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March 2, 2013

Date Night? SOLC #2

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Last night my youngest daughter went snow tubing with friends.  My oldest daughter volunteered at the elementary school's fun fair.  This left my husband and I with a few free hours.

We started at the local family-run Mexican restaurant.  We enjoyed some tasty food and a mango margarita.  Yum!  Then we decided to go grocery shopping.

Romantic, right? 

There's a new chain of stores in our area that's a neat combination of fresh market/bakery/butcher shop and regular grocery.  It's a 20 minute ride from our usual store, but I think it's worth the trip.  My husband hasn't gone with me before, even though he's the head chef and foodie at our house.

I really thought the trip would be a dud.  Jeff hasn't been feeling his best, and I really considered going by myself.

As it turned out, we had an enjoyable hour in the store.  It wasn't very crowded and we were able to stroll down each aisle and really take everything in.  We challenged each other to find the cheapest item when brand didn't matter.  We discussed our youngest daughter's need for seafood (she should live in Maine!).  We made fun of the prickly okra (how do you cook that?) and admired the beautiful purple eggplants.

Maybe date night at your place looks a little different, but on this particular Friday night in our corner of the world, nothing beat a relaxing trip to the market!


  1. You must be talking about Mariano's - I've been there with Michelle, but it's usually so busy that you can't really look and I don't find grocery shopping relaxing. But, it sounds like it was a perfect date night for the two of you. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This sounds like a really nice date night. You relaxed, connected over dinner, and laughed together. Perfect.

  3. I have always found simplicity to be the most romantic of circumstances. It sounds like you had a lovely time. Thank you for sharing this memory with us.

  4. Good job on the healthy choices!!! Sometimes the strangest "dates" turn out to be fun!...ok did I really say that!? xo

  5. What a lovely evening! I think that sounds like a wonderful date night. Even in a grocery store, there's something about taking a leisurely stroll with a loved one.

  6. Oh, this is too funny! Many a dates night Jon and I have ended up at the library or the bookstore, but we have not ventured to the grocery store. Maybe next time! I'm glad Jeff enjoyed the night out too. :)

  7. Sometimes a date night is best spent on the practical, the little things, sometimes even a purple eggplant. It's great that it was a fun evening and that you enjoyed these simple little moments together.