I made this dinner last night and it was so good and so easy that I thought I would share it with you. I’ve mentioned before that we use Blue Apron on weeks when the recipes don’t include tree nuts and when we’re also planning on being around for the weekend – the delivery comes on Wednesday, so we need to be able to make three meals at home before Saturday-ish so the fresh produces is still good to go. When it doesn’t work out for us to use it I’m sort of bummed out – it really takes a load off of the menu planning and grocery shopping portion of my week. I’m very disciplined at doing those things, but they are NOT my favorite things to do.
Last night after work I went for a run, and M took the girls to the Y. I beat them getting home by about ten minutes – just long enough to get to this point in the prep and take the above photo. They walked in and begged me to go on a quick walk around the neighborhood, so I turned the heat off the pot of water and left everything where it was while we headed out. The weather is so nice right now, and it’s still light enough outside til around 7:45 or so. The sidewalks were full of people listening to the blues band at the deli and eating lobster and crab at Peacemaker or out walking dogs or just walking themselves. Thursday nights are so nice in our neighborhood.
Anyway, I’ve gotten off track. Gnocchi is delicious, and so is this dish. Here’s the link to the recipe. It serves 2-3 people (remember gnocchi is filling!) but you could easily double everything for a larger family – last night the girls ate a little of the gnocchi, but we also had some pesto and sliced pears, so we didn’t double.) So even after a long day at work and school, early evening workouts, and then a leisurely walk around the neighborhood, this meal wasn’t daunting at all. Pairs well with a nice glass of red wine, perfectly ripe sliced pears, slightly smelly running clothes, the sound of violin practice in the living room, and animated first grade terrarium talk.