Sunday, October 14, 2012

girl's birthday dinner

Don't worry...you haven't missed it! (I know you were worried.) But since I was asked to participate in a gentle detox program that starts tomorrow, I got J to work on my birthday dinner a little early. So today we sat down to made by hand potato gnocchi, broccoli rabe in olive oil, marinated olives, and red wine.



I had no idea how much work the gnocchi would be...and I don't think J did either...especially when he decided to make a double batch. This girl is not complaining.

And I have to admit, even though I felt a little bad that he was trapped in the kitchen all day, I loved seeing those strong hands kneading dough and gently rolling little gnocchi along a fork.



And the taste? I have no words.

Strike that. I have a million words. Delicious, divine, yummy, heavenly...

I am going to go have a second third serving. And I will let J know he needs to start a food blog asap.

14 comments:

  1. They look and sounds sublime. What recipe did he follow?

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    1. Oh boy...I'll have to ask him. I think he just googled and took one that looked good. It involved white flour, mashed potatoes...and maybe salt and olive oil? Very simple.

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  2. First a German feast, then an Italian one? You guys sure know how to celebrate birthdays!

    Now I'm craving gnocchi like woah. . .

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  3. What a wonderful pre-detox dinner!! Happy birthday :)

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  4. Wow, handmade?? Now that's love :)

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  5. Those gnocchi are so cute! I remember when I tried making ravioli for a potluck dinner at our house. It ended up taking so long and there was so much other food that we didn't eat it until after we ate all the other food first.

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  6. you MADE your own gnocchi? I'm so impressed. I found a recipe for "grain free" gnocchi using sweet potato and I'm still dying to try it. You just reminded me. XO Jenna

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    1. OMG...please let me know if you do...sounds AMAZING!

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  7. Ooohh homemade pasta is the absolute BEST! and gnocchi...haven't made it homemade before, but I need to get on that! What a lucky girl you are! Happy ...almost...birthday!

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  8. Yummy!! This looks amazing! I love love love that last picture. So good.

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  9. Wow! Another inspiring post, and another wonderful dinner!

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  10. I tried to make sweet potato gnocchi a few weekends ago and they did NOT come out anywhere near as beautifully as yours did! Way to go :) and happy birthday! (I didn't miss it, did I??)

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Thanks for making me smile. =)