happy friday! well, we have made it through another week, ladies. time to kick back and enjoy the evening with a cocktail and delicious recipe for dinner. in the spirit of travel week, we are taking a short culinary trip to Italy today with a Tuscan mushroom dish and a Campari cocktail. i’m gonna show you a healthier way to pasta.
travel month continues as junior style and i are vacationing in Florida. in case you missed it, check out Tuesday’s post to see what i packed for our trip. tune in to the blog in the coming week to see what i wore where and the adventures we had!
outfit of the day
today i went with monochromatic black. but i punched it up with a colorful scarf as a tie belt. black jeans can dress up or down. i kept it casual as usual today with sneakers. but if i wanted to dress it up a bit, a pair of ballet flats would go well, or even pointy toe flats to add even more polish. wearing all black with oscar and ollie is an exercise in lint rolling! i keep a lint roller handy.
a healthier way to pasta
we are going meatless this week with a creamy garlic butter mushroom recipe that can be eaten alone, or over anything you can imagine – pasta, rice, quinoa, whatever your fancy! i decided to go with zoodles, zucchini noodles. zoodles really satisfy my pasta craving, and they were especially good topped with these creamy dreamy Tuscan mushrooms!
i was able to find pre-spiraled zoodles, saving me the step of cutting them on my own. but if you don’t already have one, a opens in a new windowspiralizer is a very handy kitchen gadget, making it easy to create pasta substitutions.
[yumprint-recipe id=’173′]for the preparation, i sautéed them in a little bit of olive oil, seasoning with salt to taste. i like them to be al dente, so the sauté really only took about 3 minutes.
blood orange Boulevardier
The Boulevardier was invented by a New Yorker who left for France during prohibition to open Harry’s New York Bar in Paris. the Boulevardier is essentially a Negroni, made with bourbon instead of gin. this recipe adds blood orange juice, perfect for winter, as blood oranges have just come into season!
fridays with oscar
thank you for tuning into today’s fridays with oscar. we really enjoyed today’s recipe and cocktail, let me know if you make it and what you think about our healthier way to pasta! be sure to visit the blog next week as we continue travel month with our Florida vacation. oscar, ollie and i wish each of you a very happy weekend!