I really think that in many ways I have eaten better during lockdown than I usually do. Yes, I know I haven't eaten out but I have certainly eaten a more varied diet of vegetables and with more time on my hands I have fiddled about with recipes to make life interesting. I have bought the very best ready meals and added my own variety of vegetables. On my last Tesco order I bought some gnocchi. I have been thinking about it for a while. I have had it in the past in Italy (as a change from pasta usually). I must say if I am honest that whatever pasta dish I make (and I have several Italian cook books) the results are never as good as in Italy. Something to do with the ambience I think. So how did today's dish turn out? Well I found a few recipes on the internet but after reading them decided to adapt two or three and add more veg. Here it is - sorry if the photograph is the wrong way round but have forgotten how to turn it.
I must say it was good but I couldn't help thinking it would have been better with crispy fried potatoes rather than gnocchi!
Speaking to my son about the recipe he asked whether I still made Potato Cakes - I had completely forgotten them! Mashed potatoes, lardons, parmesan, parsley and good seasoning all bound together with a beaten egg and made into 'cakes' are absolutely delicious and it is years since I made them. So that's another thing on my lockdown list!!
Night, night. See you in the morning