Monday, March 21, 2011

Yummy Mushroom Pasta

I have been craving some sort of mushroom pasta lately, so I found a recipe on Cooking Light. Oh my goodness - this is one of our favorite recipes now. I thought I would share this deliciousness since it's so yummy and healthy!

Farfalle with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

1 pound uncooked farfalle (bow tie pasta)
1 tablespoon butter
12 ounces presliced exotic mushroom blend
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup finely chopped shallots
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup dry white wine
2/3 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Minced fresh parsley (optional)

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain. Melt the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms, onion, shallots, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper; cook 12 minutes or until liquid evaporates and mushrooms are tender, stirring occasionally. Add wine; cook 2 minutes or until liquid evaporates, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Add the cooked pasta, whipping cream, cheese, and 2 tablespoons parsley, tossing gently to coat. Stir in remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Garnish with minced fresh parsley, if desired. Serve immediately.

{Recipe and image from Cooking Light}

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tara's Wedding!

I spent an amazing weekend in Greenville, this past weekend, for one of my very best friend's wedding! Tara and I were college roommates at Furman and it was SO fun to go back to Greenville for her wedding! Picture overload ahead...

We got a sneak peek at all the flowers on Thursday night...they were breathtaking!
Tara and I at her bridesmaid's luncheon. The weather was beautiful all weekend:
The rehearsal dinner. AMAZING:
Kaci, Tara and I after the brunch the morning of her wedding!
The most stunning bride! Her flowers were absolutely gorgeous...
Our bride on the trolley ride to the ceremony: Bridesmaids before the wedding. How flattering were our bridesmaids' dresses?!
Furman girls at the reception:
My parents attended, which was so much fun:
Apparently I did not take one picture with my husband at the wedding. Ooops. He was there, I promise! Proof below:
I'm so jealous of Tara's honeymoon right now. I want another one!