Homemade gnocchi with beef goulash

You guys, it’s December! Say what!? Where did the year go? Is it only me who thinks that time flies waaaay too fast? I love Christmas time, but for me real Cristmas feeling starts only after the 6th of December, which is a special holiday in some places in Europe, I will tell more about that in my next post. So as I am not yet in full on holiday mode, today’s recipe is also not very festive, but it’s still comforting and cosy. Gnocchi with beef goulash was a dish that often appeared on my grandmother’s Sunday lunch menu. Continue reading “Homemade gnocchi with beef goulash”

Pasta with Tubby custard

My mother always worked on weekend mornings. Our, children’s, responsibility was then to clean the appartment and make sure we had lunch by the time she returned home. As the oldest (and the only one of three that really listened to my mother’s lecturing that happened if things were not done), I tried to do my best to always prepare something for lunch. I was 14 or 15 at the time, and not one of those kids that compete on Junior MasterChef (I guess they are even younger that 15). So you can imagine that my cooking abilities were scarce. I still did my best. Well on one of those weekends I found an old magazine with pasta recipes, flipped through the pages and chose the one that was the easiest to prepare.
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Bolognese sauce

Spaghetti with bolognese sauce, it’s a dish that everybody likes, call it a comfort food if you want. I loved it when I got it on my plate when I was little. I would put a spaghetti in my mouth and then twist my ears with both hands and suck the spaghetti as fast as I could which splashed the sauce all over my face (and clothes, which my mother probably didn’t like). I still get the urge to do that sometimes, but so far I have managed to resist it. Continue reading “Bolognese sauce”