Saturday, November 14, 2009

A Fun Date Does Not Have to Involve a Lot of Food

The other day, hubby and I got to go on another date while the toddler was attending a toddler movie night. I don’t think he was into watching the movie that much, but he sure loved the popcorn!


While I was thrilled to get to spend some uninterrupted time with hubby, I didn’t want to go out to dinner again. We planned our day so that we had a late afternoon meal at home and then went out and got some wine with some cheese, olives, beans, marinated tomatoes, & bread to go with it. After we leisurely enjoyed one glass of wine each, we got to explore a nearby bookstore and also went for a nice walk. It was the perfect evening and a nice reminder that a good time does not have to involve a lot of food…


Winebar 01


The olives, beans, & marinated tomatoes were sooooo good and the perfect amount for two…


Winebar 02


Question: What are your weekend plans? And I can’t forget the friendly flossing reminder…


Be well,

Andrea

20 comments:

  1. such a lovely evening! I like to do that with Star too... nothing special, just spend time together is just great!

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  2. Sometimes, those simple nights are the nicest :) I'm glad to hear you had a great time and the marinated stuff and bread looks yummy!

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  3. Still just getting my rest. Watching movies with the hubby. Looks like you enjoyed a nice night too.

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  4. Aw, I am so glad you had a great night with your husband! I'm spending my weekend with my parents at home and tried out a new, healthy Shepherd's pie recipe. :D

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  5. Dates don't have to mean going out. What a simple way to stay home with the hubby. ;-D

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  6. Eating little bits like that is my favorite way of eating. Yum. I love date nights in, all you really need for a date is paying attention to and enjoying one another!

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  7. OH YUM, I love olives, and really anything marinated! That looks so good. Nick and I just got back form dinner and I had a salad with chicken and sundried tomatoes with pine nuts and blue cheese. It was PERFECT!

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  8. Hey Andrea!

    I wanted to stop by and let you know I've moved... preventionRD.blogspot.com

    Nicole

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  9. That looked so good! I love making a little plate of munchies to eat when my husband comes home about 3:30 every afternoon. I enjoy pickles...any kind...raw vegetables cut into interesting pieces...maybe a little raw fruit and/or cheese and tomato juice, either plain or with all the spices I add to a Bloody Mary minus the alcohol. Last week we found some extremely sweet little tomatoes and had those every day! This week it has been honey crisp apple slices and some spicy hot tea.

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  10. My weekend got hijacked by volunteer work. I'd rather have a date with wine and bread and cheese, I can tell you that much! LOL!

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  11. what a wonderful, special evening and meal. what in the world is toddler movie night?!

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  12. What a great idea and special time out!

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  13. I flossed earlier and thought of you! We just got back from Athens - good times! I'm pooped though - won't even update the blog until tomorrow - haha!

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  14. you are so right! good times are just that...food does not have to be the center of all events!

    I wish more people knew that!
    we sneak out for errand dates.

    yes...I flossed! shew.

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  15. That sounds like the perfect evening, and that dish looks great to enjoy with a glass of wine!

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  16. Cheese....and good bread! sounds better than a fancy meal out to me!

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  17. That IS a nice reminder. What a fun night. The whole plate looks satisfying and enjoyable--I love salami!

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