I’ve had this recipe marked to make for a long time. It has chicken, potatoes, and dill. What could go wrong?
Ingredient List with pre-poached chicken
I poached the chicken ahead of time. I still ended up chopping it a little smaller
Next, you mix the oil and vinegar while the potatoes are boiling. I took a picture because it was a cool color 🙂
Next, put the potatoes in the mix. This is where I think the recipe goes wrong. I think all of the seasoning should go in with the oil and vinegar so the hot potatoes can soak all of them up
After it soaks for a bit, you add the dill, salt, pepper, and chicken. I put some paprika on top because I’m cool like that!
I had it for lunch today. It was a few days after making it, but it was very underwhelming. It was almost bland. That’s why I make the note up top with the seasonings. Now, the problem is how to doctor up the rest of the servings so I can actually eat it. Do I add mayo? Do I heat it up? Shit, I don’t even know what to serve it with. I still think the recipe has potential, though. I am definitely going to revisit this one.
Always on the look out for some new way to pair cheese with some kind of pasta, I was excited to make Gnocchi Mac and Cheese. I was nervous about the cheeses included. They are cheeses (besides parm) that I have never had before. I don’t like strong cheeses, really, but the picture looked sooooo good!
Ingredients. I didn’t have milk, so I used half and half (who doesn’t have milk?!?)
Gnocchi prepared for the saucing
Sauce ready. The recipe says medium heat, but that was way too hot for my pans. I should have gone medium low. See those black marks? That’s the garlic. A moment of silence for the poor garlic. I also forgot to add the salt and pepper. I don’t think the salt was missed, but the pepper might have been a nice touch.
First layer on the gnocchi
I didn’t add a whole 1/3 cup of parm like the original recipe. I think it would have been way too much with all the other strong cheese in the dish
All baked up
….it doesn’t look like the picture I saw. This may be because I added too much cheese. Possibly because of the half and half? I don’t know, but it was really oily. Did I eat it still? You betcha!
I ate it with the Spicy Chicken from the last post. It was REALLY rich, but good. I think I will have to be more careful about the cheese next time. I will probably also pair one of the stronger cheeses with mozzarella or another mild cheese. I will tell you, if you don’t have a place that will cut the cheese (HA!) into smaller chunks, this recipe WILL be pricey. I don’t know if it is worth it. It is good, I will give you that, but what do I do with the rest of the expensive cheeses I bought? It is a really good idea, though. And I want to make it again, just in a more affordable way.