I first had gnocchi on a trip to Italy well over ten years ago. (how on earth is that possible...feels like yesterday) Instantly I knew I was in love. When done right, there is really nothing better that those little pillows of potatoey goodness. Back in the States, it's not something I have often - when I'm out I'm picky and always think "Oh, I can make this myself" and when I'm home I almost never make it and when I do it's often not quite what I was hoping for.
I just made a very quick sauce with olive oil, my leftover garlic scapes, a can of tomatoes, salt and pepper. And basil from the garden - can't forget the piles of fresh basil. Makes all the difference. Start to finish I think this took me ten, maybe fifteen minutes and I had two meals for, oh, $6 total.