Sunday, October 30, 2016

Gnocchi, Sausage, Peppers and Spinach

Exhausted from this weekend's activities. I made this recipe back in 2013. It was as delicious as the first time.

I had yellow peppers and spinach. I had the gnocchi in the pantry. I picked up some sweet Italian sausage yesterday.

I sliced the sausage and cooked it in a large skillet. I added the thinly sliced peppers. When the peppers were tender I added some white wine and let that cook down and scraped up little bits of sausage from the pan. Then the spinach went into the pan and that cooked until it was almost wilted. I seasoned everything with salt, pepper, crushed red pepper and oregano.  I added the cooked gnocchi and a little of the pasta water.

Last night we went to New Jersey to a Benefit. This past February a friend of ours lost his wife to Pancreatic Cancer. Jim Babjak, the guitarist for the Smithereens. You know them, our favorite band. The proceeds benefited the Babjak Family and The Betty Babjak Memorial Fund to establish a scholarship for Rutgers students who have lost a parent to pancreatic cancer.
All four original band members played together for the first time in over a decade. To be in a room with so many people who had so much love for one family. It was an evening filled with friends, food and amazing music.
There was a number of drawings for all sorts of prize packs. I was trying for the Grey Goose Vodka. Chris won a drawing for a White Castle Prize Pack. A certificate for 30 White Castle Hamburgers. A Cookbook (!!!!), coffee, 2 traveling coffee mugs, playing cards, a candle, notepad and this apron! I love it.

We were only gone one night but the cats were so happy to see us.

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