Before we talk about our super romantic date night I have a brilliant idea for you. Let’s say you want to get together with your girlfriends and eat the most delicious plate of happiness ever. All you have to do is say, “Let’s make a salad bar and everyone bring different items.” I promise you, you will not be disappointed with the result. Not to brag or anything (actually I am totally going to brag) but this was all my idea.
Hard-boiled eggs, guac, chicken, veggies, spinach, feta, fruit, sunflower seeds, homemade poppyseed dressing… it was a magical afternoon. Isn’t it crazy how eating this kind of stuff for lunch makes your body feel a million times better than when you eat candy for lunch;)
We also dove into the pumpkin bread with dark chocolate that I brought and don’t be deceived by that small looking piece, I had 12 pieces right after.
This cutest little girl decided that the sunflower seeds belonged on the floor. Kids make lunch time a million times more fun.
After lunch (yeah…. it took us 3 hours to ‘eat’ lunch) Brooke and I ran a few errands and before we knew it Billy got home. I am severely worried that BIlly is her favorite. I might not even sleep tonight because of this.
We really want to get back in the habit of having a date night once a week. Two problems with going out for date night: I am not ready to get a babysitter for at least 8 more years and going out to eat gets really expensive. So instead we have decided to have late night date nights. Brooke actually went to bed at 7:25 and so that is when we started our date night.
This is Brooke approximately 12 minutes before she went to bed.
We made Billy’s favorite meal. Ribs.
The other really awesome part about date night at home is that we cook the meal together. We first put the ribs (from Costco) in a pressure cooker for 25 minutes and while that was cooking we made the bbq sauce (1 cup brown sugar, 2 cups ketchup, 1/2 cup bbq sauce, 2 tbs worcestershire sauce and 1 onion sautéed in 2 tbs butter) and then topped the ribs with the sauce and broiled them on high for about 10 minutes. They were perfect and because I am a nerd I figured out that each plate only costed us $3 and eating ribs at a restaurant would have cost at least 50 times that much (that is just what I am telling myself so I feel like I am doing really good at saving money).
We ended the night with the least romantic television show in the history of the world. Prison Break. I don’t know why I continue to watch this show, I feel so stressed out throughout the entire thing. Billy had a Pellegrino and I had more pumpkin bread.
Married/engaged/relationship peeps: How often do you have a date night? Where do you usually go for date night? Who plans the date night in your relationship?
Is there a show or movie that stresses you out to watch? Anyone else seen Prison Break?
What are your favorite toppings at a salad bar?
What is the best part about your Friday?