Dr_Pain Gnocchi was used as a vehicle for the week as I grew up with many Italian immigrants. It all started on Thursday and they kept adding something cheap each day. On Friday, they would add fish caught on that day. Saturday would be meat scraps day (modern term i believe is awful). That’s where the dishes separated from making it in a pan or baked in the oven. The gnocchi up north would use parmesano regiano in the making of it because it was local. But, I can’t put my finger on a name for the dish.
I just love that story. A story of usage and necessity is found in many cultures. Down here they use to have Red Beans and Rice on Mondays because it was laundry day and they would use the starch from cooking the rice to starch their clothes (that’s before we added just the right amount of water to be absorbed by the rice)