Saturday, August 18, 2007




Home Made Mush Recipe.

Mush:

Several potatoes peeled and chopped

Plain Flour.

Firstly boil the potatoes until soft, drain the excess water. Mash potatoes to a soft consistency and add flout, kneading the mix until it forms almost a potato dough. Continue to work this through until a smooth consistency is achieved.

Pinch off pieces of the dough, roll into small balls and put to one side as shown in the below image. This is the uncooked form of your Gnocchi. You can in the afore mentioned stages add salt and pepper to taste.

While the Gnocchi is being prepared get your gorgeous wife to start on the sauce..

For the sauce you will require

Onion diced

Capsicum diced

Can of tomatoes diced

Black olives sliced

Crushed garlic.

Cook onion and garlic until the onion becomes clear, add the capsicum and cook for a couple more minutes, the capsicum will begin to soften…Add tomatoes, olives and some fresh basil to the mix salt and pepper to taste, cook until the alleged Gnocchi is ready.

Place formed gnocchi in a pot of oiled and salted boiling water, cook until the pasta floats on the surface… Pour cooked Gnochi into a sieve, laugh manically as it goes splat in spectacular form.

Recipe #2:

Open packet of pasta, carefully using a pair of scissors, cook the pasta, then serve.

Spoon sauce over the top of the instant pasta, Be cuddled by your ever loving wife and realise you are loved even when you stuff up.

Life doesn’t always go to plan, sometimes you are ahead, sometimes you are behind. Sometimes pasta works other times, you end up with liquid mash! However sometimes we can adjust our plans, find solutions, open a packet of instant pasta instead of focussing on the giant steaming mess in front of us…

I am sure there is a point in this somewhat over elaborate metaphor I call a blog…

Bon Appetite

9 Comments:

Blogger Stace said...

We screwed up, but it was so much fun!

2:07 PM  
Blogger Within Without said...

Well, I have no idea what flout is (I assume it's a typo for flour), or capsicum. But that photo of lovely Stace kissing you is priceless.

You're right, life doesn't always goes to plan. But that's the beauty if it all.

You guys are beautiful.

3:28 PM  
Blogger Cazzie!!! said...

Yummm..and...Happee Birthdaee Aidan :)

4:09 PM  
Blogger Aidan said...

Stace: All part of the adventure.

Within WIthout: Flout is a special T infused flour, which causes random typos in all my blog posts. Life would suck without the amusing stuff ups.

Cazzie: hope you are feeling better, Sauce was awesome Gnocchi very similar to some vinatge clag i had as a kid!

4:17 PM  
Blogger Menchie said...

Well it still looks yummy. First time I ever heard of flout.

But I'm with WW. That is a super nice picture of the two of you. You should have it framed.

8:37 PM  
Blogger Keshi said...

That pic of u n Stace is so beautiful!

Lovely recipe...looks delicious!

wut, WW dunno wut 'capsicum' is?

Keshi.

11:36 PM  
Blogger Aidan said...

Menchie: this is why i should proof read:) Was typing this up in a hurry.

Keshi: I f think capsicum is peppers in US/Can..... Not sure though!
It is a fantastic recipe when it works. (use desiree potatoes not the white ones)

1:53 PM  
Blogger Keshi said...

WW is a pepper hot Canuck, I know! :)


**desiree potatoes not the white ones

yep the red ones...

Keshi.

6:41 PM  
Blogger Within Without said...

Aidan (Keshikoo):

capsicum:

a genus of tropical herbs and shrubs of the nightshade family (Solanaceae) widely cultivated for their many-seeded usually fleshy-walled berries
2 : any plant of the genus Capsicum called also pepper
3 : the dried ripe fruit of some capsicums (as C. frutescens) used as a gastric and intestinal stimulant

So, yeah, it's some kind of pepper...and THANX, Keshikins!

8:20 AM  

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