Dinner Date

1.18.2012


 H&M Sweater with back bow detail + white button down shirt
Cheap Monday high-waisted jeans
Forever 21 platform boots + knit beanie
Vintage white ring
Michael Kors Tortoiseshell watch
Necklace passed down from Lauren's mom


Dinner Spread c/o Micol

Sometimes the best nights are spent in, and it's never more true than when I decide to cook a feast and invite a few girlfriends over. Growing up with an Italian mother you learn a thing or two, and in the last couple of years I think it's safe to say I've come into my own as a cook. 

On last night's menu: grapefruit and roasted beet salad with goat cheese in a lemon-mustard dressing, roasted asparagus, and fettuccine with salmon and feta in a light cayenne cream sauce.

There are no leftovers.

Extra bonus: don't overdo it on the cheese and use light cream to make your sauce and it's a super healthy meal. Now who wants the recipe?

xx, M

UPDATE: Fettuccine with Smoke Salmon Recipe

Pasta
1 lb dried fettuccine (I prefer Barilla)
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
salt
fresh parsley to garnish

Sauce
1 1/4 cups heavy cream
5/8 cup brandy
4 1/2 oz smoked salmon
pinch of cayenne pepper
black pepper
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

- Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add the fettuccine and 1 tbsp of olive oil. Stir frequently and cook until tender but still firm to the bite. (tip: follow these directions to the T. Fettuccine will stick together if you don't). Drain, return to pot, add remaining olive oil, cover to keep warm.

- Pour the cream into a small saucepan and bring to simmer but not boil. Pour the brandy into another small saucepan and bring to simmer. Remove both from heat and mix together.

- Cut the smoked salmon into thin strips and add to cream mixture. Season to taste with cayenne and black pepper. Just before serving stir in fresh parsley.

- Pour sauce into pot with pasta and toss thoroughly with two large serving forks. Transfer to serving dish and sprinkle with feta cheese. Garnish with parsley leaves.

Enjoy!

38 comments :

  1. I LOVE the back of that sweater, so adorable!

    xo Lynzy

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  2. I'm such a homebody...I mean I love going out at nights but I love staying in to. There is nothing like having a few friends over for some yummy food. Love the whole look, def. laid back and relaxed. Esp love the back of the sweater! Also I'm in love with the dishware. The bf and I have to go shopping for some new dishware.

    http://fashionistanygirl.blogspot.com/

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  3. The mint colored beanie is so cute, makes me want to go out and get one! Aww the saying on your plates is great, I like the way those plates think...maybe it's the owner :). Looking casual and adorable.

    xoxo
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  4. the sweater is awesome and I love how you layered it with a collar shirt under!

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  5. What a cute sweater! It looks so cozy and warm.
    really like the effect you used for your pictures.
    Thanks for dropping by my blog!

    http://lostinpattern.blogspot.com/
    xx Brigita

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  6. Perfect photos If you follow me I do the same and dont forget like me on Facebook! http://karo-just-me.blogspot.com

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  7. Love this sweater! The back is so unexpected! Is it a recent purchase?

    Ali
    http://editorialistyle.blogspot.com/

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    1. Ali - thanks! Lauren just bought it a week ago so run to H&M! :)

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    2. I'm following! karo-just-me.blogspot.com

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  8. You look so adorable and that food looks AMAZING! The bowl with the writing is super cute, too.

    Love the blog!

    ♥ B
    With Love From Michigan

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  9. Your blog is amazing, I loved all the photos, they're great inspiration!
    Thank you so much for your comment in my blog, I follow you with bloglovin' as well!

    XX
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  10. I LOVE YOUR PHOTOS. PERIOD.

    Mmmm Italian for dinner, I see ;)
    PS- love the bow on the back of that sweater!

    Definitely following you now. Thanks for commenting on my blog!

    xo
    http://hautecouture3.blogspot.com

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  11. Cool sweater :)

    Wanna follow each other with GFC, Twitter and Facebook ?

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  12. Really love this outfit! Your dinner looks great, asparagus is my favourite :)
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    x.

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  13. Love your sweater <3
    Your blog is awesome!! Dear what about to follow each other? :)
    xx
    Veronica
    http://in-the-jungle-of-fashion.blogspot.com/

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  14. You made this? Wow it looks ridiculously delicious. So fresh and clean. Love that kind of taste! And your outfit is so cute. The mint green is such a gorgeous colour!

    Love from the NaNa girls ^^
    x

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  15. Such a great post, I like it!!! Everything seems delicious!

    Take a look and if you want we can follow each others: Cosa mi metto???
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  16. great pics! food sounds fab!
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  17. That sweater is so cute!!
    Check out my new post if you want! <3

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  18. love your cute blog!! i absolutely love the hat. feel free to check out my blog too!

    xo, nikki

    http://carry-on-couture.blogspot.com

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  19. Lovely look love the way you did your hair with the hat! I love colourful food like this one for me is the most tasty:)

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  20. Hmmm u look great and the food looks delicious

    Lovely blog

    Kisses

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  21. WOW, these pics are awsome...... you look amazing!!! Who took them? i need a bff photographer too!!

    love K

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    1. Thanks K! This is Micol and I took them :) I take all the photos on this site and Lauren and I alternate writing the posts. Thanks for visiting our blog and keep in touch! xx, M

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    2. WOW!! they are really great shots!!!!!!!!! i just got a new cam upgrade, you will be my inspiration! :)

      Love K

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  22. wow, this pasta looks so tasty!! I'm gettin' hungry...
    also I really like your blog! I'll follow ;)

    thank you for your comment, would be nice if you followed too:

    http://fashionrrriot.blogspot.com/

    xoxo, fashionrrriot

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  23. Love the comfy look and that wonderful spread. I want one copy of that recipe please.
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    1. Updated with recipe! Let me know how you like it!

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  24. Love that necklace and the food looks delicious. I would love to know the recipe.

    xo erica

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  25. Amazing pictures, outfit and food. It made me really hungry while I just finished my breakfast haha! :)

    I love your blog!

    xoxo
    www.thefashionmoodboard.com

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  26. Amazing blog!
    I follow you ;)
    xoxo

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