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.