Poor G. He is already subjected to my hysterics, neuroses, and moods and then MoFo comes around and I force him to eat - and then eat leftovers! - according to my whims. I sent him a link to Jennifer's pasta with artichokes, white beans, and kale, simply saying, "You like all these things!" Poor guy probably just wanted a salad and an almond butter and jelly sandwich, and here I am reminding him what foods he likes. "I'm making this for YOU!"
Anyway, G made the much-desired salad while I cooked up some pasta. I don't normally eat pasta so I didn't want to buy more. Instead, we used a fun perciatelli that G had bought a while ago. It's like a thick spaghetti with a hole going through it. Or a Twizzlers pull n' peel section, if you will. The cooked pasta is poured on kale to wilt and the whole deal is tossed with artichokes, pre-cooked white beans, and a lotta garlic, then topped with an herbed almond-bread crumb mixture.
G liked it, but seems to think it could use some sauce. I thought there wasn't enough kale but, really, is there ever?
Do you have a favorite pasta shape?? I want to find some of those cute little stars and make a soup!