I have lots of cooking and family posts to catch-up on. I have photos on my camera going back to the beginning of the year that I still haven't blogged about. Ahhh. And today's post will have to be quick because I have two concerts at ASU's Gammage this weekend. If you're in the Phoenix area, please come ... I'll post a video at the end of my post that has more info.
This week's recipe was another simple one that I'm glad I made the effort to try. The only ingredient that I didn't already have in my home was the risotto rice (I've never made risotto before) and since I was out & about, I decided to get a nice block of Swiss cheese.
The recipe called for spinach,which I had here at the house, but I decided to try making my dish with sauteed mushrooms instead of cooked spinach cause I'm not a huge fan of soggy spinach. I LOVE mushrooms and they were great in this rice dish. The only thing I wasn't totally in love with in this dish was the Swiss cheese. I think the "nice" Swiss cheese was a bit too strong and stinky. It was still good, but I think I'll try a different cheese next time.
Dorie suggested making stuffed peppers with the rice. Stuffed peppers are a favorite food at our house and I think I'll try adding a little cream and mixing my shredded cheese in with the rice instead of sprinkling it on top of the peppers the next time we make our stuffed peppers. This time around, my kids talked me into one of those rotisserie chickens cause I had a coupon for one from Sam's Club and I'm usually a mean mom and say no every time my kids plead for one of those chickens. We also had cauliflower and lots of cold watermelon to finish off things off for a quick & easy dinner.
Excited to see the results of other Doristas!
Info for my concert in Tempe, AZ:
Get tickets for tonight or tomorrow night's show HERE.