Its so good to have a sleep in.
I slept in until 8 o'clock which was amazing! I felt so rested...
Did my shopping then went to Central Market with a colleague. We spent way too much time looking for a parking space but managed to find one (ages away!) and did our shopping.
Juice was on special, so for some reason, I decided I needed 6 litres of fruit juice. Fun to carry. Then I found a 5kg bag of potatoes for very cheap. So I got that too. Then came the apples and tomatoes. I felt like a weightlifter...
After all that shopping, we were famished, so we decided Laksa would be the best choice to revitalise us. Oh it was good.
Picked up some Breadtop (custard bun and peanut twist) for dessert tonight (which I"ll have soon! Woohoo!) and finally headed home.
Exciting afternoon, I went for a run!
I"m so very unfit :(
Anyway, forget that for now.
I attempted to make gnocchi for dinner, which went atrociously the first attempt...
Ok, it wasn"t that bad. It held together, but it had no firmness to it. It was like eating a soggy lump of mashed potato.
Attempt number two went slightly better, but more of the same.
Attempt number three was better, not great, but significantly better as it had a bit of firmness to it. I decided that was good enough for today. So I cooked up a batch for dinner. I also fried it to give it a bit more firmness, which worked wonders.
The pasta sauce was fun. I had a few ideas which I wanted to try out. Mainly, a pasta sauce that didn"t need a ton of garlic/onion to actually be good. Not to say I don"t like garlic or onion, in fact, I love them. I eat way too much of them in fact. But I had to test this out...
I browned some thin strips of chicken breast and added diced tomatoes, pineapple juice, orange juice and diced mushrooms. I prefer my mushrooms a little on the mushier side, which is why I added them so early. I let it cook well with some salt and pepper to season and turned down the heat a little to let it simmer and reduce down. Once the sauce was thickened, I added my fried gnocchi, threw in some baby spinach, and took it off the heat.
The verdict? It was delicious! I"ll have to work on my gnocchi, but I"m going to try this sauce again later this week with perhaps a linguine.
Hmmm, I hope this doesn"t turn into a food blog... There are way too many of those already...