Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Making Gnocchi.....

When my girls were wee, I taught them how to make home made gnocchi. Maggie couldn't say it so we all still pronounce it "yucky". I haven't made it for years and forgot how much fun it is to make.....

We decided that it was time for Beastie to learn how to make her own Yucky. She made a few with me. Rolling a one inch hunk of potato dough up the back of a fork to make channels for the sauce to grab onto.

She was soon distracted by the making of potato dough hedgehogs that were dunked into the soapy dishwater...

Here she is laughing hysterically at her dunked hedgehogs..... Oh, the mind of a toddler. 

Our recipe is easy peasy!

One cup of mashed potato
Two cups of flour
One largish egg (or two small ones)
Cold water to make everything a dough

Mix it all together and add just enough cold water to make a dough.
Don't overwork the dough. If you do, let it rest before you try to roll it out.
Cut the dough into palm sized hunks and roll them into worm shapes.
Sprinkle flour over your counter and hands so the dough doesn't stick.
Cut all the worms into one inch hunks and roll them up the back of a fork.
Let them dry out a bit on a flour sprinkled bit of parchment.
Simmer them until they float
Slather in your favorite sauce.
We had pea, bacon and butter.

Little pillows of potato-ey joy.

Om nom nom.....
Betcha can't have just one!

First Day Of "Retirement".

I'm studying full time now. Getting ready to open the Salon and finishing my certification. There is more time now to enjoy the little things and breathe. 

Taught Beastie the importance of getting your lippy on in the morning.

Mercy sent us a parcel! She's working with The Mysterious Package Company now. It's such a great company! We'll be exploring the contents of this box for ages! It includes such oddities as a cookbook of gruel recipes from around the world, and a pin from Bedlam. It also has many puzzles and mysteries to solve. We highly recommend giving them a try. They come in many sizes and themes and make the perfect gift for that person who has everything.

Moving at this guys pace lately and loving it....

Spent 5 bucks on carnations and raided the garden for this lot. They're really really gorgeous! And the smell is wonderful! I think that's going to be one of my secrets for keeping the Salon attractive and helping me stay enthusiastic about going in there every day. Burn out is a real thing and I'm going to try my darnedest to keep things fresh and interesting.

My first day of real courses and this is the result! I love that you can almost see through the translucent natural gel on the tip of my nail. I learned HEAPS of new things and was reminded about some things I knew and forgot. Bad habits are not so hard to break...

Loving my experiences with the Nail Nerdz and Nail Innovationz! They are a fantastic company! Incredible product and phenomenal support! 
Can't wait to share more!!!
So glad you're here with me.