Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentines Day Dinner: Fast and Impressive for More Time with Hubby

I used to work in a restaurant and remember times that we were still on a wait when we were supposed to be closed. One of the worst nights of the year was Valentines Day. Because of that experience and the desire not to spend the entire night waiting to eat (Hubby gets hungry and then he gets grumpy), I usually opt instead to cook at home.

On that same note, it is one of those nights that you don’t want to spend the entire night cooking. It is always good to have a few meals up your sleeve that are quick to put together but still tasty and impressive. Last night was one of those nights and one of those meals. I made baked Salmon Filets and Cheese Tortellini in Alfredo with Peas and Diced Tomatoes.

I know, it sounds really impressive. This is such a simple meal because it is just assembly. Today I’m not going to go into detail on the Salmon but will tell you how I put together the tortellini.

Tortellini in Alfredo

2 packages refrigerated tortellini
1 jar of Alfredo sauce
1 can of English peas, drained
1 can of diced tomatoes, drained

Set water on to boil for the tortellini per package instructions. In a sauce pan, combine the peas, tomatoes and Alfredo and simmer. Once the tortellini is cooked, drain, return to pot, and combine with sauce mixture.

See, simple right? It is really pretty tasty and super simple. It is a great dish for those nights that you don’t really want to cook and is much better (and cheaper) than takeout.



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