Sunday, October 27, 2019

Paperless Post

All of you know I am obsessed with personalized stationary; I always send a hand written card for any occasion. I have boxes and boxes of stationary. I love nothing more than to design an invite for a party, and everyone expects my holiday card each year! Recently I came across Paperless Post where you can send a personalized invite but through email - the best of both worlds! 

They have a great selection, I mocked up a few invites for my annual Christmas party and it was a seamless experience. They have a great selection, both printed and electronic. They also have partnered with many famous designers including: Kate Spade, Jonathan Adler, Sugar Paper and Oscar de la Renta to name just a few. 

The great thing about sending an electronic invite is you can easily obtain an RSVP - which is hard with a paper invite, and frustrating when people do not RSVP in a timely manner. Here they can easily click yes or no! I find this to be a great feature. 

I would highly recommend using Paperless Post, especially with all its great designs! 

Friday, January 11, 2019

French Onion Soup

Soup season is here! This is a recipe I have tinkered with for awhile and think this is super easy and flavorful!

All you need is:
a stick of butter
4 or 5 Vidalia onions
4 cloves of garlic
2 bay leaves
some thyme
1 cup of red wine
3 tablespoons of flour
1.5 to 2 quarts of beef broth
Gruyere cheese

First melt the butter. Then add chopped up onions, diced garlic, bay leaves, sprinkle some thyme with salt and pepper. Let caramelize for about 30 minutes.

Add one cup of red wine (wine you would drink) and boil for about 10 minutes until it is reduced. Remove bay leaves.

Then add 3 tablespoons of flour and stir (turn down the heat so it won't burn) so the onions dry up a little bit.

Lastly add 1.5 to 2 quarts of beef broth, I like Pacific beef broth, and let is simmer for 40 or so minutes, until it is the flavor and thickness you like!

Broil some cheese on some bread, place it on top of the soup, and add some shredded cheese into the soup! Sprinkle French's Original Onions on top!

 Melt butter, add sliced up onions, chopped up garlic, bay leaves and thyme. Add salt and pepper.

Cook until caramelized - it should take around 30 minutes. Don't let them burn!

Add one cup of red wine and boil until the onions become dry - maybe 10 minutes. Remove bay leaves.

Add 3 tablespoons of flour and stir to dry the onions a bit.

Simmer for around 40 minutes

Broil some bread with cheese on it to top and add some grated cheese to the soup. Top with French's onions.