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Marriage... 2 Years and Counting!
Wedding Food Poll
What's your first choice when you receive a menu card?
Food, the story of my life...
I should have known when the wedding plans started that it would be a year full of food and entertainment. Little did I know the day my husband put that ring on my finger that it would be a year that consisted of a engagement party, bachelor party, bachelorette party, bridal shower, church ceremony and 3 receptions!
All joking aside it was definitely the most amazing time of my life an. With me being a complete control freak each of these events were planned from beginning to end by yours truly. I promise at some point to list the menu's from each of these parties for all of you because if you are anything like me when someone says party the first thing I think is menu!
One of the most amazing experiences through it all was menu planning for our wedding reception at Disney's Grand Floridian. For a special experience you have the opportunity to do the food tasting while sitting in the kitchen of the Grand Floridian Convention center. We walked in to a amazing dining room table right in the center of the kitchen where the chef was waiting to prepare each of the items right in front of us. For a foodie like me this was a dream come true.
We choose to serve each of our sides in small martini glasses, the food stations where designed for more of a tasting rather then a entire sit down meal. By doing this we accomplished just what we wanted, everyone was able to share in the making of our favorite dishes.
Of course being obsessed with food like I am it was a absolute must that the photographer capture shots of everything we served. Ideally I wanted to make sure I would never forget each of the amazing items we were able to share with our guests but I have to say there was one recipe I will never forget.
The Champagne Risotto was served to order from our "Starch Station". My biggest concern was people would be modest and not try all 3 options we had available. Boy was I wrong! I loved sitting at the head table watching people walk away with multiple martini glasses to ensure they tried each and every item. The one that stood out the most... the risotto. It had the perfect finishing touch that made it just amazing to eat. Below you will see my version of a mushroom and champagne risotto that is super simple to make from home! I'd love to hear your feedback, feel free to comment below with any comments or recommended changes!
- 1 Cup Risotto
- 4 Cups or More Chicken Broth
- 1 Cup Portobella Mushrooms, Chopped
- 2 TBSP Salted Butter
- 1/4 Cup White Onion, Diced
- 1 Cup Dry Champagne
What To Do Now?
- Melt butter in large skillet, add onions and saute until translucent. Add Mushrooms and rice and cook until soft, stiring regularly.
- Add champagne and cook down until almost all liquid is evaporated.
- Continue adding broth 1/4 of a cup at a time while sitring until rice becomes tender and mixture becomes creamy.
- Remove from heat when finished cooking thru, top with parmesean cheese and allow the dish to sit covered until serving.