Monday Date Nights Are Awesome

Soooo, I was hoping to get this post up about two hours ago, but I ran out of time before having to bring my grandma to the doctor. Then I attempted to blog from my phone and, well, that is totally way more of a hassle than it’s worth. So we’re a little delayed, but here ya go!

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Hoorayyyy for Date Night!

Last night, Jay and I enjoyed a really nice evening out, and I must say…date nights on a Monday night are awesome. There’s nobody around!

Our evening started out with dinner at the Olive Garden. It had actually been over a year since we were last there, and we had a couple of gift cards from Christmas so we figured, why not?

I started things out with a glass of pinot grigio which was pretty decent. Our waiter was actually quite generous with his pour, which I was certainly not about to complain about.

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While at dinner, Jay and I had to laugh at the fact that Olive Garden actually used to be one of our “big night out” spots when we were growing up. During high school especially, whenever we wanted a nice Italian dinner, this was always our spot. It’s funny how things change, isn’t it?

One thing that I’m glad hasn’t changed though? Unlimited salad and breadsticks!

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For us, there’s no getting breadsticks without some marinara dipping sauce on the side. I swear, I could eat the whole thing by itself with a spoon.

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For my dinner entree, I decided to order a new menu off the item: Grilled Chicken Parmesan.

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By the way, I love the fact that they are offering somewhat of a “healthier” option (even though it did appear pan-fried?); I don’t love the fact that they put the calorie counts on the menu. Do restaurants do that at all where you live? I mean, I appreciate knowing, but then again…don’t they know that I don’t want to be thinking about that stuff while I’m out on Date Night. ;)

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I ended up eating half of this for dinner and told Jay that he could have the rest of the leftovers for lunch today. It was a great idea in theory, but you sort of need to remember to take the leftover box from the table before you leave. Woops.

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I probably could have had more of me entree, but because we were celebrating Date Night, there was most definitely some dessert in order. Especially when there was an item like this on the menu…

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Ohhhh, that chocolate cake was delicious. However, I can’t tell you how badly I miss the Chocolate Lasagna that they used to serve there. Does anyone else remember that? My god, that dessert was unbelievable!

With full bellies, we packed it up at OG and headed out for the next part of date night…shopping + a movie.

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Side note: Wow, my hair is really getting long. What shall I do with it next??

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We only had time for one quick pit stop, which was fine by me.

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I had to stock up on some new soaps, and I also wound up getting a couple fresh new candles and a new scented body cream, Pink Chiffon. That one was a total impulse buy, but I fell in love with the scent as soon as I tried it.

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Thanks to another Christmas gift card and a coupon, all of this only cost me about $16.00. Can’t beat that, right?

After shopping it was time to go catch our movie…

*Edited to add a new photo – hopefully this one works!

I had heard mixed reviews on it, but Jay and I both really enjoyed it. There were definitely some funny parts, and one quite shocking one at the end…anyone else know what I’m talking about?!? HA!

Overall, it was a fantastic Date Night – even if it did get me into bed way later than I was hoping for. But it was so totally worth it. :)

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Breakfast

It is CHILLY once again over here this morning, so a warm, comforting breakfast was totally in the cards for today.

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I put together a quick batch of Pumpkin Oats with blueberries mixed in and Honey Cinnamon PB on top.

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Delicious, as always.

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I have a few errands to run this morning already got my errands done for this morning, then so now it’s time to complete my workout for the day and get ready for a busy night at work. Catch ya later!

No extra question for this morning…I feel like I already asked about 20 of ‘em throughout this post, so feel free to pick one. ;)