I’m finally feeling a bit better, not yet 100%, but I had just enough energy to make a home-cooked dinner last night. I tried this recipe for lamb shanks from Bon Appetit, and it was great. Definitely, one to serve to guests. It does take some time to make, but your kitchen will smell like heaven the whole time and you’ll get a beautiful display of meat that falls off the bone, and sauce you want to drink.

Kind of last minute, I decided on making gnocchi to go with it. I didn’t write down the recipe since this is my first time making gnocchi. (Crazy right?) I kind of assumed it would be a work-in-progress. Now, I’m sad because it was actually really good. They were light and fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth pillows. I served it with left-over sauce from when I made oxtails. (There’s no oxtails left, just a little bit of red sauce, and having good red sauce on hand is always a life-saver.)

This meal totally exceeded my expectations. I was just hoping for Lon to be happy that he didn’t have to eat take-out again but he complimented me repeatedly during the meal and said it’s one of the best meals he’s had in a long time. My cousin Olivia was impressed too.

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