Going out in college for a meal every weekend can get expensive and boring at times. If you have already gone to every restaurant in the town of Whitewater, don’t be ashamed, everyone has. A solution to not eating out every weekend is cooking with your boyfriend/girlfriend. Saving money and snagging coupons is the way to do college meals. It also gives you an excuse to wear your sweats to dinner. I have came across a few fall inspired recipes that will sure to make you relax right next to the fire on a cold Autumn night with your signifiant other.
These fall inspired recipes are easy, yet still very tasteful. Not only am I going to share a dinner, I am also going to share an Autumn dessert.
TOTAL TIME: 40 MINUTES
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
1. Boil salted water and poor pasta in the pot
2. Reserve one cup of the cooking water and drain the pasta
3. In large skillet over medium heat, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil
4. Add tomatoes, vodka, cooking water, 1/2 teaspoon salt and red pepper flakes – Bring to a rapid simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, 12-15 minutes
5. Stir in the cream and simmer for one more minute.
6. Add the cooked pasta, the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, grated cheese and parsley to the sauce.
7. Cook, tossing 2-3 minutes.
8. Season with salt.
9. Divide among the two and top meal with more cheese.
« PUMPKIN BROWNIES »
TOTAL TIME: 25 minutes
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
• 3 cups of pumpkin puree
• 2 cups of cocoa powder
• 1½ cup of peanut butter
• 1/3 cup of sugar
• Chocolate frosting (optional)
1. Preheat oven at 350ºF and line an 8×8 inch pan with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, combine pumpkin puree, cocoa powder, peanut butter, and sugar. Using a hand mixer, mix all ingredients until smooth and fluffy.
3. Transfer batter to pan and bake for 35 minutes until a toothpick/fork inserted in the center comes out clean.