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Old 04-20-2013, 07:31 PM   #1
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Creative Date Night

We didn't have the money for a date night out and my mouth was all set for Waffle House steak and hash browns (scattered all the way with chili not sausage gravy). So I decided to do some research, get some cheap steaks on managers special, and start cooking to make steak and hash browns ala Waffle House. What are your creative date night/ restaurant night ideas?

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Old 04-20-2013, 08:19 PM   #2
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Back when we were dating and newlyweds, our "date night" usually consisted of homemade pizza (Bisquick crust, spaghetti sauce and cheese) and milkshakes. VCRs were just becoming popular but we didn't have one so we would just watch TV.
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:34 PM   #3
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Back when we were dating and newlyweds, our "date night" usually consisted of homemade pizza (Bisquick crust, spaghetti sauce and cheese) and milkshakes. VCRs were just becoming popular but we didn't have one so we would just watch TV.
Hey, there's nothing wrong with that! We went 7 years w/o cable. Watched a lot of PBS, read books, and talked a lot.
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:37 PM   #4
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When we were kids ( 100 years ago) we would go to the super market, get what we needed to bake a cake or cookies or something from a cook book ( pre-internet, so we actually used books). We'd come home, cook, eat and watch a crappy movie ( which we had to go to the video store to rent for $3 for the week)
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:00 PM   #5
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Cheese and crackers by candlelight on a blanket on the living room floor with music .. then dance and chat ... makes me think it's time for another one of those date nights !!
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Throw a nice fire in the fire pit. Smoked oysters and slices of a good sharp cheddar on saltines with a touch of hot sauce. Watching the stars and talking whilst basking in the warmth of the fire.
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Throw a nice fire in the fire pit. Smoked oysters and slices of a good sharp cheddar on saltines with a touch of hot sauce. Watching the stars and talking whilst basking in the warmth of the fire.
Yum! On my way, think you need a second wife Hoot
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Date night?! What's that?
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I've only been on a handful of 'dates' with my hubby & when we did/do have a date night it's always the same thing..... steak sandwiches at the local pizza shop (they have them on special on Wednesdays), then off to the tiny local movie house that they refurbished a few years ago for their family night special..... 6.00 per person & that includes the movie, a small popcorn & a small soda.

We are such boring people & we have been this way since we met.
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Date night = out of the ordinary. For us that usually means finger foods, or some ethnic adventure. Recently I made some lovely French bread and dragged out the fondue pot and we gorged on gorgeous garlicky bubbling gruyere and topped it off with fresh berries. Memorable. :)
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Date night = out of the ordinary. For us that usually means finger foods, or some ethnic adventure. Recently I made some lovely French bread and dragged out the fondue pot and we gorged on gorgeous garlicky bubbling gruyere and topped it off with fresh berries. Memorable. :)
Oh, that sounds lovely!
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