Since Thelma and Louise had paid for a fancy pants dinner for their birthday, I found it only fitting I cook them one of my specialties. I mean, who buys everyone dinner on their birthday?? Such saints, those two.

I haven’t made this dish I CREATED (yes, I am TOTALLY owning this recipe) in TEN YEARS.

(Sorry for all the yelling)

I was a bit trepidatious about how it was going to turn out. So, I spent about an hour online researching the perfect risotto.

Risotto is an arduous undertaking. Often times, best to just let a restaurant make it.

I soon realized I had to disregared most of my Risotto for Dummies training because I wasn’t going to be adding several key Italian ingredients.

I threw caution (and scallions) to the wind and dove in feet first.

And you know what, it turned out pretty damn good!

That degree I just received from the University of Pheonix in Asian Italian Fusion Cookery may have just been worth it!

Gonna miss my fellow alumni, can’t wait for our ten year reunion!