Gratitude Daily 107 – Pushing Through

By Beatrice Clay



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Today I am grateful for…

+ pushing through…i had an awful headache most of the day…just awful
+ seeing K…he made sure I had a parking spot and dinner
+ my daughter for being such a happy new blogger…I’ll let you know when her site launches
+ the wonderful responses I’ve been receiving from you all about HUMP DAY HUG…I love sending hugs to your inbox!
+ the weekend…I do have to go into the office on my freedom friday for a few hours le sigh
+ paypal money…a client paid me today icon smile Gratitude Daily 107   Pushing Through

for a beautiful life,


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Gratitude Daily 106 – Clean Laundry

By Beatrice Clay



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Today I am grateful for…

+ my daughter doing my laundry
+ leaving the office on time
+ thoughtful staff
+ an easy time parking
+ my car

for a beautiful life,


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Food Stories // Mushroom Risotto

By Beatrice Clay



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Comfort food of all kinds make me happy. Being a southern girl and all, creamy comfort food literally holds together my DNA. LOL. I can’t remember the first time I tried risotto, but I am absolutely certain I loved it.

Despite it being ubber delicious, rich and comforting, risotto isn’t a recipe for the cooking virgin.  I’ve been cooking for years and consider myself pretty good in the kitchen, but risotto is a special kind of feast. You literally spend 30 -35 minutes standing over a hot stove stirring and stirring and stirring (adding liquid) and stirring and stirring and stirring. Just when you think you’re done, you’re not. Risotto requires patience, attention and more patience.


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But darling it is so WORTH IT! Thirty minutes and one sore arm later…HUUUUUGGGG in a bowl.


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Risotto is vehicle (kinda like grits) you can pretty much add anything to it – peas, mushrooms, asparagus, cheese, shrimp – and have it turn out good. Be careful though, because…

Try your hardest darling to eat it in moderation (no worries, it’s even better the second day).


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Here’s the recipe I used and a few tips on making the perfect mushroom risotto.

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Mushroom Risotto

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Creamy mushroom and peas risotto

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Prep Time
20 min

Cook Time
30 min

Total Time
50 min

Prep Time
20 min

Cook Time
30 min

Total Time
50 min

Ingredients
  1. 2 cups Parmesan, Romano, Or Asiago Cheese (or mix all three)
  2. 3 cloves (to 4 Cloves) Garlic
  3. 1/2 whole Large Onion
  4. 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  5. 1 Tablespoon Butter
  6. 1 pound Arborio Rice
  7. 7 cups (to 8 Cups) Chicken Broth
  8. 1 cup Heavy Cream
  9. 1 cup of fresh portobello mushrooms (sliced)
  10. 1/2 cup of frozen peas
  11. Salt And Pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Grate 2 cups of cheese. Peel and finely dice 3 to 4 cloves of garlic. Dice ½ of a large onion.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat and add 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil. Then add 1 tablespoon of butter. Throw in the garlic and onion and sauté for a couple of minutes until the onion is translucent.
  3. Add 1 pound of Arborio rice and stir to coat the rice thoroughly. Adding 1 cup at a time, add 7-8 ounces of chicken broth, stirring constantly after each addition. As soon as it appears that the rice has absorbed each helping of broth, add in the next helping. Do not stop stirring.
  4. I repeat do not stop stirring.
  5. This process will take at least 20 minutes. Rice is done when it no longer has a hard bite.
  6. When more of the broth is absorbed pour in 1 to 1 ½ cups of heavy cream. Next add the grated cheese and stir thoroughly. Add peas and stir. Finally, add mushrooms.
  7. Give a couple last few stirs for good measure.
  8. Add in plenty of fresh cracked pepper and about 1 to 2 tablespoons of chopped chives. Add salt to taste.
  9. Hmmmm. Eat! Enjoy! Save me a bowl! **hugs and hi5s***
Adapted from The Pioneer Woman
Adapted from The Pioneer Woman
inspired by Beatrice Clay http://www.inspiredbybeatriceclay.com/

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