My computer has been in the shop since last Monday.
I’m DYING here.
As a complete and utter online addict, this has been one VERY LONG week.
Sure I have a smart phone and a tablet. We even have a very nifty desktop in our study. Therefore it is utterly insane that I can be so forlorn without my own laptop.
That laptop is a lifeline of photos, files, music, recipes…you name it, all in one place that is organized exactly how I like it. Since I didn’t have time to put together posts ahead of time it has been nearly impossible to blog without it.
Did you miss me? :)
The very best news is that since I have been offline I have been very much on in the kitchen. I’ve got all sorts of delicious things to share when I get my beloved computer back and can load all of the photos on to it.
Today I used my phone camera to get some snaps of this really yummy soup that is perfect for using up any leftover turkey. Instead of the usual noodles, this Turkey Gnocchi Soup has…you guessed it, gnocchi as the star starch.
And did I tell you we have been without hot water for almost a month?….That can be my next rant. x
Turkey Gnocchi Soup
1 tablespoon butter
3 carrots, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
6 cups water
3 cubes chicken bouillon
3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 package (16 ounces) potato gnocchi
2 cups cubed cooked turkey
1 cup frozen peas
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1. In a Dutch oven, heat butter over medium heat. Add carrots and cook, stirring occasionally, 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add garlic and cook 1 minute longer.
2. Stir in water, chicken bouillon and Italian seasoning. Bring to a boil then add gnocchi. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 3-4 minutes or until gnocchi float to the top.
3. Stir in turkey, peas and pepper. Heat through.
4. Top bowls of soup with cheese to serve.
Note to make ahead: Freeze cooled soup in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary.
Recipe from Simple & Delicious Magazine
Australia-based band Timber Bones have a brand new song out that is perfect for filling this recently quiet little kitchen with lots of brilliant sound. ‘Travelling Song’ is catchy, fun and helping me forget my personal computer withdrawal.
Check out Timber Bones on Facebook and the band’s Website where you can keep tuned for information on where to buy the music.