I love a good meal out at a nice restaurant. Lets get real though, there is not a thing fun about going out during the week with three boys. I have mentioned before that I run a financial planning practice with my husband so I am very busy Monday-Friday. Couple that with three little boy’s school schedules (I can’t believe its almost that time again!!), sports and church and the weeks just fly by.
Plated. is a home delivered cooking experience. As a busy mom, the best part of Plated is that I can skip the grocery store and come home to everything I need to cook a fresh meal for my family without any hassle. When I first heard about the company and looked over the site I was super impressed by all of the options. The servings in this dish were very large and filling for all five of us.
I was thrilled to get a box from Plated with Gnocchi Pomodoro to try out. Pasta al pomodoro refers to the Tuscan specialty with tomatoes (pomodoro, in italian), basil, and olive oil. This dish includes pillow-soft gnocchi and fresh, tender mozzarella.
The box came cold packed with everything you need for the dish. I think this is the perfect solution to busy weeknights. My boys don’t really like fast food so they were excited to try this out as well. Here is a great tip that is right on the card, “read through the entire recipe before starting”. and “Enlist the help of little hands”.
Step One: Prepare ingredients
Step 2: Sauté squash
Step 3: Sauté tomatoes
Fun Fact, cherry tomatoes are used in sauce in some parts of Italy. We went to Sorento a couple of years ago and were told that is the secret to the amazing sauce.
Step 4: Simmer pomodoro sauce
Step 5: Cook the gnocchi
Step 6: Finish, Plate and Enjoy!
The full recipe is available on the Plated. site here. Put pinklemons in the promo code box for a 40% discount (see signup on plated website for details)
*update* See the video here