Hey everyone!! It is so gorgeous out today my goodness, cant believe it was raining a few days ago.
I hope everyone one else is experiencing this great weather other places too .
So I know I am a little late on posting this but I realllllly wanted to get it up , this past valentines day my husband and I stayed in . Since we both had to work and were too tired to go out after work .
I decided since I got home before him that I would make us dinner. Better that than spending a couple hundred out at some fancy restaurant .
Now here we go ... Welcome to Restaurant A La Thomas haha!!
I took some cilantro and shaved off the leaves with my knife into the bowl .
Took some sun dried tomatoes that were already cut added it to the cilantro ( time saver )
Rinsed the asparagus and cut into about 2" lengths
I heated up a pan to med-high heat with some extra virgin olive oil , pan fried them real quick to bring out that green color . I didn't cook these fully left them with a little bite.
Then I set them aside on a plate . ( if you leave them in the pan they will continue to cook )
Threw on a pot of water seasoned a little with kosher salt. cooked till just al dente .
While the pasta was cooking I took the mozzarella and sliced them up. (saving the marinade) Then I also slice up a small roma tomato and added it to the bowl with the cilantro .
Once the pasta was cooked I threw the drained pasta over top of all the waiting ingredients in the bowl (what ever you do, do NOT rinse the pasta !! big no no . )
Next I tossed everything around , cooked up some bacon in the microwave and crumpled it up in to the mix.
Then this is where that marinade I saved comes in , pour that into the bowl and another toss.
There you have it !!
Whats dinner without something sweet after ?!?
So for our something sweet I made us Pannacotta.
took some cream and milk brought them to a simmer.
Chopped up some chocolate
bloomed some gelatine
1 cup of nutella
I was too impatient to wait for it to cool to room temp on its own , so I gave it a ice bath.
poured the mix into wine glassed let them chill for a few hrs tilted
chopped up some chocolate covered pomagranate seeds and sprinkled them on top.
<3 <3 LoVe too CoOk