After a week of spent in bed, fighting respiratory infection, earache, headache, and the list goes on, I'm back and my head is spinning with a gigantic to-do list for work and normal life things. But in the craziness of life, I like the gigantic to-do list ...it makes me feel alive!
If you’ve been reading along, then it should come as no surprise that pasta is always my go-to meal. It's easy, tasty and simple...But I've had quite a lot of pasta dishes lately since every time I ask Kiki what she wants for dinner, she says "pasta". I needed a change, and gnocchi seemed to be a perfect choice. I was craving hearty food, and these little dumplings pack big flavor and are a nice alternative to pasta.
And of course, in a spirit of Meatless Monday, I thought I would share this tasty recipe with you. I certainly can't take credit for it, but I can't remember where I found it...so if it looks familiar, let me know.
These gnocchi were light and fluffy, like little pillows. And so easy to prepare. While the gnocchi were cooking, I successfully browned butter, which made this dish extra delicious. The brown butter was such a bold ingredient and added such a punch of flavor. Kiki's favorite was a sprinkling of shaved Parmesan that gave it a salty bite. And the peas...well no meal can go without peas these days in our house - I love them for the color in the photos (yes, please don't take it against me) and Kiki, well she just loves them!
So to all my mommy friends, busy women, and adventurous men, if you have 20 minutes, and want something with tons of flavor, this is your recipe. Bon Apetit!