Monday, August 3, 2009

Classics From My Closet

Shopping is my closet has been great. I have a million skirts and sometimes they get lost in my closet, even great ones like this. I've had this skirt for about 6 years now. I bought it back in my Anthropologie days ( I worked there for about a year just to get the fab discount). I paired it with another classic in my closet, a cream short sleeve top that's about 12 years old. I love it because it's held up so well and never goes out of style. Here are the details...
Cream top - The Gap
Black/cream skirt - Anthropologie
Green belt - Off one of my dresses from Target
3 strand pearl necklace - Target
Rack Room Peeps
This past weekend, me and 13 of my girlfriends rented a house in New Braunfels for some fun in the sun. We went toobing down the Comal River and let our inner child run free at Sclitterbahn Water Park. After a day of sliding down the Master Blaster, slippery speed slides, and various toob shoots, we made a fabulous meal and enjoyed an evening in. One of the dishes I made was a great pasta dish perfect for summer. Thank you Jana for this wonderful recipe!

Pasta with leeks, peas, and Pecorino
Here is the recipe:
  • 1 lb dry orecciette or some other short pasta ( I used 100% whole wheat shells).
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 leeks (white and light green parts only), thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 10 oz frozen peas thawed
  • 3/4 c heavy cream (I substituted and used 2% evaporated milk instead)
  • 1 c grated Pecorino (this is found by the Parmesan and Romano cheese)
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 c fresh mint leaves torn

Cook the pasta according to the pkg directions. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the leeks, season with the salt and 1/4 tsp of the pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 7 minutes. Add the garlic and peas and cook for 2 more minutes. Stir in the cream and 3/4 c of the Pecorino. Simmer until the sauce has thicken slightly (about 4 minutes). rain the pasta and return it to the pot. Add the sauce, lemon zest, and mint and toss. Divide the pasta into bowls and sprinkle Enjoy!
While I was gone having fun with the girls, my wonderful husband worked went to work on my car. Thank you so much for changing my oil, washing my car, cleaning the engine, cleaning the hubcaps, and even making sure the radio was on my favorite radio station. My car hasn't looked this fab in a long time. I love you Will!
Tomorrow I plan to take a break from the gym. Hopefully I'll get to sew a new skirt and catch up on some favorite blogs and check out some new ones. The fab ShopKim gave me a Kreativ Blogger Award so I'll be posting my 7 things too. Thanks ShopKim!
Have a great day everyone!


Rachael said...

Love love love that skirt. I've got one that's really similar.

Heini said...

You look fab!

Lesa said...

Your Anthropologie skirt is gorgeous, I love that store but the things in there are too small and too pricey for me. Anyway, really nice look.

FashionAddict said...

That skirt is so feminine and pretty!