Thursday, September 29, 2011

Cheese Tortelloni with Roasted Butternut Squash

One of my favorite things about Fall is that Butternut Squash is in season. Since im an upstate girl Wegmans has to be my favorite supermarket. I found this great recipe on their site,  that was easy and fast to make.

1 Butternut Squash, cut in 1/2-inch cubes
2 Tbsp thinly sliced Sage
1 Tbsp Basting Oil
Salt and pepper to taste
2 Tbs Butter Sliced
3 cups Butternut Squash Soup
2 pkgs (9 oz each) Cheese Tortelloni cooked 4 min, Drained

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  1. Toss squash, 1 Tbsp sage, oil, salt, pepper, and butter in mixing bowl.
  2. Spread mixture in even layer on baking sheet. Roast 15-18 min until golden-brown.
  3. Add squash, soup, and remaining Tbsp sage to skillet on MEDIUM; bring to a simmer. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add pasta; cook 1 min.
Chef Tip(s):
Add squash to skillet on MEDIUM heat, after step 2, if you need to rewarm.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

National 901 Day

901 is a tequila company Justin Timberlake is involved in. To promote this Justin Timberlake threw not one but two free concerts! I invited a friend of mine to join, not knowing what to expect only hearing the 1st night at Southern Hospitality was fantastic. I like to think the second night at Irving Plaza was the best. Both Freesol and Timberlake where amazing, oh and the tequila was great too.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Recently I've noticed 1960 style is all the rage again. The higher necklines and longer hemlines are showing up in everything from t.v. shows (Mad Men and PanAm) to editorials and runways. I'm just thrilled because this decade is so classic and elegant. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis became a style icon of the 1960's without even intending to.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

First Wives Club

Grace Coolige

Eisenhower (Left) Kennedy (Right) 

Sketch of Jackie Kennedy's Dress                                                 Night of Inauguration 

On my trip to D.C. I had to go see the inauguration dresses of past the first ladies. Just as I expected  both the sketches and the actual dresses were truly stunning.  Each dress dictated the decade perfectly.