Saturday, May 16, 2009

Saturday, May 16th - Picnic on the lake and Gnocci in Vegan Bolognese

Breakfast was banana bread D bought a bakesale outside the roundhouse. It was amazing. Moist and banany but not mushy. I also had a flax and multigrain oatmeal. Oatmeal is SOOO perfect for camping. All you need is a lite little envelope of oatmeal, a travel mug, and boiling water. Combine and stir. MMMMM Warm and comforting.

Lunch was foil packed whole tuna loin on a whole grain loaf with organic beefsteak tomato and blue cheese. With it we had an Artazuri Rose 2007

Dinner was Gnocci in Vegan Bolognese

The Vegan Bolognese was home made from a couple of weeks ago. We jarred it and put it the back of the fridge. I normally wouldn't have kept home made sauce in the fridge that long in the fridge without freezing but D is braver and reckoned that all the acid in the tomatoes would keep it okay. It was fine but we made sure it came to a boil on reheat. The sauce was:

1 onion, 1 tin of tomatoes, 4-5 sliced button mushrooms, 1/4 marinated eggplant, 1 package italian soymince, olive oil, salt and pepper. Sautee all the veg and stew. The veg mince should be the last thing that needs to go in because it only needs heating through.

Boil the Gnocci (vacuum packed) about 8 minutes, drain most of the water off. Toss with the sauce. Top with shaved parmesan.

We had an AWESOME rich, intense, PLUSH Domaine de Cristia Cote du Rhone. I would buy a case of this.

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