It is not your imagination playing tricks on you if you are in sticker shock in the supermarket check-out lane - food prices "are" skyrocketing. And not only is food more expensive than ever, but we all have less time than ever before. The solution to the problem is "$3 Chicken Meals." This collection of 250-plus recipes has main course entrees that are less than $3 a serving to prepare. That's less than the cost of a decent-size burger at a fast-food drive-through. And all can be prepared in less time than it takes to have a pizza delivered!
Ellen Brown, who gained the national limelight in 1982 as the founding food editor of "USA Today," is the author of twenty-five cookbooks, including "$3 Meals: Feed Your Family Delicious Meals for Less than the Cost of a Gallon of Milk" and the five-volume series "Great Year-Round Grilling" (Lyons). She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.