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Date on a Dime: Homemade Pizza Party & MORE!

Go on, throw that pizza dough! Considering that neither one of us is an Italian pizza pro, our homemade dinner-in adventure was an entertaining release of creativity. Each having our own canvas of dough, we pulled out from the fridge/freezer anything we had that might make a tasty topping, and we were off!  Though we searched for some romantic Italiano music for atmosphere, we settled for something we had on hand we both liked. Once our creations were in the oven we built our relationship through the age-old method of laboring side by side… with the added bonus that there would be no mess at the end of our night! And since many hands make light work, we had plenty of time to segue into a most important time of relationship building… communication! The topic: what is it that we would love to do? You see, we’ve recently started getting paid to save the world by bringing our recyclables to a hungry machine that, in return, spits out a receipt good for cash (it takes more time and effort than just dumping them in a big blue bin for someone else to deal with, but our efforts will soon pay off). So with all these pennies and dimes flowing in, we saw an opportunity to make a dream happen. We talked about stuff varying from going to a show (Les Miserables or Wicked), Disney World (for when kids inevitably arrive as a result from our date nights), and a Netflix subscription, to hang gliding, parasailing, and an Alaska adventure tour. We won’t spoil it by telling you what we decided our recycling paybacks would achieve for us… you’ll have to come up with your own. And before you know it, while you’re dreaming and scheming of fun times ahead, your yummy dinner will be ready for consumption. So dish it up and settle yourselves in for a cuddle and a movie (we picked one from that everlasting list of “I’ve always wanted to see that”).

Our date of choice this month covered several romantic points all in one evening:
1. Homemade pizza party
2. Those who clean together stay together
3. Saving the world
4. Connecting and Scheming/Dreaming
5. Romantic dinner in: eat, watch and be merry

Pizza dough, sauce and cheese = $8.00

Pizza toppings = $0-5.00

Clean up & scheming future fun times = FREE (priceless)

Movie = $0.99

Total Date Night= $9.00-$15.00

When the movie was done, and we were a little too full for comfort, we got to cuddle up with dreams of the fun and glory that lay before us, just a few thousand cans and bottles away.

If you don’t have a store that sells pizza dough or sauce near you, or you just want to make the evening even more fun and you’ve got the time, you can make your own dough and/or sauce.

We had leftovers for lunch the next day, but it may also be fun to share one pizza, each getting to prepare a half. Also, it’s nice to have something a little sweet to wash it down. =)

From somewhere in California,
Tim & Anna
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