Monday, December 5, 2011

Friday Night Dates :: 26

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 #26


This was such a tasty night of
flavors and sweets.
The film was adorable
and the night was so fun.

The smooches were sweet too.
Here are the recipes...

Easy Strawberry Empanadas recipe

1/4 cup cream cheese, room temperature
2 tablespoons light brown sugar

confectioner's sugar

2/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh strawberries
1 (8-count) package refrigerated crescent rolls
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Blend cream cheese and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar in bowl. Fold in strawberries. Unfold crescent roll dough into 4 rectangles, smoothing the dough together along the diagonal dotted line. Divide the strawberry mixture among the 4 pieces, spooning onto the bottom half of the rectangle. Fold dough over and crimp edges with your fingers or the tines of a fork. Bake rolls for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Brush cooked empanadas with melted butter and dust with confectioner's sugar. Drizzle with chocolate, if desired.

Morning Glory Cocktail
* 1 1/2 oz Vodka
* 1/2 oz Dark Creme de Cacao
* 2 oz Light Cream
* 1/4 tsp Grated Nutmeg

* Combine the vodka, creme de cacao and cream in a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes
* Shake well, and strain into a cocktail glass
* Garnish with a dusting of nutmeg, and serve

Did you find romance over the weekend?


Caroline said...

Leigh, we watched Morning Glory too!!! I LOVED it! I am a huge Diane Keaton fan so anything with her in it is my fave!

Looks like another fun evening with your man. Anytime I whip-up a something like a cheese and crackers platter after the kids are in bed--I always think of you and your date nights! :)

Sue said...

I'll have to watch Morning Glory because I LOVE Diane Keaton.



Linda D. said...

Yum for the drink. Yum for the appetizer. Yum for the movie. And Yum for those smooches! Very inspiring date night!

We actually went to a real movie in a real theater and saw "Hugo", which was amazing on so many levels! Only thing missing was a great vodka drink!