Date night needs a new routine. Standing in line at the newest restaurant and precariously holding a drink with condensation in your hand is not a good way to start date night. Do you catch yourselves stealthy watching the progress of other diners?
“Does that table look like they’re about to finish?”
“Gee, I hope they don’t order dessert.”
“Can you believe how some people languish in a chair when others are starving?!”
Let’s avoid those lines. And the ditzy hostess who seats Ryan Gosling look-alikes before you, no matter when they walked in the door.
Let’s take date night into our own hands! I’ve got a plan for you.
First, choose cocktails from my Drinks For Two collection.
Before you get to work mixing drinks and making dinner, how about a quick appetizer to hold you over? This two ingredient artichoke hummus is perfect.
All you need is a small jar of artichoke hearts marinated in olive oil and Italian herbs, and one can of chickpeas. It couldn’t simpler.
Put both ingredients into a food processor and puree. That’s it! Taste with pita chips and add salt or more olive oil to taste, but in my experience, it doesn’t need it.
Here’s to a better date night!
makes about 1 cup
- 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 6-ounce jar of marinated artichoke hearts
- pita chips for serving
- Place the rinsed chickpeas in the food processor. Add the entire contents of the artichoke jar. Puree until smooth.
- Serve with pita chips.