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Getting Creative with Gnocchi

Time to catch up on my food posts. 🙂 This was a meal we did towards the beginning of the week. We’d tried Rana brand fresh pasta in the past and really liked the results, so when we saw this gnocchi meal kit, we decided to give it a try.

We decided to make it an all-in-one meal and add some sausage to it; Jimmy Dean as we’ve eaten alot of Italian sausage lately and wanted to mix it up. I cooked the sausage first and let it drain on paper towels while I cooked the gnocchi per directions. Net result:

fru fru meat and potatoes, lol The tortilla chip looking things in the salad are parm cheese crisps

One quick and easy meal in under a half hour. It tasted better than it looks (and I think it looks fairly good).

SO, what’s my critique of the Rana meal kit? Overall fairly good. The seasoned butter was too salty for my liking however. It also recommends cooking at a medium heat. Having tried that, I’d cook at a medium high (say 7 on a scale of 1 to 10), then turn it down a little as you add the cheese sauce. It could have used just a little more of that cheese sauce also.

As far as the Jimmy Dean sausage add-in… We both agreed actual Italian sausage would have been better, or even better yet, some grilled chicken breast. Live and learn. We will be trying it again at some point. 🙂

As always, no endorsements of any kind for my review here, just me talking about what I liked and what didn’t quite work for me.