|Cooking A Romantic Valentine's Meal
The key to preparing a delicious and romantic meal is time and forethought. With that in mind, make sure that you are well organized if you are planning to treat your lady to a nice quiet evening at home this Saint Valentine's Day. You might be able to escape persecution if you mess up her birthday or your anniversary dinner, but on the one night that she expects you to take her out to a plush restaurant for a romantic dinner is the one night that you can't afford to foul up on your in-house culinary creation.
What exactly are you going to cook for your love? If you think you can get away with Hamburger Helper, you better think again. If you're lacking ideas, fear not; here is a simple chicken parmigiana recipe that will knock her off her feet and land her in your arms. This is a fairly straightforward recipe, and any amateur or expert can pull it off.
Chicken fillet (at least one per person).
Tomato sauce (enough to cover the chicken).
Romano and Parmesan cheese.
Shredded mozzarella cheese.
Any pasta of your choice (preferably fettuccini or linguine).
Green vegetable of your choice (green beans or broccoli).
Toast the bread and crumble.
Break the eggs in a bowl and gently beat.
Dunk each fillet into the eggs.
Roll each fillet in the bread crumbs until they are breaded.
Coat the bottom of a casserole dish with the vegetable oil.
Gently position the breaded chicken fillets in the casserole dish.
Pour the tomato sauce over the chicken fillet.
Sprinkle the Romano and Parmesan cheese on top of the sauce.
Top it all off with some mozzarella cheese.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cover the casserole dish and place in oven for 40 minutes.
After 40 minutes, cut into the fillet to see if it's ready (chicken is ready when the meat is white).
Remove the cover, set the oven to broil and cook for two minutes or until the mozzarella is slightly browned.
on the sideThis is a filling meal that serves well with garlic bread. But since you will be exhausting plenty of energy later on that evening, you can prepare some pasta to go along with it.
Boil water and add a splash of virgin olive oil, to ensure that the pasta does not stick.
Add the pasta and boil for 7.
Mince the garlic clove.
Drain pasta and place back in pot.
Add garlic and 2 tbsps of butter to pasta and stir.
Some suggestions of wine to wash it all down and a special garlic bread tip.