Carefully Considering Some Easy DIY Tea Towels from Pearl Bee

Carefully Considering Some Easy DIY Tea Towels from Pearl Bee

I’m working on a window shade project – pics, instructions and links soon! Why am I in the midst of such manic homekeeping? Maybe because I am (sort of/kind of/almost) doing the January cure at Apartment Therapy (my new daily fix). Even if I attempt this I am way ahead of normal operating procedure.

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Gifting Granola – Day 1 of the 12 Days of Shopping

From my place in a chocolate centered universe, I considered that some people might mind that this gift is (gasp!) chocolate free, but I have learned that not everyone likes chocolate. Really, it’s true. So while either of these granola recipes stand on their own, if you really feel you must, oh, I don’t know, put lipstick on a pig, feel free to add chocolate kisses or Lindt truffles or chocolate coins (coins pictured are from Trader Joe’s – they have a great selection of holiday candy) to ease your mind. I package these treats in a variety of ways, tins, cello bags, parchment paper, waxed paper bags – get creative, use what you have on hand and top it with some rick rack or ribbon and a card. Add tea, coffee or hot chocolate and you have a lovely gift. . . . → Read More: Gifting Granola – Day 1 of the 12 Days of Shopping

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

Simple No Need to Cook Meals (as I hang on to the last vestiges of summer)

Greens tomato basil garlic bread crumbs and pasta

Still on strike in the kitchen, Capability Mom blog shares her cheats, I mean really good no cook recipes that give her more time on the patio reading her book. . . . → Read More: Simple No Need to Cook Meals (as I hang on to the last vestiges of summer)