Why am I the tailgate goddess?

Maybe because my first outing as a baby was to a high school football game when I was a few weeks old. Maybe because I was a cheerleader. But I think the biggest reason is that I love a good party in the great outdoors and what better excuse for a party than football.

We love to tailgate for the Hoos at The University of Virginia. And some days the tailgating is the best part of the day. But football season is just too short. So we "tailgate' at the river, when we're kayaking, shooting skeet. Any excuse for a party!!

Enjoy the recipe and the other helpful hints I offer for tailgating year round.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Chicken and mushroom Goulash with Gnocchi

It was a beautiful day which derved a tasty dinner. Tried this recipe for the first time and it is really good. Plus I love gnocchi.

2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbs butter
1 1/2 pounds of ground chicken
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 pound white mushrooms, sliced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped
2 tsp smoked paprika
Salt and pepper
1 cup chicken stock
1 cup tomato sauce
1/2 cup sour cream
1 package gnocchi

Heat the olive oil and butter over medium-high heat. Add the ground chicken. Brown for 3-4 minutes. Push to the side and add mushrooms, garlic, onion and bell pepper. Cook 5 minutes, then mix chicken and vegetables together and add paprika, salt and pepper. Stir in stock and tomato sauce, bring to a bubble and reduce to simmer for 5 minutes.

After adding the sauce, in seperate pan of boiling water add the gnocchi and cook until it floats, 2-5 minutes.

Add sour cream to chicken mixture and turn off heat. Add drained gnocchi to the pan.

Serve in a shallow bowl.



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