Saturday, September 28, 2013

Inspiring Fall

There is no shortage of Fall DIY ideas and recipes. Here are a few to inspire you.
 Decoupage pumpkin
Follow this link for an easy tutorial
Fall Menu Board
Upcycle an unused frame into an elegant menu board. All you need is a chalkboard, frame and glue. Thrift stores or flea markets would be good resources.
Autumn Place card
Weave a sprig of dried wheat through a handwritten place card.
Fall Harvest Centerpiece
For years I have been wondering what to do with a 5 piece silver tea set in their special silver bags (a wedding gift) sitting on a shelf. This picture inspired me to pull out the tray. Now I can create a fall arrangement using decorative gourds, pumpkins and corn.  
Tortellini-Vegetable Bake
Cook's notes: This is an easy meal to put together. You can be creative using a variety of vegetables. 
  • 1 package of refrigerated cheese tortellini 
  • 1 container of Alfredo Sauce (10 oz.) found in refrigerated section  
  • 1/4 cup of  chicken broth 
  • 1 TB. butter 
  • 1/3 cup of finely chopped onions
  • 1 cup of sliced mushrooms 
  • 1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli
  • 1/2 cup red or green pepper chopped
  • 1 tsp. dried Italian herbs
  • optional adding in cauliflower

  • Saute mushrooms, onions and carrots in butter
  • Stir in Alfredo sauce and chicken broth
  • Add in dried herbs
  • Mix well on low heat for 1 minute
  • Cook tortellini according to directions on package-drain
  • In large bowl add vegetables and Alfredo mixture 
  • Fold in tortellini and pour into a baking dish or an 8 inch glass pan
  • Grate Parmesan cheese over the top  and cover with foil 
  • Bake 350 for 30 minutes   

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