Italian Weeknight Dinner

It's Monday night. You arrive home from work and the first question the family asks isn't "How was your day?" At least at my house, the nightly question is "What's for dinner?"

With a little pre-planning on the weekend, you won't have to scratch your head while you search for an answer (or search the freezer to see what you can defrost). If you've grilled up a little extra chicken and Italian sausage on Saturday or Sunday evening you'll be able to answer: Chicken Scarpariello. Heat up the oven to roast some Rosemary Roasted Potatoes and Lemony Roasted Broccoli Raab and you'll have a family style Italian dinner on the table in around 45 minutes. The active cooking time for the whole menu is actually around 20 minutes.

Consider serving some Italian-inspired Cone-oli (recipe on this site) for dessert.