Thursday, February 17, 2011

My Funny Valentine

I should really say my sweet Valentine. Fred donned his manly apron and made me a delicious and healthy Valentine's Day dinner. He extended out Eat Drink and Be Vegan cookbook challenge and made the Popeye Pasta. This dish is teeming with fresh spinach and garlic. I could smell the garlic from the garage when I got home. All of this was part of a flavorful and beautiful red tomato sauce. He choose a bed of quinoa fusilli pasta to finish the dish off. Now I'm strong to the finich 'cause I ates me spinach.

As a side he made the very simple and very delicious Lemon-Broiled Green Beans. I was a little worried when I saw parchment paper on the baking sheet. After all it was going under the broiler. The broiling/roasting method really brings out the subtle sweetness of the beans. They are left slightly crunchy with a little lemony tartness. They are super duper easy to make and a very nice variation for a bright change. I made the mistake of asking Fred if the recipe called for it (as I was certain it might flame up under the broiler). He gave me the big hairy eye-ball and chased me out of the kitchen. Hee hee. Sometimes I just need to let the guy go. He's really quite good in the kitchen as you can see. Hope you all had a love filled day. I know I did!