Introducing: Swell Suppers

by Oct 30th, 2010 // Swell Suppers

Introducing: Swell Suppers

So many of you fine folks have emailed to ask me for advice on getting an entire meal on the table. We’re responding with a new series we’re calling Swell Suppers. Our Swell Supper posts will put some of our favorite dishes together to help simplify making dinner. Our first Swell Supper meal starts with kid-friendly Beef & Bowtie Stew. (We’ve also made a vegetarian friendly option!) The great thing about making a stew is that you can get everything else done while it’s cooking! Start by browning your meat according to the recipe and while it’s simmering you can make this amazing Halloween Candy inspired dessert.

When you are at the store picking up Halloween candy be sure to grab an extra bag of mini Reeses Peanut Butter Cups. You’ll need them to make Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies! Let your kid unwrap each of the cups while you are getting the rest of the ingredients prepped. Once you’ve made the dough let your kid roll the balls in sugar then pop them in the oven. Don’t forget to push the peanut butter cups into the cookies after 5 or 6 minutes of cooking. When they’re done set aside to cool and take the whole wheat pizza dough out of the fridge so you’ll be read to make these Easy Parmesan Bread Sticks. Also, it should be about time to put the veggies in your stew...

About 20 minutes before you are ready to eat divide the pizza dough into 8 pieces and let your kid roll each piece into a snake. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with Parmesan. Cook according to the recipe. When the the bread sticks are done baking remove from the oven and transfer them to a basket lined with a napkin to keep them warm. Ladle Bowtie Stew into bowls and serve with Parmesan Bread Sticks. Don’t forget to save room for the Surprise Cookies!  Now doesn’t that sound swell?  Happy and safe Trick or Treating!

Beef & Bowtie Stew!

2 Comments on “Introducing: Swell Suppers”

  1. 1.) Candace
    October 31st, 2010

    Dinner is always a bear…so I'm so glad you introduced this series!

    Candace (foodie mama and food columnist over at After Ellen) http://www.afterellen.com/column/good-taste-1

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