1) a home cooked meal
2) quality time with Honey (and possibly me)
We're both big Italian food fans so I decided to make lasagna last night for dinner since he was flying back from Oklahoma. I used my lunch break to have everything prepped and ready for the oven to save time after work.
|garlic knots, my favorite part of any meal|
|right out of the oven|
|my plate: lasagna, garlic knots, salad|
The garlic knots were super easy to make. I used one of the small cans of Pillsbury Crescent rolls. I tore each triangle in half and knotted the dough. I then baked the tray of 8 small knots in the oven for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Once they were out of the oven I tossed the knots in a bowl with some garlic butter (3 cloves minced garlic, about 1.5 tablespoons melted butter, 1 teaspoon parsley, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and a pinch of red chili flakes for a little heat).
The salad was easy to make too. I chopped some fresh spinach and quartered a handful of grape tomatoes and tossed those in a bowl. I then chopped some kalamata olives and added those to the salad bowl. I thinly sliced a couple of sweet bell peppers and added those as well. The final piece of the salad was a drizzling of red wine vinegar and olive oil as the dressing, plus a little seasoning of freshly ground salt and pepper.
The best part of last night's dinner was leftovers for today!