(Closed) What To Cook For Date Night?

posted 8 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I really like Fish Tacos πŸ™‚ They are a fun meal and very easy but you can make them into a fun “Taco bar” as well.

I really like “Everyday Exotic” on the Cooking Channel so I always use his recipe but there are lots out there.

 

Post # 4
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Newbee

Okay, Im a giant fatso but I LOVE cream sauces. I know they are murder on the waistline and cause pink indentations from my jeans but hey, who cares right?

Fettucine Alfredo with lemon basil chicken. Maybe some sauteed asparagus and fresh tomatoes.

Fresh strawberry pie for dessert.

YUM! Cue the continuous saliva flow Tongue out

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

Home made pesto is really easy and soo good. I make pesto chicken and my husband adores it. I get the tiny chicken tenderloins and spread pesto on the outside, then fry on medium for like 10 minutes. Serve with some pasta red sauce and red wine, as well as any veggies you like! It is easy and always a hit. oh and if you buy the almost baked bread from the store and spread garlic butter in it before you bake it it is super yummy.

Post # 6
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Honey bee

I made cornish hens for date night that were pretty easy and were fancier than our normal week night dinners. Served with grilled asparagus, roasted potatoes, and corn bread (BF loves it!). For a dessert a made a pudding parfait (made with the instant pudding mix, yum) and servced it in a fancy dish. Its all about presentation πŸ™‚ haha

 

Post # 6
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Honey bee

I made cornish hens for date night that were pretty easy and were fancier than our normal week night dinners. Served with grilled asparagus, roasted potatoes, and corn bread (BF loves it!). For a dessert a made a pudding parfait (made with the instant pudding mix, yum) and servced it in a fancy dish. Its all about presentation πŸ™‚ haha

 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I am going to share my secret. Champagne shrimp pasta.  So darn easy and I have cooked it even for my total foodie friends and they love it.  It only has a few ingredients and it will be done in 20 minutes. 

 

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Champagne-Shrimp-and-Pasta/Detail.aspx

 

And I actually don’t dice the tomatos.  I use plum (roma) tomatoes and slice them in very thin rounds because it looks prettier on the plate. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Fiance and I love fish and I’ve been really enjoying sauteed or grilled white fish (cod, tilapia, haddock–sprinkle each side with s&p or a combination of spices you enjoy; we like cumin & chili powder a lot!), atop a bed of homemade grilled corn & black bean salsa.

For the salsa (makes enough for 4 servings):

Grill 4 smallish ears fresh corn until it’s pretty tender and some kernels are blackened, then cut the corn off the cob and let it cool a bit in your mixing bowl.  Dice 1/4 a red bell pepper and 1/2 a green bell pepper; add to the corn.  Mince 1/2 a jalapeno; add to the bowl. Dice about 1/4 of a small/medium onion, and add that, too.  Add in 1 can drained & rinsed black beans, the juice of 2 limes, a good-sized handful of chopped fresh cilantro, and some salt & pepper.  Mix it up and enjoy!

Sometimes I serve it with brown rice, even though I guess the corn is really the grain for this dish.  What can I say, I love my carbs πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

oooh, yum! That champagne shrimp & pasta looks fabulous; we might have to try that soon!  I wonder how much I can cut down on the cream, though…

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@BunnyBrideToBe: Can’t cut down on the cream too much because it is the base of the whole thing.  This is not a low fat meal.  But because it is rich you won’t eat as much and it reheats wonderfully (doesn’t look as pretty but tastes great).  It is heavy whipping cream which is what I always use but maybe you can sub in some lower fat cream. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Fun!  i was just reading a newlywed food blog on this exact topic! 

http://pineapple-grass.blogspot.com/  Her last 4 posts were a different dish, all part of Date Night–cheese bread, lasagne, dessert.  They are all make-ahead so the prep time can be the day before or whenever you have more time.  I haven’t tried it yet, but a lot of her recipes are perfect for 2.  I was planning to make the lasagna this weekend!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@moderndaisy: That sounds amazing! I might try it for our date night on Saturday! Do you modify it at all?

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

seom great ideas already ladies! I’ve printed off a few to try myself!

what about:

Salmon – grilled, broiled, baked with some lemon and dill
Steak – serve with some sauteed mushrooms and onions, maybe a baked potato?
Seared scallops
Big caesar salad with grilled chicken and jumbo shrimp
Stuffed shrimp

Chocolate covered strawberries are pretty cheap to make if you make them yourself, and they are easy to make!

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