Project 52: Chocolate Banana Soufflé.. and.. hockey playoffs

Hiya, and happy Tuesday!

This past week was another tough one, as far as dates go for us.  Nathan had this lovely cold (and by lovely, I mean terrible.. he was nice enough to sleep in the other room so his coughing out a lung wouldn’t keep me up all night).  Any kind of date together was definitely a struggle.  We did have some friends over for one Canucks game.. then I headed to a Birthday party sans mon date.

So my solution?  A delicious dinner for us to enjoy while watching another Canucks playoff game.  Seeing a pattern here?

chocolate-banana-souffle

So the good stuff first!  I made these little gems for our dessert.  They’re delicious (and surprisingly light!) chocolate banana soufflés, courtesy of Gina’s WW Recipes.  Only 112 calories, ladies!

The main course was my very favourite.. Pan seared salmon with a grape salsa (best salsa EVER! Get the recipe after the jump), rice, and green beans.  Nathan, who apparently doesn’t like fish much, thinks this may be his favourite meal that I make!  Nice.  There’s so much that I love that he hates.. but hey, I’m the cook here, so he can live with it ;-)

Check out others’ dates for Project 52: Date Night over at Simply Modern mom!

In a small bowl, mix together
1 cup quartered red seedless grapes,
1 shallot, minced,
1/2 tsp salt,
2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar.
 
That’s it.  You can let it sit a bit while you make your meal, to let the flavours blend together.

Shauna

About Shauna

I fell in love with the art of rubber stamping when I was 12 years old. I blame my grandparents. I already had every crafty hobby imaginable when they bought me a few stamps, an ink pad, and some embossing powder. I was hooked. From that point on, no special occasion has gone unmarked by one of my hand-crafted creations. Scrapbooking came next, and though it isn't my first love, it's a close second.
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8 Responses to Project 52: Chocolate Banana Soufflé.. and.. hockey playoffs

  1. Shauna – the good news is you have a lifetime of planning date nights – not just 52 weeks! You made the best of a difficult week, and have great memories (and pictures) as a result! Good job – and I have to try those souffles – they look delicious!
    Debi

  2. Sounds like a great dinner despite the cold. I’m checking out the chocolate banana soufflés recipe too. Thanks for the tip.

  3. Vicky says:

    Oh yum! Must have cured the cold surely!

  4. Pam says:

    Wow those souffles look good! And the dinner sounds like something my hubby would definitely like…sticking this in my personal files to pull out when it’s my turn to plan!

  5. Maryann says:

    I really need to date you!

  6. Shauna says:

    Lol.. please come join me any day!
    My souffles didn’t turn out quite as pretty as those.. but they sure were tasty!

  7. That dinner sounds wonderful! And I think watching hockey together definitely counts!

  8. Tiffany says:

    it’s awesome that you made effort even though you were dealing with illnesses. and the food looked great. i’ll have to try that recipe sometime.
    tiffany {Simply Modern Mom}

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