I love cooking, baking, running, being in the sunshine .....hanging out with my gorgeous husband, wonderful family & friends - this is me now!
We also went riding on the weekend - what fun!
Now we need to buy our own bikes so we can do this more often & get super fit!
1 large butternut, peeled and cubed
2 tbsp maple syrup/honey
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil
for the risotto
500g (17.64 ounces) arborio or carnaroli rice
1-1.5l chicken stock (I only use 1l but different rice brand cook differently so you might need to add a bit more stock throughout the cooking process)
100ml (3.38 fluid ounces) cream
1 tbsp fresh sage, finely chopped
1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
salt & pepper to taste
toasted pine nuts
roasted butternut cubes
- I made this on the weekend - delicious!!!!
- Pre-heat the oven to 200°c.
- Combine the butternut with the syrup, salt and olive oil in a roasting tray and roast for 30 minutes or until the butternut is soft.
- Puree 3/4 of the butternut, keeping some roasted cubes for plating.
- Turn the oven down to 180° (356 degrees Fahrenheit).
- Place the risotto rice in a roasting tray at least 7-10cm (3.94 inches) deep. Pour in the chicken stock and butternut puree and mix through.
- Place in the oven and allow to bake for 20 minutes.
- After 20 minutes, remove from the oven and stir in the cream, sage and nutmeg. Place back in the oven for another 20 minutes.
- After 40 minutes the rice should be cooked, taste it and if you feel like it needs more cooking place it back in the oven.
- When the rice is cooked to your liking, season to taste and serve with crispy sage (fried sage), toasted pine nuts and the reserved butternut.
- This can all be foudn on http://simply-delicious.co.za/2011/07/26/baked-risotto-with-butternut-pine-nuts-sage/
Happy Birthday to my beautiful little niece Miss Abigail Grace! You are such a joy to everyone - always happy & smiling. We love you so very much & cannot wait to see your precious little face in December. I think we need our own little play date & let mom & dad go out for the night - what ya say sweet girl? x
God does not like to be taken for granted.
It flies in the face of his eternal purposes-
that he be known and loved and praised and enjoyed.
And it makes us superficial people.
…When the main thing is missing,
what’s left is distorted and superficial,
whatever it is.
If someone says, “Oh that’s just religion.
You can’t expect everything to be religion.”
I answer, “It’s not religion.
It’s reality. God made the world
and everything in it. He owns the earth
and everyone on it. He is the main actor in the world.
He is guiding the history of every people and nation
to their appointed goals. Everything, without exception,
has to do with God and gets its main meaning from God.
And not to show this, but to take this for granted,
is to be superficial…”
It is simply impossible to overstate the
importance of God.
And he does not like being taken for granted.
The psalm does not say,
“Great is the Lord, and greatly to be taken for granted.”
It says, “Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised.”
John Piper~God is a Very Important Person