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Freezer Meal Dinner Recipes

Amy Mahoney
May 17, 2006

Freezer Meal DinnerThis garlic-lovers favorite is an elegant vegetarian dish to keep in the freezer for special occasions or a delicious family meal.

Ingredients:

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Directions:

  1. Removed the crusts from the bread and soak in milk in a shallow dish for 10 minutes. Squeeze out any excess milk from the bread.
  2. Squeeze out any liquid from the spinach.
  3. Place bread, spinach, ricotta, eggs and Parmesan in a bowl and mix.
  4. Fold in flour.
  5. Refrigerate, covered for 1 hour.
  6. Lightly dust your hands in flour and roll heaped teaspoons of the mixture into dumplings.
  7. Lower batches of the gnocchi into a large saucepan of boiling salted water.
  8. Cook for about 2 minutes, or until the gnocchi rise to the surface. Transfer to serving plate.
  9. Freeze at this point in plastic container.

To make the sauce:

Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat for 3 minutes, or until the butter is nutty brown.

Freeze in plastic container.

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Directions for preparing frozen meal:

  1. Drop gnocchi in boiling water again for less than a minute.
  2. Heat sauce in saucepan just until simmering. Stir constantly.
  3. Drizzle sauce over hot gnocchi.

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