A worth-while labor of love, AKA Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Whiskey Cream Sauce.
Human beings are fairly predictable. We generally do things for others, for one of two reasons, to GIVE or to GET.
It doesn’t really matter what the action is; giving or getting is always the underlying motivation.
Sadly it’s most common to give in order to get. If you watch people closely you can usually read their intentions. They are after title, promotion, acceptance, favors, money. Their smiles and efforts are alluring, but their agenda is purely selfish.
Yet if you don’t lose hope, along the way, people will surprise you!
As a parent, you get to watch this glorious development in your children. For the first several years, they only give to get. They want instant gratification.
When it isn’t available, tantrum!
Then slowly, they learn to give for the sake of giving. They offer a plucked garden flower, simply because they know it will make you happy. They mention you in their bedtime prayers, protective of mommy and daddy. They share candy or a trinket with a friend who doesn’t have any.
Offering words, time, affection, a listening ear, even money, for the sole purpose of giving, is truly divine.
Sometimes it feels like a sacrifice in the process, but when you look back on it, and see the impact your gift has made on others, the reward is rich.
When you offer a gift to someone and receive no personal benefit, it restores faith in the recipient’s heart.
Homemade gnocchi is this kind of gift…
It is not quick.
It is not (terribly) easy.
It takes time, determination and patience.
Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Whiskey Cream Sauce is a labor of love.
These tiny melt-in-your-mouth pillows of heaven are a simple act of giving.
Gnocchi shows anyone you serve them to, that they are special. They are worth your time and effort. Not because you want something from them, but because you love them!
I can’t think of another pasta that offers such sublime flavor and delicate texture as Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Whiskey Cream Sauce. The Whiskey Cream Sauce is spectacular in its own right.
Silky. Robust. A perfect coating for the most luxurious of pastas!
Make Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Whiskey Cream Sauce for someone you love, just because. (But give yourself ample time to prepare it!)
The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving. ~Albert Einstein
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