|Finally I made Martha Stewart's leek, bacon and pea risotto for Martha Mondays! I know it's not Monday and it was only about six weeks ago, seriously. It just goes to show you ...it's never too late! This was Sassy Supper's choice and it was a good one, I just didn't get a chance to make it then. This week I had some organic leeks, and used up the end of the organic arborio rice, and I also had some bacon that was left over from breakfast and was already cooked!! Perfect I thought of this recipe. |
About the only charge that I made to the recipe was the pre-cooked bacon..oh and I used up the chicken broth that I had on making chicken noodle soup for my "sickies" so I used beef broth, it was okay, but I'll bet it would be much better with the chicken broth.
Somebody loves you......French macarons? Nice post.ReplyDelete
Yes, well we do take care of their kids!Delete
Oh no to the broken arm! But oh yay to that risotto...those pies are tempting!ReplyDelete
I know, not a good way to end the week with a broken arm! But everything else was nice.Delete
The dish has simple ingredients but it is big on flavor and aroma, I bet!ReplyDelete
Yay! I'm so glad you liked it! One question . . . you have an Amish restaurant in Florida?!?!?!ReplyDelete
Yes, in Sarasota we do, actually we have several Amish restaurants. We also have a couple of Amish markets that we go to each week, for fresh local produce. So good!Delete
What a beautiful post; teachers are special! your risotto is talking to me; looking good.ReplyDelete
I hope it's saying nice things!Delete
I love risotto and this sounds like such an awesome set of flavors for it!ReplyDelete
It sounds like you do a great job and I'm so glad everyone took the time to appreciate it! The risotto looks like it turned out great!ReplyDelete
Thanks sometimes the kids make it all worth while! :)Delete
I should greet you Happy Mother's day and then Happy Teachers' day in a couple of days:D Your week was very busy I see, your risotto looks awesome good!ReplyDelete
Thank you for the happy wishes, so nice of you!Delete
That looks worth every calorie!ReplyDelete
You could leave out the bacon if you were too concerned about the calories...haha! ;)Delete
YUM! I only had my first leek ever this week. I'm all about them now. Need to give Martha's recipe a try :)ReplyDelete
I love using leeks, such a nice flavor!Delete
Yum! what great flavors for a risotto!ReplyDelete
Thanks it was yummy!Delete
Nice!! When I was at the front desk my student aides always brought me cards and goodies for secretaries day. Now that I'm a registrar I have very little contact with students other than the day they register. We did get pizza a week late for a belated admin assistant day and a new coffee cup for the entire staff for teacher appreciation. I didn't even know there was a school nurse day - who can keep up with all this stuff! I know I couldn't which is why it doesn't bother me when admin forgets. Great recipe too by the way :)ReplyDelete
Our social committee give all the office staff something for admin assistant day, the social committee gave us gift certificates for school nurse day too, and include me cuz I'm in the clinic! It is nice to be appreciated!Delete
I love the step-by-step picture :)ReplyDelete
I'm so pleased you made the risotto - it was very good, and I love all of your photos.ReplyDelete
Those macaroons look so yummy - were the Amish pies good?
I know it took me long enough! :) Everyone loves the pies, I'm not that big on cream pies. I enjoyed a small slice of cherry!Delete
Really like the ingredients in your risotto Lyndsey! Going to make that soon.ReplyDelete
And, by the looks of those photos, you were absolutely appreciated!! Such a fun week of surprises!
It is nice to get appreciated especially this time of year when it's hard to keep up with everything!Delete
This sounds like the perfect risotto to me! Love the sidewalk art and macarons :)ReplyDelete
Thanks, It did make me smile!Delete
Your lovely risotto just sings out springtime, Lyndsey. I saw fresh peas and leaks in the farmers' market on Saturday so this will be on my weekend menu. Love the sidewalk art and those beautiful macarons.ReplyDelete
Perfect, I never really thought of it for springtime!! :)Delete
This look like a wonderful risotto meal, yummy! That macarons from students look good too.ReplyDelete
It was yummy! Love the gifts all are so sweet!Delete
great risotto and isn't it just the best to be appreciated so so special happy belated mothers day sweet lady, and we fly to England tomorrow!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Hope you have a wonderful time in England, visiting family I'm sure!Delete
Its so important to recognise staff at schools - it really makes kids stop and listen and think of all the ways the teachers make a difference! Well done and I'm glad you got to see in a small way how much you mean! The risooto looks great - I'm so scared of leeks.... I need to give them a go!ReplyDelete
Thanks, it is nice to be apprecitated, sometimes I don't think they realize half of what we do each day! Oh you should give leeks a try, they are very nice! I use them in my split pea soup, and they are great with eggs.Delete
Lyndz, you are as priceless as any teachers at school. ((hugs)) You're the students life saver. lol! :o) So, you deserved to enjoy like everyone else in the house. Hopefully, no more 911 calls for some times or for the time being.ReplyDelete
Take care. And wishing you a very Happy Belated Mother's Day! Have a great week ahead, dear.
Aww, thanks Kristy! We get many broken arms from falls off the monkey bars. Hope you have a great week too!Delete
Lyndsey-your risotto looks so good, creamy flavorful, and delicious. Love all the cute and thoughtful gifts from the students...especially the beautiful macarons.ReplyDelete
I'm so surprised to see that you have an Amish community in Sarasota, and restaurants, markets, as well. We had a huge Amish community in Ohio, outside of Cleveland that we used to visit to buy all kinds of wonderful things, but here in West Palm Beach, Fl. we don't even have one!...sigh!
Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!
We have a lrge Amish community in Sarasota, we don't have the horse and buggies like they have up in Michigan, but they have bicycles everywhere. A lot will come down from Ohio and Indiana for the winter. I was talking to this one girl at the market when I was buying my lady finger popcorn, she said she brought some down with her from Indiana, in case they didn't have it down here. She couldn't go the winter without her lady finger popcorn. :) They even have a new market and sandwich shop right at the mall. You'll have to come to my side of the state now for a visit! I have the summer off!Delete
Lyndsey, i bet you are really good and patient at what you do, thus the students adore you! their appreciation says a lot! i have been thinking of risotto the last few weeks but sadly i can't seem to find arborio rice in the supermarkets here. i used to make risotto when i was living in singapore as i can get easily buy a bag of arborio. guess i'll keep searching here in kuala lumpur. looks so so tasty!! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for your kind words Jocelyn! Some parents do tease me asking me what I do, the kids want to come to the clinic all the time! :)Delete
Maybe you could use another short grain rice instead of arborio rice, like pearl rice. Good luck in your search!
Your students love you! Happy Teachers day to you. Good and dedicated teachers these days are RARE find. Yours students are a lucky bunch to have you. Give me risotto anytime, I will be very happy. Hugs.ReplyDelete
hi lyndsey, i think your job is wonderful. I actually sense that those kids will just like to hang around you in school! coincidentally, it's teacher's day today in malaysia and i know there are performances by teachers and as well from students in schools and your risotto sounds deliciously good!!ReplyDelete
Macarons from a student? Fancy! It sounds like the kids adore you! The risotto looks amazing! I have some in my cupboard that's been staring me in the face far too long.ReplyDelete
Your risotto looks incredibly delicious! How nice to be recognized for a job well done! This is my first time on your blog…found you via Food and Thrift. It’s nice to meet you…lovely blog!ReplyDelete
wow...risotto looks so delicious...creamy n very flavorful !!!ReplyDelete
Yummy combo of flavors ...perfect risotto for me to try!ReplyDelete
Colorful macroons is an ideal gift for such a wonderful lovely teacher!
Take care friend!
Love the leeks and peas in your risotto. And of course bacon makes everything delicious.ReplyDelete
What a thoughtful student to bring you French macaroons. I'm sure your kids adore you. After all, who doesn't love someone who takes care of them when they don't feel good. It's like being everyone's mom, only at school.