I’m going to read 100 books this year.
That doesn’t sound like much of a feat once I write it down, does it??
Oh well – I’m doing it! I’ve always been a bit of a bookworm. My parents put me in some hoity toity Montessori school that taught me to read picture books in Pre-K so I was the little snot that got to public school Kindergarten & told all the kids I could READ. I got bit a lot that year.
So far, I’ve read The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera. It read like an AP English novel I was forced to read & dissect. So I took a turn for The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. I am on a thriller kick (thanks a lot, Dateline) & couldn’t put this down. I love books about cray cray females & missing/murdered people. Call me simple. Now, I’m reading The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides. I also love stories of confused females with multiple suitors. I can’t relate to her in the slightest but it’s fun to dream.
K I need 97 book suggestions. GO!
Time: 1 hour (prep + cooking) | Serves: 4
- 1 cup of arborio rice
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 tbsp. of garlic, minced
- 1 lb. of uncooked shrimp, peeled + deveined
- 4 cups of vegetable stock
- 1/4 cup of dry white wine
- 1 cup of parmesan cheese + more for serving
- Juice of 1/2 a lemon
- 1 tsp. of lemon pepper
- S+P, to taste
- 2 tbsp. of olive oil
- Parsley, for serving
- Heat stock in a pot over low heat
- Heat olive oil in a pot over low-medium heat
- Add onion + S+P, cook for 3 minutes
- Add garlic + cook for another minute
- Add rice + coat with oil + onion
- Add wine + let absorb
- Add stock one ladleful at a time, letting the rice absorb fully before adding another, stir constantly
- When rice is almost tender, heat other tbsp. of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat
- Add shrimp + lemon pepper + S+P, cook until pink
- Add plenty of S+P to rice
- Stir in cheese + lemon juice
- Stir in shrimp
- Serve hot with extra cheese + parsley
- Unbutton jeans + eat entire pot