Menu Plan for Fall II: Week 3, Day 2


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Veal Saltimbocca alla Romana
Fried Gnocchi
Butternut Squash with Browned Butter

Cooking time:  30 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

       This is an easy dinner with lots of fall flavors.  The Veal finishes in the oven, making a relaxing meal, with little last minute work.

Veal Saltimbocca alla Romana alla Katie

Total time: 25 minutes
    This is a very traditional Italian dish.... Made my way.  I only make it in the fall when the sage is still fresh and aromatic. 

Veal Saltimbocca alla Romana Ingredients:  


Fried Gnocchi with Garlic and Parmesan

Total time: 25 minutes
  The gnocchi are boiled first, then fried until brown and crispy on the outside and finished with garlic, olive oil and Parmesan.  They stay soft and chewy on the inside.

Fried Gnocchi with Garlic and Parmesan Ingredients:


Butternut Squash with Browned Butter

Total time: 25 minutes
     The salty Browned Butter is the perfect foil to the sweet squash.

Butternut Squash with Browned Butter Ingredients:


Note:  To clean butternut squash first peel it, using a potato/vegetable peeler.  If it's large (typically) cut it in half between the 'neck' and 'bowl' ends.  Then cut those in half the 'long' way.  Scoop the seeds out of the round end and discard.  I use the neck end for uniform pieces and the bowl end for soups and smaller pieces.

Cooking Schedule: 30 minutes for menu
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
pot, colander, large skillet, medium nonstick skillet,
pan with steamer basket, lid, oven-proof platter

Heat water to boil gnocchi
Mince garlic
Peel, cut squash, put in steamer, set aside
Cut Prosciutto
Shred cheese if needed
Sauté veal, quickly, both sides, put on platter
Turn oven on, 225F (105F)
Add wine, stock to skillet, simmer

Start to steam squash
Lay sage, Prosciutto, cheese on veal
Add tomato paste to sauce, stir to thicken
Spoon sauce around veal, put in oven
Boil gnocchi, drain, rinse
Sauté gnocchi
Grate Parmesan
Turn gnocchi, add garlic, sauté
Remove squash; brown the butter
Finish squash
Finish gnocchi
Remove Saltimbocca

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