Our dog is adorable and, yes, sometimes we dress her up.

The Barefoot Contessa is amazing

Am in process of making the chicken with biscuits that my family claims is good enough to serve to the President. Yes, of the United States.  It is that good but it takes forever to make so not a usual mid-week meal (I am an under one hour prep/cook on school days). I cooked the split chicken breasts yesterday and will make the roux and biscuits today. It is also a perfect meal to deliver to a friend in need. You’ll find the recipe here:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/chicken-stew-with-biscuits-recipe/index.html

Feel free to lower the fat content with 2 % or 1 % milk instead of cream/half and half although it is delicious full fat. Enjoy! Oh, and we are supposed to get snow today and tomorrow – perfect for those days.

Providence RI

More school vacation fun! Went to Providence to visit a sister (I have three) and hang out with the nieces and nephews. We’re all about the food in our family and had to stop by favorite Venda Ravioli on Atwells Ave (www.vendaravioli.com) to pick up lunch -chicken cutlets, pasta salads and some dinner staples. Couldn’t make Seven Stars Bakery  (http://www.sevenstars.com ) this trip but it is a favorite stop and I was loath to miss it – the chocolate almond croissant is perfection.

Capability Brown was a real person

He was a landscape architect in the 1700’s who got his nickname because he used the word capabilities instead of possibilities. I am a stay at home mother who loves books, food and my children, my husband and our dog.  I am good at finding information, cleaning and, I, for one, think I am funny. I am also resoundingly capable if not often flustered. I have wonderful friends who are supportive, honest and kind.

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