Mushroom Risotto, v. 12,005,359,359

   One of many variations on a theme but significantly different enough to make me want to post the recipe.    While on Christmas vacation, Chris and I dined at a place called the Dock Cafe in Stillwater, Minnesota, overlooking the frozen St. Croix River.  It was a total guess and a lucky one in the… Continue reading Mushroom Risotto, v. 12,005,359,359

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Rice Pilaf the Geek Way

Standing in line at Target the other day, I noticed the Food Network magazine. Apparently it comes out on a regular basis but I’ve never noticed it before. This issue is the Thanksgiving galore edition with 50 versions of mashed potatoes. Since I’m probably hosting Turkey Day again this year, I need to start working… Continue reading Rice Pilaf the Geek Way

Arroz con Pollo

I borrowed this recipe from Elise, over at Simply Recipes. Some modifications for serving size and timeliness along with what was handy. Arroz Con Pollo Ingredients 3 Tbsp olive oil 1 package boneless skinless chicken breast, patted dry (approx 3 breast halves with tenderloins) 1/2 cup of flour for dredging Salt Freshly ground black pepper… Continue reading Arroz con Pollo

Making it up as I go along, part deux

Now this, I really did just make up as I went along. I had to make a dish to pass for Thursday’s holiday luncheon at work. I planned to make something like the squash risotto but then I just did not feel like doing all the stirring required. And cutting up a hard, awkwardly shaped… Continue reading Making it up as I go along, part deux