lazy lunch

Ok, truth time! Despite the fact that I am on leave from work and pretty much have nothing to do all day, I still didn’t have time to prepare a proper lunch. Honestly I don’t know how this happened. I should be spending my days thinking of food and making meals like a good little wife. Instead I busied myself with tidying cupboards, doing the ironing, and yes watching day time tv. Anyway, way after the hour of lunch, I realised I was hungry. Looked in my fridge and sitting there staring at me, were three little ingredients to make a super yummy quick lunch. Gnocchi, cream and gorgonzola cheese.

My better half doesn’t like Gnocchi or blue cheese or in fact cream based sauces so I knew this was my perfect lunch. All the things to make something special just for me. Gnocchi with a gorgonzola cream sauce. The funny thing is D returned from work early today and took a nibble from my leftovers and it turns out he likes Gnocchi, blue cheese and creamy sauces now and has requested that we eat this more often. I am most happy with this, not only because I love it but also because it was really quick to make (it took just four minutes) and totally inexpensive.



So this isn’t a complicated recipe, mainly because I chose to use shortcuts. I bought the gnocchi,  not only that, but I admit that I bought it in Lidl, probably not the best quality gnocchi out there but for 79 cents, it’s pretty good! Anyway here is the really simplified recipe.

  • 1 packet of gnocchi (500 g to feed 2)
  •  75 ml cream
  • 75 g Gorgonzola cheese, cut into small pieces
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 spring onion to garnish (optional)



Bring a pot of water to the boil. Drop in the Gnocchi.

In a separate pot, heat the cream and Gorgonzola (be careful not to boil it though) for about 2 minutes.

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When the Gnocchi starts to float to the surface, drain the water off. Add the Gnocchi to the cream sauce and stir. Let the Gnocchi absorb some of the sauce before plating up. Add sliced spring onion and pepper and serve…




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