For something different this year, we decided to stay in and cook ourselves an Italian anniversary meal!
We poured a big glass of wine and got to work. We had seen some recipes prepared just that week on the Food Network and we were salivating. We printed out the ingredients and I’m proud to say it was all DELICIOUS…Penne with Vodka Sauce (from scratch thankyouverymuch!) and amazing garlic bread (it gave Vinny’s a run for their money!!) Click the dishes above for links to the recipes.
My marinara in progress!
*Note!! The sauce has to go into the oven to bake for an hour and a half. I didn’t read this the first time through, so when we realized we had to wait that long, it was a very hungry hour and a half (with lots of wine and no food to absorb it! haha)
During our wait, we decided to open gifts. I am always so impressed with Page’s ability to wrap!
We saw Beatles Love in Vegas on our first anniversary and for lack of a better word LOVED it!! The plan is to back very soon – maybe on our fourth anniversary. Page has been ALL about vinyl lately so I bought him the soundtrack, and a ball marker from Etsy with the famous Happy Gilmore quote, “Just TAP It In”.
So funny, but little did I know Page had bought something for me from the SAME Etsy seller – a calendar necklace I’ve been eyeing forever. I LOVE this – each one is hand-stamped with the month of your choice (mine is Sept 2007) and the 29th is circled. Love, love, love it. I’ve also been dropping some not-so-subtle hints about Coach’s new “Poppy” fragrance. MMM smells so good!
Page is not known for playing by the rules or sticking to a spending limit, even though I try and set one at every occasion. He surprised me with tix to Passion Pit next Monday (yay!) and then the big surprise…tix to the Iowa/Penn State Homecoming game today!! (YAY!!!) What a lucky girl I am (the tickets, yes, but more so for that fun dude I get to call a hubby!)
As for the food? After a LONG wait…we got to taste test….delish!!!
Cheers! Here’s to many more to come! 🙂