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Menu Plan for Winter I: Week 1, Day 3

Beef and Spinach Risotto
Fresh Fruit

Cooking time:  30 minutes for menu      Cooking schedule: see below for "menu"  instructions

      This is one on the few times in winter that I use fresh, 'store-bought' tomatoes. Get the nicest ones you can find... within reason.  They're cooked so, really, any will work. This should finish the spinach.

Beef and Spinach Risotto

Total time: 30 minutes 
    This is slightly different in that it uses beef broth and ground beef - making it not only quick but economical.  

Beef and Spinach Risotto Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Note:  It is not necessary to stir constantly, just often and somewhat vigorously.

Fresh Fruit

Something seasonal - Mandarin oranges, perhaps?

Cooking Schedule: 30 minutes for menu
Assemble all ingredients and utensils
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives
2 medium saucepans, medium skillet with lid

Heat stock
Thinly slice leek, sauté 1/2
Add rice to leek, sauté
Add wine to rice, stir
Tend to spinach if needed
Stir rice
Sauté 1/2 leek in skillet
Add stock to rice, stir
Chop tomatoes

Add beef to leek, sauté
Stir rice
Mind the beef
Add stock to rice, stir
Add tomatoes, spinach to beef, cover, cook
Stir rice
Add stock to rice, stir
Grate Parmesan
Add stock to rice stir
Repeat stirring, adding stock until rice is done
Add condimenti, Parmesan, stir
Spoon into serving dish
Serve..    Don't forget the fruit!