Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Downton Abbey ("Her Choice" Date Night)
I decided we'd have a "fancy" dinner and then watch my new obsession. I pulled down my fine china (for the second time in 10 years). A trip to Dollar Tree netted me two "linen" placemats, two "crystal" taper holders and tapers, and a little tin of shortbread butter cookies. I made one of our favorite dinners Lemon Thyme Chicken with Garlic Rice Pilaf (from Annie's Eats) and served it with a chopped salad full of fruit with a balsamic poppyseed dressing. Yum! We dressed up for dinner (he was such a good sport, he even put on his suit jacket!), and sat in candlelight at the table.
The best part, though, was dessert. My original plan was to have "tea and biscuits" with the butter cookies I bought at Dollar Tree, but then I saw some semisweet baking chocolate in my pantry and I had a brainstorm. I melted the chocolate with butter and milk to make a fondue and served it with the butter cookies and some fresh strawberries. We put it all on our laptop desk and set it between us on the bed while we watched Downton Abbey.
I thought it was a great date night, and Aaron enjoyed it, too. I think he is now as addicted to the show as I am! Just a few more episodes and then we're caught up to what is currently airing!
Coming Up: Game & Movie Night (details to be revealed at a later date)