Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and if you feel sexiest in the kitchen (I do!), then you’re probably whipping up your significant other something fabulous.
Whether you’re a guy trying to be romantic or a girl hosting her galentines – or something in between – I’ve got the perfect recipe for you.
It’s an oldie, but a goodie: my One Pot Basque Chicken with Red Potato Noodles.
Now, I know what you’re thinking: “But Ali, you’ve already posted that! Give us something new!”
Well, this time, it’s a bit more special – I made a video for you that shows exactly how to make this recipe, because, let’s be honest – there’s nothing less sexy than fumbling around while you try to look flawless and confident in the kitchen.
Plus, we don’t want to make something that has a zillion steps and too many pots and pans. Who wants to do dishes after you masterfully prepare dinner? No one! Especially not me – I hate cleaning.
With this dish, you’ll spend more time with your date, drinking wine, enjoying food and getting ready to slow-dance in your apartment (or house) because after you eat Inspiralized, you never feel weighed down!
As you’ll see in this video, everything happens in one pan, it comes together quickly and it’s hearty enough to satisfy a man’s appetite (or a woman’s!) and it won’t leave you feeling overstuffed or bloated. You’ll have room for the best part…. dessert!
So, without further ado, here it is – how to make my One Pot Basque Chicken with Red Potato Noodles (and the music is kinda romantic, if I do say so myself!)
Now, my biggest tip for hosting a romantic Valentine’s Day for a loved one is to prepare, prepare, prepare. Chop, mince, spiralize, dice, grate, peel every possible item on your menu beforehand so that when your date arrives (or comes home), you basically just need to follow the instructions of a recipe.
Have the table settings set, have the wine corked, have the glasses out, and have the music already playing (it’s fun to dance around yourself while you’re getting ready anyway!)
Just remember – if you prepare this recipe in advance, make sure to submerge the potato noodles in a bowl of cold water so they don’t brown. When you’re ready to use them, just drain them into a colander, pat dry and they’re ready to use!
My favorite way to make things feel special when cooking for Lu on an intimate dinner night? This trendy apron – it basically doubles as a maxi skirt, so you feel chic while keeping clean. I find that many aprons make me feel frumpy – not this one. It’s great for hosting dinner parties too, you’ll totally look like that flawless hostess!
What are you making this Valentine’s Day? Will you be Inspiralizing your date?