Monday, October 10, 2005

How to Have a Romantic Dinner with your Husband

1) Invite your in-laws over for dinner

2) Make sure your kids don't sleep well for a few days before the "big day"

3) Spend several hours cleaning and cooking

4) Watch your kids to wreak havoc on your semi-clean home minutes before your in-laws arrive

5) Put your oldest in time out several times in under an hour once your in-laws have arrived

6) Burst into tears in the kitchen when your youngest flings chicken nuggets against the wall

7) Allow your in-laws to claim a forgotten engagement and quickly beat a hasty retreat

8) Escort your children to bed early

9) Drink a tall frosty beverage of your choice while your husband grills the food prepared in step three

10) Light candles and enjoy

And for your dining pleasure, the dessert recipe that I have called my mother for at least a dozen times in the last several years but can never find when company is coming.....

Upside Down Berry Cakes (serves 4)

1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
Dash of salt
1/2 cup skim milk
8 teaspoons margarine or butter, melted
Cooking spray
2 cups blueberries

Preheat Oven to 375.

Combine first 4 ingredients in bowl, stir well. Add milk and margarine, stirring until moist. Divide batter evenly between four 10 oz ramakins coated with custard spray. Top each with 1/2 cup blueberries.

Bake at 375 for 35 minutes or until lightly browned.