He put a ring on it at Disneyland
To celebrate, I surprised him with a semi-fancy dinner. Remember those beautiful heirloom tomatoes we got at the Farmer's Market?
Well, I got some mozzarella and some fresh homegrown basil and made this:
I followed The Pioneer Woman's reduce-the-balsamic-method (basically, carefully reduce the balsamic until it's a syrup) and drizzled that, and some olive oil, salt, and pepper, over it all. It was refreshing and divine.
Served it with stuffed bell peppers + gravy (marinara sauce).
* using ground turkey
* using spicy Italian pork sausage
* excluding the egg, rice, and bread crumbs
* using jarred marinara sauce (added extra seasoning, a little bit of sugar, and wine)
* pre-cooking the meat before stuffing
* par-boiling the peppers
* using extra seasoning (i.e. Italian seasoning, Mexican oregano, garlic)
* adding chopped mushrooms and onions, fresh basil
* covering the tops with pecorino romano and mozzarella (last 7 minutes or so)
Turned out pretty tasty. We seemed to eat peppers for days! Next time, I want to try them "meatloaf" style: topped with ketchup, with the meat baked in the oven.
It was a really colorful dinner
P.S. Being married rules.