I emailed Ryan at work today with a trifold request for a cozy weeknight dinner:

Request One:

Ravioli for dinner: check!


Request Two:

Candlelit dinner: check!

Burn Baby, Burn

Request Three:

Scrabble: check!

Scrabble Remix

After a quick trip to the dog park with Miss Sadie, we came home to make a dent on our trifold dinner.

The ravioli came together in a flash, and while I cooked dinner, Ryan rounded up some pretty candles from around out apartment to set the mood for our cozy lil’ dinner date. I think you can definitely have a “date” in your own home.

What constitutes a “date” to you?

To me a date involves a little planning and then sharing a special evening/event/day/meal/activity with someone you care about… so I’m gonna say this evening was a little date for us! Who doesn’t love mid-week dates? 🙂

My Bowl

I placed my ravioli poofs on top of broccoli and portobello mushrooms and topped the whole bowl with marinara sauce and Parmesan cheese.


My Bowl

Scrabble Showdown

The Scrabble showdown was intense! After Ryan’s victory last time, I was determined to come out on top.

Unfortunately Ryan once again captured a win with a three letter word worth 34 points: irk. I was not a happy camper.

Upon his win, Ryan immediately hopped on his lap top and visited YouTube to blair the following songs in our apartment while he did a little victory dance:

Please excuse me while I go smack him… 😉

On a side note, if you’re looking for a good laugh, go to YouTube and look up videos of the Chipmunks singing virtually any song. It’s hysterical.


Ryan discovered this little gem when he was looking for his victory song. 🙂

9 Responses

  1. Sooooo you might say you were ‘irked’ when Ryan won?

    Sorry, I can’t pass up a bad joke. Have a great night!

  2. Awww…my hub and I love a good game of scrabble! Nothing beats it!

  3. I consider date night any night we get to spend together. With the amount that my hubby travels I will take what I can get!

  4. a date night to me is just when it is me and my boyy spending time together and enjoying ourselves 🙂


  5. Your date night looks like so much fun!! Ravioli, candlelight, and Scrabble…what could be better?! You will win Scrabble next time…you can do it! 😉

  6. Sounds like a great night! Date night for us is anytime baby M isn’t with us 😉

  7. Jared and I consider a “date night” to be any evening that we do something a little extra special. That can mean cracking a bottle of wine at home and watching shows saved on the DVR or going out for dinner and a movie.

    Anything counts as long as it’s a nice moment for the 2 of you. 🙂

  8. Your pasta looks great! I often eat the same type of dish for dinner, but with pesto instead of marianara sauce. I know it is not as healthy, but you have to try it!!! Soooo goood!

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