Short Rib Fettuccine and a Fantasy Virtual Dinner Party

by heidi on October 21, 2011


Right now I’m cozying up to fall. And I’m relishing it every step of the way.

I’m clearing the garden in anticipation of an imminent frost, hanging the Halloween ghosts from the oak trees in the front yard and craving simple, earthy flavors for dinner.

When it comes to simple and fall, I like to put a chunk of beef in the oven and let it braise, perfuming the house with its glorious smell. The smell that signals the change in season almost as much as the sound of bantering commentators and supercharged ‘manly music’ from Sunday’s NFL football games that drift from the man cave to where I’m safely hiding in the kitchen.

Short Rib Fettuccine is a favorite at our house, good for either weekend or weeknight, eat-it-now or leftovers later. Simple and fall.

I use a recipe from Giada de Laurentiis and will toss in a few mushrooms or switch up the pasta, like tonight I used fettuccine rather than tagliatelle. And definitely round it out with some good sopping-up-the-sauce-utensils like my Killer Garlic Rolls.


To round out this stellar meal, enjoy my fantasy virtual dinner from some of favorite foodie’s blogs.

Foodie Crush Magazine Food  Plus Words Cider Cocktail

What better to start off our virtual dinner buffet than a toast to Jaclyn’s impending nuptials with Food Plus Words Autumn Cider Mimosa. Clinks all around.

Foodie Crush Verses from My Kitchen Parmesan Flatbread

Join Mike and enjoy a dining warm-up with Verses From My Kitchen‘s Parmesan Flatbread with Dandelion Greens.

And then head over to Erin’s for Fresh 365‘s Sesame Kale Salad

FOodie Crush Magazine Turntable Kitchen Carrot Soup

Sweeten the dining deal with Kasey and Shaun’s Creamy Carrot Soup from Turntable Kitchen. And don’t forget to rock on crouton with Matthew’s music rec.

Foodie Crush Magazine Roost Blog Peart Tart

And to finish it all off, now that you’re stuffed but need a little sweet to take away the fullness let’s make a grand finale with Coco’s light and lovely Riesling Poached Pear Tart with Chai Spiced Custard & Almond Crust. We love you Roost.

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Posted in: entrees,meat and seafood,noodles, rice and grains,recipes

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Kelley October 21, 2011 at 7:20 am

I couldn’t have hand picked a better menu myself. A virtual shower I’d love to sit down to! Short ribs and pasta……you’ve got my wheels a turnin’.


Sharyn Dimmick October 21, 2011 at 9:08 am

Thanks for the links — I had to go check out the pear tart and the kale salad.


Bev Weidner October 21, 2011 at 9:17 am

I just love your blog. And I love your round ups. And I love eating. Which means I’ll probably make every single thing on this post and cry the entire time.


Katie October 21, 2011 at 6:32 pm

That looks beauteous!


marla October 22, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Gosh I might need to be a gate crasher at this virtual dinner party. What a magical group of guests and the food looks amazing!


Nettie Moore October 22, 2011 at 1:18 pm

What a gorgeous menu!!


heidi October 24, 2011 at 8:29 pm

Thanks Nettie, it is time to nest don’t you think?


Heavenly Housewife October 24, 2011 at 6:32 am

Wow, that short rib fettucini sure is drool worthy, what an awesome picture, I could lick the screen LOL… but I won’t.
*kisses* HH


heidi October 24, 2011 at 8:28 pm

Thank you, and if your screen looks like mine, it could use a lick


katie October 24, 2011 at 9:05 am

Mmmm… this looks and sounds delish. I can’t wait to give this and all the other recipes a try!


heidi October 24, 2011 at 8:29 pm

Definitely do. Thanks for coming by.


Chung-Ah @ Damn Delicious December 3, 2011 at 3:34 pm

The short rib fettucine looks like perfection. I will definitely be giving this a try!

Btw, I’m a first-time visitor to your blog and it is absolutely beautiful. I will surely be following :)


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