Ahhhh, alone time as a couple. Enjoy the quiet. Watch something on TV that isn’t related to superheroes. Savour the time together. Prepare a romantic dinner for two!
When my son was safely tucked away at his grandparents house earlier this week, it gave my husband and I the opportunity to spend two “kid-free” nights to ourselves. Everyone needs a break, and this was our shot at relishing this occasional experience. Of course this special time together called for a special dinner, but locating romantic recipes for two can be hard to come by. In my frantic effort to constantly organize my recipes, I remembered an old article I had come across in an 80’s Bon Appetit about this very topic.
I’d love to brag that I spent hours rolling out homemade pasta dough, but my KA pasta attachment still continues to collect dust in the pantry. One of these days I’ll get around to testing it out. But not on a day when my time was so incredibly valuable! I went the won-ton-wrapper route. If you’ve never made ravioli, it’s actually pretty easy to do… just a little time consuming. I made ravioli for 20 recently for a gourmet club dinner party and I literally spent hours making each little ravioli. For two, however, it was a manageable task.
1. The won ton wrappers are laid out and the ravioli filling plopped on top.
2. Rub edges of wrappers with beaten egg white (I used water in my last ravioli-making event and found that they fell apart more easily)- the egg white worked better.
3. Place second wrapper on top (or you can simply fold the wrapper in half to make a triangular ravioli.)
4. If you’re using wrapper on top of wrapper, cut with a biscuit cutter (or ravioli cutter, should you have such a gadget.)
5. Rub a quick coat of egg white around the edges to assure sealing.
6. Place ravioli on a floured cookie sheet, cover tightly and refrigerate until you’re ready to boil them.
Not too bad, huh? Kind of fun too. And it’s all worth it when your romantic interest looks at you lovingly and says, “You made these?”
Deplete of basil, the pesto sauce instead includes fresh oregano, thyme, rosemary, onion, garlic and a splash of cream. It was a wonderful romantic dinner for two (oh, and we loved the ravioli!)
This recipe can be found HERE.