I think it’s prudent to start off with one of my favorite recipes, mostly because this recipe is always requested and many of my friends are always asking for it. Unfortunately I made it up, and have no idea what the actual quantities of ingredients are so I guestimated to the best of my ability. I call it Risotto Style Pasta, because it’s made just like a risotto but with pasta instead. It has a delicious, lite flavor that goes well with so many dishes. This pasta has been my go to for a few years now, and I get the feeling it will be hanging around for a while.
Risotto Style Pasta2 cloves of garlic
¼ cup chopped yellow onion
1 cup dry white wine
3 cups Chicken stock (can subsitute vegetable)
1 cup frozen peas
¼ cup milk
1 box uncooked rotini
EVOOSauté onion and garlic in oil until soft. Stir in wine and allow to reduce to half. Add 1 cup of stock and mix well. Add pasta and toss to coat, add some more stock and cover. (You want to keep a thin liquid barrier between the pasta and the bottom of the pan, to allow for steaming, but keep it from sticking to the bottom). Continuously add stock and toss pasta. While still slightly hard (not quite al dante) add frozen peas and continue to allow to simmer and steam. When al dente, and peas are soft turn off heat. Add milk sprinkle with parmesan cheese and toss again, allowing pasta to be coated in creamy goodness, before serving.
If you try this recipe and have and comments, alterations or suggestions please let me know. I love to try new things!
For the longest time I have been resisting the idea of starting a blog, I can’t imagine why anyone would want to spend their time reading about my ideas, opinions, and life. I have a lot of friends who blog, and have been for some time. I find that I am actually interested in reading what they have to say. So maybe other people will be interested in what I have to say. I have gotten requests from a few people for a food blog, which I admit I did find a little silly because there are about a million food blogs out there, and I doubt there’s anything I can do that’s super new and interesting. I have also been told I can put some of my unique north eastern style into it, which I never really thought I had, and no I’m not being modest I know of quite a few restaurants in this area that are already doing this. I am crafty, so I could do a home building one, but there’s a million of those too, besides I’m not married, who wants to listen to some chick go on about her boyfriend and their house, when other more experienced women have real families they take care of, and blogs to tell us all about it? I guess what it came down to is that I decided to start a blog for myself, to share with my friends and family the things that I like and that make me, me. To share with anyone who wants to know where you find wild break greens, what they are and how to cook them. To share the scrumptious sweet treats that my aunt devises every time I see her; to talk about my favorite local restaurants and my opinions of them; to share my recipes, party ideas and get feedback on them; to share my travels, and adventures. Maybe the world needs yet another blogger to talk about themselves??