Sunday, August 31, 2008

Stirfry and Gnocchi

Hey Everyone

Hope you're enjoying your longgg weekend! I am (I wish every weekend was a three day weekend!!). Today I went to the pool for a couple hours, did some cleaning/laundry, watched some more Entourage and then made up a few dishes. Dinner tonight was a new stir fry of sorts. Josh and I made dinner together tonight. He started up the dish by browning up some ground lean turkey. In a separate pot, I added a little olive oil, chick peas and asparagus and cooked them until the asparagus was starting to soften up. We combined the turkey, chick peas, and asparagus and added a little stir fry sauce and slivered almonds. The dish was topped with sesame seeds and a bit of grated parm cheese. It turned out really well.

My experiment of the day was gnocchi. I have never made it before and was nervous. I used the recipe and directions found at 101 cookbooks. Instead of using a fork to make the indentations in the gnocchi, I just pressed on them with my thumb. I have definitely never made anything like this before but found it to be pretty easy for the most part. Having a pastry scrapper or something similar is def key! I froze them up and you will see them on Wednesday of this week for dinner. I hope they're good!


LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Do report back on how the gnocchi is - it looks great!!

Becca said...

I've never even had gnocchi let alone attempted to make it! I can't wait to see how it turns out, they look good right now!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Go team Josh and Erica ;o) That stir-fry looks like it turned out pretty much perfect!

I think your gnocchi looks amazing - I
I can't wait to hear all about it :o)

Unknown said...

yummmm, i'd been wanting to make some gnocchi for the hubby but have always just bought the pre-made stuff. can't wait to hear how it turns out- looks wonderful!

Erica said...

VG- will do! Thanks!

Becca- Thank you...I've never had gnocchi either but Josh loves it and I heart potatoes and I assume I'll love it too!

Jenn- Thank you thank you! We made a good team in the kitchen!

Gina-I will def let you know!

Esi said...

Nice job with the gnocchi!! Can't wait to see what you did with it!

HangryPants said...

Mmmmmm gnocchi. I've always been too scared to try making them. Very encouraging seeing your pictures.

Unknown said...

Great looking gnocchi :) hehe