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Friday, May 11, 2012

Leek, Bacon and Pea Risotto

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'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.

Since I didn't have to cook the bacon, I added a little bit of oil in the pan to cook the sliced leeks until they were nice and tender.

After the leeks were tender I added the chopped bacon, then the arborio rice.

Cook until edges turn translucent, about a minute. 

Pour in a cup of white wine, and cook until absorbed about 2 minutes.

After adding all the broth a cup at a time, and the rice is al dente about 35 minutes, add the peas with the last cup of broth, then stir in the Parmesan cheese. Remove from heat and cover while you let it stand for 2 minutes. 

Season with lemon juice, salt and pepper. Top with a little fresh grated Parmesan!

All week at work we had staff appreciation at school.

One day they brought in pies from a local Amish restaurant...

We had plenty to choose from

We were given a glass with the school name on it. The the nurse and I got beautiful flowers for school nurse day, we each got one form the Principal and one from a frequent flyer clinic visitor. Even though I am not a nurse, but I play one at school :) no I am the health room aide who does take care of the children when they get hurt, or sick, I give meds, check blood sugar, help them change clothes when they wet their pants or spill chocolate milk. I give them shoes, shoelaces, belts, cereal, milk, juice, bandaids, and safety pins when they need them. I fix eye glasses too! But the worst part of my job is trying to reach some parents, it usually takes us a minimum of three phone calls per student before we can reach someone... that is if we can reach someone.
When we arrived at school on Monday morning this is what greeted us...
A gift from a student, wonderful macaroons!
More sidewalk art...
On Tuesday they gave us breakfast, and then lunch today (Friday). So we had a wonderful week other than all the bumped heads at P.E. and a 911 call for a broken arm on the monkey bars to a new student just this week! Welcome to Florida!.