8/19/09

DATE NIGHT & RECIPE


Tonight we had our weekly date night : SO important to have if you are newly married, married, or have been married for 30+ years. We watched 17 Again & I made one of our favorite dishes

Basil Chicken Angel Hair Pasta

Here's what you need :


1 (8 ounce) package angel hair pasta
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes
2 cups boneless chicken breast halves, cooked and cubed
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
Ready in 35 min, Servings: 4

Here's how you make it :

In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook angel hair pasta until it is al dente, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain, and set aside.


While that is cooking. Add a drop or two of oil to the skillet & cook the chicken.

Set cooked meat aside. Then In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Saute the onions and garlic. Stir in the tomatoes, chicken, basil, salt and hot pepper sauce.
Reduce heat to medium, and cover skillet. Simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until mixture is hot and tomatoes are soft.
Toss sauce with hot cooked angel hair pasta to coat. Serve with Parmesan cheese.


YUM! It was so YUMMY TO THE TUMMY. Here's me and the hubs enjoying our date :

We ended the dinner with this slaved over meticulous dessert :
My hand did cramp stirring the easy-mix batter... does that count??

And of course the date ended with Josh serenading me.... PSH yeah right:) He is practicing for a wedding that he is playing in this Saturday! He is so great:)

Now it's time for bed.... or another post. either one:)

7 comments:

JobandBrittany said...

that pasta looks delicious. maybe i'll try it when i cook next month!

Shanty2Chic said...

Yum!!! Will be trying this very soon... Thanks for sharing!
~Whitney

Richella said...

Hi Katie--

I like your blog! How exciting to be newly married. Sounds like you're doing a great job getting your marriage off to a good start.

I just copied this recipe--it sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing it.

Blessings,
Richella

Brittany said...

If I hadn't vowed to NOT cook dinner at all this week, I would so be making this tonight. I'll have to wait until next week!! Looks so good!
~Brittany

Carolyn said...

Thank-you for sharing! Looks delicious - I am going to bookmark the recipe! I am also newly married (11 months) ITS A BLAST :)

just the two of us! said...

so that's one of my favorite recipes ever! ryan and i cook it all the time! gotta love allrecipes.com!

Erin said...

yum! that looks good.

congrats on your marriage! i have been married for ten years and it's still great.

this might sound dumb... but please share how you braided your hair in the header picture. so cute!! i am crap at braids but want to learn so do tell!