Howdy!

How was your Saturday? Since I was able to do all my household chores yesterday afternoon (hello 57 loads of laundry!) I got to, gasp, relax this morning!

I always feel like I should be running around, doing a million things on the weekends, but today I forced myself to sleep in a bit, then lounge around sipping coffee, eating chocolate peanut butter babies and catching up on some shows I missed this week, like Jersey Shore and Gossip Girl.

It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it. ;)

I finally picked myself up around 11 – I had a date to get ready for! My Mom and I caught a matinee showing of The King’s Speech.

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The movie was…ok. Incredible acting, but I don’t know. It was kind of slow for me. I LOVE reading super long and boring novels (a la Ken Follett,) but I like my movies to include explosions, laughter and/or suspense. Hey, at least I got to spend some time with Mom – plus there was popcorn! :D

I do hope the movie is nominated for some type of costume award at the Oscars tomorrow because the clothing WAS amazing!

In other news, you have GOT to try the recipe I made for dinner tonight. Gnudi!

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Gnudi, the Italian word for “nude”, is basically cheese ravioli filling without the pasta wrapper. Naked ravioli!

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I followed Giada DeLaurentiis’ recipe and it couldn’t be easier. All you do is mix together parmesan cheese, ricotta cheese, eggs, spinach, flour, salt & pepper.

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Form the filling into dumplings,

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then coat them generously in flour.

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Next you boil the dumplings like they were actual ravioli. Don’t be scared, they won’t fall apart!

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4 minutes in some gently boiling water,

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then scooped out and plopped in hot marinara sauce for a few minutes to firm up a bit more.

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Yummy!!!!

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Like tender pucks of cheesy love!!

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Gnudi is similar to gnocchi texture-wise.

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Tender, but firm, and super fluffy.

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Paired with some fresh marinara sauce – this could totally pass for a restaurant dish!

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I made half of Giada’s recipe which yielded 10 dumplings (each was about 2 Tablespoons worth of filling) but next time I’ll definitely make the whole batch and freeze half to pull out during the week for a quick & easy meal.

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Well I think tonight we’re going to take it easy and watch some movies. :) Might as well continue the theme of the day!

Have a great night!

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What’s your favorite movie genre What’s the last one you saw?