One of my favorite things to do is cook dinner with my boyfriend. It is less expensive than going out to eat, and we can sit in sweatpants and watch The Office while eating dinner from the comfort of my own apartment. This Valentine’s Day, we decided to cook dinner together so that we could skip the busy restaurants (and because I had to study for an exam that was scheduled for the next day).
Since Valentine’s Day was also Ash Wednesday, we needed to make sure that the meal was vegetarian (my boyfriend is vegetarian so it was a win-win!). We decided to a make spinach artichoke mac and cheese. I had the idea to make it when I saw a Tasty video about it the week before.
One of my summer goals is to learn a new recipe every week and make dinner for my family. My first meal was a little spontaneous–my mom said that we had a ton of pasta that we could use up, so I had the idea to make pesto.
I’ll try to post mostly healthy recipes if I write about food, but I have to share one of my favorite desserts: apple bars. (At least apples are healthy.)
This recipe is a big hit among my roommates. I have been known to make these a 1 a.m. on a Saturday night, and sometimes they are gone within 24 hours. Even when I only had one egg on hand instead of two, people still ate all of them.