As much of a current Type-A/former teacher’s pet as I am, I love to bend the rules, in my own Type-A way at least. Don’t by deceived by the demure look of this Slow Cooker Risotto with Butternut Squash. It’s more rebellious than you think!
Rules I break on the regular: the speed limit (I set my cruise to 4 mph over. Wild, I know!), samples at the grocery store (the sign usually says “Take One” buuuuuuut), and happy hour (“I can still squeeze my order in at 6:01 p.m., right?).
And the biggest one of all: don’t try a new recipe for the first time the night you are hosting a dinner party.
Unless that recipe is this Slow Cooker Risotto with Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese. In which case, rules were made to be broken.
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