Routine is essential to having a family, but it also can leave life feeling a little mundane at times. Monday through Friday it is get up, get ready, go to work, go to school, dance class, swim class, soccer practice etc. etc. etc… it is all a wonderful part of life, but sometimes can make it seem like you are stuck on repeat.
I love coming up with fun little “Date Night In” ideas to spice up the week and add some spontaneity to a normal Friday night where we don’t otherwise have anything spectacular planned.
This “cheese picnic” was accomplished in one quick stop to the grocery store. It wasn’t my favorite grocery store, so my cheese choices were a little basic, but I grabbed some jams and honey to spread on top to make them a little more flavorful and creative.
Here are some suggestions for supplies:
- Wine (DUH)
- Cheese… I used Brie, and goat cheese (chevre). Others I love: Delice de Bourgogne, Comte, Humboldt Fog, Camembert, Manchego
- Rosemary crackers
- Spanish Almonds
- Artichoke hearts
- Cured meats… Prosciutto, Pancetta, Salami, Soppressata, Porchetta are all good choices
- Extra virgin live oil
- Balsamic vinegar
- Jams… I especially love cherry or fig when paired with cheese!
I threw a tablecloth down quickly and spruced up my spread with my favorite stone cheese board and wine decanter! The best part of dinner? I didn’t have to cook ANYTHING! ❤
I hope this quick and easy date night in idea gives you some inspiration!
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