Last night it was my turn to plan date night. I decided to keep it low key, since Hubby is recovering from a cold. We started with two one hour massages at a really inexpensive massage place in town. It only cost $25 for an HOUR massage! SCORE 🙂
iPhone pic…it was DARK.
I loved our dialogue afterÂ our massages:
Bobbi ” So Babe how was your massage?”
Hubby “Either I am really sore or she was working for the government and trying to get information out of me!!”
Bobbi “What do you mean? Was she really rough?”
Hubby “She was doing YOGA on my back!!’
Bobbi “Oh I love deep tissue”
Hubby “I do too, but not so much that I wanted to CRY”
Bobbi “Suck it up Babe 😉 “ ——> See I need to me more sympathetic!
Instead of going out to dinner I decided to make one of our favorite meals for us at home,Â Cold Chicken Satay Noodles. I love this meal, because it only takes about 15 minutes to make 🙂
Â I adapted the recipe a bit to make it a little healthier.
Cold Chicken Satay Noodles- adapted from Rachel Ray
1 pound whole wheat spaghetti
1/4-1/3 cup smooth or chunky light peanut butter, softened (eyeball it)
2 tablespoons agave nectar
1/4 cup warm water (eyeball it)
1/4 cup tamari (aged soy sauce)
1 clove garlic, grated with microplane or box grater
Juice of 2 limes, zest of 1
1 teaspoon hot sauce (eyeball it)
3 tablespoons Â peanut or sunflower oil (eyeball it)
2 cups premade chicken strips from Trader Joe’s
A handful of shredded carrots
4 scallions, thinly sliced on an angle
1 cup spinach greens, thinly sliced
1/4 cup chopped peanuts, available in small pouches in the baking aisle
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro or flat-leaf parsley, whichever you prefer
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Once boiling, salt water liberally, then drop pasta in and cook to al dente. Run cooked pasta under cold water to cool. Drain well and reserve.
While the water is coming to a boil and the pasta is cooking, whisk together softened peanut butter, honey and warm water in a large bowl.
Once theyâ€™re combined, whisk in the tamari, garlic, lime juice and zest, and hot sauce.
While whisking continuously, pour the oil in a steady stream to complete the dressing. Add noodles, veggies and peanuts to the bowl and toss until everything is mixed well. Place noodles in shallow bowls and top with chicken and cilantro or parsley.
Yields 4 servings
We also bought a $6 bottle of Cocobon from TJ’s. I thought I would try something new. It’s a blend of Merlot. It is a lot lighter then the rich and blod reds that I am used to. None the less, it went really well with dinner.
Hubby had a glass of OJ 🙂
Â I love that our fireplace is viewable from our dining room. Dinner byÂ fireside is way more romantic.
Happy DATE NIGHT to us.Â
Eating like the 5 year olds that we are 🙂
After dinner we danced for a while in our living room to the “Love Songs” mix on Pandora. It’s such a great mix!
Date Night Expense:
$50 for massages
$15 for dinner + wine
$0 for Dancing Living Room Session
A quiet evening together with no cell phones of computers…PRICELESS!!!
I am working all day today and then heading out for an 8 mile run with the girls.