Ah, The Silver Spoon. The Husbear got this book for Christmas from his ever-loving brother and his ever-loving brother's fiancee, and I think he may be obsessed.
Because the recipes contained in the book are crazygood, duh!
So, tonight, Husbear made Bread Gnocchi in Broth, or Brodo con Gnocchetti di Pane. This seems to be another of those clear-out-the-fridge meals, in that it's a simple veggie broth made with whatever vegetables you have around (he used leeks, carrots, onions, garlic, and celery) and then tasty little bread dumplings made of yesterday's bread, with scallions and parmesan mixed in for flavor and then an egg to bind it together. Serve all this topped with olive oil, some of your own pepper oil, and grated parmesan, and you're good to go. (Last night's leftover braised peas and lettuce were added also - worked really well.)
The recipe calls for all of those tasty cooked vegetables to be strained out, which always causes us some consternation - I mean, they look so good, all cooked and tasty! The book therefore points out that these leftovers can be either eaten cold in a salad, or cooked au gratin in the oven. Huh.
Husbear decided to go cold.
He took all that veg, threw it in the freezer for a few, then tossed with balsamic vinegar and a little olive oil. Simple, and a lovely side dish.
I could get used to having this cookbook around.