Friday, March 5, 2010

Food Adventures: Butternut squash and Vanilla bean Risotto

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Last night I got together with the girls for a few glasses of wine and good eats! "Girls night" has become a bit of a regular habit (loves), and we all contribute by taking turns between apps, main entrees, side dishes, desserts, etc.! Last night was no exception and quite a scrumptious success!

I made risotto for the first time, and was very pleased with the outcome! Giada's recipe was unique (love butternut squash!) and surprisingly healthy! Surprising because it was incredibly rich despite the fact that there was no added cream- just 2.5 tablespoons of butter (not bad if you ask me) to achieve a creamy consistency!

Last night's (deee-licious) menu:

Coconut curry spring rolls with Asian dipping sauce

Baby spinach with strawberries, walnuts, and Gorgonzola crumbles served with home-made vinaigrette

Pan-fried, lightly breaded pork chops topped with creamy goat cheese sauce

Butternut squash and vanilla bean risotto sprinkled with parmesan and fresh chives

Decadent chocolate trifle

Mouth-watering, right?! I'll take a night full of laughter and delectable cuisine anytime :)
Cheers to my girls!!

Unknown said...

Im so hungry and that sounds so GOOD!

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