Roman Gnocchi with Mediterranean Vegetable Sauce lends a wonderful evening of Italian fare to my World Tour Week’s menus.
Make Overnight Thyme Parmesan Polenta once. Then use the leftovers for a second “Weekday Gourmand” meal of Roman Gnocchi with Mediterranean Vegetable Sauce. Leftovers never tasted so good!
This fabulous vegetarian entree is served on the last day of my World Tour Week’s menu. It’s uses leftover Overnight Thyme Parmesan Polenta from Thursday’s dinner to make delectable Roman-style “gnocchi”. I top it with a balsamic vinegar laced Mediterranean Vegetable Sauce that is out of this world!
But wait, what did you eat with the polenta for Thursday’s dinner? I shared the picture of the full meal with you below!
Keep reading to see what’s on the rest of the World Tour Week’s menu. If you’re serious about eating fabulous dinners all week long, then you’ll love my Weekday Gourmand’s Menu Planner Series.
It all starts with a fabulous recipe for Overnight Thyme Parmesan Polenta!
Creamy, hearty gourmet “peasant food” that’s a flavorful base for fabulous Weeknight Beef Bourguignon, Duck Ragu or just perfectly plain!
Start Overnight Thyme Parmesan Polenta the night before to make it a fast weekday sensation any time you want polenta! That’s what makes it a perfect addition to the Weekday Gourmand’s Meal Planner – World Tour Week menus!
Normally, you’d have to fuss over a big pot of polenta for at least 35 minutes for so. It’s ends up being a fairly hands-on job if you don’t want to scorch your pan or polenta. And that seems like a bit too much for a weekday dinner. That’s why Overnight Thyme Parmesan Polenta is such a blessing on a Thursday evening!
Once Thursday’s dinner is over, you’ll be smoothing your “planned” leftover polenta into a rimmed baking pan. It will be kept tightly covered in the refrigerator until you need it for Sunday’s supper.
Once the polenta has had a chance to firm up in the refrigerator, it’s ready to cut into gnocchi. The traditional shape is cut into circle with a biscuit cutter. You can also cut it into squares or even triangles as I once did for a corporation to mimic it’s logo. Oh, what a professional caterer will do for a client!
You’ll place the cut rounds into a buttered casserole to bake into crusty parmesan-topped morsels!
Brimming with all the fresh flavors of the Mediterranean, this tasty vegetable sauce is chock full of grape tomatoes, artichokes, olives and red onions.
It’s a quick-cooked vegetable sauce that takes less time on the stove than it does to prepare the ingredients! It’s also fabulous on pasta or a baked potato for a fast late-night repast.
While your Roman Gnocchi is in the oven, you’ll busy yourself making the Mediterranean Vegetable Sauce and it will all come together in less than a hour and a quarter.
What’s the accompanying side dish for this delightful Italian entree?
Here’s a picture of the Green Apple and Arugula Salad with Blue Cheese and Sugared Walnuts that completes your last meal of the World Tour Week’s menus.
I’m thrilled to introduce you to a new series I’ll be featuring here at Ingredients For A Fabulous Life. The Weekday Gourmand’s Meal Planner features 7 days of gourmet dinner menus, not just one recipe per day.
Periodically I’ll add a new week of fresh and creative gourmet menus and recipes for you to try at home. I think you’ll love the “Weekday Gourmand” meal planning concept I’ve come up with for you.
Not only do you eat fabulous meals every night, my menu plans are created to use up all your ingredients too! Yes, you’ll need some pancetta for WEEKNIGHT BEEF BOURGUIGNON and HARICOTS VERTS WITH SHALLOT- PANCETTA BUTTER on Thursday.
But you’ll use up the rest making CRISPY PANCETTA RICE CAKES WITH TOMATO BASIL RELISH the very next day. It’s just that simple!
So, now you’ve got an arsenal filled with 15 fabulous weeknight gourmet recipes. That’s great, but how do you work the “menu plan” itself?
I created my printable Weekday Gourmand’s 9 Page Meal Planner to help you execute the whole week’s menus. Here’s what it contains, and how it will help you have a stress-free week of gourmet meals. I’ve done all the thinking, planning and calculating for the whole week’s menu, so you won’t have to.
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In a pinch, you can substitute two drained cans of diced tomatoes for the fresh variety.