Monday, November 29, 2010

I made risotto!

Because Ian was away every evening last week I haven't made dinner for the two of us in quite a while. So tonight I decided to experiment by making a chicken risotto. We didn't have any white wine or garlic so I made it with chicken stock instead.

I've never made risotto before but I figured that I can't be that hard and I was right. The hardest part is the constant stirring but aside from that it wasn't hard. Ian helped with the stirring, too, making my job a lot easier :) I was very pleased with the results and I'd love to make it again with the white wine and garlic - how much yummier will it be then?

I'm also very pleased with my willingness to make dinner for the two of us and to experiment beyond the usual pasta, tacos, and curry that I make all the time. I'm still not totally comfortable making proteins other than ground stuff or chicken breasts but that will come in time.

I need to figure out how to use a litre of milk because our milk expires in a couple of days and we have a lot left. I don't want it to go to waste. Ian's birthday is tomorrow and I'm thinking that I might make a pudding or custard but beyond that I don't really know what to do. If you have any yummy suggestions for that much milk, let me know.


Anonymous said...

If you like tapioca pudding, the Minit brand stuff uses lots of milk.

I could also ship you Snickers as she will drink up to 2 cups a day :)
Love, Mom

Robin said...

ROFL - had an image of Snickers in the mail!

Pudding, pudding, and pudding. Those are my suggestions.

It's cool that you are wanting to cook for you and Ian, I tell you, if I am what I eat I'm cheap, fast and easy. If you want fast suggestions for easy stuff let me know :)