I feel like if you ask anyone, they will say that their mom's cooking is the best. With that being said, I truly believe that my mom's cooking is above the rest. Therefore, I rely solely on her meals when I'm home and look forward to them when I'm away at school. Once she saw all of the previous posts from my cooking classes, she specifically made it a point that I need to make meals when I'm home. On another note, it is really nice to know that once I move into my apartment next year, I will know some recipes to cook for dinner. Because of midterms this week, I will not be cooking anything in my cooking class therefore there won't be a Food Of Italy post. However, here are some of the meals that I have prepared in my apartment thus far this semester.
|One of our first home cooked meals - capellini pasta with peas, salad, prosciutto, and red wine|
|Minestrina soup - reminds of home!|
|Risotto and Red Kidney Beans|
I grill onions in olive oil and boil water with chicken stock. When the onions have browned, I add the risotto rice and scoop the stock with a ladle into the pan, fully submerging the rice with the stock. Once the rice has absorbed most of the stock, bring another scoop in. Continue doing this until the rice is creamy and soft. Here is a simple recipe with the precise measurements.
|Steak and Grilled Red Peppers|
|Balsamic Chicken with Green Salad|
|Some sort of Mystery Meat|
|Polenta al Formaggi|
There really is no rhyme or reason to these dishes. I try to keep things as simple as possible. If and when I create a culinary masterpiece one day, you will be the first to know!
On a more serious note, I have decided to partake in Blogger's Day of Silence tomorrow where bloggers help to raise awareness and funds for Japan through the means of a ShelterBox. Please visit Forjapanwithlove.com to donate and to learn more about Shelter box and how you, as a blogger, can help.