Squash, Sage and Hazelnut Risotto

Pork and squash risotto

Date: 1/18/2014

Recipe: http://www.williams-sonoma.com/recipe/butternut-squash–sage-and-hazelnut-risotto.html

Modifications: I followed the recipe pretty exactly this time.

Time to table: 60 minutes (with all the chopping)

Servings: 6 adults

Ben: Like

Erin: Like

Annie: Dislike (but had a few bites)

Luke: Dislike

Notes: I’ve made this a few times before, the first time was before kids. It was definitely a mistake to attempt this on a weeknight! I got it done, but it took FOREVER. There are a ton of steps in this recipe, not the least of which is “peeled and toasted hazelnuts” which SOUNDS like no big deal, but it is not easy to peel hazelnuts. I used this method. This is a really delicious recipe, and I previously would say I loved it, but my love was tempered with trying to rush through it. Only attempt on a night when you want to enjoy the process of cooking, not when you just need to get a meal on the table! The kids did not HATE this, but they certainly didn’t like it either, we basically had to bribe them to have a few bites and that was it. Definitely better for a meal after they go to bed, but halve the recipe because it makes a ton! We’ve always served this with some kind of pork, and the pairing works well.

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