Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Creamy Pesto Gnocchi with Green Beans

Creamy Pesto Gnocchi with Green Beans

I have been so tired lately. Must be because I was spoiled and slept in for five days straight. I was actually in bed before 10 last night, which is really rare.

I've also skipped two workouts so far this week because I've been so busy catching up at work. My calendar was actually completely clear this afternoon so I took advantage of that and got a mid-afternoon workout in. I'm sure I've mentioned how much I love afternoon workouts at work, but I'll say it again. I heart them. Lots. They break up my afternoon and wake me up better than a cup of coffee.

It always helps me beat the 3 p.m. slump. Plus, it was a quiet day for a change and I was starting to get bored and antsy. I always have to be doing something.

I'll tell you, though, the workout kind of kicked my butt. So I ended up just making the Creamy Pesto Gnocchi with Green Beans. Super simple. You were supposed to cook the beans separately and then TOP the gnocchi them, but both had the same cooking time so I just threw them in one pot and covered it all in the creamy pesto.

Less dishes = happy Jen.

I have only a couple of complaints. First, either use more ricotta on the side or leave it off altogether. It did absolutely nothing for me. Second, it's awfully full of calories for just a tiny serving. But it still filled me up.. so it's good enough for me. Just warning you, though! If you have a light pesto recipe that would make it a hundred times lighter in calories/fat, but I went the lazy route and used jarred pesto — hence the brownish muddy color.

All right — off to relax. Have a good night!

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