Weekend 5 – Aug 9/13


Gnocchi with Zucchini Ribbons & Parsley Brown Butter We love gnocchi in this house. It’s delicious in every dish I’ve tried it in. You can’t go wrong with these soft, warm pillows of potato goodness. Often I will fry gnocchi to get a nice crispy feel to them as part of a breakfast hash with a vegetable medley. So earthy. This Gnocchi & Zucchini Ribbons in Parsley Brown Butter dish from EatingWell.com looks amazing in simplicity, in taste and in colour. This should be quite good. We’re looking forward to this one

AppplePieCake I have 3 apples in the fridge that need to be used up, but 3 is not enough to make a pie with or even a few hand pies, so this cute Apple Pie Breakfast Cake from HowSweetItIs.com looks like it will be a perfect use for my apples. Yum!RoastedPepperDipMost of you know that I love to roast my own peppers at home. It’s cheaper, and it’s healthier for me. I have a lot of weird issues with preservatives, so I like to control my own food preparation when possible. And it’s completely possible with roasted peppers. Here is a lovely Roasted Red Pepper Dip from MarthaStewart.com that I have my eye on. I really like this idea. I want to see if it’s something the husband will be into as well. He’s picky. 🙂
potato-salad-bacon-sour-cream-herbs2 I also have 4 potatoes in my pantry I have to use up, so I’m thinking a small batch of this mouth watering Sour Cream & Bacon Potato Salad from Creative-Culinary.com needs to be made this weekend. Ooh-la-la! 😀MushroomParmRiceAnd finally, I can’t resist any recipe calling for the use of our beloved Jasmine rice. We can’t. It’s a fact. Look it up. Weak in the knees? Yup. Drooling? Oh, yeah. See? So I tripped over this little creamy rice dish on Pinterest the other day, and I have been thinking about it ever since. This Mushroom Parmesan Rice from TickledRed.com may be the perfect side dish for the pot roast I’m making this weekend. Hmm…

So, that’s what I’m making at home this weekend. What about all of you? Let me know in the comments, please.

I am curious about where everyone’ head and stomach is at right now at this odd time in the summer where it’s unseasonably cold. Almost Fall-ish. I was thinking about stew last night, too. Eek. 🙂