Obviously healthy enough for what we’re trying to do this January.
One thing I’ve been trying really hard to do since having Will is find a balance between 1. complicated meals that I love to make but take forever and trash the kitchen and 2. takeout. I know that seems dumb, but I’m never the one to look for “super quick and easy weeknight meals!” I don’t mind eating at 9pm, I love cooking, and it mostly works for me.
Until, of course, it doesn’t. Will has been taking a longer stretch of sleep (like…two hours, don’t get too excited) in the late evenings, so if we eat at nine and go to bed around 11pm I’m missing a lot of that good sleep. Then homeboy wakes up sometimes every hour at night, I’m exhausted and forgetful and irritable and honestly the fun crazy dinners are mostly not worth that.
So the quest is to find quick dinners that are actually GOOD, and this is definitely that. It’s sweet potato gnocchi that boils in four minutes, during which time we saute some spinach with so.much.garlic. aka my favorite way to eat spinach. Then the gnocchi gets a brown butter + sage bath because we’ve earned it, and dinner is ready in FIFTEEN MINUTES, tastes like something from a fancy restaurant. You need this in your life, trust me.…