February 20, 2014

Theme Thursday, Pennywise Platter and few other things :)

It is Winter vacation week and to nobody's surprise  somebody had to get to be sick. This time it is Zuzia. Her cough sounds very croupy, even though she is past that age. I guess the visit to the doctor is inevitable...
Kubus is not much better. So much for plans; the outside sledding, skiing in NH, programs in the library or even the workout for me in YMCA...

Today Andrzej took just Kiki for a ski daytrip and I stayed at home with two coughing kids.

I had wished that we could go outside, but all together it was not bad after all. Nobody got the cabin fever yet:) Between the Winter Olympics, books, kindle games, putting train tracks together and recording silly songs and noises, nobody was bored!

I have decided to finish my vest so I could finally show it to the world next Wednesday on "Yarn Along", and to update my blog a little and link up:

Cari came up with the idea of dishes for Theme Thursday.
Well, I can't say that I have in possession nice set of porcelain, but I still have few plates that Andrzej and I brought with us to States those 18 and a half years ago. I think we have them since our wedding 20 years ago!!!
Nothing fabulous, but they seem to be unbreakable!

I am definitely looking forward getting nice sets, but maybe when the kids get older.

I decided to place on them gluten free dumplings. My kids love them, and I like them too. Very Polish, really, and I wanted to make them healthier and suitable for me.
I have experimented today. Since my hubby was away and my kids are picky anyway, I thought I will give a try.
I am sharing the recipe on The Nourishing Gourmet.

I had mix together 1 cup of mashed potatoes, that I had as a leftover from yesterday, a 3/4 cup of ricotta cheese, 2 eggs that were blended with a cup of fresh spinach. Then I added 2 tablespoons of coconut flour, 2 tablespoons of ground flax seeds, about 1 cup of gluten free flour ( from Trader Joe ) and about 1/3 to 1/2 cup of potato flour. I rolled the dough, and cut it into pieces. Then I put them in the boiling water. I cooked dumplings for about 7 minutes. I was afraid that they might fall apart at this point, but they did not!!!
Then I melted butter in the frying pan and added the dumplings.

It was simple, but quite nutritious dinner. Zuzia and Kubus did not complain, except for the color. I think next time I will skip the spinach and use sweet potatoes. That should be even better!

And I must say that the color of the dumplings went very well with the color of the walls in my dining room!

1 comment:

  1. I don't think you could have made a better match between the meal and the walls if you set out to do it! The recipe sounds delicious.