As a mom, a working woman, I am always running around trying to achieve multiple things at the same time! But once a month, I make sure to make time from my special someone. After all, nothing would be the same without him! It can be a special dinner, a movie: a date night! When it comes to Valentine’s Day, I want this date night to be even more special. I organize it with extra care and imagination! I usually send the kids to their aunt’s house. I take care of my hair, my nails, and I make sure to prepare a nice romantic Valentine’s Day recipe! Since I want to spend more time pampering and getting ready for this date than cooking, I make sure to cook an easy meal!
I decided to go with pasta this year. My husband grew up in an Italian neighborhood so when it comes to pasta, he is always into it! Since I cook regular pasta all year along, I went with a special Italian Pasta: Olivieri Four Cheese Manicotti
Olivieri Four Cheese Manicotti: A Perfect Valentine’s Day Recipe
The reason why I chose Manicotti is that they are delicious and very easy to prepare! Besides, I know my husband used to eat them at his friend’s house when he was young. I wanted to recreate those nice memories for him. Take a look at how easy it is to make this delicious Valentine’s Day Recipe
- 1 package of Olivieri Four Cheese Manicotti
- 1 jar of Olivier Rosé Sauce 300 ml
- Parsley leaves for decoration
- ¼ cup of grated Parmesan cheese!
- ¼ cup of cherry tomatoes to decorate
How to make it
- Heat the oven at 350F
- Place the Manicotti in a large 16*9 oven tray
- Top with pasta
- Cover with aluminum foil
- Cook for 20 minutes
- Top with cheese! My husband prefers to put his cheese after so you will not notice any melted cheese on my recipe!
Decorate with parsley and cherry tomatoes!
Serve with your favorite salad. If you want to really add some romance to the meal, make our delicious Pomegranate Salad!
Part of this #Recipes4Romance Valentines Day dinner is the table set up! A delicious Valentine’s Day recipe can go a long way to making a night special, but I find that the extra details really show just how much you love someone. I chose a nice red tablecloth and matching place-mats to set the mood. Then I used simple white dishes to contrast with the red. Add some artificial flowers and the setting is just perfect.
Now Valentine’s Day is few weeks away but my husband and I had an early Valentines Day celebration date! He loved the table set up and most of all: enjoyed every bit of the pasta! I was a bit nervous because he is used to homemade Italian pastat! He enjoyed every bit of the Manicotti with the rosé sauce! The four cheese inside the pasta melt in the mouth and the thick rosé sauce added such a flavor to them! He even dipped his favorite garlic bread into the pasta! He of course loved the manicotti! It was so delicious and the cheese just melted in our mouths!
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