I made a heart ravioli dinner for my companion Ken on Valentine’s day. He gave me the gorgeous flowers you can see in these photos.
3 Cheese Heart Ravioli with Garlic Tomato Sauce – This is my favorite pasta dough, I used a heart shape cookie cutter to cut the dough. The filling was Ricotta, Mozzarella, and Asiago cheeses with basil and fresh ground pepper. For the tomato sauce I sauteed onion and 4 garlic in olive oil. Then I added a 29 oz can of tomato puree and basil.
Roasted Green Beans with Toasted Almonds and Lemon Zest
Chocolate Fondue with Strawberries and Whipped Cream
My critique of the meal: The ravioli were delicious. I really should make ravioli more often. Ken was thrilled with the meal. I had a little trouble with the chocolate fondue consistency but I think it was operator error. It tasted great and was fun to eat. Earlier in the week when we went to the liquor store to buy the hazelnut liqueur, I was thrilled to get Frangelico in the cute monk bottle. It was a successful Valentine’s Day meal.