A little chilly out there today. Raining now for a couple of hours. That means no yard work today (and they all rejoice, yay.)! I had to shovel 5 cubic yards of topsoil in about 3.5 hours over 2 days, in between squash games this week. I think I would like to take a break on making our yard more presentable just for a day or so.
Last night, Mrs. Urban Eater thought we should have Lobster Risotto while her parents were still here (pic attached below). After we tried to feed Little O her supper of beets and sweet potatoes (which she didn't eat as she had no interest in food at all for some reason, too tired I guess), I started pouring and stirring, 22-24 minutes later, Shazam! I love lobster, but I can only eat so much of it as it's sooooo rich. I eased off on the butter as I always do in cases such as this. Butter in the pan to start with a little EVOO to cut down the bad fat content and add a different flavor component. It also makes sure the butter doesn't burn as it has a higher smoke point. I decided to go with an onion tonight instead of shallots. Sometimes, when we have a dinner party, I will add the shallots or onions to the broth and then strain it after boiling so there are no chunky bits to get in the way of the rice, but not tonight. Stir, add white wine, stir, add broth. Went with chicken stock tonight, homemade as usual. Threw in a few peas near the end, A little butter, Parmesan, Fleur de sel and Truffle oil to top it off and we were away to the races. It is still a little high in calories, but live a little! Cut down where you can and just know how to get the most out of things in the flavor department. Oh, and don't eat it too often. You may not be able to see your toes after a month or two of eating it every weekend.