A spin on Wolfgang Puck
Since the boys were in bed by 7 last night, Jeremy and I decided that since we couldn't go out for a date, we would bring the date night in!
While Jeremy went out for a bottle of wine, I started on dinner. I suppose when you have small children, date night means you are eating food without your kids ... this was tonight! I wanted to make something that I hadn't made before ... a dangerous attempt when you are hoping for a nice date night with your husband, but I stuck to some familiar flavors I knew we liked and went with it. This meal has great potential to be extremely fattening, so in places that I could alter the ingredients a bit, I did. In a saute pan, I melted butter and added chopped turkey bacon instead of proscuitto to crisp.
Once the bacon was cooked through and crispy, I added 4 tbsp of dijon mustard and 2 tbsp whole grain dijon mustard.
Stir the mustards into the bacon and once well incorporated, slowly pour in 3 c half and half- again, to cut calories I used fat free half and half. Stir together on low heat. While the sauce is blending, I began to boil my noodles.
When the sauce is blended and heated through, I added 1/4 c sun dried tomatoes and continued to cook on low heat. You can also add chicken, mushrooms or cherry tomatoes in addition to the sun dried tomatoes, I only added the sun dried tomatoes because we didn't want too heavy of a meal.
Simmer until heated through and add the noodles to the sauce to toss together.
I topped our pasta dish with some parsley, Jeremy poured some wine and we enjoyed a lovely date night in with a movie.
I am so blessed to have such an amazing husband. He is my provider, supporter, and best friend. I am beyond grateful and thankful that we can share nights in together and grow in our marriage and LOVE for one another!!