Now for the main course. In the vegetable bin are leeks, red bell peppers, and yellow grape tomatoes, I have some vegetable stock that I made last weekend, and there is that little bit of white wine...
So I take out the arborito rice, put the stock in a pot and set it on the stove to heat up, chop the leeks and saute them in a tiny bit of butter with a little olive oil, then add chopped red peppers, saute a bit more, then add the rice (1c) and saute that mix for a few minutes, then add the wine - about 1/2 cup I'd guess, and cook till it's absorbed. From there, I add 1 cup of warm stock at a time, cooking and stirring until it is absorbed. Near the end of the cooking I add about a cup and a half of halved yellow grape tomatoes, salt & pepper and cook until the tomatoes start to soften.
Valentine dessert - must contain chocolate I think - and I need something quick - so - while the risotto is cooking, I pull some biscotti out of the freezer (brought to a party by a friend - I threw them in there so I wouldn't eat them all in one sitting), slice up 2 clementines, and melt some 60% bittersweet chocolate. Then I dip and drizzle.