weekday meals; new ideas for your crockpot, and more. Soups, stir-fries, casseroles, stews, and salads are all given the do-ahead treatment. Try some of the ideas in this comprehensive book, then let us know if planning ahead works for you. (And while you are thinking ahead, bring along some of your favorite Thanksgiving recipes to share with the group!) We’ll meet on Friday, October 30 at 11 AM in the fireplace room. Books are available at the main desk; new members always welcome!