Date Day

Date day isn’t just for single people. It’s even more important to date when you’ve been together for several years.

Spontaneous date days are awesome, but planning them together are better.

On this date day we had a picnic at the park and did a little fishing. Well actually it was we fed the fish. It’s like feeding the ducks only you are trying to catch them not feed them.

The menu for our picnic was  pasta salad, spicy chicken, and ice cream cake.

Pasta Salad

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Spaghetti with Squash and Roasted Tomatoes and Peppers

Ingredients:

1/2 box Spaghetti noodles cook per directions

1 1/2 pound yellow Squash, sliced thin

1 Bell pepper, seeded and halved

1 Pound Roma Tomatoes, halved

1 clove garlic, minced

1/4 cup Olive oil

1 cup Italian Dressing

Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:

Bring a large pot of very salted water to a boil, add spaghetti. Cook spaghetti according to package directions.

In the meantime put halved peppers and halved tomatoes on a sheet pan. Drizzle with Olive oil, season with a little salt and place under broiler. Keep your eye on this you just want them charred not burnt. About 10 minutes or so.

In a large skillet heat olive oil and add squash, garlic and season with a bit of salt and pepper. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

When peppers and tomatoes are done let cool for  a sec so you can handle them and  cut in slices length wise.

Add these slices to the squash. Take off stove to cool down.

When the spaghetti is done, rinse under cool water to cool down the noodles.

Add noodles to vegetable mix and add the Italian dressing. Mix everything well.

This taste even better the next day after sitting in the fridge overnight. This recipe can also be found on my blog post Meatless Monday!!!

Spicy Sweet Oven Baked Chicken

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Ingredients:

2  pieces 1/4 chicken

2 tablespoons Sriracha

1/2 tablespoon Garlic Powder

1 teaspoon Chili Powder

1 teaspoon Cumin

1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes

1 teaspoon Salt

3 tablespoons Strawberry Jam

1 tablespoon Light Brown Sugar

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Add everything except the chicken to a bowl and mix.

Coat chicken.

Cook Chicken on 350 for 45-50 minutes or until done.

 

Now for desert!

Ice cream cake in a jar!!

My mason jar tag along ice cream cake

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The ingredients are very simple

Store bought pound cake cut into cubes

Store bought ice cream (Tiffany chose cookies and cream)

Mason jar

I just simply layered everything into the mason jars starting with the cubed cake then ice cream then cake and so on and so on.. until I reached the top.

Now add ice cream

I packed the two jars with lids on inside of a small cooler with ice packs to keep them cool. They traveled well and were delicious.

It’s not  your traditional ice cream cake but it was just the right amount for us.

This recipe can also be found on my blog post Ice Cream Cakes and Cupcakes

 

 

 

 

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