Guess what time it is!?!? That's right, it's time for another...
Date Night Challenge!!!
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This week, Scott and I went a bit literal with our Date Night Challenge theme...
Pizza and a Puzzle
I told Scott it would be much more exciting if we could add another "PZ" word. Like "Pizza and a Puzzle with Pizazz!" Or "Pizza and a Puzzle at the Plaza!" Or even "Pizza and a Puzzle Plus a Pretzel!" But in the end, simplicity won out over my desire for alliteration. Bummer.
So anyway, here's what we did.
First, we made pizza. That's right, people. We didn't order it. We made it. Although if you want to get technical, we did not actually make the dough or the sauce or any of the toppings. So technically, we just assembled our pizza. But assembling a pizza is much fancier than dialing Domino's, so I am proud of ourselves nonetheless.
We bought that one kind of pizza crust that's already baked and round and hanging up in same aisle as the pizza sauce. No tossing required. Although we still did just for kicks.
Then we got out all of our toppings.
And assembled away to our heart's content.
I went with artichoke hearts, mushrooms and red onions. And a whole lotta olive oil and cheese.
Scott put our entire refrigerator on his pizza. It was seriously like three inches high.
We baked them for about 10 minutes (super quick, no?) and munched on some breadsticks while we waited. Ah, bread from a can. You are so delicious.
Then the pizza was done! They were so good. I'm telling you, this was straight ghetto homemade pizza - jarred, sauce, bagged crust, canned toppings - and I loved every bit of it. We're definitely making these again soon.
Yum. Then it was time for.....pizazz!!!!!!!!! Or maybe just a puzzle.
(See Scott? It would have been awesome).
Let me tell you, it is hard to jazz up puzzle night. But we tried our best. First, Scott picked out the best puzzle he could find at the store.
He found a boxed set of 12 puzzles, each a different size, but all portraying incredibly glorious and inspirational artwork. This stuff was a-maz-ing. Dolphins frolicking in pink water, a giant lion head framed by moonlight, white tigers majestically sitting underneath huge planets. If I were a dentist and could travel back in time to 1982, I would be totally set for decorating my office. But alas, I'm not a dentist and I cannot travel back in time. Which is also a bummer because I can't tell my younger self to wear my retainer more. But bygones!
We selected which puzzle to do by the most exciting means possible. Scott juggled the bags until one fell and split open.
Don't look at my gross floor. We're putting in hardwood floors. *cough* In about ten years. *cough* Now time to get solving!
We challenged ourselves by not looking at any of the pictures so we didn't know which puzzle we were working on. I crossed my fingers and secretly hoped it was the unicorn sipping from the mountain stream at sunset. But it wasn't. It was the deserted island with treasure and a lighthouse. Which how can it be a deserted island if there's a lighthouse? I don't understand it.
(I never would have made it through dental school.)
As soon as the puzzle was complete, we kissed goodnight. How could you not after looking at that lovely inspirational scene for two hours?
And thus ended another date night challenge.
And now for next week's Date Night Challenge theme....
(Are you ready?!?!?!?!?!?!?)
(Are you sure?!?!?!?!?!?!?)
(Am I annoying you yet?!?!?!?!?!?!)
A Spa Getaway
Should be fun!