Fusilli with Broccoli Rabe, Roasted Tomatoes and Basil-Mint Pesto

I could not decide which foods to make from my pre-prep and then this won out. It is a riff on this, but I wanted more veg and color, so added the broccoli rabe and tomatoes, both which I roasted because I seem to be obsessed with roasting stuff.

I made the pesto yesterday, but this is just as speedy to make it all at once while the veg are roasting.

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Walnuts

I`m not going to lie, this was time consuming and not something to make after work, unless you are used to this, have help, or are a glutton for punishment. It took about an 75-90 minutes, all active time. What saved me was that the husband and I did this together. He was more precise with the gnocchi than I was, but they both turned out the same, luckily. And it was really really good, even though I admit to feeling like this might be a total fail at the time of making it. I think that was my lazy talking on that one. Try it, but have some time on hand.

I took this recipe as a base, and tweaked it knowing that roasting the brussel sprouts and adding roasted garlic would work well. It did.

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi Part 1

Ok, so I am still sick/sick again. I don’t get it – a month of having a cold? Who has that? According to the doctor, apparently everyone. Stupid and there is nothing that can be done. By Sunday I was so wrecked and stuffed up that we didn’t bother to drink the ’93 Reserve Veuve Clicquot that we have been holding and needs to be drank, like now. No point, I prolly could not taste it anyhow. Yesterday we went to a daytime party where I sat kinda dazed and unable to hold conversation for a couple hours before leaving. Then fell asleep sitting upright on the couch.

As an aside, if I had a brain, I would have bought Complete: The Smiths Deluxe Boxset  for myself, or at least asked the husband to get it for me, though I think he would have balked at the price and the fact that we have no more room for the vinyl.  I am just staring at the purchase page longingly every so often, then flipping away trying not to pull the trigger, really only because I only really want all the cover art that comes with it, I already most of the other stuff that it comes with.  But I want the cover art and the set and everything. Oh well, who knows what I may do being a compulsive shopper and all.

Back to the point.

I woke up and made the gnocchi with the husband for later in the week to go with roasted brussel sprouts.

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Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

I think we are now scrapping Bordeaux/Marseilles for Shanghai and Beijing for May!! Eek!

And tonight I am making Stuffed mushrooms and roasted brussel sprouts. I skipped the balsamic that was in my plan, but used the zucchini and onions I cut the other day. Also got rid of some feta that was hanging out.

ZOMG! This is such a plating/ picture fail and it is soooooo effing good. Sad. This is going on rotation. Don’t skip the Sundried tomatoes. Srsly!

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