Monday, December 6, 2010

Make it Simple--The Holiday Madness is Upon Us!

With all that's going on around you this holiday season, are you feeling a bit frazzled?

Feeling stuck?  Like you don't know which way to turn?
Wishing you could just kick back and relax for a moment?
Don't ignore the signs that your brain is sending you!
Head into the kitchen, clear your head...
...take stock of what's left to do on your list...
Open up a cookbook (or a browser) and find something quick & simple from Giada to refuel your body and your spirit!
Take it from someone who knows how to relax and Make it Simple this week- the Holiday Madness is Upon Us!  Make it Quick!  Make it EasyJust get through it one bite at a time...
Make and post your Quick & Easy recipe to get you through the Holiday Madness by Sunday, December 12th. Don't forget to link your post of the week's with Mr. Linky below, so we can all enjoy your fabulous creation! Remember to leave a comment after, each week that you use Mr. Linky to link your post, just to be sure we don't miss anyone.

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If you missed the Comfort Food theme last week, be sure to head on over and see all of the delicious dishes everyone brought!  Don't forget, we're cooking through the recipes of Giada De Laurentiis right if you've linked up, be sure that you've used/adapted one of her recipes for your post!

I Heart Cooking Clubs *Holiday Madness- Make it Simple* Participants
1. Tina - Mozzarella Pinwheels
2. Arlene
3. Michelle- Shrimp Fra Diavolo
4. DebinHawaii--Brown Brown Butter Sauce with Mushroom Ravioli
5. Natashya - White Bean Dip with Ciabatta Crisps
6. Joanna-Oven Fried Garlic Onion Chicken and Honey Mustard Sauce
7. Kim- Mozzarella, Strawberry, and Brown Sugar Panini
8. Natashya - Farfalle with Creamy Mushroom Gorgonzola Sauce
9. Italian Mashed Potatoes

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Kim said...

I need a to-do list that looks like the one in this post!-LOL

Great post Heather!

Deb in Hawaii said...

I too love the to-do list. ;-) Fun post--looking forward to everyone's quick and easy dishes.

Tina said...

I live by a list, really!! That is a cool the photos :-)

NKP said...

That's me at the end, stuck to my pillow. This snow is making me tired.
Great post H!

Michelle B said...

Great images--esp. Flick getting stuck on the triple dog dare (A Christmas Story is my favorite holiday movie!)

If only my To Do list was that simple.

Deb in Hawaii said...

I went ultra simple using Giada's yummy Brown Butter Sauce (with sage) on a package of porcini mushroom ravioli from the cold case. A delicious dinner in about 10 minutes. ;-)

NKP said...

White bean dip is up! Super easy.

Joanna said...

What a perfect theme for this week! I've been up to my eyeballs in stuff... My post is up!

Kim said...

It doesn't get much easier than this mozzarella, strawberry and brown sugar panini.

Natashya - I'm on my way for your bean dip! Wow does that look good to me right now :)

NKP said...

I ended up doing my runner-up choice for this week too - Farfalle with Creamy Mushroom Gorgonzola Sauce

Anonymous said...

Better late than never. Here I am with the best mashed potatoes, in the world. It is all in the cheese and the garlic.