How was your weekend? Were you one of the lucky states that had a warm up this weekend? And by warm up I mean temperatures of 50 degrees and above? Because if so, I’m jealous! We did warm up a little this weekend but only to 38 degrees. It’s funny how things become relative when you move to a colder state and your definition of warm changes.
I think next year I need to plan a trip to a warmer climate sometime between January and March. No wonder Wisconsin has so many snow birds!
Our dreary Sunday was perfect for giving homemade gnocchi a try though! Mike and I started watching The Kitchen when it first premiered on the Food Network channel and it’s really blossomed into a great show. The cast seems a lot more comfortable with each other now and every once in awhile Mike and I find a recipe we want to try at home. The good news is our track record is 100%! Iron Chef GZ showed us how to make homemade gnocchi with ricotta cheese instead of potatoes and we were amazed at how easy it looked! We were like we can do that! So we did. And it was just as easy as it looked. The result? Delicious!
Side note: I think Weird Al should do a special foodie parody titled “I did it all for the gnocchi”.
You don’t need to wait for any dough to rise and the gnocchi takes literally like 2 minutes to cook in boiling water. We tag teamed and Mike made the sauce while I made the gnocchi and dinner came together in 30 minutes or less. We made a meat sauce with store bought pasta sauce and cooked italian sausage instead of making our own sauce like GZ did. Add some fresh parmesan and basil and you’re good to go!
Will you try homemade gnocchi? Let me know what you think!