Monday, February 14, 2011

Homemade Valentine's Day Meal

I'm working on Valentine's Day this year, so my husband and I celebrated a day early.  I always like to serve him by cooking him a nice meal rather than going out to eat.  Here was our menu:

Three Cheese Tortellini with Sausage Meat Sauce
Asparagus Parmesan  (from
Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

For the Three Cheese Tortellini with Sausage Meat Sauce, begin by browning ground mild Italian sausage over medium-high heat.  Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to boil and add a package of tortellini.  When sausage is browned, add a jar of marinara sauce and reduce heat to medium-low.  Drain tortellini and add to sausage mixture.  Done!

For Asparagus Parmesan, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Rinse asparagus and chop off the non-green portion on the bottom of the stalks.  Place the asparagus in a 13x9 baking dish and add 1 tablespoon each olive oil and water.  Season with salt.  Cover tightly with aluminum foil.  Bake for 15 minutes, or until asparagus is fork tender.  Sprinkle 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese over the asparagus and bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Happy Day of Romance!

1 comment:

  1. I think that asparagus is the sexiest vegetable out there!