Valentines Day Dinner: Valentine Breadsticks and Pink Pasta

These are some of my kids FAVORITE bread items.  This year instead of making them into straight or twisted breadsticks, I made them into heart shapes.

Heart Breadsticks
36 Rhodes Rolls
 1 cup Parmesan cheese
 McCormick Schilling Salad Supreme (Seasoning)
 1 cube (1/2 cup melted butter)

Thaw frozen rolls just enough that you can stretch them and work with them, but not so they are rising yet. Take each roll and roll it in your hands back and forth to make it a long cylinder shape about 6" long (like you may have with playdough growing up).  Then place two long strands together and shape in a heart shape on a greased baking sheet (11x17). Continue until you have 18 hearts made.  Using a pastry brush, brush the melted butter on top of each heart-shaped breadstick.  Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top of each breadstick.  Sprinkle Salad supreme on top of the Parmesan cheese (I've seen people do garlic salt instead, based on preference).  Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until double in size.  Remove wrap and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

For the main course we had pink pasta - another dish I can get my whole family to eat happily and I loved that it had a valentine color to it.

Pink Pasta
2 14 oz. cans of Italian Style Diced Tomatoes
2 c. Heavy Whipping Cream
1 c. Parmesan Cheese

Cook tomatoes on stove on high until liquid boils out. Make sure not to burn tomatoes, but make sure liquid is completely gone.  Turn to low and add cream and Parmesan cheese and simmer until cheese completely melts.  Toss with pasta of choice (my kids love butterfly pasta the best, but we have also done shells and rotini).  It takes about 20-25 minutes to make.

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