Friday, March 19, 2010

You win some, you lose some

by Meghann on March 19, 2010

Unfortunately tonight was a loss. :(

The evening did start with the best of intentions. ;)

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I had printed out Kath’s recipe for Sweet Potato Gnocchi and thought it would be a fun recipe that Derek and I could make together.

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Derek had never even heard of gnocchi before and I had only ever had it once at a restaurant, so we both weren’t sure what to expect.

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We followed the recipe exactly and ended up with little puffs of gnocchi.

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The gnocchi seemed a bit dry after we cooked it in the butter. It seemed like it was missing something?

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After a quick taste test, we ended up coating the gnocchi with some jarred marinara sauce just to give it a little extra flavor.

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With cooked spinach on the side.

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I’m not sure if we cooked the gnocchi wrong or if it was the way it was suppose to taste, but both Derek and I were not impressed with the dish. The gnocchi were too chewy and ultimately flavorless. #fail

Again, both of us are not that familiar with gnocchi by any means, so we weren’t sure how the final product was suppose to taste. I told Derek next time we go to an italian restaurant one of us has to order gnocchi just to do a texture comparison.

I was hoping to make up with my lackluster dinner creation by splitting the last of my Chocomize bars with Derek.

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For this bar I had selected dark chocolate with cayenne pepper, pepper, cinnamon, mango dices, and potato chips.

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I was going for a spicy chocolate feel with this bar, a fact I forgot to warn Derek about. Oopppss…

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As with all their toppings, the great people at chocomize were a little heavy handed with the cayenne pepper. I didn’t mind it. The spiciness gave the chocolate a fun twist, however; Derek took two bites and decided that he had enough.

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Luckily I was able to make up for the dinner and chocolate with the large tub of chocolate ice cream I keep in the freezer just for Derek. I’m not a fan of chocolate ice cream (I know I’m a weirdo), but Derek LOVES it and I know it will always make him happy. :) One large bowl of chocolate ice cream later and he was set for the night.

Time to relax on the couch and watch trashy tv.

Good night!

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