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Red Wine, Mushroom, & Thyme Risotto

Everything is better with wine.

Red Wine, Thyme, and Mushroom Risotto

Especially when the wine is accompanied by risotto. And then covered in butter and cheese. And consumed with a big ol’ glass of even more wine. Ya dig?

Red Wine, Thyme, and Mushroom Risotto

This week has just been ONE OF THOSE WEEKS. We are now moved in to the new apartment (wahoo!) but it’s not so much “REALLY moved in” as it is “put the couch somewhere and dig a path to the stovetop and leave everything else in boxes and piles on the floor and what’s the number for that delivery place again?” Kyle’s a moving champ, though  - I’m pretty sure he’s done 99% of all the unpacking that’s happened in the last week since I’ve been so swamped with work. Including unpacking the kitchen, assembling my desk, and setting up my desktop computer (THANKS KYLE YOU DA BEST). I also wasted an entire afternoon picking classes for the upcoming semester, which starts WAY TOO SOON, because Cornell’s class-picking-internet system is completely ridiculous. And then I made the mistake of looking at my to-do list, which is ten feet long. So basically, I’m in the mood for wine. ALL of the wine. And maybe some of this risotto to go with it.

Red Wine, Thyme, and Mushroom Risotto

I like this risotto because it’s a nice, subtle twist on the classic white wine variety. Mushrooms and thyme lend a little bit of earthiness, and the red wine gives it a beautiful pink-ish (but not PINK pink, because we don’t want to eat Pepto for dinner, because gross) hue and just a hint of red wine flavor. I’m often a fan of dishes with big, bold, in-your-face flavors, but this risotto is delightfully subtle. Just a big bowl of mmmmmmm.

Red Wine, Thyme, and Mushroom Risotto

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