I’ve never cooked risotto before, but risotto is one of my favorite dishes to order if I’m out! I grabbed this recipe from A Beautiful Mess
, which is one of my favorite blogs ever! I added 1 tsp of lemon vest though. Although, I didn’t have a cast iron pan that I could move right into the oven from the stove top…and I think that’s why it didn’t turn out all so good for me.
I do want to try making it again though! The boyfriend said it was all right, but I think he just says that to make me feel better about my kitchen failures.
The real star of the dinner was the boyfriend’s NY strip steak! I grabbed them from Whole Foods and he looked up a way to cook them, since he wants to get better at cooking beef. So we drizzled them in olive oil, pepper, and salt. He then seared one side for 4 to 5 minutes, dropped a 1 tbsp pad of butter on each seared side, then moved them into the oven. There they baked for about 20-25 minutes. (or until the inside reaches your desired temperature)
They came out wonderfully! He is truly the chef of this relationship!