Some couples have cutesy nicknames for each other. Some couples speak in what can only be interpreted as language all their own. Some couples have a special song that reminds them of each other. Some couples have an anniversary date, for example: 4/6. For one couple that I know, their anniversary (4/6) has taken on a life of it's own. They see the number 46 everywhere. It's obvious to me that they are crazy- in love ;)
|4 ingredients were used to make the zuchinni boats. 6 ingredients were used to make the polenta hearts.|
This is the Polenta Hearts recipe from The Vegan Table. It was my first time trying the recipe. It was easy to make and it came out so cute!! 4 of the 6 ingredients in the polenta hearts are: fresh herbs, sun dried tomatoes, cornmeal and soy milk. The recipe stated to let the polenta set in the fridge for an hour. But I was so hungry I think I pulled it out after about 46 minutes. 46 minutes was plenty. It had set well enough to cut them into cute heart shapes. I fried them in a little olive oil to brown them for about 4-6 minutes on each side.
Zucchini boats are something that I've been eating since I was probably 4 or 6 years old. I used to love it when my mom would make them for me. It's broiled zucchini. To make them, you just need to halve or quarter a zucchini. Poke a few holes in each boat. 4-6 holes will do. Spread some Earth Balance on the top. Sprinkle with some salt and pepper and stick it under the broiler (on low) until they turn nice and brown.
I made a tomato sauce to spread on the plate. This was a delicious meal! I definitely recommend making this! But you need to plan ahead so you can let the polenta set in the fridge. I think it's worth the wait to be able to cut it into a fun shape. I didn't have a heart shaped cookie cutter, so I cut them free hand. I had a lot left over. If only I had a small cookie cutter, I probably could have cut out like...I dunno... 46 little hearts!
*This post is dedicated to Ryan and Michelle Lewis!