Saturday, November 23, 2013

Date Night

We are blessed to be in a city with so many families, and they have organized a date night once a month.  Two girls come to our home and watch our kids for about three hours, so we can get away just the two of us.  Both times we have gone out to eat hot pot, a short walking distance away.  I'll admit I was skeptical at first, but we loved it so much, we had to do it again the second time.  It's something we have only had without the kids, because I am too scared they will get burned, so we are looking forward to it again our next date night.  They bring you a pot of hot boiling broth, and light the flame to keep it boiling.  You choose meat, veggies, and noodles to cook.  Then, you go to a nearby table and pick different sauces and toppings to dip them in.  It reminds me a lot of fondue.  
Our second date night, we had noodles, with beef, some kind of sausage that we wound up not eating, eggs, sweet potato, spinach, shiitake mushrooms, broccoli, carrots, and some other type of greens.  The sesame sauce is Amazing!  I add to it some type of dark salty sauce, crushed peanuts, garlic, ginger, green onions, and cilantro.  Jacob likes his extra spicy.  We have date tea to go with it (made from dates, hehe :).  It's a lot like sweet tea, but hot with chunks of dates.  After our second date, since we were now experts, we had time to walk to our favorite coffee shop.  Jacob had left his wedding ring in the states, so we purchased a very inexpensive silver one for him, and enjoyed a silly moment of getting "remarried."  When it was all over, we came home to a fussy teething baby and our other two watching StarWars.  Looking forward to our next date night.

Showers of Blessing: 
Wonderful people who organize date night!
Having my Sweetie all to myself
Yummy hot pot
New wedding ring for Jacob
Finding cranberry sauce to go with our Thanksgiving meal next week
Our teammate flew to Hong Kong for knee surgery, and it went smoothly


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