Monday, April 16, 2012

Sunday Night Dinner

Even though Sunday night always comes too fast after a short weekend, I always look forward to a traditional Sunday night dinner at my parent's house.  However, due to busy schedules, we decided to have dinner at my twin sister's apartment instead.  She impressed us with a huge feast of sweet potato gnocchi, flank steak, roasted asparagus, and salad.  To say it was delicious is an understatement.  Annie has spent many nights working her gnocchi recipe, and I have to say, it's pretty extraordinary.  When I asked for the recipe, she replied like any Italian would, and could not give me exact measurements.  Annie's recipe includes 2 sweet potatoes, about 10oz of ricotta, 1.5 cups of flour, salt, pepper, and nutmeg.  Follow instructions on a traditional gnocchi recipe to put  it together. 
There is nothing more comforting than cooking in the kitchen with your best friend, drinking wine, and putting home-cooked Italian food on the table.  It allows me to re-focus on what is important in life, catch up with my family, and just spend time together.  I cherish these Sunday nights, knowing that I will carry on this tradition with my own family someday. 

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