Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Trader Joe's Mushroom Risotto

trader-joes-mushroom-risotto
Trader Giotto's Mushroom Risotto
 
Mushroom Risotto with Parmesan Cheese

 As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I have yet to find a Trader Joe's product I do not love!

I was leery of this risotto, I have to admit. 
How can something so finicky to make
(do you watch Hell's Kitchen?)
taste good prepared frozen?

Well, let me tell you... it's not as amazing as homemade, but it is actually pretty darn good and alot less hassle.

Directions say to cook frozen, with 2 tablespoons of water for 5 minutes on high heat.
I used 2 tablespoons of white wine. You do have to stand and stir for 5 minutes.
It starts out soupy, and if it starts to get dry, just add more water or wine.
&
keep stirring...
&
 stirring...

...telling yourself that
homemade takes 45 minutes to a hour
of stirring
&
stirring
 &
 stirring 
&
(praying that you do not run out of warm liquid)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Thrift Store Chairs

Thrift-Store-Chair
BEFORE

I posted back in July
about my
Wine Room Project

how I found
these chairs (4) 
for $8.95 each



AFTER
I'm still debating on whether or not to re-cover the chairs.  I like the leopard print, and feel that I won't stress if red wine spills on them. 

I will post more once I get the room cleared out.  I keep putting off the garage sale.  It's just so hot here in Texas!