This Roasted Butternut Squash Gnocchi Salad with onions, bacon, feta, pine nuts, and spinach is 100% hearty comfort food for these chilly autumn days.
Roasted Butternut Squash Gnocchi Salad
Hello, everyone. Let’s go straight to the point: does this dish sound utterly delicious? That’s because it is. Nope, I am not showing off – just being sincere.
Talking about names, have you noticed that some businesses often have funny, if nor ridiculous names? We used to live in Russia where many businesses included the word “world” as the part of the name. I am not sure if this tendency still exists, but that was a common way to name a business, especially retailers. The World of Mirrors. The World of Beds. The World of Doors. The World of Home Appliances. The World of Wheels. The World of Beds. Oh, have I mentioned it already? Well, that’s a different store! Next, are you looking for…I beg your pardon for such an intimate topic, a new toilet bowl? Welcome to the…guess what, the World of Toilets.
I swear, there’s the World of Wigs (I’ve just googled it) and…please take a seat, The World of Teeth. That’s the dentist’s office, but am I the only one who imagines some gruesome things happening in there? Does anyone need a dentist appointment?
You can find some funny names in Canada, too. The Canadian thing is to name everything a boutique. Boutique sounds better, to my liking. I don’t mind a boutique selling goods; however, it feels strange sometimes when you see the place selling services. The Makeup Boutique. The Hair&Nail Boutique. “Excuse me, ma’am. Can I please have a 1/2 pound of fingers and 50 grams of eyelashes?”I know, gross, but that’s my imagination.
There are also litigation boutiques. “Excuse me, sir. I am interested in purchasing a case, just to spice up my life. What? No, I’d prefer something not related to the criminal law, something more pleasant maybe? What would you recommend?”
But the weirdest thing happened to me when while traveling, I saw the sign saying “The Lavender Boutique”. If you know me, you can assume I couldn’t miss that place. Do you know what that place turned out to be? They sold perfume. Not even cosmetics. I accept the possibility they had some lavender fragrances too, but still. I swear, I’ll open a Lavander Cafe one day, and my specialty would be pizza!
There’s nothing confusing in this Roasted Butternut Squash Gnocchi Salad at least. Of course, you can start questioning why do I consider this dish a salad, but please let’s not go there. But I strongly believe that the combination of roasted butternut squash, gnocchi, low-fat bacon, onions, garlic, feta, pine nuts, herbs, and smoked paprika won’t make you hesitant about this salad…even if it’s not a salad, in your book.
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