Saturday, April 10, 2010
Made Gordon Ramsay's Mushroom and Sage Risotto tonight for dinner. It was the best risotto recipe I've ever tried! Basically, it is risotto with sauteed mushrooms, crisp fried sage leaves in butter, white wine reduction, and lemon juice with some peel. To make a complete dinner out of it, I included a fried egg on top (fried in butter, of course!), and some roasted asparagus (toss with olive oil and sea salt.) The perfect meal was rounded out with a glass of Chardonnay. Don't want to know how many calories. Sometimes you just have to throw caution to the wind.
Friday, April 02, 2010
My third guilty pleasure is Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn songs. It must be my genetic heritage - I come from a long line of rednecks that go way back to the Revolutionary Rednecks of yore. "Louisianna Woman, Mississippi Man" is my personal favorite, but I love Conway's solo "Hello Darlin'" and Loretta's "You Ain't Woman Enough To Take My Man". Makes me want to put on my flip-flops, pop a Yoo-Hoo, eat some "balona" sandwiches, and hang out at the gas station with my cousins. (Don't ask, it's a real memory.)
Well, now that I've bared my soul, I feel so cleansed! I may not have given up anything for Lent, but I have rid my soul of some sins (at least, for the week-end.) Happy Easter, y'all.