Monday, June 27, 2011

Friday Night Dates :: 5

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To Drink
: The Princess Cocktail

2 oz lemon vodka
1 splash 7-Up® soda
1 splash cranberry juice
1 splash sweet and sour mix

Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into glass.

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The Menu: Honey Drizzled Cherry, Goat Cheese and Pistachio Crostini

4 ounces goat cheese, softened
1/2 teaspoon grated fresh orange rind
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
12 diagonally cut French bread bagette slices, toasted
1 cup fresh pitted cherries
1/4 cup pistachios
2 tablespoons honey

Combine the first 4 ingredients in a small bowl. Spread goat cheese mixture evenly on one side of each slice. Top evenly with pistachios and honey. Drizzle evenly with honey.

The film: The Princess Bride

A classic fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing (as read by a kindly grandfather).

This is THE perfect date night movie. When I first saw it in seventh grade, I remember wishing that I could watch it with a boyfriend. It would be a few years before I even had a real boyfriend but it made it even sweeter to watch it with my husband. We each new almost every single line to the movie and had so much fun saying the script with the actors. At one point, as Roger left the room to refill his glass, I asked him if he would mind filling mine up to. His response was "As you wish." My heart swooned.

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Why not invite a little romance into your life?
Just leave a comment with a link
to a post about your fantastic Date Night.
It doesn't have to be a Friday night date...
any time is a good time to reconnect.
Be sure to include that sweet little button in your post!

6 comments:

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I love The Princess Bride too. We watched a tv show for our date.

http://secretmomthoughts.blogspot.com/2011/06/true-blood-date-night.html

Sue said...

Our whole family loves Princess Bride.

And that crostini stuff looks great, too.

=)

Linda D. said...

I think a "theme" date night is a fabulous idea!
Princess cocktails? Princess bride? Priceless!

Caution said...

I'm pretty sure I'd go on a date with you myself if you make those things for me!!

Okay, fine. Not really. My husband would be too jealous. But they still look wonderful.

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Leigh, I am going to hire you to plan date nights for me!! This looks AWESOME. And I love the Princess Bride! :)xo

Branson said...

This looks like absolute perfection to me!