Monday, November 26, 2012

still craving...

I think it's safe to say that most of us are still full from the Thanksgiving feast(s) over the last several days, but if I'm being honest, there's one dish I'm still craving...

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash.

I know what you're thinking... Roasted vegetables? Not the mashed potatoes with butter, or the pumpkin pie and whipped cream, or the ever-amazing green bean casserole? 

Yes, it's in all seriousness that I tell you that these are the best roasted vegetables I have ever had. 

{photo instagrammed by us}
*disclaimer: this photo was taken pre-roasting. post-roasting there was no time for photos, only consumption

I knew I wanted to bring brussels sprouts to our Mom's Thanksgiving and after exhausting a knockoff recipe of the sprouts from Pizza Bella in KC, I decided to scour the interwebs. I stumbled on this adorable blog and fell in love with every recipe, but in particular the Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash. Her photography won me over. Doesn't it just look like fall on a pan? The cranberries are the perfect touch and how can you go wrong with curry?

{Here's the recipe from Shutterbean:

  • 1 lb. Brussels Sprouts, trimmed & halved
  • 1 medium butternut squash peeled & cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 apple, cut into 1/2 pieces
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon aged balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • kosher salt & fresh cracked pepper
Preheat oven to 400F. Spread the Brussels sprouts, butternut squash, cranberries, apple, & onions on a large rimmed baking sheet.In a small bowl mix oil, vinegar, and curry powder together. Drizzle over the vegetable mixture and toss to evenly coat. Sprinkle brown sugar over the vegetables and place baking sheet in the oven. Roast for 20 minutes, gently stir and continue to roast for 20-25 minutes longer, or until vegetables are tender and nicely browned.}

Okay, I'm going to stop writing this post so I can go to the store to pick up the ingredients again. These might just have to become a staple in our home.

We can't wait to hear what you all are still craving. 

What were your favorite Thanksgiving recipes this year?

Thursday, November 15, 2012

two halls are better than one

Last Thursday, S and I were invited to attend a Kansas City blogger event at Halls Crown Center, and of course we said yes -- We both love Halls Plaza and were excited to see what the new stores were like at Crown Center. 

The night began with a glass of wine and an overview of the new layout. We then made quick visits to Halls for Her, Kid Oh!, Men's Apparel, Downstairs for Him, Deck the Halls, Accessories, and finally Cosmetics. The store manager also gave us a great overview of the latest looks and trends. And at the end, we were on to shop for ourselves.

After leaving the fabulous event with a few lovely gifts from Halls and some purchases of our own, we both said to ourselves, "how have we not been shopping here?" 

The Crown Center store is the perfect compliment to its big sister store on the Country Club Plaza -- Not only is it a convenient location in the heart of downtown, but with a smaller layout and a friendlier price point, this is definitely going to be a store we visit frequently. As you start your holiday shopping, we definitely suggest you check it out for a fun party dress, the perfect accessory to complete your look, or memorable gifts for your family. 

See some of our shots below and let us know when you make a visit.

We can't wait to hear about your great finds at Halls Crown Center!

they knew we were coming.

 cheers to halls!

our lovely hosts.

adorable displays with coordinating chandeliers.

 great fall sweaters.

oh, kate. we heart you.

a wall full of bows in kid OH!

 the cutest little hats.

 holiday display at downstairs for him.

 denim at downstairs for him.

great fall bag by marc by marc jacobs. 

laura mercier.

obsessed with these kate spade crossbodys.

party clutch.

And of course, our twin purchase of the evening. Perfect Kate Spade gold flats for the holidays.

{all photos instagrammed by us}

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