The dishes from class tonight were:
Barley Risotto with Butternut Squash and Kale
Mushroom Ragu over Polenta
My favorite dish tonight was definitely the ciambotta. The dish was clean, fresh and light but at the same time substantial. It was the perfect dish for a cold rainy night. I make ciambotta but haven't posted that recipe yet.
If you are interested in a mushroom ragu my favorite recipe is posted here.
Also, I have posted my version of a North African Barley Risotto, and a Sun Dried Tomato Barley Risotto. I prefer to make barley risotto because it is a whole grain and has more fiber and cholesterol lowering properties than even brown rice risotto. It is a time consuming dish, but one I consider worth the additional effort.