Friday, January 27, 2012

A culinary experience!

This probably doesn't come as news to you, but I love to cook!  The more challenging the recipe, the better!  I just had to share this experience with you, number one because it was a success and number two, I think everyone should try it!  I'm talking about making gnocchi from scratch.  If you don't even know what gnocchi is, they are little pillows of heaven that are made out of potatoes, eggs and flour.  A treat for you mouth!!  I was inspired from a recipe off of Pinterest...if you don't know what that is, well, that's a whole other post!  :)  Anyway, here is how it went down...

I found the gnocchi recipe here and used the step by step photos of how to do it.  I promise it is SO easy!!  You basically make a dough out of potatoes, flour and eggs, knead it together, roll into ropes and then slice them into little "pillows" as I call them.  They only cook for about 2 minutes in boiling water and then they float to the top!

And here are the little beauties!  Once they were finished cooking, I sautéed them with some spinach and pesto...YUM!  A perfect side dish to grilled salmon, grilled chicken or even pork!  Go ahead, try'll feel like a chef in no time!

Have I mentioned how much I love this cutie pie??  Just had to include this face on my post today!

1 comment:

  1. Looks delicious, Lauren! Parker is looking so old. ; )