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French Themed Date Night

May 22, 2015

This weeks date night? Parisian Themed!

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We donned our Parisian best and I put together the best French themed date I could after a long day of work! How does one throw together such a night? Simple…

Step 1: Pull a recipe from Julia Childs cookbook and simplify it to your liking

Step 2: Put together creative elements to create a Parisian vibe

Step 3: When all else fails, play French Music

I saw this picture on Pinterest and thought it would be such an amazing touch to my french date night.

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Source: http://www.atozkidsstuff.com/dvdcolor/RecipesRataouille.pdf

After multiple attempts trying to recreate it, I gave up. Proceed with caution…

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It started off really promising….”simply” build an Eiffel Tower out of Wafers and icing….. Add humidity to the mix and you’ve got a leaning tower of…shit.

My moms attempt turned out similar to that of a 4 year olds- resembling more of a rocket ship than a monument..

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and I have to say my brothers turned out the best…though melting within minutes

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it wasnt long until I moved on to cooking a dish I had never heard of before, let alone knew how to make.

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Coq la Vin! (Per Mickey’s request) I pulled a few recipes, ran to Marianos and got cookin!
For an appetizer, I made a quiche…and by made a quiche I mean bought a frozen one from Trader Joes and zapped it in the microwave for 6 minutes.

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With the help of my amazing mother and chef-in-the-making brother, after 4 hours the dish was ready to eat!

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We went onto my patio and enjoyed the weather, wine and our french meal while listening to a french Pandora station and talking about our days

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Another successful date night complete!

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While these sorts of themed nights might not be for every couple, it’s fun to mix things up and step out of your comfort zone every once in a while.  What other kind of themed date nights would you like to see?  Do you have a favorite French dish that you like to make?  Sound off in the comments below.

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Bon Appétit!

 

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1 Comment

  • Reply Teresa Wingert June 30, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    I loved this!!! Totally inspired to start some themed date night of my own!! Thank you for sharing with us! <3

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