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Greek dressing and Gnocchi

November 25, 2010

I may have a little future foodie on my hands.  I’m not holding my breath but Jojo has been showing some interest in the food areas lately.   She has become my very helpful shopping partner on Saturdays and today I convinced her to make her own gnocchi instead of the frozen variety.

Once the gnocchi was done she somehow convinced her sister to help bake up a batch of  cookies.     I’m proud to say, this was the first time the teenagers baked on their own 100%!     Being a bit of a control freak, I struggled to stay out of their way, but in the end the only thing I insisted on was that they use whole wheat flour……and to clean up afterwards.

At least they used whole wheat.

While shopping, Jo and I picked up some Australian sheeps milk feta.  Instead of hard and crumbly, this feta was creamy and very rich.   Still nice and salty though.  She decided on a Greek salad but with no olives.  I tried to explain to her that no olives does not a Greek salad make.     Steve hates them as well and so I lose.   Here is their semi Greek salad.

An obvious black color missing here.  Fortunately for this salad I had some ingredients on hand to make a knockout dressing that made up for the missing olives (sort of).

Greek dressing

In a blender add…

1 small avocado

the juice of 1 small lemon

1 tsp salt and pepper

2 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp hot pepper sauce

1 tsp mustard

1 tbsp olive oil

Blend until smooth.

Not a bad day of cooking for a 13-year-old!  Nice job Jojo.

What dish do you like but without just one ingredient?

One Comment leave one →
  1. Kelly permalink
    November 25, 2010 7:13 am

    wow, gnocchi? Very impressive Jojo!

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