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Newton Kitchen Tour – Sunday April 13, 2014

Tomorrow is the Newton Kitchen Tour Sunday, April 13th

12:30 PM

 

The Newton Kitchen Tour is a self guided tour of 10 fabulous kitchens in Newton. The tour offers a chance to walk through and see up close and personal the kitchens you see in magazines.

Modern kitchens. Traditional kitchens. Big kitchens, Small kitchens. We have something for everyone!

There will be food and treats from local restaurants and eateries.

 Architects, designers, contractors, and homeowners will be on hand to answer your questions.

Tickets are available online at Eventbrite or at locally at Whole Foods. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 the day of the tour.

 

Tickets are available online at Eventbrite or at locally at Whole Foods. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 the day of the tour.

 

Ticket Giveaway for The Newton Kitchen Tour – Food, Fun and Shut the Front Door!

 

 

Newton Kitchen Tour Sunday, April 13th

You have heard of the fabulous Newton Kitchen Tour?

My mom friend and fellow blogger, Sharon Gavini Reilly, has given me two tickets to give away!

Comment below and my fancy plug-in And The Winner Is… will choose a winner.

Tickets are available online at Eventbrite or at locally at Whole Foods. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 the day of the tour.

Newton in April : Newton Open Studios and Preview Reception at Newton Free Library

Marian Dioguardi Bold Oil Paintings: Color- Light-Life
Marian Dioguardi Bold Oil Paintings: Color- Light-Life

Newton Open Studios

With 175 artists, Newton Open Studios is one of the largest and longest running open studio events in the region. Join the fun – Browse, explore, discover. Buy art and beautifully crafted objects directly from local artists. There are 45 pop-up exhibit/sales locations all across Newton.  The event is free, all the locations have plenty of free parking, and many have handicap access. Look for the red balloons that mark the locations.

Event takes place April 5-6, Saturday & Sunday 11am to 5pm

Meryl Kessler Ceramics
Meryl Kessler – Functional Ceramics

 

  Patricia Geller  Monoprints, Etchings, Jewelry, Cards
Patricia Geller

 

You’re Invited:
Preview Reception, Wednesday April 2  
At the Newton Free Library, 7-8:30pm

Dozens of artists will show work, and dessert will be served courtesy of Whole Foods! Meet artists, pick up a Map & Guide, and see a sampling of work that will be on view during the NOS weekend.  7-8:30pm, 330 Homer Street, Newton Center.

 

Lauren Teller – Trope Pillows

 

Sharon Schindler Photography
Sharon Schindler Photography

Download a Map & Guide for Newton Open Studios from the website or pick one up at the Newton Free Library. Use the feature-packed website to search for art in 20 categories.

One of my favorite coffee/tea/lunch places (L’Aroma Cafe) is one of the locations. Try the mocha (melted chocolate – no syrup) or one of their wonderful teas. Great selection of baked goods, too (including an entire shelf of gluten-free options).

 

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Art exhibits, classes, and public programs
Congrats to Winter Juried Show Artists!9 artists have been chosen for the exhibit by our juror, Kathleen Smith, exhibitions director at the New Art Center:
Jean Aserkoff
Nina Bellucci
Dan Borden
Sara Dickman
Zeina Kahhale
Natasha Raevich
Ann Salk Rosenberg
Leann Shamash
Irwin Thompson
The 2014 Winter Juried Show, on the theme of Primary Colors, will be at NewTV Gallery, from February 11 to April 3.

Weekday Dinners

Weekday Dinners

capability mom.com blog chicken dinner easy weeknight recipesThe summer of no-cook dinners is over and it is time to pull it together and actually use my kitchen to cook. Sigh. Well, I have a few tricks to making weeknight dinners easier and I will share them with you, because I am generous like that. Also, because I am pretty happy that I figured out to do this and am bragging a little bit. Let’s not get carried away, I didn’t split the atom, I just made easy dinners. Still.

First, plan a menu for the week. Hate to do that? I know, me too. Okay. Plan two days out and make the third day an easy default recipe (something you can make with your eyes closed). 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 some squash (use a separate pan for squash and apples). Note, the apples will be mush if you leave them in for the whole time, they only take about 30 minutes. Check out Martha for the best recipe, I just tossed them in whole because I’m lazy. My go-to recipe for Perfect Roast Chicken is from The Barefoot Contessa. I ran out of time for the gravy but all was devoured without. Serve with a big green salad.capability mom.com blog chicken dinner easy weeknight recipes

The next night use the second chicken for a fun Make Your Own Burrito Night. We always have tortillas, cheese, avocado, rice (we used frozen brown rice) and beans in the house, so all that is needed is some lettuce, salsa and sour cream if that’s how you roll. Feel free to sautee up some onions and peppers if you want to or add some of the roasted veggies from Monday.

Set up a station on the kitchen counter and let everyone build their own. Carve up the chicken and you are good to go. For little ones, put small containers on the table filled with the choices you most want them to eat. Have cut up some carrots, cucumbers, celery and peppers on the table for maximum veggie intake.

But Wednesday? What about Wednesday? No, I won’t leave you without. I made pork chops (again from Martha) but I think I am a little in love with Whole Foods for this:

Image from Whole Foods

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Mini Turkey Meatloaf and Maple Green Beans Sheet-Pan Dinner

I haven’t tried it yet (found it while I was trying to make sure the Whole Foods whole chickens were still on sale). Yum. My family are recent meatloaf converts and I am running this. Only one pan? I’m there.

Note- we didn’t use all the chicken for Burrito Night so I chopped up the rest for chicken salad. Also, if you are still looking for meals, take the chicken carcasses (never a pretty word), place in water and/or boxed chicken broth with some veggies to make a soup. Add pasta or rice. I use my pressure cooker for this quick soup. So very frugal of me, don’t you think?

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