Valentine’s Day is coming, and we at GMS think there is no greater gift you can give a loved one than a home cooked meal. We love dressing up and going out for a fancy dinner, but there is something about cooking with someone or for someone that just is tops.
So this week we’re here to bring you a couple recipes that we think you can whip up for Saturday’s festivities without too much trouble. This first one is one of our fave recipes that’s simple, comes together quickly, and can be fancied up with shrimp, chicken, or a big side salad.
This is the Pioneer Woman’s Baked Lemon Pasta. We made it for the Pioneer Woman Challenge of 2010, and we were hooked. We now have it on a semi-regular rotation. We’ve made it in several different iterations, with yogurt, with a meat, with a veg thrown in there, but this is the classic recipe straight up.
And, of course, by straight up we mean double the garlic, double the lemon zest, and tons and tons of bright green parsley. Don’t forget the parsley – it really takes this to the next level. Parsley is so under appreciated, don’t you think? And yet, so very good for you.
Serve this up on Saturday and you’ll look a cook who really knows his/her way around the kitchen. We can see it now – a big salad, a hot cast iron of pasta, two glasses of wine…in fact, can we come over?
Up tomorrow, another option for Valentine’s Day that will have you meat lovers out there swooning…