To even out the posts on Hazel and on technology, I thought I’d post a recipe. I do most of the cooking at the moment, and nearly always make something that’s quick — not much time between getting home and Hazel’s bedtime. So:
Creamy Bacon Gnocchi. Serves 3ish.
Put a kettle of water on to boil for gnocchi later.
Put a large wok-style saucepan on medium-high heat. Add olive oil.
Cut about 6 short-cut rashers of bacon into small squares and add to the pan. Give them a minute or two.
Cut a large handful of green beans into short pieces.
Shake the bacon up and add the beans on the top.
Cut a zucchini into small pieces.
Shake the pan again and add the zucchini.
Chop up a large tomato into pieces and throw that in the pan too.
Add a teaspoon of pesto to the pan (whatever’s in the fridge). Shake it all up.
Add a drizzle of cream if you have it, shake it up, then turn the pan down.
Put the freshly boiled water into a pan on high and get it back up to the boil.
In your fresh pan, cook a packet of baby gnocchi (Golden Pasta brand are good; they’ll be done as soon as the pan comes back to the boil).
Shake the other pan up one more time. Add fresh basil if you have some.
Drain the gnocchi when done, add to wide bowls. Spoon the topping over it.
Add freshly grated parmesan and enjoy with red wine.
(Original recipe. Share and enjoy.)