Date Night #1
Apr. 2, 2010 6:34 pm
Updated: Jun. 7, 2012 10:46 am
We welcomed our baby boy into the world last summer! He is our first & has brought us so much joy and happiness.... It takes ALOT of energy and focus to keep a newborn happy, healthy & wise. Sometimes what takes a back seat is the attention & time you spend with your best friend. Today I had a brilliant idea!! On Friday nights after we put the Lil Pooch to bed, we will make dinner together and it will become a Friday night tradition...the recipe would be selected from here - Allrecipes.com We will spend time in the kitchen - chatting about our week & catching up over a hot stove and perhaps a bottle of wine! *Note - some background on us....Our lovely name for each other is Pooch. This evolved after a year of dating. It started by us saying "smooch" to each other. Then "smooch" evolved to "smooch-e" and "smooch-e" evolved to "pooch-e" which ended simply as "pooch" (an alternative is Scungilli...only to be used when one of us is behaving badly (more so him them me...hahaha) .....I digress I came home tonight with the above mentioned idea..... And so we begin!
Date Night #1 ... Good Friday's Supper was http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Shrimp-and-Mushroom-Linguini-with-Creamy-Cheese-Herb-Sauce/Detail.aspx< It was a success!!! My Big Pooch HATES mushrooms - after reading a few reviews I substituted mushrooms with spinach! My main critique is to add some salt! Even though we normally avoid extra salt, it was def needed! Per other reviews we used broth instead of water (veggie of course - its GF) to "smooth the sauce" Otherwise we followed as written. Will def make again! I plan to give this 4 outta 5 stars!! In future blogs I hope to take pictures of our night. BUT to start out - here is photo of when it all officially began! Cheers!