For Valentine’s Day, I gave Matt a jar with various date night in ideas to pick once in a while. Some of these include board game night, card game night, movie night, and various food theme ideas. Along with doing a 3-course meal for a Date Night In once in a while, we will do these. Creating a pizza was the first one that Matt picked out of the jar. And it happened to be Pi Day, so it worked out perfect!
Before the pizza I made nachos, which is an appetizer we commonly get when we go out. I used shredded cheddar and monterey jack cheese and topped it with sour cream, diced tomatoes, scallions, and cilantro.
I was so excited to come up with a pizza creation for Matt. I thought about what he would order if we went out for dinner, and I came up with a blue cheese bacon burger. So I turned that into a pizza. The sauce was blue cheese dressing, hamburg, crumbled blue cheese, chopped bacon, and caramelized onions.
The pizza Matt made for me was inspired by a panini I like to make. He had trouble coming up with a sauce, but used sweet chili sauce, which worked great. There was shredded Gruyere cheese, chopped bacon, and caramelized onions. I am obsessed with caramelized onions right now.
And no meal is complete without dessert. I made a mini chocolate chip cookie cake (from Dessert for Two), which is something I’ve always wanted to try.
Sadly, I think I left the cake in the oven a tad too long because the edges got a little crispy and the center sunk in. Nothing I couldn’t fix, though! I topped it with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, and whipped cream – all homemade!
Making this meal was a lot of fun to make and everything tasted great (even the cookie cake)! Click here to check out what I did for the last two date nights in!