Yesterday, Matt came home with this:
He found it right around the corner at our local liquor store!!! But, because we’ve had Pumking a lot lately, we decided to save it and have these instead:
The Octoberfest was awesome, but in a kind of generic way. The pumpkin ale, on the other hand, is going up there on my list because it was on the stronger side (how I like them) and a little spicy. Matt and I split these and they went down faster than water. I think we were anxious to depart for dinner because last night was THE night.
The night for what, you ask? Oh, just the night for the infamous cashew-chicken-cranberry-pumpkin risotto. The picture above was taken on the bridge to Southie. Yes, Matt and I chose to walk the hour to South Boston because we like getting exercise in fresh fall air:)
Matt and I both knew what we had ahead of us, so we split a salad to get some greens in our systems. Matt really wanted the steak salad (being at a steak house and all) and he made the right call because this was delish.
This risotto makes my heart flutter. It was just as heavenly as I remember.
We worked slow and steady for a while, and then Matt announced that we needed to put a lid on it and take a break. Even after round two, we still didn’t finish the whole pumpkin and took a few dollops home. After dinner, I went straight to bed with a smile on my face and the happiest stomach on the earth.