Monday, February 1, 2010

Perfect Moment Monday---Date Night

To those who alleged that the Melting Pot would fondue all my worries away....you were SO right!

My "Perfect Moment" from the last week was enjoying a date night with DH. We haven't had a date night/overnight away from Emma since last spring when we went out for our birthdays. But last Saturday, Em spent the night with her friend, which gave DH and I time to....

Enjoy our first ever visit to the Melting Pot!

Course One: Cheese fondue with veggies, apples, and bread for dipping. Yum!

Course Two:
Salad. The sweet & tangy house dressing was divine!

Course Three: Oil/wine/garlic base to dip our meat dishes: chicken, prime rib, shrimp, and brats. SO good!

Course Four: Worth the cost of dinner all on it's own...seriously, it was THAT good. We chose the milk chocolate with peanut butter dipping sauce. We dipped strawberries, bananas, brownie bits, marshmallows, cheesecake bits, and poundcake bites. HOLY DELICIOUS YUMMINESS!

I also enjoyed a mango margarita. Yum! Definite two thumbs up.

However, though the food and beverages were divine, they weren't the best part of date night.
The best part was partaking in a slow, leisurely meal with DH. No interruptions to cut up food, no menu coloring, diversions, or "I Spy" while we waited for our food to be served. I forgot what it's like to have a nice meal sans Emma. The meal took just over 2 hours...we had enjoyable ADULT conversation the entire time.

Date nights are gentle reminders as to why I chose DH as my partner for the long-haul of life... His patience is something I witness each day. His wit and humor still crack me up after nearly 15 years together.

Yes date night...definitely perfect moment worthy.

To see other blogger's Perfect Moments, check out Lori's blog at: Weebles Wobblog.

14 comments:

GeekByMarriage said...

Hate to say "I told you so" but....

The Melting Pot is Jase and I's special occasion place. The slow, kid-free meal is exactly why I love it.

I know it doesn't make your problems go away forever but for one night it's bliss.

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

What a wonderful moment! I am so glad that you and your husband were able to have the night to yourselves - time together without having to cater to the needs of a child goes so far in rejuvenating your relationship!

sklay723 said...

I am so glad the two of you had a wonderful date night! I can totally appreciate how important that is from time to time. :) And the Melting Pot is awesome...so glad you got to experience it!

Fertility Chick said...

Sounds like a wonderful evening! I am drooling from the description of course 4 alone!

Marie W said...

That is a perfect Monday! Thanks for sponsoring me for MOD Alana. Larry and I thank you very much.

Carrie27 said...

Sounds superb! I'm super excited about our nightover when the hubby is here. Hasn't happened since we had kids, gulp.

AnxiousMummyto3 said...

I am soo happy that you and DH had such a wonderful outing!! I am also mega jealous 'cos we don't have the Melting Pot over here!!
Big (((HUGS)))

Parenthood For Me said...

sounds wonderful. We went out together not too long ago for a very nice dinner. We discovered a restaurant in town that is my new favorite. It's great to reconnect.

Miss La said...

I love the Melting Pot but rarely get to go... I'm so glad you two got to go and have a marvelous time!! Much as we all love Emma, you and DH need more date nights! :)

Lavender Luz said...

Deliciously perfect in so many ways!

Yum.

Danifred said...

Ohhhhh so sweet! And yummy dinner!

Lynn said...

Oh, Alana! Your description of the food had my mouth watering! And the description of the night had me really wishing The Hubs and I could be on date night now, lol!

Could you drop me an email at wistful (dot) girl (at) gmail (dot) com with your email address so I can include you in the email I'm sending out to plan our first quarter meeting for SEGA IF? Thanks, hun!

Sunny said...

Okay, I did have to just skim this post because it's more than my diabetic self can take right now. But I am THRILLED that you and DH had a lovely evening and enjoyed the fabulousness that is The Melting Pot. Well earned!!

Kristin said...

Oh that sounds divine!