November 17, 2012

“The Vow” date

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Have you seen the movie “The Vow”? It is a beautiful movie, which is why we chose it for our date this week!

IN THE MOVIE at the very beginning they get married and give their vows to each other.

I just loved the vows scripted in this movie….

I don’t know if you wrote your own vows for your wedding, but we didn’t. I thought to myself… what a great date for my husband & I! So I took THE VOWS from the movie and saved the first half of each line, and left the second part blank for my husband and I to fill in. It turned out so fun! Both of us were silly, yet sentimental, and we laughed and aww-ed as we shared OUR VOWS with each other.

I’ve included THE VOWS here, so that you can print them off. Get creative and have fun sharing them with each other.

Next in the movie, the couple gets in a wreck, and the wife loses her memory – including all memories with her husband. The husband spends the rest of the movie courting his wife. On one date, they play a game he calls, “Chocolate Russian Roulette.” This game is so simple and delicious! 1) get a box of chocolates 2) take turns feeding them to each other and see if you like them or not ;)

Next up we have Six Sisters’ Stuff with some great romantic food ideas, to go along with this romantic movie…

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Sometimes preparing dinner can be an overwhelming task, which is why I love my slow cooker. You can quickly prepare this meal in the morning, forget about it all day (get it? Forget about it?! Ha ha! :) Okay, so that is a terrible memory loss joke . . . moving on . . .), and by the time you are ready to sit down and enjoy your movie, dinner is done! Here is our romantic dinner: Slow Cooker Lasagna. It’s absolutely delicious and is so simple to throw together.

Slow Cooker Lasagna Recipe:

Ingredients:

1 lb. lean ground beef (you could also use Italian sausage)

1 (24 oz) jar spaghetti sauce

1 cup water

1 (15 oz) container of ricotta cheese (can use skim ricotta or even cottage cheese)

1 pkg. shredded Italian Cheese (approx. 2 cups)

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 egg

2 tablespoons dried parsley

6 regular lasagna noodles, uncooked

Directions:

Brown meat in large skillet; drain.  Stir in spaghetti sauce and water.  Mix ricotta (or cottage cheese), 1-1/2 cups Italian cheese, 2 tablespoons Parmesan, egg and parsley.

Spoon 1 cup meat sauce into slow cooker; top with 3 lasagna noodles, broken to fit; and half of cheese mixture.  Cover with 2 cups meat sauce.  Top with remaining noodles, broken to fit; cheese mixture and meat sauce.  Cover with lid.

Cook on low 4-6 hours or until liquid is absorbed.  Sprinkle with remaining cheese; let stand, covered, 10 min. or until melted. Serve with garlic bread and a green salad for a delicious meal.

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Of course no date would be complete without dessert, so I wanted to share with you one of my favorites: Slow Cooker Rocky Road Fondue. I love to make this for special occasions (my kids think that it’s the coolest treat!) and it’s fun to find yummy things to dip in it.

Slow Cooker Rocky Road Fondue

Ingredients:

1 1/2 tablespoons butter

2 (4.25 oz) large Hershey’s Chocolate with Almonds candy bars

1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows

3 tablespoons milk

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

Directions:

Place butter, chocolate, marshmallows, and milk in a 1-2 quart slow cooker that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Cover and cook on low heat for 1 1/2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes until melted and smooth. Gradually stir in whipping cream. Cover and keep warm for serving up to 2 hours. Makes 6-8 servings.

Serve with bite-size brownie pieces, bananas, apples, marshmallows, graham crackers, strawberries, cinnamon bears, cookies, mandarin oranges, or anything else you like. I like to use wooden skewers or large toothpicks to pick up the bite-sized food and dip it into the chocolate.

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8 Responses to ““The Vow” date”

  1. Julie Julie says:

    My husand and I didn’t write vows either, so I think this will be really fun to do. I have never made lasagna in the slow cooker, but it looks easy enough and really tasty…and you can never go wrong with fondue, especially the chocolate kind Yum!

  2. Anamika says:

    Wow! I really like these recipes! and by the looks of it, I bet they are delicious!
    And making or going over each vows really rekindles the relationship! :))

  3. Nikki says:

    This will definitely be our first date together as a married couple. We been married for 2 and half years and never really dated. I decided when i came across your website on Pinterest that I would date my husband. We had a courthouse type wedding so we will definitely enjoy this one. :) Thank you for the idea!

  4. Laura says:

    What a great date idea! I tried to download the Vows printable, but when I clicked on save, it told me “access denied.” Any idea why I can’t save it to my computer? Thanks.

  5. Mary Hattabaugh says:

    I know the couple whom “The Vow” was written. It is a true story, of course the movie adds it’s own details, but the main story is true. What a great date night idea! Thank you!

  6. Gina says:

    Thank you so much!!!! Love your ideas!!!!

  7. Lauren says:

    Oh my gosh- this idea is so cute. I’m in my friends wedding and I’ve trying to think of something special to do for her bridal shower and this is perfect! Im going to put together a movie night basket and include the movie with the vow sheets, a recipe card and some of the ingredients (noodles,sauce) and add in some popcorn and little goodies. But this will special because they haven’t gotten to write or say their vows yet so maybe this will spark some ideas and they can share them on their wedding day!! Thank you for helping me come up with a great gift.

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