Then around noon I started getting the "you fool, you *need* caffeine!" headache, so I made some tea. The sweetened coconut milk still passed both sniff and taste-tests, so I used that. I'm still out of sugar, after all. I ended up making 2 cups of tea with sweetened coconut milk, and the second (extra milky) one was better.
No money for caffeine makes j. sad.
Anyway... around 4 I was super hungry again, and the roommates had just returned from their semi-regular shop-o-rama. It was a bad time to be in the kitchen, 'cause RM#1 had a digiorno pizza. Not really my usual style (I was raised on not just NY-style pie, but actual pizza *in* NY) but the cheesey melty-ness as it cooked was yummy smelling.
So to combat my urge to knock the RM out and steal his pizza, I made more sweet potato gnocchi. I used up all the almonds, though, so no creamy sauce. I figured out why most people don't use almonds for creamy sauces, too- when you cook them, they get *really* almondy. That's not something that works well in a savoury dish. So most people use something that stays pretty bland when they're doing a (vegan, nut based) cream sauce- something like cashews.
Anyway. I made the gnocchi, it wasn't bad, but it wouldn't have held up to boiling, either. I only used about half a cup of flour, and with as wet as my sweet potato was, it'd probably have taken at least a full cup to hold together for boiling. And a lengthy chilling period.
So I just fried them, instead. In oil, with onions and salt. Quite yummy. I bet you could make them with carrot, too, if you had a ricer. That would probably be super yum- something like a selection... carrot, sweet potato, normal potato, and something like beet? That sounds like it could be good, right? Maybe sautéed in some butter (or not-butter) or something, with a side of Brussels sprouts? And roasted chicken or left-over turkey for you meat-eating types.
I think the best part of gnocchi, though (other than the bit where it tastes really good) is that it's cheap to make yourself. For the price of a package from the store, you can make *pounds* of the stuff at home. Sure, it takes an hour or so of hands-on time, but the time it takes doesn't go up much when you make a bigger batch. And they freeze really well. If you get the potatoes (or other stuff) on sale, you could stuff the freezer with enough gnocchi to give away all year long for $3.
Not bad, right? And it's yummy, too.