Monday, January 21, 2013

French-Inspired Surprise Dinner



On Friday night, I surprised my husband with a French-inspired dinner for the two of us. I made Ina Garten's braised short ribs and mashed potatoes, and the French Chocolate Pudding recipe from our cookbook for dessert. It was all delicious! I even put on a black dress and red lipstick, and played this French piece for my husband after we ate.








(Sorry for the poor photo--I was having trouble with the nighttime lighting!)


Have you ever made a themed dinner? I had never done anything like this before and it was really a blast. I got quite into it, as you can tell! 



7 comments:

  1. What a wonderful idea Kate! I love little creative date themes like this, so thanks for sharing it with us. :-) Looks like you and your hubby had a great, romantic evening (with no iphone-ing involved I am sure!)! Happy Monday to you friend...

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  2. such a sweet idea!! once, when david and I were dating, I made an italian themed dinner at my house and my sisters were waitresses. ha! I should do it again though, it has been too long.

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  3. so romantic! I love the idea of making an ordinary night at home anything but :)

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  4. How romantic and fun! These are the things I love about marriage...sweet gestures of surprise for each other. :) I once did a St. Patrick's Day meal for my husband and I, but it would be so fun to try a French theme. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. You win in the romantic department. Wow. I need to take notes, friend! :)

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  6. Thanks :) It really was pretty romantic! I recommend it!

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  7. Wine is a mocker... (KJV)

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