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Quick and Easy Date Night Recipes to Cook at Home:
Slow Cooker Simplicity

 by Katie Wilson from CraftyGirlCreates


One of the best things about using a slow cooker is that you have more time to focus on other things – for instance, setting up a romantic candlelit dinner for you & your honey. A cozy table for two, soft lighting and a bottle of wine will go a long way towards creating the mood for the evening.


Appetizer: Skewered Wedge Salad
Entrée: Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Potatoes and Carrots
Dessert: Whipped Chocolate Mousse with Fresh Berries

Date nights made easy - Chocolate mousse with raspberry and mint garnish

Skewered Wedge Salad

Change up how you eat your salad! Skewers are a fun way to present your salad, and make salad into a great appetizer. Allow 2-3 skewers per person.

Ingredients:
½ head of iceberg lettuce
1 pint cherry tomatoes
¼ cup real bacon bits
Bleu cheese dressing (recipe below)

Directions:
-Chop iceberg lettuce into small wedges.
-On wooden or metal skewers, alternate skewering iceberg lettuce wedges with cherry tomatoes. Place on serving tray.
-Drizzle skewers with bleu cheese dressing, and sprinkle with bacon bits.

Homemade Bleu Cheese Dressing
Creamy goodness, without unnecessary additives or preservatives!
Ingredients:
1/3 cup mayo
1/3 cup sour cream
1 lemon, juiced
¼ tsp ground black pepper
1 pinch salt
½ cup bleu cheese crumbles

Directions:
-In a blender or food processor, combine mayo, sour cream, lemon juice, salt, pepper and half of the bleu cheese crumbles.
-Pulse until well combined.
-Remove from blender into serving container, and stir in remaining bleu cheese crumbles.
-Enjoy with your skewered wedge salad!

 

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Easy Date Night Entree


Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Potatoes and Carrots and optional asparagus

It’ll only taste like you’ve slaved away in the kitchen all day – using a slow cooker gives you perfect, tender pot roast with minimal cooking.

Ingredients:
1.5 to 2 pound chuck roast
2 TBSP all-purpose flour
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground black pepper
2 TBSP vegetable oil
1 cup beef stock
3 red potatoes, washed and halved
3 carrots, peeled and cut into 2 inch chunks
1 medium onion, peeled and sliced into rings
1 tsp dried thyme
½ tsp garlic powdery

Directions:
-Heat 2 TBSP vegetable oil in a large skillet or pot over medium to medium high heat.
-Mix together flour, salt and pepper; lightly coat pot roast in flour mixture and shake off excess.
-Sear pot roast in hot pan on each side until light to medium brown; remove from pan and shut stove off.
-Place pot roast in the slow cooker, and add potatoes, onions and carrots on top.
-Mix together beef broth, thyme and garlic powder. Pour beef broth mixture over pot roast and vegetables, and place the lid on the slow cooker.
-Cook on high for 3-4 hours, or until pot roast is tender & falls apart.

Roasted Asparagus:
A simple and delicious way to eat asparagus!

Ingredients:
½ pound asparagus, rinsed
2 TBSP vegetable oil
1 tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper

Directions:
-Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
-Line a cookie sheet or sheet tray with aluminum foil for easy clean-up.
-Cut the bottom ½ inch to 1 inch of the asparagus stalks off, and discard.
-Toss asparagus stalks with oil, salt and pepper until evenly coated.
-Place on sheet tray, in a single layer.
-Roast in oven for 15-18 minutes or until tender.

 

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Easy Date Night Dessert

Whipped Chocolate Mousse with Fresh Berries! 

A decadent favorite, this dessert is the perfect ending to your romantic dinner. With just a few ingredients, you can make dessert magic!

Ingredients:

1 pint heavy cream, chilled
12 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate, chopped
Fresh berries (your choice) for garnish
A sprig of fresh mint (optional)

Directions:
-In a large bowl, whip cream at medium speed until stiff peaks form. (Be careful not to over whip)
-In a double boiler (or a bowl set over a pan of simmering water), melt chocolate, stirring frequently. Remove from heat when fully melted, and set aside to cool for two minutes.
-Gently fold melted chocolate into whipped cream, and spoon into dessert dishes or glasses.
-Refrigerate for 1 hour.
-When ready to serve, remove chocolate mousse from fridge and garnish with fresh berries and maybe a sprig of mint. Enjoy!

 

 

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