gnocch gnocch, who’s there?

tonight’s dinner was a gnocch out! (i have clearly been watching too much my drunk kitchen lately). here are all the things tonight’s dinner have going for it:

  • it helps out with one of my new year’s resolutions
  • it’s different – adds a little variety to our diet
  • it’s a one-skillet dish
  • it’s quick
  • it’s relatively low cal
  • it has spinach in it – no side dish necessary!
  • the fella actually likes it

that’s a whole lotta positives for one recipe! so, what was for dinner? this skillet gnocchi with spinach and white beans (the original recipe called for chard, but i made it with spinach). it very nearly didn’t happen, as i couldn’t find the non-refrigerated gnocchi at the store. i went back for another look and found it in the international section – hoorah!

the only negative with this dish is the proportions – it would be better with a little more gnocchi and a little less bean action. other than that, perfection!

this was my first time using the fella’s new cast iron skillet for anything other than frying up an egg and a slice of canadian bacon. man, that sucker gets hot! i also got to try out the silicon handle-gripper thingy that we picked up last night. we went out to dinner and stopped to browse in a kitchen store – and i could barely drag the fella out of there! i thought it would be me wanting to browse all night, but when i was ready to go he was barely getting started. i managed to get him out with just this one purchase, though!

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About Liv

i have a lot of hobbies. i cook and bake – usually, from scratch. i paint, though not as often as I would like. i love to make pottery on the wheel, though this hobby fell by the wayside while I was in grad school. now that I’ve finished, I’m looking forward to potentially getting back into ceramics and devoting more time and energy to all of my hobbies. my mom got me hooked on refinishing garage sale or thrift shop furniture into beautiful, rich pieces for the home. and my true love is crochet – i love the feeling of achievement in taking a ball of yarn and a hook and turning it into a beautiful afghan or purse or set of coasters. in some way or another, all of these hobbies center around making things – thus, creation nation.
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