MONDAY DATE NIGHT// mom + mom-in-law recipes!

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When we first got married, a lot of people gave us the advice of having a weekly date night. We've been trying on and off again to have a date night on Mondays, but a lot of times we end up not doing anything in particular because sometimes it feels a little pointless to have a date night when it's usually just the two of us most nights anyways! However, I'm realizing it's still nice to pick one night of the week to go out of our way to do something a little extra for each other, so I'm hoping we can start this up again.

We were both eating out a ton last week, so we decided to stay in for a home cooked meal. Plus, we finally cleaned our apartment, and nothing feels better than being in a clean apartment!!

This meal was definitely a gift from a lot of our loved ones. I used my mom's unbelievably simple lobster tail recipe, and Taylor's mom's insanely good mashed potatoes recipe.  Trust me guys, you haven't eaten mashed potatoes, until you've eaten these mashed potatoes!  And then to top it off, my Auntie Ruth gave us those delicious cherries. I don't know about you, but I feel like a queen and that the world is mine for the taking when I'm eating fresh fruits! Such a treat!

I also made a simple leaf garland to hang over our dining room table to bring some of the summer prettiness inside. Our apartment is still so blah right now. I wish I could find more time to decorate, but, here we are.  Regardless, home is still about who you live with and not the vintage sofa you've been eyeing, so no complaints here, I still have what's important to me  :)

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**P.S. Thanks so much to my Auntie Ruth for the chairs,my mom for the silverware, and Taylor's brother Ryan for the dining table. Knowing how long it takes us to get around to buying furniture, we would probably still be eating with our hands on the floor without these!!


Hanna Lo said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

looks fab mody! glad you guys had some sweet time together :) :)

Linda Park said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

OMG! THAT LOOKS UH-MAZING!!!!!!!! Are you allowed to share the recipes or they family secrets?!

melody said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks guys! :) Linda- I will ask my mother-in-law if she's ok with sharing it, and post back later. all I did for the lobster tail was literally just lightly spray with cooking spray and then broil on the high setting for about 12 minutes! My mom said she would email me when they have sales, so i'll forward it to you too if they are ever on sale :)

My Froley said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh my this looks divine AND I love the decor. You have really great family to give you gorgeous furniture like that :-)
I saw that asparagus & bacon dish on pinterest and have been meaning to do it for a while now.
Hope you both enjoyed !


lynnette said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

MMMM that all looks SO GOOD. :DD haha oh yes, recipe please!! But yeah only if your mother-in-law says yet!!
The dining table looks loving in its simplicity though! :D Am glad you're having a great time with weekly date nights.

Anna, Oh yes! I like that. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This looks so lovely! Date night is important- especially if you can have it so scheduled in to your routine before you have kids then you stick with it when you really need that alone time.

Your dinner looks amazing! and love the garland x

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