Baking with Whiskey

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Sweet Potato Pasta

There are three kinds of dates that a monogamous couple in a long-term relationship can go on.

The first being dressing up and going to a fancy, expensive dinner in a dimly-lit restaurant to eat ‘sexy’ food. Things like oysters and caviar, which are so not sexy in my opinion. But what do I know.

The second kind of date is the casual restaurant date, where you can enjoy a reasonably-priced meal along with some great people-watching (usually).

The third kind of date is my favorite, and I’m sure the favorite of many a couple. Especially girls, even if they won’t admit it. Now I love to get dressed up every once in a while, and I would kill for Red Robin’s endless fries any day of the week. But this date, in my humble opinion, is the real test of a relationship. This is the date that involves wearing sweatpants, eating a big plate of carbs, and curling up on the couch while watching a marathon of American Horror Story and continually reminding yourself how much you adore the person you are with.

This date is my favorite because there is no awkward small talk, there’s no uncomfortable silences. There’s just comfort. Comfortable clothes, comfortable couch, and total comfort food. What could be better?

Recipe by How Sweet Eats.
Serves four.

  • 1 large sweet potato, cooked and mashedIMG_20121108_184151
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • ½ of an onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp. flour
  • 1½ cups milk
  • ½ cup + 2 tbsp. cheese of your choice (I like pepperjack)
  • ½ lb. pasta
  • 1 large bunch of kale
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper

Preheat oven to 350℉. Tear kale leaves from stems, then add to large bowl with 1 tbsp. olive oil, ¼ tsp. salt, and ¼ tsp. pepper. Toss to coat. Spread on baking sheet and bake until crispy, about 15 minutes. Boil pasta according to package directions. Heat butter and 1 tbsp. olive oil in large skillet. Add onions and garlic with a pinch of salt and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add flour and cook until slightly golden. Add in mashed potato, then add milk to thin out to desired consistency. Let simmer for several minutes. Add in cheese and remaining salt and pepper. Toss with pasta noodles and top with crispy kale.


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This entry was posted on March 21, 2013 by in Recipes and tagged , , , , .

I'm Brit Wolfe and I really love food.
Bon appetit!

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