The 23rd was my dear husband’s birthday and I wanted to have a few surprises waiting for him for when we woke up. First up, some birthday brownies with sprinkles, a brightly colored package, and some festive gnocchi…
What’s inside? The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Extended Version on BluRay. Snap.
For the food I whipped up something based on what I had in the house. One of Mike’s student’s family gave us some wonderfully fragrant fresh sage and I had a package of fresh cranberries in the fridge I wanted to use up.
First, melt a couple tablespoons of butter in a saucepan and saute the sage.
Add the cranberries and cook until they are tender. Add a sprinkle of light brown sugar, salt and pepper.
Pour it over cooked gnocchi. So festive!
Sage and Cranberry Whole Wheat Gnocchi
2 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup finely chopped cranberries
A couple tablespoons of chopped, fresh sage
1 package whole wheat gnocchi (I used Gia Russa brand)
1 teaspoon light brown sugar
salt and pepper
Bring a pot of salted water to boil. Add gnocchi to water, they are done when they start to float. Drain and set aside. In a saucepan, melt butter and add cranberries and saute until they are tender. Sprinkle brown sugar over top, add salt and pepper to taste. Stir well and pour over cooked gnocchi. Enjoy warm!
Happy Birthday, Hubs! Looking forward to spending many more with you!