Weekend Snippets {vol. 12}

9.27.2011

FRIDAY
-- I promised The Boyfriend I'd make mushroom risotto for dinner and boy did I deliver!!  Not to brag, but I've mentioned before that I think I've perfected risotto.  The photos from the last time I made it were kinda crap, though.  This one's a little better!


SATURDAY
-- I spent most of the afternoon working on business development stuff.  Boring, I know.  But I'm exciting to unveil my new website soon!!  I also did a portrait shoot Saturday evening (also related to the business development).  Here's a sneak peak:


SUNDAY
-- The Boyfriend had to leave right after breakfast and head into the office so Sunday was a little lonely.  That is, until my friend Ali had a few of us over for Sunday Dinner.  Not only is she gorgeous (see above) but the girl can cook too.  We indulged in brisket and a couple experimental recipes Ali created in her pretty little head.  I'm not sure what to call one of them - it was basically potatoes au gratin but with zucchini, yellow squash, and onion.  And a delish cheesy sauce.  Nom nom nom... We finished it up with a nice, light* cranberry-pear tart with caramel topping.




*Obvi I'm being sarcastic when I say it was light.  Look at all that oozy gooey caramel!!

19 Comments:

  1. i love making risotto. one of my favorite recipes is giada's red wine risotto. i'm sure you'd make a wonderful version of it, too.

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  2. Wow all of this looks amazing. I'm kinda jealous that you've perfected rissotto. I get the creaminess, but I'm always afraid I'll over cook it which leads me to under cook the rice and it usually means it has a tougher bite =( I'm excited to see your new website!

    - Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

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  3. so much delicious food! looks like a lovely weekend :)

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  4. i so want that risotto! and great photos!

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  5. I just made butternut squash risotto last night! Mushroom sounds like a wonderful follow up!

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  6. This all looks so good. I haven't been brave enough to try to tackle risotto yet.

    I gave you an award over on my blog today! C'mon over.

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  7. Oh my goodness that dinner looks amazing! Love the portraits- I'm working on some myself!

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  8. What a great weekend!!! Goodness! You ate well :) I have never attempted risotto but want to some day...any tips? Your photos are gorgeous! I can't wait to hear more about your website/business ventures :) xoxoxo brynn

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  9. oooh everything you posted looks amazing! I am currently doing a 3-week clean eating cleanse and I am going thru withdrawl now :)

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  10. this all looks delicious! i make a pretty mean risotto too!

    p.s. can't wait to hear more news about your website!
    xo
    Reese

    http://rambleswithreese.etsy.com
    http://rambleswithreese.blogspot.com

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  11. Oh, oh, oh, I still have the awesome risotto in my recipe box. I really need to try it and impress hubby! Especially since I have the perfect recipe and all :)

    And would you be so kind asking your friends Ali to share the recipe for that zucchini, squash and onion gratin? I can definitely use it for my next batch of harvest!

    Lovely, lovely pics! And have fun with the new website!

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  12. looks delicious!!!!!!!

    xoxo
    b
    im a new follower! hope you'll follow me!

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  13. I'm ashamed to admit that I've never had risotto before :) Maybe I will try it next week...or you can make it for me! When are you inviting me over for dinner? ;)

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  14. I just had dinner an am now starving again - hahaha!!! That food looks HEAVENLY!!!! mmmmmmmm!!!

    Xoxo

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  15. Those portraits that you shot are gorgeous!

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  16. Delicious!! My goodness can she cook! Can I be invited the next y'all get together?! Hehe Great job on the portrait session! She is gorgeous.

    xoxo

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  17. You need to snap a photo of the roundhouse kick! Or better yet a video with dialog!

    - Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

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  18. yes risotto i am still waiting for my package to deliver ;-) and now i want some of that brisket and that pear tart looks delicious! you must spoil your man with all the yummy foods you make!

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  19. Yum - that all looks freaking awesome! I spent the weekend packing on the pounds so I'll have to just look for now...

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