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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sweet Potato Gnocchi, Yummy

step 1 RecipeFirst of all, let me say this is not my work in progress but my Darling Daughter while she was home over The Christmas Holidays. She loves to cook and is a good cook. She had tried this recipe once before, and wanted to fix it for us. Now...having the lap top in the kitchen near food is not something I do, or probably would do. Then again, I don't use a laptop. However, I could find the recipe on the net, print it or write it down for reference. She had music playing on her laptop, and had the recipe there for reference. She was going to make us Sweet Potato Gnocchi with a Gouda Cheese Sauce.
step 2 cutting gnocchiShe likes space in the kitchen so I didn't get pictures of her actually making the dough. I was knitting in the other room. She cooked the potatoes in the microwave, scooped out the potato, mixed with flour to make her dough, then set it aside to rest while she got the ingredients read for her sauce. Then began rolling 4 long tubes/snakes. Cut the snakes into appropriate pieces ...about an inch.

ridges and drying step 3Rolling the individual pieces lightly on the back of the tines of a fork to obtain the ridges, then laid them carefully to dry a bit on wax paper on a cooking sheet.

starting the sauceHaving cut up and measured her sauce ingredients earlier, she was ready to begin making her Rue while the pasta dried slightly. After she made her Rue she added her cheese. I don't have pictures of it all, and timing, amounts etc....but thought I'd share the process a bit.

I helped by setting the table, and prepared the Martini's. Opened the wine for dinner so it could breathe while we enjoyed our Martini's.
Enjoy, dinners readyShe finished it off by making a nice spinach salad with red peppers and walnuts and light dressing. Outstanding!

link for recipe here,
Darling Daughter says she would suggest 1/2 smoked and 1/2 non-smoked Gouda Cheese to lessen how rich the sauce is.

Bought myself and DD a pedometer for Christmas. Was going to wear it daily and record steps taken and how many miles I went. Fell behind from the get go it seems. wasn't doing much here for the first couple of weeks after Christmas, and so didn't put it on. Then forgot to put it on at work. Finally, this week got started. Monday 16th walked 13,806 steps for 5.017 miles. Felt it to when I got home from work. But, yesterday.....19,852 steps and 7.214 miles by the time I sat down after work. And this morning....am still feeling it. Have added a tab here on the blog to keep track of my walking/steps etc.

16 comments:

  1. Yummm! I love it that our kids like to cook. We reap the benefits. Yummy!

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  2. OH SANDY HOW DELIGHTFUL.....I KNOW IT IS JUST WONDERFUL HAVING YOUR DAUGHTER HOME FOR A WHILE.....BUT....TO PLAN A DELICIOUS MEAL FOR YOU......WOW......IT LOOKS SO DELICIOUS.........I MADE IT ONE TIME IN MY LIFE......A LITTLE HEAVY....BUT GOOD.......TAKE CARE....
    RIZZI

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  3. Thanks Karen and Rizzi for the visits, always love seeing you here. Right you are Rizzi, having her here was great. Always hate to see her go back to St. Louis, but she loves it there and is very happy with her job etc.

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  4. The Gnocchi look delicious. I love sweet potatoes, but my family doesn't. I bet if I made those Gnocchi they would eat them, sweet potato and all ;)

    Wow, lots of miles - - a pedometer sounds like a good idea. You can eat all the Gnocchi you want when you walk that much :)

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  5. Gnocchi - yummy yummy. I have never done this before. Your post has just reminded me a few weeks ago my oh and I watched a cooking show making gnocchi and my oh said he would like to try that - arhh I forgot. Thanks for the lovely post. x

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  6. I am seriously drooling! Can you post the recipe's you used?

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  7. Hey Sandy. The dishcloth challenge has been started by a women named Ruth on her blog. I linked it in the original post but not on the page. It's great suggestion. I'll add it when I get home.

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  8. Looks so yummy! And things always taste so much better when someone else cooks for us ;)

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  9. Sounds and looks delicious! And the spinach salad is a nice complement!

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  10. Dinner looks great :) I quite often take my netbook into the kitchen for music and recipes. I like to dance around the kitchen when I'm cooking, lol.

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  11. Oh my goodness! That looks delicious!!

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  12. Christine (the DD)10:13 AM

    DD here ...

    This is the recipe I used ... http://thenoshery.com/2010/11/09/sweet-potato-gnocchi-with-gouda-cheese-sauce/ the only adjustments I would make to the recipe is to use half smoked gouda and half non-smoked gouda, which keeps the sauce from being too rich.

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  13. Thanks for the link DD, we all appreciate it.

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  14. That sounds so yummy!!!

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  15. It looks wonderful!
    I often take my laptop to the kitchen---I shouldn't feel like I have to, but I feel such a need to keep earning money so I take it in and keep on clicking while working in there a lot of the time.

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  16. I wouldn't mind giving these a try...been curious about making gnocchi for a while...look very good....stay warm..it is a chilly one up in NE Ohio today, but sunny
    20 degrees,,,

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