“Thank God I Didn’t Sleep With Him” menu

Sometimes you have to walk away to prove that you are worth more. You are worth it, make this comfort food menu and feel better. Remind yourself, he really did look better on Facebook…who’s he kidding!

Pretend you’re in Venice without him, celebrate and enjoy the pleasures of feel-good pastas – Gnocchi & Ravioli. Take your time, working with dough is like therapy, good for the soul.

“Thank God I Didn’t Sleep With Him” recipes

Kitchen Confidence Rating Scale: Budget Rating Scale: Serves 8+4 pounds Russet ‘riced’ or mashed potatoes (or use mealy baking potatoes such as Idaho) 4 cups organic all-purpose...
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Kitchen Confidence Rating Scale: Budget Rating Scale: Yield: 24 ravioli--Ravioli Dough: 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting 1 teaspoon sea salt 3 large eggs --Butternut...
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Kitchen Confidence Rating Scale: Budget Rating Scale: 1-2 pounds chicken breasts 1 cup plain Greek yogurt ½ tablespoon fresh rosemary (or 1/4 tablespoon dry rosemary) ½ tablespoon...
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Kitchen Confidence Rating Scale: Budget Rating Scale: Serves 4-62 cups strawberries (1 pint), sliced 1/4 cup mint leaves, loosely packed 1 tablespoon maple syrup (a lighter grade) 1 ½...
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“Thank God I Didn’t Sleep With Him” playlist

Some music to get you in the mood!
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“Thank God I Didn’t Sleep With Him” menu shopping list

BEGIN: “He Looked Better on Facebook” Hand-made Mount Pleasant Gnocchi.

  • 4 pounds ‘riced’ or mashed potatoes
  • 4 cups organic flour
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon finely ground white pepper
  • 4 organic eggs beaten
  • 4 tablespoons truffle oil or extra virgin olive oil (if you don’t happen to have truffle oil…who does?)

FOLLOW: “Dodged a Bullet” Hand-made Squash Stuffed Ravioli.

Ravioli Dough. (hand-made or purchase wonton wrappers)

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 medium-sized butternut squash
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 small Amaretti almond cookies, crushed (the cookies add a nice sweetness, but can be substituted with breadcrumbs)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 ½ cups parmesan, finely grated, plus extra for serving
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
  • ¾ tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 egg for egg wash
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Flour and cornmeal, for dusting

ESCORT: “It’s Weird Out There in the Bedrooms of the World, Break up with Your Mattress!” Three Sauces.

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • Handful sage leaves
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • Extra virgin live oil for frying
  • 1 generous handful sage leaves
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 sprig of rosemary
  • 1 sprig of sage
  • 1 bunch of parsley
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano or 1 tablespoon fresh
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme or 1 tablespoon fresh
  • ½ cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 4 cups fresh tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • Sea Salt to taste
  • Freshly Ground Pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano (Parmesan cheese)
  • 1 cup 35% cream (or less if you’re avoiding fats)

FOLLOW: “I Looked for Love in the Wrong Places (Bedrooms)” Grilled Tuscan Chicken.

  • 1-2 pounds chicken breasts
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • ½ tablespoon fresh rosemary
  • ½ tablespoon fresh thyme
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

FINISH: “Held My Own (thank goodness)” Minted Balsamic Strawberries.”

  • 2 cups strawberries (1 pint)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 ½ tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar
  • A few mint leaves
  • Fresh ground pepper