Now that we’ve thoroughly stuffed ourselves with an indulgent Valentine’s Day breakfast, let’s move right along to dinner. Sorry lunch. You’ve been skipped.
Since pasta and red wine are key ingredients to any romantic meal, I figured this was the perfect time to finally share this easy recipe. If you can boil water (I know you can!), you can make this Red Wine Spaghetti with Black Pepper Parmesan Crisps. And the color! If this doesn’t say Valentine’s Day, I don’t know what does.
The recipe makes two hearty, main meal-sized portions. So all you need is a salad, a crusty baguette and some extra wine for drinking and you’re good to go. We’re keeping it simple and we’re saving room for dessert. Obviously.
Oh and don’t break the bank with the wine. Just choose something you enjoy!
You know what else is great about this meal? Most of the ingredients are pantry staples. And trust me. I would know. Because I was trapped in my house for 5 days this past week as the result of ANOTHER snow storm that hit New England. Five whole days people! Can you imagine that? I had to dig deep into the pantry during those 5 days. It was bad. I ate some weird stuff.
And then when the snow finally cleared and I was able to re-enter society, my car wouldn’t start. No joke.
At this point, I was pretty convinced that my food blogging career was about to come to an end. I was out of food and it seemed that I would never be able to drive to the grocery store again. Floating Kitchen was sinking rapidly. My pen was poised to make the final entry in the Captain’s Log. I was preparing to abandon ship.
OK. I know that I’m being dramatic. But you’d be too if you had snow drifts that were over your head and a car that was about as useful as a paper weight.
I have no good segue here. All of my sarcasm and humor has apparently been used up for the day. So I’ll just end by saying go make this pasta and get ready for an amazing dessert on Friday!
Recipe adapted from Giada De Laurentiis