Late Summer Risotto…

Hello All! I just finished watching Psych on USA. I love that show! It’s one of the very few shows that I watch regularly. It’s also one of the very few shows that can make me totally laugh out loud – along with The Office of course!

The afternoon was spent doing a little lounging outdoors and then running more errands, including making yet another trip to the grocery store.

Dinner was grilled lemon pepper chicken, courtesy of my 1/2 chef, 1/2 computer guru husband. We also had wonderful, late summer veggie risotto…

9.18 dinner

The risotto was made by taking traditional arborio rice and cooking it as directed. But, we also added several sauteed veggies to the rice, including:

  • Chopped bell peppers
  • Onions
  • Broccoli 
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Spinach
  • Parmesan cheese

Risotto is simply amazing and versatile. You can add pumpkin or squash to make it more of a fall/winter dish, or add a ton of veggies for spring and summer.

Ok, girls, it’s Friday night and I am spent for the day. See you all tomorrow.


  1. I plan to make risotto sometime. Really, I can’t believe it’s taking me so long! yours look absolutely gorgeous! hope mine turns out like that!

  2. That risotto looks awesome! Especially the grape tomatoes. I loooove grape tomatoes.

  3. I love risotto. I make it with brown rice and mushrooms. Yum.

    Psych is great 🙂 Monk is good too. I don’t watch either regularly, but I do watch sometimes.

  4. LOVELY risotto!

  5. I love lemon pepper chicken. This side dish looks wonderful! Thanks Kathy.