Weekday Dinners

capability mom.com blog chicken dinner easy weeknight recipes

Plan two days out and make the third day an easy default recipe (some pasta dish that your family loves). Here is my Monday-Tuesday solution. Buy two whole chickens (on sale at Whole foods for 99 cents per pound) and roast them both at the same time. Make one your Monday dinner with roasted veggies. I added potatoes and apples to the pan, any root vegetable would be great or squash. Note, the apples will be mush if you leave them in for the whole time. My go-to recipe is from The Barefoot Contessa . . . → Read More: Weekday Dinners

How to throw the perfect cookie swap

these are darling ornament placeholders/labels from cookie swap for the holidays from capability mom

I don’t know because I did it, but because I have been to one, well, more than one, but this was exceptional. No pressure on the hostess for the next cookie swap I attend intended!

First, invite a good number of people and have it at the time of day that works best for you. Our hostess today had it right after school drop-off (8:30am) . . . → Read More: How to throw the perfect cookie swap

Homemade Granola Bars from The Barefoot Contessa and tea are my idea of a great gift

capability mom fills these 1/2 lb coffee bags with delicious treats for holiday gifts like granola bar (homemade, of course) and assorted teas.\ Barefoot Contessa Granola Bars an dTeas from TAZO are particular favorites.

…because that is how I roll. Here’s the scoop – Pragmatic Mom and I brainstormed (translation – got all sugared and hopped up on coffee at L’Aroma) the other day and decided to help out with the 12 Days of Shopping for those hard to find/fit/figure out people on your list – pretty much everyone and you are welcome! It started out as five days . . . → Read More: Homemade Granola Bars from The Barefoot Contessa and tea are my idea of a great gift

Sunday Night Supper – Shrimp Scampi with Pasta

Sunday Night Supper      A fast and furious but warming dinner to chase away the gray days we have had.  Ah, Spring in New England! Really, this is easy (and takes about 15 minutes to cook) but I used a lot of pans because we had whole wheat pasta (for someone) and I also made sautéed spinach that next time I would just cook in the . . . → Read More: Sunday Night Supper – Shrimp Scampi with Pasta