Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Tuesday's Takes on Meatless Monday Meals

Source: Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice

January 13: Creamy Gnocchi, Butternut Squash and Spinach

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you may have seen some of this dish in the making last night! The recipe is by +Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice, and I found it through +Yummly .

Although it put my cooking stills to the test, I considered it a success. It smelled great, it looked great... it was definitely a thumbs-up from me. And surprisingly, Ben gave it a thumbs-up, too (he tends to be a Meatless Monday Grouch)! The kids were mostly just fans of the Gnocchi (oh, and the cheese of course), but I think the sage may have been a little strong for them (although it doesn't help that R dumped in ALL of the sage I cut up after I told her to add "a sprinkle").

But overall, a success. The only thing that would have made it better would be a nice loaf of crusty french bread to dip in the sauce! But alas, I'm only allowing those in the house once a week these days, and we just had French Onion Soup the other night ;). Here's an Insta-Review:

I got pre-cut squash to save a few steps.
This is about when it started to smell delicious!

Wilting is about to begin ;)

My helpers

As far as the cooking process, it was a little tricky for me (but please don't let that discourage you--remember, cooking is NOT a strength of mine... and that's an understatement). I definitely think I "over-salted" and probably should have cut up MUCH less sage in the first place so we could have avoided the sage overload. But it all worked out. Ben liked it, and I had enough left over for lunch today! I actually may try it with basil next time since she gave that as an option, too. I LOVE basil... come to think of it, I don't know why I didn't try that in the first place.

On a side note, I've decided that instead of posting about the previous meal EVERY Tuesday, I'm going to do a Meatless Monday Roundup on the last Tuesday of each month instead. I think I'll be able to organize my thoughts better that way (and that it'll be more useful to other families looking for +Meatless Monday ideas.

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  1. This looks SO yummy! My kids aren't the biggest soup lovers, but i think that even they would like this one☺ Thanks for sharing--♥Angie

    1. LOL mine were okay with it. Really they mostly picked out the gnocchi! We had Spaghetti Squash Mac & Cheese for Meatless Monday tonight!


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