Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Pumpkin Gnocchi


  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Cook time 10 minutes
  • Portion size 6 to 8

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) butter
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) pine nuts
  • 12 fresh sage leaves
  • cups (500 mL) roasted pumpkin purée or roasted squash purée, (see Perfect Puree, below)
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground nutmeg
  • 3 cups (750 mL) all-purpose flour, (approx)
Preparation

In large bowl, stir together pumpkin purée, Parmesan cheese, egg, salt and nutmeg. Using wooden spoon, stir in 2 cups (500 mL) of the flour. Stir in enough of the remaining flour, 1/4 cup (60 mL) at a time, to make soft, sticky dough that pulls away from bowl but still sticks to spoon and fingers.

On well-floured surface and with floured hands, roll dough into log; divide into quarters. Gently roll and shape each quarter into 3/4-inch (2 cm) diameter rope. With sharp knife, cut each rope diagonally into 3/4-inch (2 cm) pieces.

In large pot of boiling salted water, cook gnocchi, in 2 batches and stirring gently, until floating; about 3 minutes. Using slotted spoon, scoop onto large serving platter.

Meanwhile, in large skillet, melt butter over medium heat; cook pine nuts until lightly toasted and butter just begins to brown, about 2 minutes.

Add sage leaves; cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Scrape over gnocchi; toss to coat.

Additional information Perfect Puree
When choosing a cooking pumpkin, look for sugar pumpkins. These little gourds are firmer and sweeter than those grown for jack-o'-lanterns. The roasting time will vary depending on the size and age of the pumpkin or squash.

Halve and seed pumpkin or squash. Prick skin all over with fork. Roast, cut side down, on rack on foil-lined baking sheet in 350°F (180°C) oven until flesh is browned and tender, 60 to 75 minutes. Let cool. Scoop out flesh and puree in food processor. Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 48 hours or freeze for up to 3 weeks.

2 lb (1 kg) sugar pumpkin yields about 1-3/4 cups (425 mL) puree.

2 lb (1 kg) butternut squash yields about 2-1/2 cups (625 mL) puree.

from http://www.canadianliving.com/food/pumpkin_gnocchi.php

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

October 2013 Scrapbooking

This post is going to be a little long since I spent 4 days at Windswept with my scrapping buddies.  We've already booked our March 2014 trip.

If you scraplift any of these layouts I'd love to have a peek . . . send me the link.

Page Kit Swap I made

There are still a couple of days left to enter to win these
paper piecings.  You have to enter in person though.









Sometimes there are sooooo many photos . . .
so I'm using CTMH Flip Flaps.










This layout and the next are a $5 make n take kit from
Memories on Main Street in Lambeth.
















Another $5 kit from Memories on Main Street

Another Memories on Main make n take kit.
  

I love making pockets for cards and brochures.


Friday, October 25, 2013

Scrapbooking (and other interesting) Events I've heard about for November

November 2013
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
27
28

7-9 pm
Pretty Paint, Pretty Ink at Pam’s place
29

2-4 pm
Pretty Paint, Pretty Ink at Pam’s place
30

12:30 pm
Recipe Swap at Cailyn’s

7 pm
CTMH Party at Pat’s
31

Hallowe’en
1

10-4
Ladies’ Day Out &
2 pm
Page Kit Swap at Elgin Mall
2
3

2 pm
Lia Sophia Fundraiser for CYO basketball at Pam’s Place
4
5

9-2
Wash my Hair for Cancer with Connie at Hair Care Anywhere
6

9-2
Wash my Hair for Cancer, Connie at Hair Care Anywhere

10-12
All About Me at Pam’s place
2-4 pm
All About Me
7-9 pm
All About Me
7
8

10-4
Ladies’ Day Out at Elgin Mall
&
11 am
Quilling for Cancer at Elgin Mall
9

Crop for a Smile

Bits & Pieces Co-op will be at the Crops for a Smile and Memories on Main Street
10
11

Remembrance Day
12

5 pm
Dinner at Gangnam Korean BBQ
13

2 – 7
Bits & Pieces Open House at Deb’s Place
14
15

10 – 4
Ladies’ Day Out at Elgin Mall
16


17

2 pm
Sketch Swap at Melissa, Deb and Pam’s
18

7-9 pm
Quick Stitches at Pam’s place
19

6:30 pm
Photo Swap at Cailyn’s
20

10-12
Quick Stitches at Pam’s Place
21
22

10 – 4
Ladies’ Day Out at Elgin Mall
23

Strickland Family Crop
24
25
26

7-11 pm
Sketch Club at Pam’s place
27

10-2
Sketch Club at Pam’s place
28
29

10 – 4
Ladies’ Day Out at Elgin Mall

2 pm
Page Kit Swap
30

10-2
Album in an Afternoon

10-5
Album in a Day
At Pam’s Place
For more information on any of these events contact Pam Hedden Scrap.master.pam@rogers.com

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