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This post is actually for two different dates. The first date Tyler called a “Heather’s favorites date.” We started off the date with him giving me a massage. It was much needed after all the work we’ve been doing in our yard. To finish the night ate popcorn and watched a chick flick. I was having a hard time coming up with a good date idea last week so I stole Ty’s idea and we had a “Ty’s favorites date.” We played a video game of Ty’s choice, because it is not very often that I consent to play video games with Ty. In fact Tyler asked me the next day if I wanted to play a video game and I told him I was at my limit for the month. We made Ty’s favorite caramel popcorn that we’ve posted in a previous post. Finally we watched a movie of his choice. Totally simple dates, but we love to just spend time together it doesn’t really matter what we do 🙂

This week it was Tyler’s turn for a date. During the day I called Tyler at work. He picked up on the fact that I was not having the greatest day ever. Ty is such a sweetie and brought me flowers. After putting our little girl to bed we started our date that he termed a “pamper Heather date.” It was just what I needed. We started our date by slow dancing and reminiscing. After that we watched one of my all time favorite movies, Pride and Prejudice. Tyler had never seen it and told me that he had never had a desire to see it (what a good guy). During the movie Tyler gave me a massage and we snacked on some of my favorite Easter candy that Tyler picked up on the way home. I know this date may not seem creative or new, but it was exactly what I needed after a rough day!

We had a very Grinchy date the other night. We made some Grinchy treats and watched the live action version of the Grinch. We made a green Grinch drink, which was simply green fruit juice and a scoop of ice cream. We also made green cookies. I wanted to do the mint variation listed below the recipe, but I couldn’t find mint chips at the grocery store. We just added a little green food coloring to the batter. It was really fun. You could also watch the animated Grinch.

Triple chip cookies


3 cups flour        1 teaspoon soda      1 teaspoon salt       1 cup sugar

1 cup brown sugar, packed        2/3 cup shortening

2/3 cup butter, softened (=11 tablespoons)

2 eggs     2 teaspoons vanilla       ½ bag white chocolate chips

½ bag semi-sweet chocolate chips                    ½ bag milk chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Mix flour, soda and salt.  Cream together sugars, butter, shortening, eggs and vanilla.  Stir in dry ingredients until well blended.  Stir in chocolate chips.  For a softer cookie stir (stir by hand) ½ cup flour.  Form into balls about 1 ½ inches in diameter.  Bake 8-10 minutes.  (Beth cooks them for 8 ½ minutes.)  Cool 2 minutes before removing from the cookie sheet to the cooling rack.  You can freeze the dough.  If baking frozen dough bake for 10-12 minutes.   Beth bakes hers on parchment paper.

Variations:  Substitute for the white chocolate chips, peanut butter, butterscotch, mint or any other flavor of chocolate chips you would like.

Add ½ cup of peanut butter when creaming sugars and liquids.  The dough will be a little denser and will not spread as much when baking.

Add ½ cup cocoa when add the ½ cup of flour and end and stir in by hand.  The dough will be a little denser and will hold its shape more.

To start this date off, we dug into our costume supply and created some interesting ensembles, which can be seen below. This date was themed around Garfield’s Halloween Adventure. In honor of Garfield, we had lasagna for dinner while in costume. We then donned another set of amazing costumes and watched the Garfield Halloween movie. This is another holiday classic.