Saturday, December 09, 2006

Recipe- Super Easy Romantic Supper

Sometimes in the middle of crazy exam/paper writing time (I've got two papers due on Monday, and the hubby has three exams next week that are worth 100% of the marks for his term) you just need a nice, quiet, romantic dinner, but you don't want to waste a lot of time and energy putting it together. Hence the reason that I've developed my patented super easy romantic supper.

DISCLAIMER: due to the high proportion of garlic in this menu, usage is not recommended on a first date. The author of this menu takes no responsibility for the consequences of such action.

Creamy Pesto Tortellini:

  • Boil a package of herb and cheese tortellini.
  • In an oven-safe deep baking dish, mix together equal proportions of ricotta cheese and tomato sauce (I used the larger sized tub of ricotta), plus about 1/3 cup of basil pesto (I used Classico), salt & pepper to taste.
  • Mix the cooked & drained pasta in the dish with the sauce. Grate some mozzarella or Parmesan cheese on top.
  • Bake in a 375 degree oven until the cheese is bubbly and slightly browned.
  • Bake a premade loaf of garlic bread from the supermarket along with the pasta.
  • Make up a Caesar salad (from a kit, if you're really pressed for time).
The pasta and the garlic bread should be done at the same time, in about 20 minutes. Serve with a glass of wine & some candlelight. It's the perfect relief from a stressful week, and there will be lots of leftovers for lunch! Enjoy.


Anonymous said...

MMM I will try that for sure.

My favorite is a lasagna receipe! 2 pounds of lean ground beef(for 1 pan), brown in a frying pan.

Add a can or jar of your fav. tomato sauce and maybe some seasoning or onions etc to taste. Dont make it too runny!!! It should be nice and beefy and thick.

Then layer it with oven ready noodles, cottage cheese (or ricotta) and a mix of cheddar and mozz. cheese. Then I add some spoonfuls of cheese whiz around the pan. I know it sounds odd, but it makes a great flavor.

Repeat until the pan is full. Put in oven for 45 min or so at 400 F.

Serve with Wine and garlic bread. Mmmmmmm

Mar xoxo

Purple Mangos said...

That reminds me of a funny story about a pasta dinner and a comment made by someone you know. *grin*

I have a really nice (fast) stuffed chicken recipe. Basically, you take a pounded chicken breast, coat it lightly, wrap ham and brie in it with whatever spices and/or sauces you like to have with chicken and cook it. Served with a side of whatever veggies you have on hand, it makes a nice alternative to pasta and only takes about 6-7 minutes to do.