Summer Vegetable Gnocchi
Here is my spoiler alert. I’m spoiling: I’m going to be talking about the season finale of the Bachelorette in this post. Just like I have in every Wednesday post for the entire season. So I’m not totally sure why I even have to put in a spoiler alert but some of you FREAKED OUT last week…after 3 days. If you haven’t watched the last episode by now and you still don’t know what happened, you probably don’t ever get on social media. Or talk to friends. Or watch TV. So hats off to you. You must be very lonely, though.
But it’s time to talk about the finale of The Bachelorette. I would like to say probably 95% of people called that exact ending. Absolutely nothing was surprising about it. Even ABC tried to sway our thought process about what would happen with their uplifting music and happy smiles while she was with Robby then followed it up with depressing music as she looked hopelessly into Jordan’s eyes. But we all knew what would happen. We knew the taller hair would prevail.
The final days started off with both guys meeting the parents. Jordan made the family wear stupid hats. WTF, Jordan? Does JoJo’s mother seem like the kind of woman that EVER puts on a hideous hat? That face is her money maker and you’re trying to cover it up? No wonder you weren’t her favorite. She didn’t get those lip injections for nothing. Jordan then hesitated when it came to asking her parents if he could have her hand in marriage. Which is 100% fair because they’ve probably known each other for 2 months at this point. But in reality TV show world, you’re an asshole. Jordan also mentioned he was skeptical about the bachelorette process. Well, duh. 98% of relationships have failed from that show. But you must have not been THAT skeptical to quit your job to go on the show. Think about that for a second, Jordan. Really think.
And while you’re at it, think about how you called JoJo your best friend. I hate 2 things in this world:
- People who are late…and that don’t apologize for it.
- People who call their new girlfriend or boyfriend their best friend.
Sure, for some people, their partner IS actually their best friend. But when you call someone your best friend…after knowing them for 6 weeks on a reality TV show (not even in real life) and you completely forget about your ACTUAL best friend…who has cleaned up your vomit after a college night out or ate ice cream with you after a break up or took the blame for something for did…that makes you just suck as a human being. Jeez, can you say run on sentence much? I just hate those people. What happens when that guy or girl dumps you? Who are you going to cry to? Not your old best friend. They ain’t takin’ you back! Traitor!
Ok, best friend liar rant over.
We all should have known for sure that JoJo wouldn’t pick Robby when they filmed the two of them kissing under water. We all know how that turned out for Kaitlyn and Clint on her season of The Bachelorette. Remember that awkward sh*t?
Did anyone else feel like Robby wasn’t upset…like at all? He was probably thinking, “HEYO, MAYBE I CAN BE THE NEXT BACHELOR!!!” But no, Robby, we can’t listen to your voice any longer. I’m sorry. I thought it was quite entertaining that JoJo said, “I wanted it to be you.” As far as I know, if you want something like a person to be your person and they are about to propose to you, it CAN be them. You’re just making the decision that it isn’t. So there is no need to say that. No need, JoJo booboo face kitten head.
My sister in law put everything in perspective…it’s hard to tell which guy is a bigger liar. And I find that 100% true. Knowing nothing about them and me being a reality show junky b*tch, I think both of them like to lie a lot. Especially to JoJo. And I know everything, so I’m right.
In the end, I just wish they would make a show for Kaitlyn and Shawn. Who cares about anyone else. Do you follow her on snapchat? That chick is HI.LAR.I.OUS. She’s a gem and I want to watch her all over again. ENTERTAIN ME, ABC! Wait, Bachelor in Paradise is on and it’s fantastical. Truly magical.
Oh crap, hopefully you’re still reading. I know, that was a lot of opinions about fake shows. But let’s talk about some real stuff! Like the CSA recipe round up of the week! If you’ve missed any of it, me Cassy from Fed & Fit and Lexi from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen have all been sharing recipes every Wednesday that are inspired from ingredients you may find in your CSA box or farmer’s market! This week I cooked up all sorts of veggies, Cassy used potatoes, collard greens, and purple onions, and Lexi diced up kale, red bell peppers, jicama, cilantro, and carrots! Check out their recipes below!Print
Summer Vegetable Gnocchi
- Yield: 4 1x
- 1 package Cappello’s Gnocchi
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 spring onion, minced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 red bell pepper, cubed
- 1 yellow squash, cubed
- 1 zucchini, cubed
- 1 cup cherry tomtatoes
- 1/4–1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon ground sage
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- zest of 1/2 lemon
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
- 3 tablespoons fresh basil, minced
- Cook gnocchi, drain and set aside.
- Place a large saute pan or cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil along with onion and garlic cloves. Cook until onion becomes translucent.
- Add red bell pepper and cook for about 2 minutes, then add squash, and zucchini. Cook for about 6-8 minutes, until veggies are soft, then add plum tomatoes along with salt, oregano, sage, and garlic powder, and cook for another 2 minutes, until the tomatoes begin to burst. Remove veggies from pan and set aside.
- To the hot pan, add olive oil and butter. Add the gnocchi and cook for about 1-2 minutes per side, until browned. Then add the veggies back to the pan along with lemon zest, juice, parsley and basil and mix. Sprinkle with a bit more salt before serving!
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