Did you think that I forgot about my Cookbook Challenge?!? I love a good challenge, so there’s no way that I could have forgetten! (I actually cooked this recipe last Wednesday night, but never blogged about it! 😉 )
Back in July 2008, I received The Bon Appetit Cookbook as a wedding gift, but nearly 2.5 years later, I have yet to make a single recipe from it. How pathetic. 😕
The first recipe that I chose to make from this cookbook was Roasted Garlic and Wild Mushroom Risotto. It sounded simple enough! 😉
I had hoped to find the recipe online, so I just could link to it, but, unfortunately, I had no such luck. However, I found a very similar recipe from Sandra Lee for Roasted Garlic and Mushroom Risotto. It has a lot of the same ingredients, but instead of porcini mushrooms, it calls for any type of “sliced mushrooms,” which is exactly what I used in the Bon Appetit recipe! 😉 (I don’t even know where to buy porcini mushrooms. Does a regular grocery store sell them?)
So, I basically took a “fancy” recipe it brought it down to my cooking level, which is that of the Real Simple Best Recipes cookbook. I’m telling ya, I’m not much of a chef. I’m much better at eating than cooking! 😉
The Roasted Garlic and Wild Mushroom Risotto came out really well. It was actually a lot easier to make than I thought it would be. I added chunks of chicken breast and spring greens to the mix– and called it a meal. I’d definitely make this recipe again. Delish!
The Bon Appetit Cookbook is pretty intimidating to me, but I’m not giving up on it so easily. I also picked out a fun cookie recipe to bake from it later this week. It may or may not involve chunks of Butterfinger! 😀
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