I'm lucky enough to have other stay at home parent friends that like to cook. We get together once a week and make a huge batch of food so everyone has dinner to take home plus a dinner for the freezer. We take turns watching the kids play and turns chopping and cooking. (I'm lucky that Paul is willing to be the master onion chopper--I hate burning onion eyes.) Last Monday I was in charge of choosing the recipe and gathering the ingredients.
We made homemade gnocchi (pictures in honor of melissa):
rolled, cut and attempted flicking over fork tines--they look kind of terrible.
rolled and cut only--pretty little pillows.
Unfortunately, upon eating, all of these landed like lead hockey pucks in your stomach.
Grade: Needs Improvement, C-/D+
I need to try more recipes and see if I can figure out this fork business.
Luckily we also made pasta sauce from scratch and a huge batch of tasty baked meatballs. Those items turned out nicely, so maybe I'll change my grade to a B- for the whole project.
Have you done any cooking experiments that went well or not so well? Do you have anyone you like to cook with? Curious minds want to know.