Powered by Blogger.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

What We're Eating Parts 2 & 3

This section of the blog is going to be postponed for 2 weeks. I leave on Thursday for Chicago and Garrett & I always go on a date when one of us goes on a trip. Last night's dinner was at Olive Garden where I had Chicken and Gnocchi soup, stuffed mushrooms, and a mango daiquiri. Yum.

Next Monday, I will be driving home from Chicago, so dinner will most likely be extremely greasy and probably come in a paper sack.

I will leave you with this Chicken and Gnocchi Soup recipe from Taste of Home. We made it last month, and we loved it almost as much as Olive Garden!

Chicken & Gnocchi Soup
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1/3 cup of butter, divided
1 small onion, chopped
1 medium carrot, chopped
1 celery rib, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 1/2 cups of 2% milk
1/3 cup of flour
1 1/2 cups of heaving whipping cream
1 teaspoon reduced sodium chicken bouillon granules
1/4 teaspoon of pepper
1/2 cup of chopped fresh spinach

In a large pot, Brown chicken in 2 tablespoons of butter. Remove and keep warm. In same pot, sauté onion, carrot, celery, and garlic. Whisk in flour, gradually stir in milk, cream, bouillon, & pepper. Let boil. Then reduce heat and cook 2 minutes. Add gnocchi and spinach, cook 3 minutes. Add chicken. Simmer 10 minutes, do not let boil.

Here's a picture of my soup at Olive Garden.
Also a picture of the sunset when we walked out of the restaurant last night, just for fun... :)

No comments:

Post a Comment