Date night continued even though I felt the on-coming of a cold Friday night. Once again, it was my turn to plan. We called our neighbor Mike and had him come over with his girlfriend for a double date. Mike is the best neighbor anyone could ask for. We try to do something with him every once in a while. Lesson #1: Date nights is not only for strengthening relationships with your significant other. It can also be used to strengthen friendships, too.
My idea for date night: A cookie cook-off. We flipped through cookbooks and picked out simple cookie recipes to try. It was us against them. Nathan and Tiffany… butterscotch oatmeal cookies. Mike and girlfriend… peanut butter pecan cookies. It was fun as the ladies read recipe instructions while then gentlemen baked. It was also fun to observe how other couples worked together. Neither Mike or his girlfriend bake much. So they were learning new skills. They did so well. Lesson #2: We can learn about relationships by observing other couples.
We had a great time eating cookie dough. Then eating baked cookies. And talking for the rest of the night. There was some friendly trash talking. And since everyone was so nice, we called it a tie. Of course we had to send them home with some cookies because we didn’t need over three dozen cookies in our house. Lesson #3: Overload of cookies = not good for my summer shape.
Nathan said: The cookies were good but I was more excited about the full glass of whole milk to dunk them in! Not the most healthy date we’ve had but it was fun and we enjoyed some friendly banter with our neighbors.
» Tell me… Did you have a fun date night last weekend? And which cookie would you pick to be the winner? Butterscotch oatmeal or peanut butter and pecans? Want to join Project 52: Date Night? Awesome! Start anytime. Go here for details about the project and print the pledge.
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