Can I brag on my husband for a minute? Many of you know that we have date night every Friday night, usually at home. We usually work a date night meal into our menu planning for the month, but we didn't actually get around to it this month. Oops! So, Doug, who absolutely loves to have a chance to be creative in the kitchen, concocted an idea for last night. I had no idea what was coming, but when his idea began to take form, I was so excited!
First he brought our electric griddle into the living room. Then he brought in a variety of food items and ingredients - cheese sticks, popcorn shrimp, steak that he'd cut into pieces and had marinating, rice he'd cooked earlier in the evening, and various spices and other ingredients. As we sat in the living room together, he prepared me an absolutely delicious dinner, Shogun style! The cheese sticks and shrimp were deliciously heated right there on the griddle, followed by some delightful fried rice. Finally he turned the heat down and prepared the steak. Oh my - it literally melted in my mouth! I had so much fun watching him cook it all right there in front of me, and I think he had fun implementing a new creative cooking idea. My Plastic Chef might now be Hibachi Chef! :-) All in all, quite the enjoyable date night. What a blessing to have a creative husband!