Bad blogger! I know I know I said I was going to tell you all about my unconventional valentines dinner and the traditional Sunday dinner I made. Then I up and never did. I am so sorry, life got a little in the way but I will work on that promise.
Ok to get back to it as promised my unconventional Valentine’s dinner!
We started off with a nice appetizer of Sundried Tomato Hummus with just a hint of anchovy.
This was my course. This is one of my favorite dishes. When iIam “playing” single this is usually my dinner with just some crisp pita chips; YUM!
This was so simple to make it took me no time at all.
1 can white beans or chick peas, drained and rinsed (I used white beans this time)
1 clove garlic mashed into a paste
1 anchovy fillet mashed into a paste
1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes reserve about a T. for top
2 T. tahini
1/4-1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, reserve about a T. for top
Salt and Pepper to taste
Place first 5 ingredients (except what is reserved for garnish) in a food processor pulse to combine then with the processor running drizzle in the oil just until you have a nice creamy but still thick consistancy. Taste and add salt and pepper. Top with the reserved sundried tomatoes that have been cut into a jullian, a drizzle of olive oil, and some fresh chopped parsley. Serve with some toasted pita or just a spoon!
Next up was M’s dinner choice!
Yup thats right Buffalo Wings! This has actually been a tradition for us since our first valentines for good reason its one of his favorite foods!
This year I really didn’t want to drag out the fryer plus we have been trying to eat better. Instead I followed Alton Brown’s wing method. Its a bit time consuming but it works well. My times were different than his by an extra 30 minutes but overall I think this is a keeper. The wings actually do cook up pretty crispy, hold sauce well, and don’t make your house smell like a KFC kitchen! Plus you don’t have to do a hole hell of a lot but wait. While waiting for the wings we had cocktails and hummus, not a bad way to pass the time!
So there you have it my special valentines dinner.
Tomorrow (I promise!!!) I will post my Top Chef inspired traditional Sunday dinner.