Gnocchi With Pesto and Bacon
Yesterday was one of those days when I got so caught up in things that I forgot to take something out of the freezer to defrost for dinner. I know most fish or chicken breasts defrost quickly if you submerge them wrapped in a bowl of cold water but while I was at the supermarket I had a sudden craving for something with pesto sauce, I just didn't know what. As I stolled up and down the aisles of Publix I found myself in front of the pasta and decided that Potato Gnocchi was the perfect vehicle for my pesto. Fresh pesto is so easy to make so I put three big bunches of basil in my cart. Hmmm, if this was to be dinner it needed to be a bit more substantial and interesting. I decided to add julienned sun dried tomatoes, mushrooms, cannellini beans and bacon and serve it with Caesar Salad. The result was delicious! Great Italian Restaurant delicious. In fact if I owned a restaurant it would be on the menu, that is how much my husband and I enjoyed it. We had leftovers so he took it to lunch the next day and his co-workers who tasted it also loved it.