Chili is pretty easy. I made it for the first time as my final exam in a cooking class I took in high school (needed elective credits and learning to cook made sense to me). What you need is a good recipe for the style of chili you like.
Risotto I tried making once. It came out very gluey. We still ate it though.
As to the OP, I'm either making london broil or ravioli.
First time I made it, you could have used it to lay bricks.[/quote]
is this good or bad, I haven't ever eaten risotto, they just talk about it on top chef a lot[/QUOTE]
The thing with risotto is that you really have to pay attention to it while it is cooking. It can take a couple tries before you get the hang of how and when to add more broth, but it's worth it in the long run. A risotto with grilled Ahi tuna marinated in a mustard dill sauce and some kind of green vegetable on the side is a fantastic dinner.
Today is one of my long school days though, which means I'll end up just getting something from the Burger King in the student union. hwell:
One year for some big holiday (Thanksgiving, I think), my dad's side of the family had all gotten together at my grandmother's house. Well, Grandma couldn't find her potato masher so she decided to just whip up the mashed potatoes in the blender. I swear to God you could have hung wallpaper with it afterward.
Then, naturally, my dad found the potato masher sitting on the counter where she had left it while he was cleaning up the kitchen. :blue: