Tuesday, February 15

Valentine's Day Dinner

This rich and creamy pasta makes an easy and fancy dinner at home

Since we did our big Valentine’s Day celebration the night before, we spent the actual holiday relaxing in our pajamas and watching The Sopranos on DVD. I made pasta with truffle sauce (it’s actually an adaptation from this recipe), which looks impressive but only takes minutes to make. It was a great way to enjoy a restaurant-quality meal with half the cost and a lot more comfort. The whole night was a refreshing change from the usual Valentine's Day celebrations and the perfect finale to a great weekend.

Pappardelle with Truffle Sauce:
  • Boil a large pot of water, add salt, and cook 8 oz. pappardelle pasta according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, heat 1/2 c. heavy cream over low heat.
  • Add a 3 oz. container of white truffle butter*, 1/4 c. grated parmesan cheese, and pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Add cooked pasta and toss with 1/4 c. pasta cooking liquid and 2 tbsp. minced chives.
  • Top with extra parmesan cheese and chives.
    Serves two  
    *Can be found at Italian markets and some specialty markets, such as Whole Foods.