Richard is out of town (tear.)
I have the house to myself. Wahoo..... I get to take out the trash, water the garden, and walk/ try not to kill four dogs for an entire week by myself.
So, clearly I am cooking for one.... which looks like this:
Simple baked sweet potatoes and roasted asparagus
with roasted shallots and a maple balsamic reduction sauce.
Looks really healthy, right?
You would think when I am not cooking boy food (lamb chops, steak, pasta etc....) that I always feast on nutritious meals as pictured above........
Um, last night I ordered Dominos. Just saying.
Simple Baked Sweet Potatoes
Yep. That's it.
Slice sweet potatoes about 1/4 inch thick. Toss in olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake 45 minutes or until golden brown. Turn 1/2 way through cooking.
Maple and Balsamic Reduction
1/4 cup maple syrup (the real stuff)
1/4 cup +2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper
Combine ingredients in a small saucepan over medium- high heat. Bring to a simmer and let bubble for 3-5 minutes until reduced by 1/3. Season with salt and pepper.
I usually put this sauce over steak, but it was delicious drizzled over asparagus.
Also wonderful for a night in: Stags Leap Petite Syrah (it comes is a half bottle!)
Favorite. Wine. Ever.