Red's Risotto

Sunday, June 08, 2008
This weekend saw another attempt at recreating one of Red's Recipes. This time around was a variation on her mushroom risotto recipe from November 2006. As you all know this Captain hates the vile fungi with a passion so I swapped out the mushrooms for red peppers. I also didn't have any wine in the house (for various reasons I'd rather not get into) but we made do. Mmmmm. Not as fabulous I'm sure as the lady herself would make but pretty darned good if I do say so myself. I added a bit too much veggie stock towards the end and likely not enough of the freshly grated parmesan as it was a bit on the bland side but the mixture of a slight crunch from the peppers and the creamy texture of the rice/cheese were fabulous. Admiral Grannie was quite pleased with the grub I gave her. It was served with peas and a bit of chicken.

I am happy to report that Germany won their first game today. My coworker will be pleased. I, however, had a big long nap during halftime right up until the end of the 2nd half. Pffft. It was Germany, what do I care really? Tomorrow however I'll be wide awake watching Italy destroy the Netherlands. Tee hee. Great, now I've probably jinxed it and within the first few minutes Alessandro del Piero will be carried off the field on a stretcher. Way to go Captain.

Watched No Country for Old Men again today. I really, really enjoyed that film. I'm going to have to buy a copy I think. Am I the only one who noticed that there was absolutely NO background music throughout the film? Not that it needed it. It's just unusual, that's all. However, when you think about it, the music in films often tell us what we're supposed to be feeling at particular points in a movie. Shouldn't the story, acting, dialogue, etc be able to do that without the influence of the score? Dunno, just saying. I'm not a filmmaker, what do I know. Perhaps Shea or Adam can weigh in on that one...

My toe is doing much better thanks. And yes, Kelly, I am a klutz. Thanks for pointing that one out. It is however decidedly blacker.

I was shocked to discover this little scene after dinner today. All three cats were curled up on my bed (always my bed for some reason). Nothing strange about that. What was strange was that mm's kitten, Rocky, had his paw on Nero's head. And Nero didn't care. Bizarre. For the past month or so since we've been in this new apartment, Nero has hissed defiantley at the little furball every chance he gets. Despite being the middle child of the three, he seems to think he's the boss. Needless to say both the Admiral and I were a bit stunned. Could they finally be getting on? As I tried to snap the perfect picture, they rolled around so they ended up face to face, reached out and touched paws. Aw...kitty love. It won't last.

4 comments:

Wandering Coyote said...

Yeah, the fact that No Country had no background music was quite different, wasn't it? I thought it was very effective, since you're right, music is often used to manipulate the audience.

mister anchovy said...

I think there is a law against making risotto without wine. I'm not going to turn you in or anything, but it seems to me you get the best risotto if you drink some wine, then add some to the pan, then drink some more, add some more, like that, until it's ready. My rule is that you add double the cheese you think you need at the end along with a wee splash of cream.

Red said...

Is that a can of coke I see in the background of your risotto picture? I thought you were done with the evil pop...

Captain Karen said...

Yes that is a coke can but it's an old can - we use it to pour grease into (such as from bacon, etc). I'll admit I haven't been perfect with the pop - I'm struggling - but trying.

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