Monday, April 9, 2012

Date Night

Tonight, on a whim, we decided to have a date night. It had been a month since our last one so we were pretty excited. We went and saw Hunger Games, which was awesome! I'll definitely need to read the books to find out what happens next. After the movie, Chris noticed that there was a frozen yogurt store, Loreta's, next to the theater. I begrudgingly agreed to go in, thinking there would be nothing I could have there. I happily admit that I was wrong. Loreta's had a delicious strawberry sorbet!

You get your own soft serve dessert and then go to the toppings bar to add toppings to your heart's desire :) We will definitely be going back.

We came back home for dinner and I made a creamy pepper pasta. I use to eat pasta nearly every day so I was thrilled to have a creamy pasta tonight to finish off our date night.

Creamy Pepper Pasta
What You Need:

  • 1 lb/1 package fettuccini pasta
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 red bell peppers, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon: zest from the lemon and 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups (soy) milk
  • 1 cup (vegan) cheddar cheese
The Process:
  1. Cook the pasta according to the packaging.
  2. While the pasta is cooking slice the peppers and cook them in the oiled pan at medium heat. Add the lemon zest, pepper, and lemon juice and cook for 5 minutes. 
  3. Add the pasta, milk, and cheese. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring frequently, until the milk mixture is creamy rather than watery. 
We served ours with a french loaf. Chris also had his with broccoli and cheese stuffed chicken that he bought from our grocery. 


  1. I love that you made this for date night - it looks so yummy! It's deinitely going on my list. Thanks for sharing! And may the odds be ever in your favor ;)

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  2. Thank you so much for the nomination!!

  3. Sounds delicious!! I wish hubs weren't lactose intolerant. :( There are so many yummy recipes we just can't do. Thanks for sharing this at Shine on Fridays!!

  4. Sounds and looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at scrumptious Sunday