Monday, September 26, 2011

Friday Night Dates : 18

I'm inviting romance into my life
one Friday Night Date at a time
and documenting each one here on my little ol' blog.

I want to remember every detail
of these splendid home spun dates.

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Date #18


I love watching spooky movies in the dark.
We snuggled up and took sips
of our martinis as the plot unfolded.

Our arms intertwined,
I buried my face in his arm
and pretended to be afraid,
even when I wasn't

His hand squeezed my arm
as he pretended to comfort me.

Here are the recipes...

Apple Walnut Crostini

2 cup walnuts chopped
3/4 cup honey
3/4 cup chopped dried apples
2 Tablespoons orange zest
1 tablespoon orange juice
2 teaspoons herbes de Provence
1 teaspoon ground corriander
1 teaspoon lemon juice
salt and pepper
8 ounces room temperature cream cheese
1 loaf of baguette

start with the softened cream cheese and get the herbs and liquids mixed in first
Add the walnuts
Mix it all together. Taste to make sure that it is seasoned properly.
lice the bread and spread some of the mixture on each piece. Put the crostini under the broiler for about 2 minutes. You just want to warm the bread and cheese.

The Poison Apple

Makes 1 drink

2 oz. apple cider or apple juice

1 oz. pomegranate juice

2 oz. tequila

1 tsp honey (optional)

crab apple or other very small apple for garnish

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake for at least 30 seconds until freezing cold. Poke a few holes in the apple and add it, with the mini bamboo fork, in the cocktail glass. Pour the liquid over the apple and serve immediately.

Did you find romance over the weekend?


Secret Mom Thoughts said...

That food looks amazing.

Linda D. said...

What a fun date! Love the theme of the "poison" drinks and the "scary" movie!

Sue said...

Your husband is the luckiest guy ever! And I especially loved this date with its "scary" theme.

Pretty cool.


Caroline said...

Besides the fact that everything looks fantastic-- I LOVE the descriptions of each of your date nights. So romantic. I think you would be a great author of a romance novel.

Linda D. said...

Oh yes, my Fri night date consisted of a run to an old fashioned video store where we didn't find anything to buy. So, we watched The Island.. a great sci fi movie. I wished I had an atomic sunrise to drink, but alas, it was diet, caffeine free Dr Pepper!

Mindy said...

Okay, I am inspired. We really need some romance here and our budget and 3 kids can make that challenging. Thanks for the terrific idea!