We had a wonderful event a couple weeks ago at Yardhouse in the Domain and enjoyed meeting and chatting with all of you ladies who made it out! It was a gorgeous evening on the patio and all of our vendors had a blast getting to know y'all! If you didn't make it out please check out the local vendors we featured at this month's event and reach out to them directly if you have any questions or are interested in their business!
Spring has officially sprung here in Austin and we can tell by all of the gorgeous wildflowers and blue bonnets popping up everywhere! We can also tell from the influx of birds and insects, those bugs & snakes aren't my favorite part of spring but gotta take the good with the bad! Now that the weather is warming up I thought it'd be a good time to share one of my favorite spring time recipes for you ladies to try at home if you'd like!
This recipe is from a Martha Stewart recipe website and is just so delicious! I like to pair it with sparkling water with a slice of lemon or lime, or if you want alcohol it's good with a crisp white wine.
Fettuccine with Mint, Peas, Ham, and Cream
2 leeks, (about 4 ounces), white parts only, very thinly sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup canned low-sodium chicken broth, skimmed of fat
1 cup heavy cream
3 ounces cooked Parma ham, cut into 1/8-inch-thick matchsticks
1 cup frozen peas, defrosted
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 pound fresh or dried fettuccine
1 cup small mint leaves, or chopped large leaves
1. Place sliced leeks in a small bowl of cold water. Let stand for 5 minutes to rid them of dirt and sand. Lift sliced leeks out of water, leaving sand behind, and drain well. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat.
2. Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium-low heat. Add leeks and garlic, and cook until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Raise the heat to medium-high. Add chicken stock, cream, ham, and peas; season with salt and pepper. Let the sauce cook until it is reduced by half, stirring frequently until it has thickened, about 6 minutes.
3. Salt the boiling water, add pasta, and cook until al dente, about 4 minutes for fresh. Drain fettuccine, and return to pot. Add sauce to fettuccine, and toss to combine. Transfer to a serving dish, sprinkle with the mint, and serve.
I hope you ladies and your families enjoy this dish as much as we do! I'd love to hear some of your favorite spring time recipes, drop them in the comments below!
Happy St. Patty's Day everyone! I hope you all are enjoying your Sunday and drinking some green beer with friends! I wanted to just list a few activities going on in Austin today incase you wanted to check them out or don't have any plans yet for today!
North By Northwest (NXNW)
NXNW's Stonelake location is throwing a big bash with special Irish stout cask-conditioned with Lucky Charms, Irish stew and soda bread, live Irish music, and a bouncy house for the kids from 2 to 9 p.m. The $3 donation goes towards the Austin Humane Society.
From the 15th through the 17th, Uncle Billy’s has paired with Delysia Chocolatier to offer chocolate and beer pairings.
Draught House Pub & Brewery
This no cover event will feature Draught House Shamrock Stout, Garbo's fish and chips, bagpipes, and glassware giveaways.
The party at this historic beer garden includes live music from Austin Polka Irish as well as specials on green beer, Guinness, and Tullamore Dew. The party runs from 1 to 5 p.m.
Kung Fu Saloon
The West Sixth location of this bar will host radio DJs Jason and Deb’s annual St. Patrick’s Day live broadcast from 1 to 3 p.m.
Cheers to you friends, have fun and be safe!! I'll be joining you all for the party next year!
Hi friends! I am so excited for our baby moon coming up very soon! The hubs and I have never been to the Florida Keys and when I saw that one had my daughter's name in it and I knew it was meant to be! We are going to Amara Cay in Islamorada and would loooove any restaurant, sights, beach, etc. recommendations or things we must do!! Please comment below and let me know what your favorites are! We are so excited and definitely need a few days of chill time soaking up some sun & listening to the waves crash!
Ladies, we had such an amazing time at our event last week at the Sonesta Hotel in Bee Cave! That place is one of my all time favorite venues and spot to have our events. Our vendors and sponsors are always to fun and generous and the crowd is amazing! We had about 90 ladies come to show support to our local community of bad ass women and it was incredible! If you missed it, check out our sponsor Dr. Franco with More Beautiful You Plastic Surgery and the rest of our amazing vendors! Please reach out to them directly if they can help you in any way!
A special thanks to our photographer Nicky Tovar, check her out on instagram at: @NicholePhotography92
Hi all! My name is Kacey and I am a realtor, a wife and a dog mom of 3 dachshunds in the wonderful city of Austin! I'm also a yoga & food lover, pretty good cook, wanna be crafter, hot tea drinker, movie watcher and most importantly I am the gal behind Austin Housewives in the City! I hope to see you at one of our Girl's Night Out events soon!!