Friday, January 3, 2014

FFwD - Dressy Pasta "Risotto"

Dressy Pasta Risotto
Not a very good photo:)
Dorie says this isn't really a risotto. I guess its called that because the macaroni is cooked in enough broth to mostly absorb into the macaroni instead of the traditional boiling water that is then drained. Fancy mac and cheese is a more accurate description but I like the method and don't object to calling it risotto.

We really enjoyed this. I served it with a salad and bread and it was a delicious dinner. Everyone liked it and the left overs were good the next day too!
Gary having leftovers!
I hope your 2014 is off to a good start! Mine is. Our granddaughter made her appearance in the world today! She is beautiful and mama and baby are fine! To double my pleasure I'm staying with Mr. B while his parents are in the hospital. We went shopping for a present and B chose a bib with flowers.  He seems as in love as the rest of us.....except he'd really like his mama and dada to come home!
AJ trying on my Santa hat as we drive Christmas Eve
Visit all the French Fridays with Dorie blogs to see what everyone else thought. I bet they loved it too!


  1. Congratulations on your new granddaughter. How exciting. This was a delicious dish. The family loved it. Happy New Year:)

  2. congrats on the new grandchild

  3. Congratulations on the new addition to the family!! Love how you paired the risotto! This is a keeper recipe!

  4. Guyla, congratulations, so very exciting. A wonderful start to a new Year. The best to all of you.
    Oh, your mac and cheese looks good too. Seriously, we loved this one.

  5. Oh Guyla, Congratulations! Such a wonderful gift for the New Year and so exciting! Glad to hear that both are doing great! Can’t wait to see pictures!
    Your pasta does looks yummy! I agree…this was delicious…a keeper for sure!
    BTW…I just posted the Kale Salad on my blog…hope you enjoy it!

  6. Congratulations! How very exciting. Happy that you liked this dish - I thought it was really yummy. Oh, and AJ looks adorable. Happy New Year!!

  7. Congratulations on the new arrival! I hope you'll share pictures of her when you get a chance. I liked this one too. I wish I'd thought to just have it with dinner instead of serving as a side. That way I could have eaten more of it. Happy New Year, Guyla!

  8. I think everyone loved this pasta! SO glad to hear your granddaughter is and sound! Congratulations!!! xo

  9. Congratulations! How exciting.
    This dish was a hit with most of us - but wow, a new baby beats pasta any day

  10. Yay !!! I have been waiting for the good news :) So glad to hear Mama and daughter are fine - and that Mr B is happy with the new sister. I am certain they will have some fine adventures, as well as that he will delighted when his family is all home. Not that hanging with Grandma is too rough ...I am sure you are duly spoiling him !! And yes, the risotto was a victory in our house as well. My kids had me make more for dinner this evening. Nothing says success like a request for a repeat !

  11. Congratulations, Grandma Guyla! How cool that we got an easy peasy recipe for this week. More time to enjoy your beautiful, growing family.