Good morning, everyone!! Welcome to my home, so we can discuss Home Life: Comfy, Cozy, Casual, Cooking!
I am enjoying my morning coffee (in a pumpkin cup, of course) and to show you these new COOL JAMS.
I was asked to try their product and I must say…they get a thumbs up from me!
I must be cool when I sleep, and these moisture-wicking PJs are perfect and comfy enough to stay In all day long.
I am wearing…and sleeping in…the Women’s Moisture Wicking Short Sleeve Button Front Pajama Set on Merlot. They wash well too!
COMFY, COZY, CASUAL
On a day when I am just going to be home ….most often working at my desk…I take off the PJs, pull on the athletic wear, and to walk the dog and then walk the neighborhood.
Then, I might pull on a comfy look such as this one. for a day of home life. Yes, I have on accessories, but sometimes I do that just for me or Mr. B or even neighbors.
This look is made up of the Chico’s Leopard Print Ruana Wrap (Currently on sale); an older Chico’s tunic tank top and I am wearing it backwards (on purpose!); an older Chico’s necklace, and the Zenergy Pima Cotton Leggings.
Love my gold sneakers and there are so many cute ones at DSW, where I originally found these.
Just can’t feel frumpy at home in a gold sneaker…ups the game!
Here is more stylish at home comfort from Chico’s…
I explained in this ode to October post last week that I am going to take you through some of the recipes in this little pumpkin cook book from Better Homes & Gardens.
The next one is a dish with Farro. I have never cooked with Farro, so I wanted to give it a try. It uses the slow cooker.
I was drawn to it because so many of the ingredients are favorites…love onion, love garlic, love pumpkin, love Parmesan, love walnuts, love peas, love sage…had to be a winner!
As I did with the muffins, I made this recipe exactly as written except for the frozen peas…my comments will be below.
SLOW COOKER PUMPKIN FARROTTO
Notes: Hands on Time is 25 minutes; Time in slow cooker is 3 hours on high
4 Tbsp. Butter
1 cup chopped onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup dry white wine or reduced sodium chicken broth (I used the chicken broth)
1 1/2 cups uncooked farro (the whole 8.8 oz pkg.)
4 cups reduced-sodium-chicken broth
1 15-oz can pumpkin
2 cups frozen peas (I used one can of La Sueur peas because I like them better!)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh sage
3/4 tsp. sale
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/2 cup toasted chopped walnuts
- In a 10-inch skillet, melt 3 Tbsp. of butter over medium. Add onion. Cook and stir 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook 2 min. Add wine (or broth) and farro; cook 1 min or until liquid evaporates.
- Transfer mixture to a 3 1/2 or 4-qt. slow cooker. Stir in remainder of broth and pumpkin. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours…stirring once after 1 1/2 hours. At the end of cooking, stir in next five ingredients and remaining butter.
- Top servings with walnuts, Parmesan and a little sage. Makes 6 1 1/2 cups servings.
The consistency is similar to stew, so I preferred it in a bowl as a full meal. Mr. B would like it better as a side dish with a meat served with it.
My only recommended modification would be a dash of Cayenne Pepper. We both felt like it could use a kick…though it had very good flavor. It might even be a good consideration as a side dish for a holiday meal.
Not sure which recipe I will tackle next, but this is fun. Stay tuned for more.
Thanks for stopping by my home-life today…hope you had a good time…let me know if anything is on your mind!
Today, I will join Susan of Une Femme with a discussion on IG about how our colors can help us to create a more cohesive wardrobe!
If you cannot listen in at these times, (You just go to Susan’s IG Page)
It will be available on video afterwards and I will provide those details tomorrow…hope to see some of you listening and submitting questions for us.
See you tomorrow for a mid-week Would You Wear It pop up!
KEEP SMILING EVERYONE!!
By Pamela Lutrell
Disclaimer: I was provided product for this post, but the words are my own.