Friday, October 9, 2009

A new do, and some grapes, too.

Like the new look? I'm all kinds of Hallow's Eveee right now. Want to string up spider webs and get pumpkins, and get a-carvin'. Yeah, punpkin seeds sound mighty tasty, too.

Went to St. Helena with the girls yesterday - lots of fun! The vineyards are already starting to turn this beautiful shade of red - can't wait to see it in full swing in a few more weeks!

Here's my latest fun fall food - Butternut Squash Gnocci
Looks like hell, but mmmmm mmmm good!

Mash 2 cups mashed butternut squash, add 1 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp each white pepper & nutmeg, and 3 - 3.5 cups flour until it looks like this.

Divide the dough in half, roll into 3/4" rope, and cut into 1/2" pieces. Sprinkle a bunch of flour onto a cookie sheet, and put the cut pieces there until ready to boil.

Boil salted water and drop pieces in, maybe 10 at a time. After about 4 minutes, they will rise to the top. Let them sit for another 30 seconds, then remove them with a slotted spoon.

Add about 4 tbsp melted butter, a bit of salt and pepper, and 1/2 cup parmesan cheese.

Looks a bit like a brain, but tastes way better...


  1. I've had gnocci before but not with squash- it sounds good, and I'm glad it's tastier than brain, lol.

  2. hey who are those cute girls? they look familiar...