I went out for a run Wednesday night with the best of intentions. At least 4 miles, hopefully 6. About 8 minutes into the run I had already had it. I just felt out of shape, like my legs were dead weight and plain awful. The weather was beautiful though so I tried to stick it out a bit, hoping it would get easier. It didn’t.
Run: 2 miles, 29:33 (mostly walking)
Followed Later By: 30-minutes hatha yoga, DVD
During the second half of the run I came up with an idea for Friday’s dinner — gnocchi. I saw this recipe earlier in the week on Kristin’s blog and was instantly intrigued. In lieu of burning more calories on the pavement, I would burn them in the kitchen instead. And it wouldn’t hurt to sip a bit of that fresh hot apple cider as well!
If you are like me and have never heard of gnocchi prior to reading blogs, basically it’s a dough recipe that includes white potatoes, sweet potatoes or even pumpkin. Or according to Dictionary.com it is “a dish of little dumplings made from potatoes, semolina, flour, or a combination of these ingredients.”
I did not grow up Italian so this is all new to me! I had just purchased some sweet potatoes on sale earlier this week, so that’s what I used, along with whole wheat flour.
Considering I have no children, no pets and was not running — I had nothing better to do with all my time. Although in all reality it actually didn’t take that long to make the dough and prep it. I then froze the gnocchi for use later. Here’s another version of gnocchi which uses butternut squash, made by Jenna.
So now go gnocchi! (I decided I just like saying and typing the word.)-- Thank you for reading. Want more news on how to keep a healthy home and lifestyle? Stay connected by subscribing to my blog's RSS feed or by signing up to receive posts via email. You can also follow me on Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and Pinterest.