Well, here it goes… my first blog post and the beginning of something new! It’s a little scary but a good scary!
So after some thought and months of filling up my “online recipe box”, I decided to start with risotto. I love risotto and its one of my go to things to make. Its great for leftovers and freezes really well for the nights that I have no time to cook!
A couple of weeks ago, my good friend Lea Ann Brown and author of http://highlandsranchfoodie.com/ (she is my number one influence for going into blogging and just one great lady) said that she had never made risotto. We thought this would be a good place for me to start, a “risotto” cooking lesson! I gathered up items in my pantry and came up with this Chicken, Pancetta Risotto with Peas. Super yummy! We served it with a simple salad and a small lamb “pop” dusted with Harissa and grilled.
Her husband Bob raided his wine cellar too. Before dinner we enjoyed a Miraval, Coates de Provence 2012, $22, Rated 90 point Wine Spectator. From the Estate on Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. With dinner, we sipped a Kosta Browne Pinot Noir 2008 Russian River Valley ($52). Wine Spectator 2010 #12 on the top 100 rated 94. Both were amazing compliments to a great evening, of laughter, food, our dogs and fun!
One more shout out! I have to thank Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack, author of Muy Bueno Cookbook, http://www.muybuenocookbook.com/. She is also a friend who gave me tremendous insight into food blogging and who developed my logo! Yvette has been a great influence!
Let the blogging begin!