When you are having that kind of week, you should listen to the inner voice that tells you that the combination of mint and red sauce is not going to be a big hit with the peeps.
Should have known better...
I think we would have enjoyed these spinach and ricotta dumplings if I listened to my inner voice and traded the mint for one of the other suggestions. Ricotta, spinach? What's not to love there?
Thanks to this week's P's & Q's, we skirted around the whole dissolving dumpling dilemma by baking the dumplings straight from the freezer. It mostly worked.
You win some, you lose some, Right?
Beyond that, I am at a loss for words.
In other news, it's snowed here at least five of the last seven days. Nothing major, just enough to remind me that winter is on its way (unlike our poor friend in the Western part of the state that have been getting bombarded all week).
I just finished Daniel Silva's The Heist - a story of art world intrigue (stolen art, secret government organizations, etc. This one fell outside of my normal genre, but I enjoyed it. Also recently finished was Katy Simpson Smith's The Story of Land and Sea: A Novel. This is the story of of a man, his daughter and his granddaughter and takes place on the Carolina coast during the Revolutionary War. I found it to be a little disjointed and somewhat depressing, but an okay read. Currently on the e-reader is Jodi Picoult's Leaving Time. I am only about ten pages in, but I expect this one to read, well...like a Jodi Picoult novel.
Stay warm this weekend and if you are celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend, I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.
Right now, I am thankful that the contractors are finally here to replace my roof :-) (Of course, I am thankful for many other things, but this one is pretty high on my list at the moment.)
This post participates in French Fridays with Dorie. One bloggers version of Storzapretis (i.e. Corsican spinach and mint gnocchi) can be found here.