It is only Tuesday…

October 27th, 2009

More than one person today has lamented that it is only Tuesday… stumbling around the law school building, groggy from lack of sleep, slurping coffee and groaning at the loads of work that await me… at least I am in good company… it has been a really rough semester. This morning I was hit with the shock that I have a little more than a month before exams…. yikes! Thankfully (or should I say unfortunately), I’ve been through the whole exam process twice now so I know what to expect… sort of… It is going to be a long month.

On top of this, I have not had much time to cook. I’ve been so busy… eating staples and be boring… A few weeks ago, M&J came over for dinner. I made Hazelnut Chicken with Butternut Squash- Sage Orzotto. Both a huge hit! Making a risotto with orzo is so easy that I definitely will do it again in the future. Recipes will be coming tomorrow… but for now Tuesday is almost over and I need my sleep…

ok, now I’m more rested… the recipes:

Hazelnut Chicken

4 chicken breasts
1 egg, whisked with a fork
1 cup of hazelnuts, chopped in a food processor

1. Heat the oven to 400.
2. Dip the chicken in the egg and then the hazelnuts.
3. Bake for 30 min or until the chicken is cooked through.

Butternut Squash- Sage Orzotto

12 oz butternut squash, chopped, cooked and pureed (see Note)
2 cups orzo
2 shallots, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1/2 cup of white wine
4 cups of chicken broth (perhaps more depending on the absorption)
1/2 cup of parmesan, grated
4-5 sage leaves chopped

1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large frying pan. Saute the garlic and shallots until the shallots are translucent.
2. Stir in the orzo and the white wine. Keep stirring until the white wine has been absorbed.
3. Then add the chicken broth in 1/2 cup increments, stirring constantly until the pasta absorbs the chicken broth.
4. Continue until the orzo is tender.
5. Mix in the butternut squash, parmesan and sage leaves.

Note about Butternut Squash: I boiled the butternut squash until it was soft and then pureed it. It was still good but I believe roasting would be a much better idea.

2 Responses to “It is only Tuesday…”

  1. Manggy on October 28, 2009 6:24 am

    Awww… I hope you’re getting enough rest Ginny :( Hang in there! There’s always *one* of those semesters (okay, maybe sometimes there’s more than one, lol..)

  2. admin on October 28, 2009 12:12 pm

    I’m sleeping… well, at least trying… haha! :) Thanks for the concern!

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