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Have I told you all before that we’re poor college kids because, yeah, we’re poor college kids. And being poor college kids with two little people, we don’t have much time or money to spend going on extravagant (or even nice-enough) date nights.
With my student teaching semester quickly approaching, and inevitably the start of me working full time and Jake starting law school, we’ve been trying to make regular date nights a priority so that we’re in the habit of devoting time to our marriage. It’s something that’s really important! Part of that means trying to have more in-home date nights.
Now my tortellini is not homemade, because I really do not have the time for that. But if you’re looking for a great homemade tortellini recipe, you can click here for this recipe by The Kitchn. By using spinach in the dough, you can create a festive green tortellini- perfect for the holiday season!
I mean if Joanna Gaines designed pasta I feel like it would look like this.
I did, however, make this awesome alfredo sauce. This sauce was one of the first things I made when Jake and I got married and he loved it! It also probably tricked him into thinking I’d cook more often. I do not.
- 1/2 C butter
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 2 C milk
- 6-8 oz grated (or pre-shredded 😉 ) parmesan cheese
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- black pepper- season to liking
Melt butter, then add cream cheese and garlic powder. Pour in milk slowly, while stirring out lumps. Stir in parmesan cheese and keep on heat until it reaches your desired consistency.
After the pasta is cooked, dump this delicious alfredo over the top and you can head straight to the table with your lover!
We like to really make our night special by drinking smartwater sparkling. It has all the great qualities of smartwater such as being vapor distilled with electrolytes for taste, but we find it really elevates our evening! Nothing like bubbles to make you feel fancy! It really adds a high end feel to our dinner in.
You can pick up smartwater sparkling at your local Albertsons. It’s really the perfect beverage for entertaining because it’s innovative and modern.
To add even more oomph to your evening, decorate your table with candles and holiday themed decor. I threw on some candles, a lantern that we had from our wedding, and these crochet Christmas angels my great-grandmother handmade to make it a little more special.
Another thing I love to do is turn on a romantic playlist. Right now this has been my favorite! Feel free to use it whenever you’d like.
If you’re looking for a way to make your in home date night special, consider making this tasty pasta dish. And elevate it with your a couple of glasses of beautiful smartwater sparkling. It’ll be a great date night, I promise!