Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Day 20: A Hobby of yours

We all know I love photography and karaoke. We know I also love boys and meeting new people. Jeannie used cooking as her talent and I'm going to use it as my hobby. This past weekend we had a going away party for my roommate, Katie. I decided to make my go to dish of Mexican Queso. Its 2 packages of cream cheese, 1 tube of Jimmy Dean spicy sausage (cooked for you blondes that might not assume that), and one can of rotel (drained). put it all in a crock pot and let it get hot and melty. Its great

My real hobby and talent comes in the form of Italian food. I'm going to give you 2 recipes that are my go to dishes to impress people.

Parmesan Risotto- This dish is great because it is diverse. You can add meat to it or vegetables. It can be used as a side of a main dish. Here is the base....
1 cup arborio rice (this is important, make sure to get the right kind)
onion (to taste)
Parmesan Cheese
olive oil
White wine (cheap stuff)
Chicken broth

ok, In a skillet sauté some chopped onions in a little olive oil. add the cup of rice and toast the rice for about 2 minutes
pour in just enough white wine to touch every piece of rice. As the wine is absorbed add more(about 1 cup total)
when all of the wine has been absorbed do the same thing with the chicken broth. This may take a few cups. Keep adding as the liquid is soaked up until the rice is creamy and not crunchy.
Add in a handful of Parmesan cheese and any other toppings you want.
Total time: about 20 min

Farfalle in homeade cream sauce: This is designed to feed a crowd and can also be altered with different ingredients. My favorite is shrimp, peas, mushrooms, and bacon.

Whipping Cream
garlic clove

In a skillet sauté 1 garlic clove with a little olive oil.
add a small container of whipping cream, a pinch of salt, and a tsp of oregano....bring to a simmer
turn skillet off when sauce starts to simmer.
Boil water for farfalle.
by the time the farfalle pasta is cooked the sauce should be thick and can be added to the pasta. Top with your ingredients

If you try these out let me know what you think!!!



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