Monday, February 6, 2012

Friday Night Dates :: Week 30

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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Sometimes I think that it's good for the soul
for a lady to drink a whiskey drink
and watch a film about fast cars.

Drive is one of those films
that is a bit of a paradox.
Highly stylized, romantic,
yet gruesomely violent.

I took it as an opportunity
to bury my head in Roger's chest
but some of it is not
for the faint of heart.

That being said,
Ryan Gosling sure does know how to smolder
while chewing on a toothpick.

Here are the recipes...

Almond Shrimp with Amaretto Butter

3 tbsps butter
12 onion (finely minced)
1 lb shrimp (cleaned)
12 cup amaretto liqueur
12 cup slivered almond
12 tsp salt

1.Heat butter in skillet until golden brown, then saute onion in butter until translucent and barely browned.
2.Add shrimp and saute about 5 minutes.
3.Add amaretto, almonds and salt and cook on medium heat for another 4 to 5 minutes.
4.Serve alone as an elegant appetizer, or over angel hair pasta as an entree.

Zoom Cocktail
5 oz Cherry 7up
1 shot Ameretto
1 Shot Whiskey

This is just a spin on the classic 7 & 7. Instead of using regular 7UP, mix with Cherry 7UP and splash a shot of amaretto over the top. Sweet and powerful, it is sure to Zoom up the night.

Did you find romance over the weekend?


Linda D. said...

Looks fabulous! My romance this weekend involved eating shrimp cocktails and watching the Superbowl with my hubby. Even the 1/2 time was exciting what with the middle finger malfunction! Not as exciting as fast cars but amazing in it's own way.

Sue said...

Not much romance this weekend. We just kinda ran from thing to thing and then collapsed.


Secret Mom Thoughts said...

No romance this weekend but I will try to fit some during the week. Ryan Goosling sure does know how to make me swoon.

Ducky said...

Sometimes we find romance in the strangest of places....a college baskeball game on tv and a bottle of wine. Teehee... it was a fabulous night!

Andrea said...

No romance here, but nobody got hurt either! Not even every night when he woke me up coming to bed two hours later!

Holly Knitlightly said...

That drink sounds delicious & Amaretto butter? Yuuuuuuuum! So good!

This weekend wasn't that great, but hopefully next will be better!