Brown 9-10 oz. mild Italian sausage (I used 3 links from a 5-link 16 oz. package) with one chopped onion.
Simmer until your sister finishes her conference call, about 20 minutes. Once she hangs up, turn up the heat, add 1 pound of dried gnocchi and boil for about 2 minutes or until the gnocchi float.
Add 1 cup of chopped fresh spinach and stir until it wilts. Top with a generous sprinkle of Parmesan and pop in a chick flick. (I recommend "One Day" with Anne Hathaway.)
For dessert, rip open those Christmas sweets you packaged up that morning to give away when you were trying to de-sweetify the house. (Pleased to report we did not sink to the level of pulling anything out of the trash can!)