Erika’s been so bummed that I haven’t posted her part of the comfort food dinner. And since I get to see her today for the first time in TWO weeks, I thought I should get my butt in gear and let you know about her delicious dish.
To pair with my comfort food, Erika made a really nice (and much more healthy) comfort dish of her own. She adapted a recipe based off Creamy Gnocchi, Butternut Squash and Spinach from a blog called Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice (super cute name!).
We had no idea how to start cutting a summer squash so E called her mom. I thought that was hilarious because we could just Google it! But I also call my mom (and sister and aunt and uncle) every time I have a cooking/baking question. They are just super smart people and it’s a good excuse to talk to them … also I like them to know I make stuff. The phone call is basically a subliminal “I can cook! I don’t only order out!” I like to think they’ve got the message.
E is a wonderful cook. Always trying things I would never think of. After learning that we can peel a summer squash, we were rolling. An entire squash, some pre-made gnocchi, a mound of kale (not spinach) and lots of spices later, my entire apartment smelled like pumpkin.
The combo was a very different flavor for me – I think there was cinnamon in it – but so delicious.
Jill topped off dinner with another ginger cocktail concoction. I was still in my ginger obsession phase. I think this was ginger soda, ginger simple syrup, lemon juice and rum. Nothing about this meal really matched, but it turns out that doesn’t make it any less yummy.