Cooking Together

The makings of a perfect in home date night: getting Micah and Ellie to bed by 7:02 pm, making dinner side by side with my husband while listening to Luciano Pavarotti, eating said dinner…every bite delicious, enjoying a dessert from a local farmer’s market and watching the movie foodies everywhere love, “Julie and Julia!” Amelia was up with us for the first half of the night but she was such a cheerful baby…we hardly noticed she was around!


The best, most romantic guy around!:)


Appetizer: Salad with beets, sliced apples and the most amazing goat cheese found at the farmer’s market

Main course: Linguini with shrimp, broccoli and mushrooms

Dessert: Blueberry/Peach loaf cake (and of course, a latte on the side for good measure:)


“Julie and Julia.” A film based on the real life story of a woman named Julie Powell who decided to cook through all the recipes in Julia Child’s cook book, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” and wrote a blog about her progress. The movie takes a look at the lives of both Julie and Julia Child.

Cooking together. Rick and I need to do this more often…it was such a perfect way to spend an evening. We decided we need to do this at least once a month, if not more!

Full and happy!:)

Our collection of cook books so far. I want to add Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” to my collection.

My Aunt Susan and Uncle George, both gourmet food lovers, gave us “The Joy of Cooking” for a wedding gift. Inside, they wrote this: “To Susanna and Rick, We wish you much happiness in your life together. Spending time cooking together will bring much joy!”
How right they are!

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10 Responses to Cooking Together

  1. Adrienne says:

    Oh, my goodness. That looks delicious. You have to make that meal for us next time we see you! No really, what a fun idea for spending time together without the kids.

  2. Grace says:

    Love the pictures. Glad you found a way to have a creative date. Love you.

  3. Susanna Rose says:

    Adrienne, come for dinner whenever you like and we will be happy to make you the same meal…I mean it!!!!!!:)

  4. Susanna Rose says:

    Adrienne, come for dinner whenever you like and we will be happy to make you the same meal…I mean it!!!!!!:)

  5. Rick says:

    It was fun. We made a good meal if I don't say so myself!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Looks very scrumptious!!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Oh, forgot to say that was Mom R. saying it looked scrumptious! :)

  8. Anonymous says:

    What fun! Mom

  9. Judy says:

    this is amazing! :) i love date nights! you guys are truly amazing.

  10. Shannon says:

    The food looks awesome. Love that you have at home date nights :)

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