Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sunday Morning Breakfast

I know I have told you how much I love that my husband
gets up on Sunday morning and cooks breakfast but
I have to tell you again because it is GREAT!

It is so nice to wake up and come downstairs to
an already prepared, delicious breakfast.

Today he made eggs with sauted onions, crushed
cumin seed, cilantro, paneer cheese and
diced tomatoes ~ YUM!

This is a perfect start to a Sunday morning.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Risotto with Mushrooms, Blue Cheese and Arugula

It is funny why I decide to make things some times.
When I came home from work the other day I did not
have a plan for dinner. I opened the refrigerator
and saw the portobello mushrooms I bought at the
market and thought, "I really should use those
before they go bad." I also noticed that I had
a small brick of blue cheese. HMM, the ideas
started flowing and the end result was ...

Risotto with Portobello Mushrooms, Blue Cheese
and Arugula.

I don't have a specific recipe but what I can
tell you if your going to make this is that
I used about 4 cups of (pre-warmed) vegetable
broth to 1 cup Arborio Rice.

I started by chopping up some onions and
cooking the in a little oil . Then I sliced
my 2 portobello mushrooms and added them to the
pan with the onions. I cooked them for about
4-5 minutes. I added the Arborio Rice and gave
it all a good stir. Then I slowly added
the pre-heated broth a cup at a time while
continuing to stir the risotto. When the
risotto was almost completely cooked I added
in the blue cheese giving it a few minutes
to melt. At the very end I gently folded in
the washed arugula and a dash of salt and pepper.

The Risotto was excellent. It is a heavy dish so
you may want to serve it with a light salad.