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Solo Date Night

August 26, 2011

Whew, yesterday I felt like a real grown-up with a 9-5 job!  I ran before work and had all evening to myself.

I love Joey and all, I really do, but I was kinda sorta glad his bowling league started up last night because I was cooking dinner for my hot date and needed him gone.

And before you think I’ve gone all Unfaithful on you, that hot date was myself.

P.S. I’ve never seen Unfaithful, but judging from the title, I think I can guess what it’s about.

I pulled out all the stops for my date.

Classy and expensive appetizers.


Things being on sale just makes it okay to buy two, right?

IMG_2533 Right.


My date was dressed to the nines.


Nines (read: baggy AE shirt and Soffe shorts circa 2005).

And no outfit is complete without onion goggles.


I promise I was actually cooking onions.


And because my date was feeling extra hungry yesterday, I pulled out the serious stuff.


If only my dad would accidentally buy dry roasted almonds he doesn’t like more often.


Seasoned with Bragg Aminos = salty.

In other words, pass those on over.  Now.


I grated “us” some cheese.


While goat cheese is probably my favorite, muenster will always hold a special place in my heart.


It makes me think of my mom and how she would melt slices of it in the microwave for my sister and I when we were little.  And how I always thought the orange end pieces tasted the best.

Oh wait, I still think that.

IMG_2545 BBQ Chickpea Pizza

My date likes pizza.  And BBQ sauce.  And isn’t so big on chicken, but chickpeas are a whole different story.

Plus opening a can of beans seems so much easier than trying to cook chicken.


Pizza is best served with chocolate salad.



I know I’ve said this before but, I love pizza.

And this one was so.freaking.good. 

And easy. 

Seriously, all I did was pre-bake the crust, spread some BBQ sauce on, then cheese, chickpeas and some onions I’d caramelized on the stove.



Then Joey came home.  But I didn’t mind.  I missed watching Jersey Shore with him.

No questions today, friends.  Just enjoy your Friday!

9 Comments leave one →
  1. August 26, 2011 10:26 AM

    Nights without boys are needed sometimes. Especially when pizza is involved. More for us.

  2. August 26, 2011 10:44 AM

    Are you drinking wine out of a plastic cup? lol

    Love date nights with myself!

  3. August 26, 2011 12:35 PM

    Solo date nights are the best–you always want to do what you want to do, you are always hungry for the same food as you, and you always think you good ;D Way to rock an evening alone!

  4. August 26, 2011 1:51 PM

    Aww- solo date night. How cute! Look like you had a good time 🙂

  5. August 26, 2011 5:33 PM

    A hot date, delicious food, AND onion goggles? Sounds like a perfect Friday night 😉 I’ve been putting hummus on my pizzas forever now, but I’ve seriously got to try BBQ sauce. It sounds amazing. Hope you’re having an awesome Friday, girl!

  6. August 27, 2011 5:44 AM

    I love solo date nights! Haha I think they are needed once in awhile. Love the onion googles btw 🙂

  7. August 27, 2011 10:36 AM

    That is a great solo date night! I will have many of those in my near future with hunting season around the corner 🙂

  8. August 28, 2011 6:52 PM

    Pizza with chickpeas! I love it! Definitely going to have to try this soon!

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