Well, our girls are trying to cook a meal at least once a week for us. This week they went all out and did a wonderful evening meal for us. I was picking saskatoons and Gregg had been at work, so the girls did this all together! We were so happy, thrilled, proud...you name it! It truly felt like we had gone out for supper. So relaxed and so yummy ~ I didn't have to use my compliments wisely. It was yum yum in the tum.
|One of our lovely waitresses/cooks|
|Gregg added a slice of rye toast to his, just to be difficult ha ha|
|A beautifully set table set the mood|
|Taking his order|
|Frying the Gnocchi|
|What is under the lid?|
|Fresh strawberry water with a minty ice cube|
|Meatloaf, fresh snap peas and gnocchi|
|We got to eat with the servant girl...what a cutie!|
|Finally the cook got to enjoy the fruits of her labors|
|Head cook was last to eat|
|Gnocchi (recipe to follow)|
|We are trying to add more beauty to our home and life..|
tasty old fashioned oat cookies
|Giggles came with the ice cream|
|Made my heart shaped cookies into an ice cream sandwich with saskatoons|
Wonderful cookbook with out of the ordinary teenage cuisine. Highly recommend looking in your library for it and give some of the recipes a whirl.
|Herb Gnocchi Recipe|
1 3/4 lbs baking potatoes (russet, yukon gold)
2 egg yolks
1 cup flour
pinch of salt
1 tbsp finely diced parsley or sage
1 tbsp snipped chives
1. Preheat oven to 425. Scrub spuds and pierce with fork. Bake 1 hour or till soft.
2. Scoop out potato insides and mash until smooth. Add egg yolks, flour, salt, and herbs. Knead briefly into a ball of elastic dough. Divide into 4 logs. Cover with a cloth.
3. Put one log on a board and roll into until it is about as thick as your thumb. Cut into 1 inch pieces. Press each lightly with a fork (our girls liked them better without this step). Store side by side on a cloth. Repeat.
4. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook gnocchi in batches very gently for 10 minutes. When they swell a bit, remove with a slotted spoon.
5. To make sauce, melt the butter in a small pan, then add the lemon juice, herbs, and salt. Pour over the gnocchi. Or top with tomato sauce or a creamy sauce. Sprinkle with parmesan.
A little involved at first, but so much cheaper than in the store! One batch feed our family of 5, but they were not huge servings. We were satisfied, but loved them so much, we wanted to keep eating. Girls made no sauce, just used salt and pepper.