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ETLC: Week 2 - Beef & Mushrooms, Homemade Gnocchi, Panko Chicken Breast

Monday, May 14, 2012

it has been a crazy week here - I'm still not quite ready to share my news, but I hope to be able to do so by the end of the week

as a result of being so busy (and my husband needing the computer more), I haven't had as much time to do my updates for my Eat To Live Challenge (ETLC), even though I've been making the recipes and taking the pictures, etc - so this is one big catch up post

the only part I regret is that I haven't been able to follow my fellow challenger's blogs as well, and so I only made one recipe this week from that

emoticonBeef & Mushrooms

this is a quick and easy one for the slow cooker - and it works great over noodles or potatoes

here is the link to my recipe for it in SparkRecipes

here is how the nutrition breaks down

emoticonHomemade Gnocchi

TARANITUP made this awesome recipe with shrimp, asparagus, and gnocchi

after two unsuccessful attempt to find frozen gnocchi locally, I decided the recipe was worth the effort to make homemade gnocchi, it really isn't that difficult, especially if you boil your potatoes a day or two ahead and just keep them in the fridge until you are ready to make the dough

here is the homemade gnocchi made into Tara's dish

here is the link to my recipe for it in SparkRecipes (only the gnocchi)

here is how the nutrition breaks down

as far as Tara's dish - I love it! I didn't have fresh lemon though, so I used some TrueLemon crystalized lemon and it worked just fine

emoticonPanko Chicken Breast

panko bread crumbs are awesome, and much easier to find these days, I suppose you could use regular bread crumbs, but it just wouldn't be the same - and I just had the thought, some of that crystalized lemon would be good in this, with a lot of pepper - I think I'll try that next time

here is the link to my recipe for it in SparkRecipes

here is how the nutrition breaks down

hope you enjoy - and next week I'll try to space these as I do them, this past week just didn't afford the opportunity to do that - I'm glad I took the few moments to snap pictures though :)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KALISWALKER 6/1/2012 2:14PM

    The food looks delicious! I saw Panko in the store the other day, wow a whole new adventure.

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KALIGIRL 5/15/2012 8:44AM

    Look wonderful emoticon

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WALKINGRED 5/15/2012 12:58AM

    How can you leave us hangin' like this?! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Can't wait to hear the news (suuuuure hope it's GOOD news), and thanks for sharing recipes!

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LADYBUG1107 5/14/2012 8:14PM

    Great recipes! They are making my mouth water.

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FUNGIRL81005 5/14/2012 2:41PM

    emoticon emoticon i am totally addicted to panko .....LOve LOVE!!

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MICHSTATE 5/14/2012 1:29PM

    Good job with the recipes!!!!

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CARDAMOMMA 5/14/2012 11:59AM

    Awesome recipe/food blog! I'm going to have to try some of your recipes this week or next. Looks fantastic.
Thanks for sharing!

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    YUM! and WOW, homemade gnocchi?!
I feel the need to say: overachiever! :D
as well as: I love that you did that. I'm not sure what I would have done... not really, I'm totally sure that I wouldn't have attempted my own gnocchi! You inspire me and thank you for sharing the pics and recipes! I want to go home and cook! Man, oh man, I'm hungry!!! :D

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CLAIREESE 5/14/2012 11:25AM

    Thanks for sharing. I like the homemade gnocchi. Also like your background...:)

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TARANITUP 5/14/2012 11:05AM

    Looks great! And can't wait to hear your news :)

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