Oct 31

Fun (at-home) double date idea

Saturday night my big sister, Layne, had a fun idea for a double date.  Her and Marco (her husband) came over to our house with 6 beers and we created our own beer tasting between the 4 of us.  Marco is moving to Maryland Monday (gonna miss him a lot).  Layne is finishing up P.A. school, so she will be in Houston until August.  It was our last hurrah with all 4 of us until Christmas:/  

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We started with the light beers and moved to the dark ones.  I skipped the coffee porter because GROSS.  I tasted a sip of Andrews.  Eww.

My favs were the Pumpkick and the Full Sail Amber! I thought this was SUCH a great double date idea.  I hope to do it again with friends soon.  Maybe an all pumpkin beer tasting would be appropriate for the season!

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Layne and Marco brought the beers, so Andrew and I did the cooking.  I planned a lot of appetizer-type dishes for us.

We made Damn Delicious’ Parmesan Tortellini Bites with marinara.  SO GOOD.

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Also made sausage + cheesy polenta rounds inspired by these mini polenta grilled cheese bites from The Kitchn.

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And I made a big salad with spinach, blanched broccoli + cauliflower, dried cherries, sunflower seeds and a combo of multiple dressings that were in my fridge lol.

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My plate!

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Our little sister had gone on a date that day, so we sent a funny photo to her of all of us asking how the date went:)

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After dinner, we made Annie’s sugar cookies.  We rolled some in cinnamon-sugar and some in cocoa powder-sugar.  

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(under) baked.

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Such a good night. 

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What was the high of your weekend??!

12 Responses to “Fun (at-home) double date idea”

  1. kate — October 31, 2016 @ 5:38 am (#)

    I love any sort of taste testing party. We did one with pizza a few months ago and that was a blast. I want to do one with cheese next.
    The highlight of my weekend was co-hosting a halloween party for my small group of friends.

    • Kylie — October 31, 2016 @ 2:23 pm (#)

      Pizza taste testing party would be fun!

  2. Dietitian Jess — October 31, 2016 @ 6:29 am (#)

    So much fun- my friends and I have done blind beer tastings (IPAs, pumpkin, etc.) and voted for our favs so this definitely looks like a perfect double date to me! Thumbs up to underbaked cookies-yum.

    • Kylie — October 31, 2016 @ 2:23 pm (#)

      Next time we’ll have to do it blind and vote for favs;) I like that idea!

  3. Sarah @ BucketListTummy — October 31, 2016 @ 6:55 am (#)

    That sounds like such a fun, stay at home date idea! I love trying new craft beers. Echoing Jess above, blind tastings have been really fun! I want to do an ice cream taste testing party, I think that would be fun. Always have to have my cookies underbaked, nice and chewy, and melt in your mouth. Yummm

    • Kylie — October 31, 2016 @ 2:22 pm (#)

      Ice cream taste testing sounds fun…as does a hot chocolate taste testing party. Hmm that may have to happen this holiday season:)

  4. Kaylee — October 31, 2016 @ 12:53 pm (#)

    You & your sister look scary alike! All the yums to those snickerdoodle-like cookies! Better underbaked than over ?
    I want to try a wine tasting night one time but beer sounds like an awesome idea too. Have a lovely week ahead Kylie!

    • Kylie — October 31, 2016 @ 2:21 pm (#)

      underbaked always > than overbaked FOR SURE! You have a great week too, Kaylee:)

  5. Karla — October 31, 2016 @ 7:38 pm (#)

    Woah! Those tortellini bites sound amazing! High of my weekend was definately watching my litte boy paint his pumpkin (well himself more than the pumpkin) and just laugh and laugh. 

    • Kylie — October 31, 2016 @ 7:44 pm (#)

      That sounds hilarious! SO CUTE!

  6. Arthi — November 2, 2016 @ 10:17 am (#)

    Love this idea! We’ve done some at home wine tastings and it’s so much more fun than going out!

    High of the weekend: My friend’s Halloween party! Dressed my puppy up as a lobster and I went as a chef :)

    • Kylie — November 2, 2016 @ 10:24 am (#)

      So cute! Love the lobster + chef idea :)

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