A date night wasn't part of tonight's plan. But it's been part of our weekly plan since the beginning of January and it hasn't ever really happened...work excuses, colds to heal, late bedtimes for Jack, and on and on...so, tonight seemed as good as any to make it happen. It actually seemed a bit more than necessary after seeing Jack kick and scream in David's arms when being hauled off for bedtime and then hearing him loudly protest to David about not wanting him to read bedtime books.
As I was making dinner, I kept hearing our beloved three year old scream from upstairs, "I don't want you to come home anymore"..."I only want to see Mama"..."I don't like you". That's when I knew that we needed a little respite. The night called for a proper dinner...with candles and wine and even a bite of chocolate. With linen napkins and matching silverware...with our places set at the table. So, our easy dinner of egg and arugula sandwiches turned into what I think we would claim as our first official casual at-home date night of the year. And, it was good. We sipped our white wine, talked about David's day of snowboarding, of our plans for the year...we enjoyed our food and our berries and our dark chocolate peanut butter caramel truffle. We enjoyed the peace the meal brought to the end of our day and realized that it's not exactly all about what's eaten, but how it is served that might matter most of all...
Egg, Cheddar, Maple Turkey, and Arugula Sandwiches
Lightly toast bread of your choice. Then, cover with slices of a good, sharp cheddar cheese and broil until bubbly and browned. Add a few slices of maple roasted turkey to the cheese toast and warm. Cover turkey with a large handful of arugula. Place fried egg on top and serve immediately.