Lately, I find myself so over “date night”. Don’t get me wrong, I love an evening out with my husband and friends, but “date night” has so many connotations attached to it, both positive and negative. There’s the pressure to make reservations, get dressed, have dinner planned for the kids and the sitter, arrange a date and time that works for friends (if it’s a group)… And then, you risk the fact that your kids might still be awake when you get home later that evening!! At least, if your kids are anything like mine. On the other hand, it feels so good to get dressed up, put on some heels, try a new restaurant, and catch up with your husband and friends over a bottle of wine and good food.
A couple of weeks ago, Chris and I were debating whether we should go out one night. We wanted some kid-free time together, but we were also exhausted after a long week. Has anyone else been there? Please tell me we’re not the only ones…
Jack happened to be with his grandparents watching his cousins’ soccer games, and Isabelle was home with us. In an inspired moment, Chris had the brilliant beyond brilliant idea to ask our sweet H.S neighbor girl to come watch Isabelle so we could go out! During the day! Brilliant, no?! We’ve often gone out during the day, but always with an agenda or a list of errands to accomplish in X amount of time. This time, we had NO agenda – just me and my hubs, and the best “day date”. We even made it home in time to make dinner for the kids, and enjoy movie night with them! It was truly, an almost perfect day.
We ended up at Coffee Shop in Walnut Creek where Chris got the most phenomenal Peanut Butter + Honey Toast. I haven’t quite been able to stop thinking about it, so this week I made my own homemade version, topped with a dusting of cinnamon. Simple, easy, filling, and nutritious! Thanks for the inspiration Coffee Shop!
- Toast, of choice. I used Udi’s Whole Wheat Gluten Free Bread.
- 1-2 tablespoons of peanut butter, I always prefer smooth PB, and think it works best with this snack.
- 2-3 teaspoons of Honey
- Banana, sliced.
- Cinnamon for dusting.
- Toast bread.
- Spread a light amount of PB, about a tablespoon.
- Drizzle honey over the peanut butter, 2-3 teaspoons.
- Slice banana to cover the toast.
- Dust cinnamon on top!
Note: I especially love cinnamon for it’s ability to regulate blood sugar, lower cholesterol, any many other benefits. Raw, local honey is amazing for its ability to relieve some allergies, and anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. In high school I would make myself a tea of hot water, honey, and cinnamon. It was so good! Perhaps I’ll share the recipe one day…
I have had this for a light lunch numerous times this week, it’s that good and filling!