I spent a wonderful afternoon with a dear friend. She came over and we made gnocchi together. We both cook and we are both foodies so this is a natural thing for us to do. Thing was I was tired even before she came over. I was doing fine until I showered. Gee, I didn't want to smell awful and have stringy hair while my friend was here. What a surprise!
Anyway, we had a great time talking politics and classism and food while trying to make these little bites of potato dumpling love. They came out wonderful. We also made pumpkin ones which I messed up (I put too much flour in them) but other than them coming out a bit chewy they had a wonderful pumpkin flavor to them. Of course they are both GF. We made a mess, were covered in flour and stepping on dumplings that had dropped to the floor and generally had a fantastic time.
Of course I paid for it. I put the gnocchi away in the fridge. I was too tired to continue with the sauce phase of the cooking. Luckily they keep well in the fridge and freezer. I'll have to make a nice cheese and panchetta sauce tomorrow for them. The pumpkin ones will be getting a butter and sage sauce. I collapsed on the couch and closed my eyes. Exhausted but very happy. It is wonderful to have friends over! It is good for the soul!