For whatever reason I decided to cook 2nights in a row. Now, when I say cook I mean follow a recipe that has more than 3steps. And requires the use of concentration. And more than 10minutes. And tons of dishes. And a special shopping trip to get the required ingredients.
So overall, big deal for me... I'm usually pretty lazy when it comes to food.
I know from watching multiple seasons of Top Chef that risotto is a notoriously difficult dish. And I agree. It was a lot of work. But given that it was my first time I was pretty impressed. If I make it in the future I will use more liquid and about twice the amount of bacon. Bacon!
I wasn't totally unfamiliar with making piccata; I've seen someone making chicken piccata before. Unfortunately, the veal selection at the local grocer wasn't great (read: they only had one option), so I had to use a tougher grade of meat, but overall, I still think it was pretty successful. Maybe a bit too lemony. But something I want to try again.
Now I just have a bunch of leftovers to eat through.
Oh, and there's those dishes...