Monday, March 9, 2009
Skillet Gnocchi with Chard & White Beans
Man, oh man. Daylight savings time is killing me. It's just after 8 p.m. and I'm ready to fall asleep! So this will need to be super quick.
On the other hand.. look! My first natural light photo of the season. I love my new diy photo box, but seriously, there's no substitute for natural lighting. Very little editing necessary. And look at the steam. You can't Photoshop that in. Well, I suppose you could, if you knew how, which I don't.
Tonight was Skillet Gnocchi with Chard & White Beans. Overall, not my favorite gnocchi dish. It wasn't awful. I'm not sure I'm a fan of toasting the gnocchi in oil rather than boiling. It was a different texture. I liked the toasted flavor, though.
I used regular diced tomatoes and tossed in Italian seasonings.. and it was just OK. Maybe actually using a can of Italian tomatoes would be better. I didn't have them, though. And I would leave off the mozzarella and include more parm. The stringy mozzarella was just weird to say the least.
It was well-rated on Eating Well's website. So maybe the lack of sleep is just making me grump and disagreeable. And maybe, I was comparing it a similar gnocchi recipe that I like better.
I might make this again, but it'll probably be when I have the ingredients on hand and need to use them up. I don't think I'll go out of my way to make it.