Friday, January 31, 2014

Date 114 - Death By Chocolate!

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2014 
Type: At Home, Creative
Cost: $$
Planned By: Dani

Sometimes, Adam and I like to have creative dinner dates at home. This is one of the more well thought out dinners we've had together. We had a three course meal and each course had to have chocolate as an ingredient. It took a lot of planning and research to do.

We had homemade cinnamon sugar tortilla chips with strawberry-apple chocolate salsa. It was very easy to make and tasted pretty good. To make the tortilla chips you need flour tortillas, butter, cinnamon and sugar. You coat one side of the tortilla with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Then bake until golden brown. The salsa was made by cutting up strawberries and apples and pouring chocolate syrup on top.

For the main course we had Chili Con Cocoa. Yes, that is chili with chocolate in it. No, it was not delicious. It wasn't horrible either. Here is the recipe. I thought the chocolate taste was going to be a bit more subtle, but it wasn't. There was both cocoa powder and dark chocolate chunks in the chili and it was over powering. I don't really recommend making this dish. We both had a bowl and lived though.

I made a really simple Chocolate Mousse pie. I used this recipe. It was so easy and so good. Only problem is that it did not come out of the pan looking like a pie. I think I may have put too much whipped cream in it. It was good and I would make it again anyway.
We got a bottle of Chocolate Rouge wine. It tasted mostly like chocolate alcohol, and not much like wine. It was pretty good! :)
Then we started working on a puzzle that we've had for years. Obi helped. :)

Overall, this date was interesting. If we ever do it again I will definitely find a different entree, and maybe add in a movie like Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. No matter what, chocolate always makes me happy so it was a good date.

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