So, Valentine’s Day came, and sure enough, I was looking forward to some steaks, cauliflower and potatoes. Sounds romantic, right? I get home, open up the fridge, and sure enough, the steaks were in too long. I should’ve put them in the freezer, and I don’t eat them once they’ve turned brownish. Into the garbage they go. My wonderful boyfriend, B consoled me with a sweet hug; it wasn’t the end of the world!
So here I am, hungry, crampy, and not sure what to make. I think, I’ve got the frozen steaks, razor clam meat, and angel hair pasta. Hmm, seafood pasta? I made shrimp pasta the week before and B loved it! So, as I dig through the fridge, I find the chicken andouille, onion, broccoli, and all the cheesy cauliflower ingredients. Out of the freezer came the mussels and razor clams.
I begin prepping the cauliflower, as I knew it would take about 45 min to an hour to cook all the way. So out comes the frozen florets, into my white quiche/tart pan, with butter, cream, parm cheese, green onions, and topped with Colby jack cheese. 350 for 45!
While I was cutting up the other ingredients, I started thinking I’d do cook it more like a scampi. As the andouille was heating up; I thought that with the angel hair pasta, a red sauce would work best. In the cupboard was Roasted garlic tomato sauce and some fire roasted diced tomatoes. Hmm. . . Mussels and clams in red sauce with onion and andouille, WINNER!!
I dumped half the jar and the whole can of diced tomatoes into the sausage mixture. At this point I took out the broccoli and started to eat them al dente (I was hungry!), then when B asked how long, I said at least 30 minutes, it’ll need to simmer – as I was pouring 1 cup of red wine into the mix. . . I popped some quick parmasean bread into the oven, checked the cauliflower and started on the seafood. All chopped it just needed some butter/salt, a quick steam and into the red sauce it went!!
30 minutes later, we had a romantic last minute dinner for two, with lunch leftovers!
Speaking of. . . here’s my lunch.
Now, since B will be staying with me for a few weeks, I’ve got some other crazy dinners planned. . .
Tonight, Chicken and vegetables!