Trying to save some money, but want to celebrate Valentine's Day with your honey in style?  Grab a bag salad, french bread and set up a romantic table with the fine china (ok, just don't use the paper plates this time), here's an easy recipe from Taste of Home that is sure to please!


2 cups uncooked penne pasta

2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms

1 cup sliced green onions

2 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

1/3 cup water

1 cup heavy whipping cream

2 cups cubed cooked chicken

2 tablespoons capers, drained

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

Shredded Parmesan cheese


Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute mushrooms and onions in butter for 4-5 minutes or until tender. Add wine or broth and garlic. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half, about 5 minutes.

Combine flour and water until smooth; gradually add to mushroom mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in cream. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 4-5 minutes or until heated through.

Drain pasta. Add the pasta, chicken, capers, salt and pepper to cream sauce. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 5 servings.