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Healthy Homecooked Date Night

Friday, January 11, 2013

Last night, 'A' and I had our healthy homecooked dinner date at my apartment.

I picked him up from the gym. (I don't know if I ever mentioned it, but he admitted last month that whenever he knows he's going to be near me, he sprays on some of his cologne because he knows I love the scent and he wants to be on my mind. IT WORKS.) Anyhoo, he gets in my car and smells just yumm. Haha.

He was tired, but I asked if he was still up for dinner. He was, so we got there and I got the oven going. He asked if he could help at all and because I said no, he just watched me be all domestic for him, LoL. I prepared some foil wrapped broccoli, carrots and potatoes while I made him pick a movie to watch. The winner? The Departed with Jack Nicholson, Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio.

When the veggies were almost done (I bake them in foil for 50 minutes at 450 degrees - perfection!), I prepped some country style biscuits to go in the oven. 'A' took that as his cue to start cooking the steaks. We enjoyed our meals with 1% milk.

My entire meal ended up being 600 calories, 81 carbs, 11g of fat and 45g of protein.

It was completely filling and he was a satisfied customer. I think we'll be doing this homecooked date night on a regular basis. And I couldn't be more thrilled :) Plus, it's cheaper than going out!

Just wanted to share that you can make healthy meals for the 'manly men' in your life. I don't even know if he realizes how good that stuff was for him. He got his meat and potatoes meal. I had a happy belly without having to buy special expensive 'diet' foods.

I'm a normal girl who wants to be healthy. On a budget. And this works for me.

Happy Friday, my Lovelies!

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CINDYBEL 1/15/2013 2:59PM

    I've always preferred eating ice cream in cold weather. emoticon emoticon

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JOYFULJUDYLYNN 1/15/2013 12:31AM

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SEATTLE58 1/14/2013 10:23PM

    Good for you with cooking for him and you! emoticon emoticon In this world where everything costs so much, that would appeal to him so much that you know how to cook a home-cooked meal at a smidgen of what a fancy restaurant would cost! I'm so proud of you! emoticon emoticon

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KUJAYHAWKGIRL 1/14/2013 2:02PM

    I LOVE homecooked date nights! Sounds like a wonderful meal :) so glad to see you so happy!

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CHANGINGSAM 1/14/2013 1:35PM

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ABEAUTIFULMESS1 1/14/2013 10:37AM

    "The Boy" and I usually cook at home. It definitely saves money and is also SO much easier to cook something healthy- or at least know exactly how something is cooked. One thing that I love to make for an easy, healthy meal is stuffed peppers with brown rice, low sodium/heart healthy spaghetti sauce and ground turkey and a little cheese. Another is shrimp, veggies (similar to the way you made yours in the oven) and sometimes crescent rolls. Glad things are going well with A!!! I always get excited when you've posted a new blog!! Have a great week!

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BUTTERFLY-1976 1/12/2013 3:00PM

    emoticon Home cooked meal dates are always great because you have control of what you eat & not tempeted to get something not so good, just because. Plus it's way cheaper!!

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EZRIN101 1/12/2013 1:03AM

    That's a fantastic idea. Going out to eat wastes so much money and cals! What a great way to spend and evening

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CHARTHESTAR 1/11/2013 11:11PM

    sounds like it was perfect!

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LIVEDAILY 1/11/2013 11:06PM

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That definitely sounded like a wonderful evening!!

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HHB4181 1/11/2013 8:12PM

    Good for you!!!

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POISONGIRL999 1/11/2013 6:21PM

    That sounds amaaaaazing! My mouth is watering.

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JEREMY723 1/11/2013 6:18PM

    Sounds great! Have a great weekend!

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CAT-IN-CJ 1/11/2013 5:56PM

    Sounds wonderful. I think there's something to this home cooked food/ date thing . .

It was about 4 years ago that my 'date' (who later became my DH) invited me over to his house for clam chowder and bread pudding. I saw great potential. Now he's doing 90% of the cooking at our house. Wooohooo!

Good luck.

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MERRY_XMAS 1/11/2013 5:48PM

    Delicious food and good company; what a great combination!

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NILLAPEPSI 1/11/2013 5:38PM

    Mmm. Sounds delish!!!!

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ROBYNROSE26 1/11/2013 4:56PM

    Sounds yummy!

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