French Fridays with Dorie recipe! Please be excited because I know I am! There aren't that many recipes left so I need to stay on top of completing them this year!
2014's first recipe is Dressy Pasta Risotto. Which is not really risotto but mac and cheese. My family loves mac and cheese so I thought this would be something they would like. I was a little concerned though because the recipe called for Marscapone cheese....which I forgot to get at the grocery store. I did a quick Google search for something to sub and came up with a few different options. 1) make my own marscapone 2) mix together cream cheese, sour cream, and heavy cream 3) do something else.. Since I was short on time I chose option 3 and just added in the cream cheese in the amount marscapone was called for. I also added in shredded chicken that was left over the rotisserie chicken we had the night before.
It turned out a little tuna casserole-ish for my tastes but everyone went back for seconds so I know this was a win! We had steamed green beans on the side and would have had garlic knots but I didn't get them in the oven on time.
Since it is a new year, if you would like to join the Doristas in finishing up this cookbook, just pick up a copy of Around My French Table. Make sure to check out the LYL as well to see how other cooks around the world liked this! :)