One of the reasons hubs and I started our home renovation in the kitchen is because we love to cook. Well, hubs loves to cook. I love to EAT! Been having fun trying new recipes.
2014 marked a special visit to the PA Farm Show–the first with our little one. She was completely delighted as you can imagine. We missed last year’s show. It was shortly after our little one was born and I just wasn’t up for it. I was sad about it though because it was the first time we missed the show since moving to PA. You can check out pics from our past visits here and here.
Hubs does most of the cooking around our household. Thank GOD! If it were left up to me, our diet would be a heavy rotation of pb&j and tuna fish. Yeah, I might throw in a grilled cheese or blt on a special occasion, but well, it would have to be a really special occasion. That being said, I do have a few tricks up my sleeve. Specialties really. One of them is risotto. Risotto is comfort food to me. I’ve learned that the key to good risotto is constant stirring. The stirring is essential to develop just the right amount of creaminess because after all, if it ain’t creamy, it’s just rice. But beyond the stirring, risotto is a forgiving dish. You can put anything in there and it will come out delicious. I love an asparagus and mushroom risotto. I saute the asparagus and mushrooms separately with a little bit of bacon finely chopped. The rice is cooked with a little white wine and stock. Once the rice is sufficiently creamy, I add the vegetables and seasonings, and finish it off with a little grated parmesan (the real stuff, not the powder in a plastic container…yes, it makes a difference). So good.
That’s right. I went running in 11 degree weather. Two degrees warmer than yesterday. Who’s a bada$$ now?
Today’s run: 2.26 mi., 19:55
So, how did I do it? A very wise animated character once said, “Ogres have layers.” Plus I downloaded a few new songs to my playlist. Oh Pharrell. Get me out the door 3-4 days a week and you can blur my lines any day.
Besides I needed the run. Saturday’s high is predicted at 50 degrees. Whew! Time to shave my legs and break out my bikini! And after a year of breastfeeding, I could probably actually take that run in my bikini. So, so sad.
Things are as busy as ever at our little house in the country. Looking forward to visiting the PA Farm Show this weekend. Will be exciting to take a little one this time around. There’s nothing like a butter sculpture that says quality family time. Also looking forward to stocking up on PA made maple syrup. Mmm…that made my mouth water. Maybe french toast for dinner, err… Yeah, I’m rambling now.
Have a good one, y’all.
Time to pull out my super sexy long undies.