My favorite thing about being back in Oregon? Cooking with my mom. We had a blast cooking up a storm in my childhood kitchen. The evening was filled with laughs, wine, and good old fashion elbow grease (we made risotto) The delicious smells from tonight’s meal are still lingering in the kitchen where I write this post.
Since I am a beginner cook I have trouble timing the cooking time for multiple dishes. It is a huge challenge. When you are cooking a pasta dish with a meat dish, it’s hard to map out when everything will be ready to serve. The solution…..cook with someone else. That way you can divide your dishes and each work on one thing. Then everything is done around the same time.
While I was busy tackling a caramelized carrot risotto my mom was busy roasting a garlic lemon chicken. The results where nothing short of amazing, and I am so proud of making my first risotto dish ever. This meal is worth the time and upper arm workout. My arms were burning like crazy while I stirred my risotto for 20 minutes. However, hard work makes it taste that much better! Trust me, this is a dish worth making. And you can feel good about going back for seconds because you burned a lot of calories making it.
I told you it was good!
I am so pooped right now that I am going to post the recipe for tonight’s dinner tomorrow morning. I am still getting used to the time change and am extremely tired. So bear with me. Hopefully tomorrow I will be back on track. And tomorrow after I post this recipe you should probably host dinner party and impress all of your friends!