What an action packed weekend I had! I’m trying to cram in as much stuff as possible with as many people as possible before the move.
Saturday around brunch time, Anthony and I met up with a friend for Ramen at United Noodle. If you are ever in Minneapolis you HAVE TO give this place a visit. It’s an Asian grocery store with a small restaurant in the back corner. It sounds sketchy but I promise it’s absolutely fabulous! I got the tonkotsu ramen.
We then went to the great Mall of America and walked around for a couple of miles. We were meeting up with friends later in the evening so we made dinner at home. Dinner was bacon wrapped steak medallions with a side of asparagus and mashed garlic sweet potatoes. I have to share this mashed potato recipe with you all because it really stole the show!
Mashed Garlic Sweet Potatoes
What you need:
- 2 large or 4 small sweet potatoes
- 2-4 garlic cloves, depends on your love of garlic
- 1/2 an onion
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 Tbsp butter
- Splash of milk
- Salt and pepper to taste
What you do:
- Dice the potatoes and put into a pot with water. Bring it to a boil and let it cook until the potatoes are soft.
- Mince the garlic and dice the onions. Place both into a small pan with the olive oil, and cook until fragrant. Set this aside.
- Once the potatoes are done, drain them and return them to the pot.
- Add all of the remaining ingredients to the potatoes and either use a masher or immersion blender (highly recommend getting one!).
- Mash until smooth and enjoy this show stealer!
Okay, back to my weekend recap. We were out pretty late Saturday night/Sunday morning but somehow managed to wake up early to go kayaking with my Dad. My parents do live in Minnesota now and I’m sad to move away from them because, well, their super awesome.
It was such a beautiful day to go kayaking!
My Dad made us dinner that night: grilled steak, shrimp, asparagus, corn on the cob, mushrooms, and potatoes. I’m not sure I would have cooked steak the night before if I knew we would have it again the next day. Good thing steak is delicious! My Dad is a pretty good cook and no one leaves that house hungry.