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Nov 2, 2011

Meals for Two {Guest Post} Shari from The Daily Dish

Hello Fashion Truffle readers, my name is Shari and I blog over at The Daily Dish where you will find me rambling about food, fitness, fashion, city living, and more. I moved to Chicago about a year and half ago and finally was able to end the long distance, and be in the same city as my boyfriend. Adjusting to us both being in Chicago (and later living together) has been quite the journey, but I have loved every minute of it. While I may not be married (or even engaged for that matter) one of the biggest changes (and challenges) I had to make once I moved to Chicago was cooking for two. Since Viv is about to become a Mrs. (or actually has become one at this point), I thought it would be fun to put together some of mine and my boyfriend's favorite recipes for two or more. Enjoy them, and I hope that you (and Viv) will try a few.
1. One of the easiest things to make for two people is homemade pizza of your choice. I like to buy the premade crust and use it as a blank canvas where I throw together any and everything I am in the mood for. 
Here are a few of the pizzas I have made that have been a huge hit: 
- Prosciutto & Arugula Pizza (pictured above)
Pair any of the above with a side salad and you have dinner for two for two nights. Gotta love that.
2. Another one of our favorite dishes is stuffed peppers. In fact, I made this for the boyfriend this year for Valentine's day and he absolutely loved it. Made with ground turkey or beef, both are very tasty!
3. In the mood for chicken? Drumsticks are always a fan favorite in our apartment. They are cheap, and since you can eat them with your hands, they make dinner fun. These balsamic chicken drumsticks are one of the recent drumstick recipes i've tried that we both really enjoyed. Make some mashed potatoes and veggies on the side and it comes together for one fantastic meal.
  
For other chicken drumstick recipes that are also delicious, try:
- This easy Arroz con Pollo
OR
- This yummy Chicken Calabrese
4. For one of our seafood favorites, give this Shrimp Scampi a try. The addition of green onions in this dish make for a nice twist. It's simple refreshing, and sure to be a repeat recipe.
5. And lastly, if you are looking for a great seasonal recipe that will please both of you (and leave you with a few nights of leftovers), try this Pumpkin & Sausage Pasta. Don't eat meat? I definitely think this pasta will be just as good without the sausage. In fact, i'm debating making it as a side dish for Thanksgiving sans meat. 
I hope you all enjoyed my roundup. For more recipes, or just to say hi, be sure to stop on over to my blog. I look forward to hearing from you! And to Viv, Congratulations lady! I can't wait to see all of your gorgeous photos of the big day. 

5 comments:

  1. all those recipes look SO delish. I'm inspired to get creative with my next homemade pizza!

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  2. Looks DELISH! The pizza's look so professional!

    xoxo Jessica

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  3. These recipes look so yummy! I really want to try the sauceless veggie pizza!

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  4. Oh I am so excited to try that pumpkin pasta! look all things pumpkin!

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