I made the easiest 3-minute dinner last night. (I didn't leave out a 0; it's a 3-minute meal). I also had special guests in the kitchen!
I always buy gnocchi when I'm at Cost Plus. It's vacuum packed so it lasts a long time in the pantry, and it's great to have on hand for quick meals. And if you look carefully at the package, you'll see that it cooks in 2-3 minutes.
Just throw it in boiling water until the gnocchi rise to the top of the water. So easy! I also cooked some protein to go with the pasta. In the pan next door, you see my chicken browning up. (Full disclosure: browning the chicken might have taken just a tad longer than 3 minutes. Cook time would have been 3 minutes flat if I'd grilled a batch of chicken breasts earlier).
Drained the gnocchi.
Poured gnocchi back in its waterless (but still hot) bowl and added some basil marinara sauce.
In other news, I got an exciting box in the mail yesterday! A friend gifted us a membership to Harry & David's "Fruit of the Month Club". We get a box of very fresh fruit each month, and the type of fruit is always a surprise. This month was grapefruit!
It came with instructions for broiling grapefruit with brown sugar. I've always wanted to try the whole grapefruit broiling thing. This might be a good occasion to do so.
It also came with a recipe for avocado grapefruit salad, which I wouldn't make since I don't like avocado (yes, I know I'm weird). But I'm sure this salad is great if you like avocado. As for me, I enjoyed the grapefruit plain and simple for dessert. It was so juicy and surprisingly sweet as far as grapefruit goes.
And I called it a night. As did the special guests.