Monday, July 4, 2011

Friday Night Dates :: 6


To drink
: Italian Berry Float

1 cup lemon sorbet
1 cup mixed berries
1 cup Prosecco or other sparkling wine.
Mint sprigs

Place sorbet in each glass. Arrange berries evenly around sorbet. Pour Prosecco over berries:
garnish with mint sprigs.


To eat: Prosicutto and Plum Open-faced Sandwiches{from Cooking Light July 2011}

1/4 cup fig preserves
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
1/3 cup soft goat cheese
4 slices country wheat bread, toasted
1 cup loosely pack arugula
2 ripe plums
3 ounces very thin slices prosciutto
1.Combine first 3 ingredients, stirring with a whisk, set aside.
2.Spread 3/4 ounce cheese evenly over each bread slice,
divide arugula, plum wedges, and proscuitto evenly over sandwiches.
3.Drizzle each sandwich with 1 tablespoon fig preserve mixture.

The movie: Roman Holiday

A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians
and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome.

We had never seen this movie and I was thrilled to watch it.
Audrey is so charming and Gregory Peck is quite the leading man.
About half way through the film, I looked over at Roger
and said "I'm so glad that you can watch movies like this without being miserable."
After a brief pause I asked him
"You aren't miserable, are you?"
He grinned coyly and took a sip of his libation.


Susan Anderson said...

Roman Holiday is one of my all-time favorites!


Katherine said...

I've never seen Roman Holiday, but I'm a huge Audrey fan.

Caroline said...

Oh I LOVE a Roman Holiday!!! I am a huge silverscreen fan (one of my childhood favorites although not a childhood movie was Duck Soup by the Marx Brothers, for example). Yes, I am a nerd. :)

Perfect menu. Perfect movie. Y'all are awesome. xo

Linda D. said...

What a great evening! Love the "coy" smiles and sips of "libations". You keep inspiring me to try some new recipes for fun! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Oh! Roman Holiday!!! Well, if you ever discover your husband is, in fact, miserable during such movies, I'll gladly be a stand-by fill-in for date nights. ;)