In this newest book from Gourmet, the editors have put together 34 menus, filled with quick and "make-ahead" recipes, for the busy cook. There are five different categories of menus -- "Easy Saturday Nights, " "Easy Sundays, " "Easy Celebrations, " "Easy Grills, " and "Easy Picnics" -- and each category contains widely varied, seasonal menus. "Easy Saturday Nights, " for example, includes Dinner on the Porch, Come for Cocktails, Mexican Dinner, A Simple Summer Buffet, Dinner by the Fire, An Autumn Vegetaria Dinner, and Last-Minute Dinner.The menu for Dinner on the Porch, as further example, includes Chilled Yellow Bell Pepper Soup, Pasta with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese, and a decadent Coffee Ice Cream Chocolate Stack with Caramel Sauce. "Easy Sundays" includes a Beach House Brunch with Honeydew Mimosas and Pecan Rolls. The book includes more than 200 recipes in all -- 90 of them never published before -- and 85 full color photographs. There are exceptional recipes here to please any home cook, whether novice or experienced.