Monday, August 29, 2011

The Italian Delight

After the chills and fever of love, how nice is the 98.6º of marriage!
–Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960


Ingredients for the perfect date night:
Steak
Cream Cheese
Marinara Sauce
Mushrooms
Mustard
Mayo
Pickles
Tomatoes

Mr. Bug and I went out to dinner tonight. It was a pleasant, unexpected, impromptu sort of evening as Mr. Bug is usually sleeping during the dinner hour {his work schedule is completely upside-down from the rest of the world}. He called me just as I was getting home from work and when I told him where I was, he opened the front door for me and welcomed me home. Then he asked if I wanted to go to dinner. I have a menu all worked out ahead of time so I was planning on fixing something, but I would have been a fool to say no to a night off from cooking, and even more so to a date night. We got the Little Bugs a pizza from Little Caesar's and we headed to a nice little sandwich shop that is specific to Utah County. There are five locations between American Fork and Spanish Fork {a distance of about 25 miles} in this chain. The name of these resturants is The Italian Place and their sandwiches are super tasty. If you ever come to visit, I'll take you there for lunch. My favorite is called The Italian Delight and the ingredients are listed above. A curious combination to be sure; pickles and mushrooms? Marinara and Mustard? But it is really one of the best sandwiches I've ever had.

Certainly, the food was really great, but the company and conversation were even better. We talked about nothing in particular; our jobs, the interesting combination of music playing {SuperTramp & Van Halen, among others}, the sandwiches, freeway construction. Pretty much whatever was on our minds, we talked about it. It was fun to spend a few minutes together not worrying about anything, enjoying each other's company and a nice meal. It is moments like that which give you something to go on when the going gets tough.

Thanks for a lovely evening . . . looking forward to our next date night, Mr. Bug.

6 comments:

Marjorie said...

Good to know. I occasionally end up in Payson, Springville & Alpine UT visiting friends and family.

Shay said...

Sounds like a fabulous date! I'm glad you got to spend some special time together.

P. said...

Sweet! A great date night, for sure!

quiltfool said...

How sweet! Don't you just love getting away from it all and playing? Lane

pinksuedeshoe said...

Yay for datenight!

JazznJenna said...

Hooray for dates with your spouse! I'm glad you got to go, and had a great time.