I am so thankful that I have a husband who enjoys cooking! When we got back home, David started on the pork chops while I got the risotto goin'! This was the not fun part for Ryenne, who just hung around our legs while we were busy cooking up a storm. It was close to bedtime so she desperately just wanted to be carried. Once things were more settled with the risotto I was able to pick her up and she enjoyed helping stir ;)
Dinner was a huge success and Ryenne especially LOVED the risotto. I really hoped she would eat a lot of pork chop too but it was too spicy for her so she just stuck to the risotto.
If you are looking for a delicious risotto recipe, I loosely followed the recipes found here and here on the Pioneer Woman. I tend to "loosely" follow recipes a lot because I don't always have all the ingredients! So you kind of have to make it up. But this time I took things I liked from both recipes and it was a major win. I'm already looking forward to leftovers!
David used a recipe that we both love from my handy dandy Betty Crocker cookbook that my mom gave me a while ago. We followed it pretty much to a tee except we didn't have the chipotle seasoning, so David substituted something else for it (not sure what). It was really good though, as always! I'm such a lucky girl!!
So that's what a family night in the kitchen looks like for the Graefs! It's not perfect (Ryenne fell off the kitchen chair and got a huge goose egg on her head poor baby :( ), but overall it does make for some good family memories and gives us all some much-needed quality time. Hope we didn't make you drool too much!!!