Monday
Oct242011

Sunday Supper - Pasta and Polpettone

This past weekend I had a little soiree at my place in celebration of a dear friend's upcoming wedding. A friend picked up an array of cheeses from Bacco's Wine and Cheese

We whipped up a homemade onion and chive dip by sauteeing 3 large onions and then after cooling, mixing them up in the food processor with sour cream, cream cheese, lemon juice and zest. 

My sister and I prepared a feast for the ladies using a recipe that we grew up with.  Our family social life always revolved around the dinner table.  Dinnertime was an important time each day where we spent time with each other without distractions.  No tv, no telephone, just each other and a table full of good food.  We based our dinner on a recipe in Jack Denton Scott's Complete Book of Pasta and while he calls it "Catherine's meat roll", we've always called it a polpettone.

The polpettone is an Italian meatloaf stuffed with hard boiled eggs and Italian sausages.  It's delicious and decadent and a crowd pleaser. Plus it allows you to spend time with your guests since you can prepare the meat ahead of time and put it in the oven when you're ready. 

We served it with pasta with homemade tomato sauce.  The pasta we used was a dried pasta from Rao's and I have to say it was perfectly toothsome and I would definitely buy this brand again.

Then we finished the night off with cupcakes from the Buttery.

Friday
Oct212011

Lucky Winner!!

Thanks to all who participated!  A winner was randomly selected based on the order of the comments on this post.  The lucky number is 11 and......

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The lucky winner of the fab Fiona Paxton earrings from Farfetch is the lovely and talented Lani of Mon Petit Chou Chou.  Congrats Lani!!

 

Friday
Oct212011

Houndstooth

Sara Campbell jacket and skirt

I pulled this jacket and skirt out of the deep archives of my closet.  I've had this for years and to me, houndstooth (like animal prints and polka dots) never really goes out of style. 

Zara top, Prada shoes, Stella McCartney bag, Lauren Elan necklace

As I put this outfit on this morning, I couldn't help but think of the fall 2011 collection for Salvatore Ferragamo which was loaded with houndstooth.  And below is a bunch of Ferragamo fashion eye candy (all photos from style.com).

Thursday
Oct202011

Backlogged

Zara top and pants, Ella Moss jacket, Stuart Weitzman shoes, Celine bag, Hermes scarf and bangle, Chanel necklace

This was an outfit from awhile ago that I had never posted.  I finally decided to post it today since what I actually wore for today's rainy, windy day + long workday was blah blah blah.  So happy we're closer to the end of the week!

 

Wednesday
Oct192011

Black and White

Zara jacket, Tara Jarmon dress, Rachel Zoe for QVC necklace, Stella McCartney bag, Prada shoes, Hermes bangle

One of last week's outfits was a bit of a rule breaker.  White jacket from Zara after Labor Day?  Why not?!  I always think of Kenickie from Grease.  "The rules are, there ain't no rules". 

I paired the white jacket with a seasonless Tara Jarmon dress that I've had for years. 

If you haven't already, don't forget to enter my Farfetch giveaway here