What the (house) doctor ordered: Sweet Potato Sformato
Lately, Ive been feeling overwhelmed by the amount of stuff in my flat. If its not my teeny tiny closet, its our teeny tiny bookcase. If its not the teeny tiny bookcase (which is actually a good size; it just suffers from a plague of books), its my teeny tiny kitchen cupboards. While Im normally pretty good about editing my life on a regular basis, sometimes it just all adds up, in what I can only assume is a concerted effort to drive me absolutely batty.
So, Im back in clear-out mode, and its feeling good. The other day I sorted, scrubbed and organized my baking cupboard, and later today my spice and regular cooking cupboards will get the same treatment. That which doesnt get tossed (baking soda which expired in 2009?) gets arranged neatly and written down; I figure it will be useful to have a list of what needs using up to refer to. So of course, Im now on the hunt for recipes which use a scant amount of this, a dash of that and not a whole lot of anything else. I feel its only fair to warn you guys: you can expect a lot of these kind of recipes in the weeks to come.
One thing in particular I was looking to use up (and which, ironically, didnt hail from the cupboard at all) were two lone sweet potatoes. Rather on the small side, they wouldnt have made much of a meal alone, so I figured a modest side dish was their calling. Little did I know that I was soon to stumble upon a recipe for one of the most delicious, luxurious and immodest side dishes Ive ever had.0