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Easy Date Night Recipes

Quick and Easy Date Night Recipes to Cook at Home:
Diner Classics Menu

by Katie Wilson from CraftyGirlCreates


Date night tonight is based on a classic diner menu. Easy to create, won't take you all day and heart-warming and delicious too, all you need is that significant other...


Appetizer: Cheesy Spinach Dip with Tortilla Chips
Entrée: BBQ Meatloaf burgers with Oven Roasted Potato Wedges
Dessert: Ice cream sundaes

Ice cream sundaes

Easy Date Night Appetizers

Cheesy Spinach Dip with Tortilla Chips

Ingredients:
½ package frozen spinach (about 6 ounces), defrosted and drained
½ cup parmesan cheese
½ cup mayo
½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
Tortilla chips, bakery fresh or packaged

Directions:
-Preheat your oven to 425 degrees
-Mix all ingredients, and place into a greased casserole dish
-Bake for 7-10 minutes, or until heated through and bubbly
-Serve with tortilla chips

 

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BBQ Meatloaf Burgers

Ingredients:
2 TBSP diced onion
½ pound 80/20 ground beef*
2 TBSP fresh chopped parsley
1 egg
¼ cup plain breadcrumbs
¼ tsp granulated garlic
1/3 cup BBQ sauce
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground black pepper
1 TBSP vegetable oil
2 buns, split and toasted
Lettuce, tomato and dill pickles

Directions:
-Preheat a grill pan on your stove to medium, medium-high heat.
-In a large bowl, combine the ground beef with the onion, parsley, egg, breadcrumbs, garlic, salt and pepper. Add in 1 TBSP of BBQ sauce and mix well.
-Divide the mixture into halves, and form each half into a patty.
-Lightly brush the patties with vegetable oil, and place in your grill pan.
-Grill for 6 minutes, and then gently flip the patties over.
-Brush patties with BBQ sauce, and cook for an additional 5-6 minutes, or until cooked through.
-Serve the patties on the buns with lettuce, tomato and dill pickles; add extra BBQ sauce if desired.

*Note: For a healthier twist, you can substitute ground turkey for the ground beef

Oven Roasted Potato Wedges:

Ingredients:
3 medium potatoes, washed
2 TBSP vegetable oil
1 ½ tsp Adobo seasoning

Directions:
-Preheat oven to 425 degrees
-Cut potatoes into half, then cut each half into fourths (8 wedges per potato)
-In a bowl, combine oil and Adobo seasoning; add in potato wedges, and toss to coat
-Place on a baking sheet, and bake at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until wedges are crisp on the outside, and soft on the inside.

 

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Easy Date Night Dessert

Ice Cream Sundaes

Ingredients:
1 pint vanilla bean ice cream
Hot fudge sauce
Caramel sauce
Whipped Cream
Maraschino cherries

Directions:
-Divide the pint of ice cream between two sundae or similar glasses or bowls
-Top with your choice of dessert sauces & whipped cream
-Garnish with cherries

 

 

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Quick & Easy Date Night Recipes - Mediterranean Meal for Two 0

Easy Date Night Recipes

Quick and Easy Date Night Recipes to Cook at Home:
A Romantic Mediterranean Date

by Katie Wilson from CraftyGirlCreates


Do you find yourself wishing that you and your partner could escape from the daily grind, and run off to the Mediterranean for a vacation? You might not be able to do that right now, but your taste buds can travel for you! Each recipe is easy to follow, and is easily ready in time for dinner.


Appetizer: Hummus with Pita Chips from the Betty Crocker Cookbook
Entrée: Mediterranean Chicken with Rosemary Orzo
Dessert: Pomegranate, Fig and Almond Greek Yogurt Parfait

 Homemade Chicken Orzo

Easy Date Night Appetizers

Hummus with Pita Chips

(From the Betty Crocker Cookbook http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/hummus-with-pita-chips/)

Ingredients:
1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans, drained
¼ cup olive oil
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons lemon juice
½ teaspoon salt
Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
Pita chips or toasted pita rounds

Directions:
-In blender or food processor, place the beans, oil, garlic, lemon juice and salt.
-Cover and blend on high speed, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides
-Blend until fully mixed.
-Spoon into serving dish, garnish with parsley and serve with pita chips or toasted pita rounds.

Notes: You can easily use pre-made pita chips from the grocery store instead of toasting your own pita rounds. It’s an easy shortcut that gives you more time!

 

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Mediterranean Chicken with Rosemary Orzo

(From the Betty Crocker Cookbook http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/mediterranean-chicken-with-rosemary-orzo/5522be78-47da-4262-8323-a025487034dd)


Ingredients:
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast (1 large or two medium), cut into medium chunks
1 can (14 ounces) chicken broth
1 1/3 cups uncooked orzo pasta (about 8 ounces)
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 medium zucchini, cut into small chunks
3 roma (or plum) tomatoes, cut into small chunks
1 medium yellow bell pepper, chopped
½ cup water
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
½ teaspoon salt

Directions:
-Lightly coat a 10 inch skillet with cooking spray or oil, and heat over medium-high heat.
-Cook chicken in the skillet for about 5 minutes, turning occasionally, until no longer pink.
-Stir in broth, pasta and garlic. Heat to boiling; reduce heat
-Cover and simmer for about 8 minutes, or until most of the liquid is absorbed.
-Stir in the remaining ingredients, and heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is tender.

Notes: You can substitute 1 teaspoon dried rosemary for the fresh.

 

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Pomegranate, Fig and Almond Greek Yogurt Parfait

Ingredients:
2 cups pomegranate Greek yogurt
¼ cup dried figs, diced
¼ cup slivered almonds
2 tablespoons honey

Directions:
-In two glasses or glass bowls, alternately layer the pomegranate Greek yogurt with the dried figs and slivered almonds, evenly dividing the ingredients.
-Drizzle honey over the top of each parfait, and serve.

 

 

Easy Date Night Recipes