This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Breyers Gelato Indulgences All opinions are 100% mine.
Who needs to go out for a date night when you can have a delicious dinner followed by Breyers Gelato at home?
Do you love date nights? Who wouldn’t love finding and paying for a trustworthy babysitter, getting yourself presentable at the end of the long day with kids, and then paying a fortune for dinner and a movie, am I right?
OK, so I’m not actually a big fan of leaving the house for date nights. My boys are up at 5:30 or 6:00 every morning, and by the end of the day I am beyond weary. Going out sounds like work to me! All I want is to get the kids to bed and r-e-l-a-x at home with my husband.
Fortunately my boys go to bed on the early side, which definitely helps with at-home date nights. Once those wild animals precious angels are asleep, we are ready for a grown up dinner and dessert! (Lucky for us, hoodies are 100% acceptable attire for staying home.)
Let’s go backwards today and talk about dessert first because I have a deliciously decadent and completely effortless idea to share with you: Breyers Gelato Indulgences. No matter what you are making for dinner, there is a gelato perfectly suited to go with it. We tried the Tiramisu first, and let me tell you, it was heavenly! Mascarpone gelato with a swirl of espresso sauce, lady finger pieces, and dusted with cocoa… This is not your average ice cream!
Do not bother with bowls. I said this was effortless, remember? Grab two spoons, snuggle up on the couch, and watch your favorite show while indulging in rich, creamy gelato with swirls of espresso sauce. Or, in my case, snuggle up and watch your husband play video games. (I told you we are total nerds, right?) What do you like to do with your significant other for date nights?
Next time we will try one of the other gelato flavors that include Raspberry Cheesecake, Vanilla Caramel, and Triple Chocolate. On second thought, next time we might just have a gelato buffet and skip dinner altogether! I just have to be sure to hide the gelato in the back of the freezer behind the peas and broccoli to keep it safe from the kids. Let them have their cartoon-character popsicles for dessert, and save the good stuff for us!
If you want to actually eat a meal before diving into the gelato, here are a few ideas for restaurant-quality dinners that take very little effort on your part. When you are trying to have a fun night with your spouse, you don’t want to spend a lot of time cooking! All of these meals will make a special dinner for two but get on the table in about thirty minutes. I also suggest which gelato flavor to pair with each one. Which dinner and gelato combo would you choose?
Red Thai Curry with Shrimp and Asparagus – Triple Chocolate Gelato
Skillet Sausage Pasta with Spinach – Tiramisu Gelato
Strawberry Spinach Salad with Kiwi and Chicken – Raspberry Cheesecake Gelato
Asian Fish with Vegetables over Rice – Vanilla Caramel Gelato
Look for Breyers Gelato Indulgences in your grocery store freezer section. You can’t miss the clear tub that shows off all the gorgeously yummy swirls of flavor going on in there. At around $5/container, it’s way more affordable than going out for dessert but every bit as satisfying!
Thanks again to Breyers for sponsoring today’s post!
Haha love this fun post Andi – you and your hubby are too cute! Date night in front of the TV with some ice cream sounds perfect to us too – definitely so much better than going out :)
I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks date nights out are over rated ;) Thanks, Kelly!
Ha! I’m glad I’m not the only one who gets excited about staying home and eating gelato ;) Have a great weekend!
what a fun post, Andi! Love the picture of you two–how cute are you. I still remember how amazing that shrimp curry was, so I’d make that. And you have completely won me over by not using bowls for the gelato. Yes!
Though I’ll admit that I’d always rather go out. Am stuck at home all day and like the idea of gussying up (heels!) and spending that fortune on amazing food and drink. It’s no wonder our date nights are few and far between, haha. Your way is definitely more doable and would happen more often. Thanks for the inspiration :-)
Thank you, Liz! You are a more energetic woman than I for sure. I am such a homebody and hardly ever feel the need to go out at night. The worst is when we do go out, and the food isn’t that great. Then I wish I had just cooked at home!
P.S. I don’t know if I can walk in heels anymore, not that I have ever been very good at it ;)
All your recipes are wonderful, Andi. Have a Great Day and you and hubby keep smiling.
Thank you so much, Liz. You are always so sweet!
Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy says
You two are so freaking CUTE!! What a fun date night! This is exactly what my husband and I like to do on our nights together. Hang out in front of the TV with some ice cream. :) Great post, Andi! xo!
Thank you, Jen! I thought you would like this date idea since you are a homebody like me :)
Nutmeg Nanny says
Date night is the best! That gelato looks great :)
It is so good! I hope you get a chance to try it. Thanks so much for stopping by!