Date Night In #5 – A Fiesta

Since it’s Cinco De Mayo, I thought it would make sense to have a Mexican Fiesta for the latest date night in this past weekend.  I love making Mexican food.  It’s so easy and there are so many ways to keep it healthy.  I normally make tacos, quesadillas, and enchiladas.  But making this date night in menu was all new to me.

The appetizer was guacamole…and it was awesome.  I have had it before, but never actually made it.  I used this easy recipe from Just a Taste.

gaucamole

The main dish was burritos, loosely based on this recipe.  They were filled with chicken, black beans, rice and cheese, with corn on the cob on the side.  I used this Spanish rice recipe (no picture – doesn’t look very appetizing, but it was!) that was going to be on the side but decided to put it in the burrito.  Oddly enough, I never had an actual burrito, but it’s not much different than a quesadilla.

dinner

Of course I need to give Matt credit where it is due.  He assembled and cooked the burritos and cooked the corn.  This date night was a joint effort!

And now to my favorite part of any date night…dessert!  I made a tres leches cake from the Dessert for Two cookbook.  The recipe can also be found on the Dessert for Two blog.  I not only have never made this type of dessert, I have never tasted it.cake with whipped creamThis was delicious!  And I decided to just frost the whole cake with the whipped cream.  Why not, right?!

cake slice close up

Matt and I both loved everything about this menu.  Everything was easy to make, we had fun doing it together, and it all tasted great!

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