We are talking holiday traditions today.So being from an Italian family this is right up my alley LOL.I for one can not wait for the calendar to turn fall.One of my favorite holiday memories is when we were young Nov was the time for family gatherings and it was when my Nona and Nono (italian for grandma and grandpa)would come to visit which always meant FOOD !!!and alot of it.
The first recipe I remember making and it was one of the first I made when I started teaching my son is
Potato Gnocchi or dumplings .It is a great recipe for little ones to help with because one of the steps is to roll the mixture out like a wiggle snake and they get to make a mess with the flour what child doesnt LOVE that!
Here is the recipe
2 cups of flour
Combine 1 cup mashed potato, flour and egg in a large bowl. Knead until dough forms a ball. Shape small portions of the dough into long "snakes". On a floured surface, cut snakes into half-inch pieces.
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Drop in gnocchi and cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until gnocchi have ris
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Peel potatoes and add to pot. Cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, cool and mash with a fork or potato masher. en to the top; drain and serve. That is it and your done add your favorite sauce on top marinate or alfredo white sauce YUMMY
One of the best pasta pots I have used for this and many other recipes is
The Perfect Pasta Pro makes draining super easy and it is non stick
You can find the Perfect Pasta Pro 4 Pc Set with a Bonus Cheese Grater here Perfect Pasta Pro Set
And do not forget the pasta bowl
What are some of your holiday traditions?
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