Dinner For Two

Happy February! 

This is such a fun month. First of all, Spring is soon! Always very exciting. Second, there is no better time to talk about fancy undergarments, sweet treats, and delicious just for two recipes. Which is just what this post is about. MK and I have been together for almost ten years so that's given us many different times to do different things for Valentine's Day. From having dinner right in front of our fireplace, to landing in Paris on the day of love, we've had them all. If you are having a romantic night in (which are often the best ones) I've found a perfect recipe for you. This easy recipe won't keep you in the kitchen all night but I can assure you that it is a crowd pleaser.  

Basil pesto Chicken Pasta

with Sundried Tomatoes and Broccoli

Here is what you need:

-2 cups pasta of your choice, I used orecchiette because it's fancy but feel free to use a simple penne

-1/4 cup sundried tomatoes in olive oil, chopped up

- Half large red onion

-3 cloves thinly sliced garlic

-1/2 tsp crushed red pepper

-1 large chicken brest chopped

-4 tbsp pesto, you could make your own for vday just buy it and save some time

-1 cup cooked broccoli   

-salt and pepper to taste

Here is what you do:

1) Cook your pasta

2) In a large skillet on medium heat add tomatoes, garlic, onion, and the red pepper.

3) Toss in that chicken and cook  

4) Add in the pesto and turn the heat to low

5) Add the cooked broccoli and pasta to the pot. Toss everything together. Also, feel free to add in some fresh mozzarella for some extra yum. 

Is this low cal? Well no. But hey, it's for a special day right? Treat yo self.  

Wine Pairing: Sauvignon Blanc  

Have a fantastic Wednesday!