Happy New Year.
Since this is my first post of 2014, this should be the obligatory lay-out-my-goals-and-resolutions post, right?
I resolve to stop taking Instagram pictures of the turkeys in front of my office window.
Nah, never mind. I can't promise that. They amuse me waayyy to much. I will stay away from the obvious parallels to those on the opposite side of those windows.
I guess that leaves me with nothing.
One resolution that I could stand behind (if I were so inclined) is to hunt down more simple dishes like dressy pasta "risotto" to get on the dinner table.
This is mac-n-cheese at its easiest.
Sauté an onion in butter. Toss in some stock and pasta (roughly a two to one ratio) and simmer until the noodles are tender and most of the liquid is absorbed. Stir in some heavy cream, mascarpone and Parmesan. Season with salt and pepper. Serve.
Done. Done and done.
Sorry Instagram peeps. The turkeys are staying.
This post participates in French Fridays with Dorie. The recipe for this oh-so-simple pasta dish can be found here on the Wall Street Journal's website.