Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Risotto oh no
On the left you can see the picture of the risotto I tried to make (a "creamy corn and garlic risotto" from Betty Crocker). The right is what I came up with...a soggy, only slightly cheesy, super garlicky, hard to stomach but still ate it anyway risotto. Very disappointing. It was my attempt at using my leftovers again, this tme a failure.
You may also notice that that picture does not have the beautiful amateur photographer quality of someone using a brand new dslr. That's because I've yet to turn the new camera on. Fact about me: I tend to buy gadgets, clothes, self help books, cookbooks or craft items but then not use them until a few months later. I don't know if it's that I'm way too excited I don't want to ruin the moment or my fear that the more I use it the more ruined it will get or maybe I'm just strange. That's ok, everyone has their quirks. The saving money blogs I religiously read would hate this behavior. I personally like the feeling of finding a brand new dress in my closet that I completely forgot I purchased. Or looking through a cookbook a few months later and discovering a recipe I never knew I possessed. My dad hates this behavior. As I've often said, his favorite statement is waste not want not, which to him means that if you buy something you must use it right away. Again, everyone has their quirks. He reads instruction manuals cover to cover before using an item. My mom always picks up a box of pasta at the grocery store even though we have a cabinet full. My neighbor likes to line his garbage bags up outside of my doorway instead of putting them into the garbage can. Everyone has their quirks.
Anyway, dinner wasn't satisfying and even though I saved the leftovers, there's a strong chance they will see the garbage before they see the inside of my stomach. Good thing, I found a box of microwave popcorn in my cabinet that I purchased a few months ago.