The infamous Bucket List. Things to aspire to, want to do, to accomplish, see, or become all before- so to say- you "kick the bucket." Interesting really- if you think about it. I mean it is basically a Life To-Do-List. I can see why people have them--either written down or in their heads. It is nice knowing that throughout our life we attain little dreams we've had or have things we never dreamed of come true! I decided I wanted to make a bucket list. A list I will probably and will hopefully add to as life goes on.
1 (16 oz) box of Gnocchi (I got Tri-Colored)
1 chicken breast, diced*
3 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 c. onions diced*
10 oz. Spinach
14.5 oz. can of diced tomatoes
16 oz. can of butter beans
Salt and Pepper to taste
1/2. shredded cheese or Parmesan cheese
*The original recipe did not use chicken or onions. I added chicken, onions and just a touch of garlic for the hubby. But not necessary if you do not have it
In a medium pot, bring water to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, add Gnocchi and reduce to medium-high heat. Cook for 3-5 minutes until Gnocchi begin to float. Drain excess water and set aside. It is very easy to overcook Gnocchi, so be careful not to overcook.
In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp. of olive oil, over medium heat. Add chicken and cook until tender and no longer pink in the middle- remove from skillet and set aside. Then, either in the same skillet (wiped down) or a new skillet- heat the remaining olive oil over medium heat. Once hot- add onions and cook until clear. Then add and saute spinach for 2-4 minutes. Next add in tomatoes and beans and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes.
Combine veggies with with Gnocchi and chicken- incorporating all the ingredients well (I used a spatula and "folded" the ingredients together gently). Toss with a little salt and pepper for flavor (as much as you prefer). Top with either shredded or Parmesan cheese.