This past week I was gearing up for the Hot Chocolate 15K Race! About a week and a half ago, I didn't know if I'd be able to run as a result of a back injury that caused about a week of extreme pain. On Tuesday of this past week, I was starting to feel better and actually think about running this Saturday. Each day got much better and by Saturday, I was as good as new! There was no need to do extreme tapering since I'd already cut out almost all exercise to recuperate. All I could do was carb load. And let me tell you, I DID! Thursday we had some sausage stuffed ravioli with spicy red sauce, a simple pasta staple around here. But on Friday, I just wanted to have a killer pre-race dinner.
Remember when I mentioned the Pappardelle's sweet potato pasta from the French Market post? I was ready to try this stuff out. At the Pappardelle shop, the lady told me that I could find interesting recipes on their website, so I thought I'd start there. I clicked on recipes, and saw that there are many to choose from (I'll have to look into those later!). I scrolled down to the sweet potato pasta, and found the recipe to match the noodles. This recipe sounded really great, and easy too! Click here to see the recipe.The only thing I did differently is I quadrupled the garlic. Everything is better with more garlic :)
Oh my gosh, this dish is seriously amazing! It is a must try for anyone interested in trying something new. The noodles are cut wide, flat and super looong! They smelled really good too! When we strained the noodles, the pot still smelled amazing from the aroma of the noodles!