There's a certain romance in sharing a dessert for two with your sweetie.
There's also a certain romance in saying 'No, I need my own dessert. Please and thank you.'
I'm so glad my husband and I are passed that awkward dating phase. That phase where you order one dessert to share on a date. ONE. Ugh. I'm so over that. Bring on the fat pants, and let's order two desserts and not share.
I'm trying to remember the exact details here, but for some reason, on our first date, it wasn't exactly meal time. I think it was mid-afternoon? He took me to the Sacramento capitol building. I'd lived near it for 6 years, but had never taken a tour and always wanted to see it. Afterwards, we walked to a restaurant for lack of better things to do. I was so very hungry; I wanted to order dinner, but I didn't. Instead, I guzzled a frozen margarita and subsisted on chips and salsa. Perhaps it was all part of his plan to see me after a huge drink and a few crumbs to eat? Not exactly sure.
But now, oh, how times have changed. When we order at restaurants these days, it's a carefully calculated game plan. It's a meeting of the minds. We discuss the best players on the menu, rank them, and then we order the top two and trade one bite each. This also applies to the dessert menu.
He also knows now that I can pretty much eat a full meal at any hour of the day. Especially Chipotle. I could have just finished breakfast and be up for a burrito bowl. Just had a salad for lunch? That'll be a vegetarian burrito bowl, please. Extra guac, too.
Chocolate chip cookie sundaes:
I'm sitting here, with what I'm 99% sure is his baby in my belly (things with Jonathan Scott will never work out, will they?), and eating my own personal-sized dessert. He has his own, and I have his own. That's my kind of romance.
Don't touch my ice cream, and I won't touch yours. Extra whipped cream for him, and soft, melty ice cream for me. Now THAT'S how you do Valentine's Day.
Separate cookie sundaes make for a very happy marriage.
If you're lacking two mini 4" cast iron skillets (THESE are the exact ones I used), I've made this recipe as a chocolate chip cookie cake in a 6" pie plate. It's also my standard 1 dozen chocolate chip cookie recipe, too. Three ways to serve it, one way to eat it: alone!
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 922Total Fat: 58gSaturated Fat: 31gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 285mgSodium: 465mgCarbohydrates: 96gFiber: 3gSugar: 82gProtein: 10g