Sunday, February 10, 2013
Valentine's Day Menu 2013
I can't believe the week ahead of us. Tuesday is Fat Tuesday, and Thursday is Valentine's Day! On top of all that both Doug and I have to work all week which leaves little time for cooking or going out for Valentine's Day.
This got me thinking that most people probably have to work all week and are wondering what to do for Valentine's Day? Making reservations is a nightmare since the restaurants will be crowded and the staff trying to hurry the diners along to make room for the next seating. Not romantic.
I find that the most romantic thing to do is to get into the kitchen and cook together with your sweetie. And if you are as busy as we are, a couple really great recipes that take very little time would really help.
So Mama Ozzy to the rescue with a relatively quick and luxurious northern Italian-inspired meal. We made this dinner on Friday night (poor Doug never gets to have Valentine's day on Feb 14th because I am testing recipes) and invited all the girls (Heidi, Emma, Rachel and Mary) over to celebrate with us. It came together very quickly and it was all fantastic.
I hope this light and delicious menu inspires you to cook up some love with your sweetie(s) this Valentine's Day!
Cocktail: Kir Royale (Asti Spumante with a splash of Creme de Cassis)
Appetizer: Miniature Potato and Taleggio Cheese Pizzas with Rosemary Garlic Oil
Entree: Orecchite with Pistachios, Asparagus and Prosciutto
Dessert: Torta Gianduja