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Feb 11, 2008

Meal from the Heart

Surprise you loveone/sweetheart this Valentine's day with a romantic, home-cook dinner for two. Or Better yet spend some quality time preaparing deliscious meal together; A dish like this:

Penne with Tomatoes, Mint and Sage
* 1 Lbs. canned tomato sauce
* 3-1/2 cups water
* 3/4 Lbs. penne or other tube pasta
* 1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes
* 1 largetomato\cooked, seeded and diced
* 2 Tbs. fresh sage, minced
* 1 Tbs. fresh mint, minced
* 2 Tbs. olive oil
* 2 tsp. balsamic or red wine vinegar
* 1/2 cup Romano cheese, grated

Cooking Directions:

Combine tomato sauce and water in a nonreactive saucepan and bring to a boil. Add pasta and hot red pepper, cover and cook 15-18 minutes over low heat, stirring frequently, or until pasta is al dente. Remove from heat. Stir in remaining ingredients, except cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with cheese.