Aviva Goldfarb, founder of the Six O’Clock Scramble, turned the weekly e-mail for busy parents into an easy-to-digest cookbook that makes home cooking seem possible for those with a modern herd to feed. If you heed Goldfarb’s persistent nag, you can forgo the weekly tossing of Whole Foods’ rotten spring mix and shop at Safeway with confidence. She believes that eating well is merely a planning exercise, and her cookbook is crammed with 13 weeks of no-brainer, tasty-but-not-exotic home-cooked meals. Why not make Chicken Diablo this Sunday? With only 15 minutes of prep, there’ll be plenty of time to transfer the weekly shopping list from your fridge to your BlackBerry. Hear how Goldfarb does it at 1 p.m. at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. (202) 364-1919. (Amy Austin)