November Date Night

Yesterday was such a great start to the week…anyone else feel that way?

I started my morning with an indoor cycling class.

indoor cycle

It has been so long since I have been to a cycle class, and I always forget how much I love it!  I need to get more cycling back into my life.

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Breakfast was a delicious batch of egg white oats with about 2/3 of a melty mashed banana, cherries, and dark chocolate cocoa powder (that’s why they are so black!)

greek black bean burgers

Dinner was a Greek black bean burger from the Lean Green Bean with a side of spaghetti squash and salad.

side salad

Apparently, I was really in the mood for onions on my salad…

After dinner I was still hungry and in the mood for something sweet.

greek yogurt with cocoa

I whipped up some plain, nonfat  Greek yogurt with dark chocolate cocoa powder and stevia and topped it with a tablespoon of natural peanut butter.  Totally. Hit. The. Spot.

Ok, so enough about Monday…let’s rewind back to the weekend!

November Date Night

Friday night was spent “in” celebrating Brian’s November date night.

november date night

Last Christmas, nearly one year ago, I gave Brian the gift of 12 prepaid and preplanned date nights.  One to complete each month of the year.  If you are a new Treble in the Kitchen reader, you can read more details about the Christmas gift by clicking this link.

This date night is was so cozy and relaxing.  Perfect for this time of year.

In this envelope, I simply place $20 with a note stating Brian was in charge of dinner and I was in charge of dessert for the evening.

Brian is a huge help in the kitchen, but he is not usually the one cooking the food or creating the menu so I thought this would be a fun way to switch roles.

Brian’s meal pick?  Ghouda macaroni and cheese with crab.

November date night 2We both helped each other out and worked away on our portion of the meal while sipping some prosecco.  It was so fun!

November date night

Look at that mound of macaroni!

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The macaroni and cheese was so tasty and rich…we had lots of leftovers, which Brian was NOT mad about ;)

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We also had a tasty side salad to round things out.

November date night 5

November date night 6

My dessert was actually Lindsay from the Lean Green Bean’s Sweet Potato Brownies.

sweet potato brownie

I know I know, you are probably all thinking sweet potatoes and brownies do NOT mix, but hear me out!  These were very tasty, and you would never know there was no flour or added sugar.  The brownies are sweetened with dates, kept moist with the sweet potatoes and they are very easy to make.

Thanks for the great recipe Lindsay!

We enjoyed our tasty dinner and dessert while watching a movie on the couch.   Such a great date night in!

Only one more date night left…I wonder what it will be!

Questions of the Morning:

  • Do you cook with your significant other?
  • Who normally takes the lead in the kitchen?
  • Any favorite recipes that you make together?

Comments

  1. What a great date night idea. It’s been so fun to see everything you’ve planned for Brian throughout the year. It’s so lovely how much time, love and thought you put into each date.
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  2. So fun! I am also enjoying cycling… rather be running but hey!
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    • Gotta do what works! I think I get way sweater after a spin workout so at least it feels like I’m working super hard!

  3. That sounds like a fun date night!

    I do all of the cooking in our house. One of these days, I need to spend a day teaching my husband how to make a few things :).
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  4. yay! glad you liked them!
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  5. Such a brilliant idea! How cute and romantic! I love the idea of going 50/50 on the day, that way your not doing all the work and both people are appreciated. Side note, I think I drooled a bit when you described ghouda & crab mac…oh my goodness!!

    -Ashley :)
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  6. I LOVE these recaps of your date nights. Such a great gift idea and you guys have had the best dates this year!!!
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  7. I LOVE that you did the 12 date nights for Christmas last year! Such a thoughtful and personal and perfect idea! And that mac & cheese looks amazing – sounds like a great date night :)
    And I used to spin all the time!! It was totally my thing!
    -Sammy
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  8. That mac and cheese looks AMAZING! You two are going to be eating on that for days!
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    • We did! We only just finished it yesterday. I didn’t really eat any leftovers, but Brian was eating them for lunch and dinner! Ha!

  9. i am totally going to look into both of those lean green bean recipes (for the burger and the brownie) – thank you! that salad looks excellent…i love onions :)

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