My plan for January's date was to continue the Hobbit theme we started with our Christmas Eve T-Shirt Tradition. M is a big Tolkien fan and his birthday is in January, so I thought we'd do a Hobbit themed 2-part date to celebrate his birthday.
Here's what I was supposed to do:
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Hobbit Stew (beef stew)
York "Shire" pudding
Elvenking Cobbler (berry cobbler)
Bag End Brew (iced tea)
Treasure (Peanut Butter truffles and Lemon truffles wrapped in gold foil wrappers)
Dragon Jerky (beef jerky)
Ring Cookies (coconut flour cut out cookies)
Then, we were supposed to take the "treasure" (snacks) with us to M's parents' house (where we were headed for the weekend) for the second half of our Hobbit extravaganza - tickets to see Battle of the 5 Armies in the theatre.
Here's what I actually did:
- I made Paleo lemon truffles. They were really good. So good, I had a hard time staying out of the fridge. I kept wanting to snack on them.
- I burnt the ring cookies because my brain was totally on hold and I forgot they were in the oven.
- I didn't get to make the Peanut Butter truffles because I took too long with everything else.
- I was planning to make homemade jerky, but forgot a few weeks ago and ate the beef, so no beef = no jerky and also no Hobbit stew.
- M requested a cheesecake for his birthday dessert at his parents' house, so I made one here before we left. My thought was, I'll skip the cobbler since we're having cheesecake tomorrow. But, the cheesecake was terrible. I mean, really terrible.
- At that point I ended up saying, "FORGET IT!" and skipped the rest of the menu altogether, ate the remaining lemon truffles and went to bed early.
Fast forward 2 days. We went to M's parents' house and I bought more ingredients for cheesecake and actually nailed it. I can't have dairy or eggs, but everyone else seemed to enjoy it. I also made chocolate bark for me and that came out wicked yum. We decided to go to the movie on Friday night for the 7:20 showing, which worked out ok, except we were still full from dinner, so we didn't actually snack on the nut mix I brought. That's probably ok. We had a snack back at the house.
The movie was good. "Very epic", M said. I agree. Really didn't feel like 2-1/2 hours - the action kept it moving. And it was nice to get out without the baby.
So, we had a fun movie date, although it wasn't quite as extensive as I'd hoped. Oh well. M didn't seem to mind. Isn't he a keeper?