It has been a while I know but I have been busy getting semi-settled in my new life in Texas. Not a whole lot to say about Texas – its freaking hot – as in record breaking hot every freaking day…
On the positive side I have a kitchen…and come sunday I will move into my apartment that also has a nice kitcen. clutch. In celebration of new friends, places, and having a kitchen, I had a new friend over for some dinner and wine. We were trying to do a spin class first but it was cancelled! that was sad but the food rocked none the less. Sorry not alot of pictures…I am a bit out of practice on the whole blog thing!
I started with a tomato and peach salad. Just one tomato and one peach per salad bowl – large chop and drizzled with EVOO, apple cider vinegar, little salt and a little sugar. simple. easy. yum.
Then I popped a butternut squash in the microwave with some water to bake for about 20 minutes. Meanwhile I cooked 1/3 of an onion with some evoo in a pan, then added 1 3/4 cups arborio rice and coated them with the olive oil [thanks Lilly for that tip!] before added 4 cups of chicken stock and letting that baby boil/simmer away until all the liquid was gone.
While those were going, I started my side – i put the other 2/3 of the onion in a pan with some evoo then after they slightly carmelized added slices carrots with some honey, balsalmic vinegar, about a TBsp of brown sugar and maybe a TBsp of cinnamon. I pretty much eyeballed everything and added more balsalmic and vinegar as i tasted. Just let those lil babies cook until I was ready for them – the onions were soft and the carrots still had some crunch but i would have liked them softer too
It looked//tasted//smelled better in person, I promise. =)