Sunday, October 30, 2011

Super Sale!

We're moving, again! We're leaving the Philly burbs and heading straight to Center City. Our new space is cute but teensy tiny which means we've gotta downsize! Once the new Barely Measured studio space is set up I will be introducing my new line of {leather- eek!} handbags! So in order to make room in the "shop" I'm having the biggest barely sale to date. Get a head start on your Christmas shopping and stock up on lovely stocking stuffers and barely bags!  Here are a few of my favs:

Lined cowl in one of my favorite Echino prints only $28

All zippered pouches are only $10!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

A Little Anniversary Bling

October 10, 2009

Dusty and I celebrated two years of marital bliss on Monday. After work we went out for a fabulous dinner where we split a bunch of small plates. The food is SO good there it's almost a crime to limit yourself to an entree! It was a gorgeous evening and we sat at a high top where the restaurant opens to the sidewalk. And even though we agreed to no gifts, Dusty didn't listen.... I work with my hands so I rarely wear my engagement ring and my wedding band kind of fits around it, so it looks weird when I wear it alone. I've never been too crazy about it either (don't worry he didn't pick it out- I did, haha). SO Dusty worked with our friend Ricky, who designed three bands for me to choose from. Ricky is a fabulous jeweler in Philly and made these by hand- what the what?! I choose the middle band but he's going to add a slight "scoop" like the wider band. I can't wait to see it!

Super dark pics but what the heck!
Shrimp and avacado spring rolls  and lobster perogies.

the winning band

chocolate lava cake with homemade ice cream and raspberries.. MMM!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sassy Sausage Lasagna

Why have I never thought of adding sausage to my lasagna?? Thank you Food! I was inspired by their lasagna and blended their recipe with my own- it's a MUST try and it's SOO freaking easy! Fall is my FAVORITE time of year and I especially love all the cooking that comes with it. I'm so excited for baking, comforting stews and homemade everything!! This lasagna really hits the spot and tastes even better after a couple of days, once the flavors have really sat together for awhile :)

What You'll Need:
No boil lasagna (tried for the first time and loved it!)
Italian-style turkey sausage, casings removed
Sliced Mushrooms
Spinach (I used frozen)
Fresh basil
Ricotta (I use almost 32 oz.)
Shredded cheese- have fun with the varieties! (when I'm super ambitious, I grate my own)
Can of tomatoes
Seasoning... salt, pepper, garlic
2 eggs

Brown the sausage and drain, add chopped onion, mushrooms and spinach- set aside

Add spices to ricotta- red pepper, garlic, sage, salt and pepper, thyme, basil
Add 2 eggs and beat well

Spread a layer of sauce evenly on bottom of baking dish
Add a layer of pasta

Spread about 1/3 of ricotta mixture on pasta with fresh basil

Add a layer of diced tomatoes, about 1/2 the can

Add a layer of the sausage mixture.. how pretty!

Add a layer of cheese

Repeat steps as many times as will fit in the dish or until you run out of ingredients :) 
Save a little cheese and sauce for top layer!

Bake at 350ยบ for about 45 mins covered then remove foil and cook for 5 or 10 minutes, or until cheese is browned slightly

The quality of this photo is horrible but it looks and tastes amazing in real life!

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