Sunday Suppers: Spring Risotto and Ice Cream Sandwiches

Sunday Suppers is a weekly series featuring recipes and conversation topics that bring together those most important to you.  From our house to yours, bon appetit.

Risotto is deeply entrenched in our dinner rotation.  I have entire cookbooks dedicated to the dish, and there is so much you can do with a basic risotto.

Before we start, a couple of thoughts on risotto.  Cooking risotto takes time, and not just time in general, it is dedicated time, meaning, standing at the stove stirring for about 40 minutes.  You cannot rush a risotto, so turning up the heat to hasten the cooking will backfire.  I suggest choosing risotto for dinner when you have uninterrupted time to spend in the cooking process.  The result?  A wonderfully rich, creamy rice dish.

Today’s recipe is a nod to Spring containing fresh, bright ingredients to get you geared up for warmer weather, and spring flowers.

The Main Course

Spring Green Risotto by Ina Garten on Food Network

The Recipe

To Top It Off…

Risotto takes time, so rather than spend more time in the kitchen, keep it easy tonight.  Take thin chocolate chip cookies like Tate’s, and make ice cream cookie sandwiches with your favorite flavor of ice cream.

Conversation Topics

Social media can be a wonderful way for folks from all over the world to organize, and come together.  Do you think there should be any limitations on the use of social media?

Is lying ever justified?  If so, when?

What team, if any, shocked you the most in the NCAA tournament so far?

If you made a new year’s resolution, how is it going so far?

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