We set out to make gnocchi. We used a recipe from Martha Stewart Living. It seemed easy enough, potatoes, flour, an egg, salt. Peel and boil potatoes, mash potatoes, put mashed potatoes on flour surfaced, make a well, crack an egg, mixing it up, form logs, cut logs, form gnocchi, boil, watch them float to the surface and then saute them in butter with sage. Everything was going along really well, we were having a great time, the toddler was helping, the baby was sleeping. Then ... Nathan and I began to fight about the size of the individual gnocchi. This fight which began so simply escalated into a discussion about listening to one another and us not doing that. Maybe you can relate? Maybe it was Friday the 13th, maybe in was the full moon, oh and maybe it was mercury retrograde? Maybe it was my fear for what Martha would say? Who's to know. Anyway, after it was all resolved, we ended up on the couch cuddling and me with a bowl of deeply comforting gnocchi that was exactly the right size. If you try to make gnocchi yourself, be prepared to have it take much longer than you expect, because things always do.