Another week of late finishes is stretching out in front of me. It's not too bad, apart from listening to the Zumba class two times a week. Z is taking the real impact. Her evenings include; rushing our of the office, picking R up from nursery, getting him home, fed, washed and in bed. All before starting to sort out our evening meals. Tonight she excelled herself. Not only did she cook Tonight's Menu but she also made a huge in-road into tomorrow's.
Tonight, using some of the leftovers from yesterdays roast chicken, she knocked up a great risotto. Bacon, onions, celery and white wine at its base. The rice was then slowly cooked as stock was added, ladle at a time, before the risotto was finished with butter and parmesan cheese. With all of that cooking* and the start of tomorrows meal** Z really had her chef's head on. She even fried some sage leaves to garnish the plates.
*you never really leave the pan when cooking risotto.