This will be the perfect Halloween ever! Temps are in the upper 60s and will drop to the upper 50s, the wind is low, the sky is clear, the moon is full, and tomorrow we all get an extra hour of sleep! Too bad I am not a kid anymore and trick or treating is not acceptable for adults. For compensation, Garlic Butter Pasta made Spooky style.
Spooky Colored Noodles ONLY: Took way more than a 1/4 tsp of food coloring to achieve brightly colored pasta. It took closer to half a bottle. Once noodles were cooked to very al dente, they were drained, and rinsed with cool water until the water ran clear of food coloring, and set aside.
Garlic Butter Pasta: Wine was omitted. Colored pasta was added to garlic butter sauce and tossed with mozzarella balls.
Scaled for Likeability: Good
Pasta had great flavor and no, it did not leave the mouth or plate stained. The cheese balls melted into a gooey mess than was not desired. Should have added to the tops of the noodles directly before serving. Serving pasta on a bed of arugula was new and well liked. Heat from the pasta slightly wilted the greens taking the hard crunch out of the bite. Arugula is spicy and offered a great contrast to the garlic pasta.
Would absolutely make this again but with a different garlic butter sauce as this was very lacking in depth of flavor. Maybe a recipe like this.