Easy Quarantine Date Night Dinner
Pre-quarantine weeknight dinners- Steak 'n' Shake, Chick-fil-a, or Noodles & Co. Hey, I was preggers, and all I wanted was a chocolate milkshake and buttered noodles.
And then, bam, suddenly everything was closed. Even when we could start ordering carry out, I was way too paranoid. So I started cooking at home a lot more, which I actually used to love doing. Our old apartment had the worst kitchen. It was so tiny you couldn't bend over to grab a pot out of the cabinet without hitting your ass on something. The fridge was so small it actually made a vein pop out of my forehead any time I had to put something in it because it became a game of Tetris. Not to mention the stove and oven were in such bad condition that the fire alarm went off every time I cooked.
Ahh, our new kitchen in the new apartment! It was my favorite part of the tour when we came to look at it. It's "open concept", it's modern, it's huge, and has the biggest fridge for all the things. So much storage everywhere. It's a new mom's dream kitchen.
Randy and I made an agreement when we moved in, he would supply the goods, and I would cook the meals (who gets to do the dishes is still a fight). In the old apartment, we basically resorted to just sticking a frozen pizza or pot pie in the oven, and Randy would get a towel ready to fan the smoke away from the fire alarm.
I've been cooking up a storm in the new apartment, and we have been ranking our favorite dinners. So far, we both can't get enough of this Tuscan Sausage Pasta dish I found on Pinterest. It's so easy peasy and so delish, I probably make it at least twice a month now.
Tuscan Sausage Pasta
I found this tasty, super easy recipe on Pinterest!
*I use white wine instead of chicken stock, it just felt fancier, plus it's fun to sip on while you cook and pretend you're in Italy.
*I also like to use a package of spicy Italian ground sausage rather than buy links and squeeze the meat out of the casings.
*I've used all kinds of noodles for this, bow tie, penne, and fettuccine. My favorite is probably penne.
*The basil really does add that extra touch, use it.
*Light a candle, split some French Bread and bottle of wine. Happy Quarantine Date night!