My five-year-old granddaughter, who doesn't like anything, polished off a plate of this slow cooker lasagna, and asked for seconds. Her older brothers, and, well... all of us, loved it, too. As the family meal organizer, I loved it more than anyone, because with the sauce made ahead, the assembly job took minutes, and the lasagna sat in the slow cooker for the afternoon while we went out and did other things. I love that there's no chance of it burning in the slow cooker, as there is in the oven. And when the voila moment comes, and you take the top off the cooker to reveal the lasagna, you'll love the ooohs and aaahs, all for the few minutes of actual work you put...
My husband Ted and I maintain a Little Free Library on the front stoop of our Boston home. Little Free Libraries, more than 32,000 of them around the world, are free community book exchanges where anyone can take a book, and then return it or pass it on, and leave another book for someone else to enjoy. We opened our library in July, and it's become hugely popular, with some neighbors stopping by every day to see if new books have come in, or to leave books in the library for others. One man came almost the first day, and has come often since. At first, he was homeless, living in a local shelter, but he's since found housing nearby. I learned that he used...
With red curry paste and coconut milk in your pantry, Thai red curry dishes will become a quick and easy go-to meal for busy nights. This recipe combines chicken breast with broccoli, spinach, mushrooms and peppers.
Arroz con pollo (rice with chicken), done the easy way for weeknight dinner. You can make this ahead and freeze it, too.
Quick and easy turkey chili calls for lots of green chile peppers, and no beans at all! Make this in under 30 minutes for a worknight treat.
Shrimp and bacon really kick up this broccoli slaw salad, and your own homemade ranch dressing pulls it all together. Easy to make, and hearty enough for a healthy weeknight main course.
Let your slow cooker make a batch of chipotle beef, and turn that into quick and easy worknight enchiladas with a few ingredients from the pantry. You'll have extra beef to stash in the freezer (and extra yummy chipotle sauce, too).