This Bacon Goat Cheese & Gnocchi Gratin is a delicious and comforting weeknight meal that's going to make autumn feel absolutely awesome. And it's all done in about 30 minutes.
Contrast is what makes life awesome. Constant light can make you just as crazy as constant darkness. I lived in Hawaii for four years, and trust me, perfect weather gets old. I longed for crisp autumn air and an excuse to get cozy and put on thick socks. Contrast keeps things interesting.
It's that way in life, it's that way in my witchcraft practice, and it's definitely that way in my kitchen. Contrast is what makes a recipe interesting and brings so much joy to the experience. This recipe is full of contrast.
What makes Bacon Goat Cheese & Gnocchi Gratin so awesome?
Check it out. We've got soft, pillowy gnocchi in a tangy, creamy sauce. Already that's pretty great. But to add a bit of contrast, we're topping it with deeply salty, very crispy bacon and a sprinkle of breadcrumbs for even more crunch. The textures are total opposites, and that's what makes them so good together.
This Bacon Goat Cheese & Gnocchi Gratin is super simple to make and is plenty for two hungry people. You can have it ready in about 30 minutes with very little effort. Just get someone else to do the dishes. You can bake this all in one casserole dish or make individual portions in ramekins or these cute British-style pie dishes I have. You'll be sad when it's over.
Magickal properties of goat cheese
Goats have played an important role in folklore and mythology throughout Europe and around the world for centuries. They are closely associated with many Greek and Roman deities and characters including Pan, Faunus, and Dionysus. Some of them even take the form of a goat, at least in part. Goat milk was a common offering to Artemis, goddes of the hunt.
If cheese itself is a symbol of transformation, and goats are a symbol of wilderness and the virility of nature, it stands to reason that goat cheese could help us transform into our more wild and natural selves. I suggest using goat cheese when you want to connect with your earthy, primal state. (Source: Myth & Moor)
For more information on magickal properties of other ingredients in this recipe, check out the Kitchen Magick page.
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Bring a little contrast, a little polarity into your life and into your kitchen. Try some Bacon Goat Cheese & Gnocchi Gratin. You'll see how awesome it can be.