What a week of food!
Wednesday we had soup – cauliflower soup from the super natural everyday cookbook I’ve been enjoying. One of my soup troubles is that they never turn out quite as creamy as I expected. I’ve come to realize it’s because I never blend it long enough.
I’m loving having a little bit of this and a little bit of that for lunch.
I tried a mushroom risotto.
You know I’ve been trying to make food that we normally buy. And I’ve also read a couple of times about homemade hazelnut chocolate spreads. Plus I had two different recipes; one from Make the Bread, Buy the Butter and other from one of C’s colleagues. I used the colleague’s recipe because it used melted chocolate as well as cocoa powder. Here’s what I started with.
Chocolate getting ready.
Scrubbed the roasted hazelnuts with a dishtowel to get rid of as much skin as possible. I didn’t worry too much about what was left. I put them in the blender to give them a whirl.
They made a powder, but I couldn’t get them to move to a butter.
I mixed in rest of the ingredients (cocoa powder, confectioners’ sugar, melted chocolate) gave it another whirl and voila!
Had to put it in a pretty container.
After that I was ready to put together a quick pot of chili.
And we couldn’t help ourselves. Chocolate hazelnut spread and coffee for breakfast.
Sunday, C made breakfast & I made the coffee.
C asked for tortellini for dinner. Here’s what we came up with.
Added the above with some pancetta and peas and you get this.
Monday may have been busy, but dinner is still important. I had pulled out some recipes I wanted to try. One of them happened to use stuff we had at home.
Nothing like a hearty meal on a cold rainy evening. Another food C often asks for is mashed potatoes.
One last picture.
A week of food that filled our bellies! <3