Valentine’s Day: Planning An At-Home Date Night
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We don’t get a lot of time to ourselves as a couple, so Valentine’s Day is an opportunity for us to carve out some time together. While we could plan a traditional date night, we love the idea of an at-home date night. It’s more intimate, budget-friendly and there’s something romantic about being together in the kitchen.
Tips For Planning An At-Home Date Night For Valentine’s Day
This year, we’re planning an Italian dinner together. I love the flavors of Tuscany and it reminds me of a beautiful Mediterranean getaway. The best part of creating an Italian dinner is that it’s not complicated – anyone can create a delicious Italian dinner.
My secret is using the only pasta sauce that’s actually from Tuscany – Bertolli®. A flavor as unique as the region where it was born, it’s the only premium sauce that’s prepared simply and cooked lightly to lock in layers of delicious flavor. It’s always been our go-to pasta sauce pick because it truly represents homemade Italian cooking.
How To Create An Unforgettable Dinner
Start with setting the scene for your at-home date night. I like to prep the kitchen with everything we need for cooking and make an intimate tablescape. Of course, candles and personal touches go a long way. It’s all about being thoughtful.
I like to decorate the tablescape with something from our wedding, or memories of the past. Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to use our wedding champagne flutes again or reminisce with photos about the the trips we’ve taken as as a couple.
Making A Rosa Sauce For Your Italian At-Home Date Night
If you really want to bring out an amazing blend of flavors, try mixing together two sauces. When you mix Bertolli® Organic Traditional Tomato & Basil Sauce together with Bertolli® Organic Creamy Alfredo Sauce, you create an amazing Rosa sauce. It’s a delicious match, like two cooks in the kitchen on an at-home date night!
Both of these products are USDA Organic products made with non-GMO ingredients. The Bertolli Organic Traditional Tomato & Basil Sauce is made with the finest organic ingredients, like plump tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil and Romano cheese. The Bertolli Organic Creamy Alfredo Sauce is made with fresh cream, whole milk, real butter, and aged Parmesan and Romano cheeses. Together, they’re authentic Italian flavors that compliment any pasta shape.
So it’s easy as that – just mix together Bertolli® Organic Traditional Tomato & Basil Sauce together with Bertolli® Organic Creamy Alfredo Sauce. After boiling your pasta until al dente, we combined the two jars of organic sauce together in a pan over the top. You just gently blend your pasta into the sauces and it creates a rich and creamy rosa sauce.
We like to experiment with different pasta toppings to make our own unique pasta bowls. I think you can keep it simple with just some Italian flat-leaf parsley as a garnish. If you want to add some meat options, we like simple grilled chicken or turkey meatballs on top.
Rosa Sauce Recipes From Bertolli
If you’re looking for even more inspiration for your Italian at-home date night, Bertolli® has you covered this Valentine’s Day! Check out some of these awesome dishes that bring the flavors of Tuscany to your home:
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