What I Made For Dinner

Heyllo guys,

‘wHAT i mADE fOR dINNER’ is what that title officially said!  No, I changed it, the stupid keyboard was on Caps Lock and so everything I typed with a Shift on it was a lower case!

Anyhow, enough keyboards!  I’ve decided to post about what I made for dinner tonilast night!  It was very tasty, this is my recipe (there are actually two of them) for Gnocchi with Tomato and Spinach Sauce.  Sorry Elizabeth, the gnocchi’s not gluten free :(, the sauce is though :)!

And now, the recipes:

Spinach and Tomato Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 400g spinach, washed with stems removed (I used about 200g and that was enough)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 3 stock cubes (I used 3 tsp of Bouilion and it was possibly a little too much)
  • Fresh basil, ripped into smallish pieces
  • Salt and pepper

Method:

  • Place the spinach in a large pot and fill it ¼ of the way with cold water.
  • Bring the pot to the boil and press the spinach into it as it wilts.
  • Cover and boil for 5 minutes before draining the spinach and setting it aside.
  • Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan and cook the onion and garlic until soft.
  • Add the tomato, stock cubes, basil and salt and pepper to the pan and mix together.
  • Bring to the boil before lowering the heat to medium and cooking for 20 minutes.
  • Chop the spinach while the sauce is cooking.
  • When the 20 minutes is up add the chopped spinach to the sauce and stir through thoroughly.
  • Serve with pasta or some other form of main dish ~ the gnocchi recipe below!

 

Potato Gnocchi

Ingredients:

  • 1.2kgs potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup flour
  • Salt and pepper

Method:

  • Boil the potatoes in a pan of water until they are tender, drain and allow to cool slightly.
  • Mash the potatoes well and put the mashed potatoes onto a floured board.
  • Mix the flour and egg yolks into the potato and knead into a soft dough, if the dough is sticky add more flour.
  • Cover your hands in flour and separate the dough into 8 equal pieces.
  • Roll each piece of dough into logs 3cm thick and 22cm long.
  • Cut the logs into pieces and roll the pieces with a lightly floured fork.
  • Cook the gnocchi pieces in a pan of water until they float to the surface.
  • Serve hot with pasta sauce (the one above!).

And it really was good!  You’ll have to try it, it’s got your 5-a-day in it, so no need for more vegetables!

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Have you tried my dinner?  Did you like it?  What’s your favourite sauce to have with pasta/gnocchi?  Do you like spinach?  I do, it’s nice!

I’m posting later about my brand new crochet projects that I’m working on!  That sentence made no sense, but oh well!  I have a fondness for exclamation marks today!

Bya!

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