One of my goals for the past two years has been to set aside alone time with Ron. Since the kids were born, we really haven’t been all that great about “dating” each other. Getting a sitter, paying for an expensive dinner and going to a movie is not cheap. One way to get around that is by having date days. We’ll both take the day off from work while the kids are at school. It says us a little money at least!
Another great way to save is by having a date night at home.
After the kids have gone to bed, we’ll make a special dinner together and crack open a bottle of wine. We can eat a wonderful meal all while having an adult conversation with zero interruptions. After dinner we’ll watch a movie. And we don’t even have to leave the house. I call that a win!
We try to have fish at least once a week in our house. Salmon, Haddock, Hake and Cod are some our favorites. However, no matter how I prepare it, I can never get the same fabulous flavor as a restaurant. There must be some secret ingredient that I’m missing!
Another problem? The fishy smell. Living on the seacoast, we can get some pretty fresh seafood. But no matter how fresh it is, there’s always a fishy smell associated with it that can stink up my kitchen for days.
That’s why I’m digging Bumble Bee SuperFresh.
It’s Premium Fresh Frozen Seafood that delivers a restaurant quality seafood experience without having to leave your house. What does Premium Fresh Frozen mean? It’s high quality fish that’s cleaned, cut and fresh-frozen within hours and then prepared with chef inspired recipes using all-natural ingredients. There’s no breading, heavy sauces or a long list of “I can’t pronounce these words” ingredients.
All Bumble Bee SuperFresh seafood is sourced from wild fisheries or aquaculture farms that have earned official certification from strict third party organizations such as Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP), Global GAP (GAP), and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC). The scallops are rated a “Best Choice” by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch. With a short list of all-natural ingredients that you can find in your own kitchen, there’s no preservatives at all and are completely gluten free.
When we go out to eat, I like to order something that I don’t usually make at home. That usually means seafood, particularly scallops and shrimp. I love both but Ron does not. For our date night at home, we prepared two dishes, kind of like a hers and his. I wanted the Petite Scallops with White Wine and Garlic-Herb Butter. Ron wanted the Salmon with Garlicky Black Pepper and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Nothing says I love you like garlic breath, right?
Both dishes were so easy to prepare. There’s really no way to screw it up. No measuring or chopping at all. All the ingredients are right there. The salmon even comes with it’s own parchment paper. All you need to do is pop it in the oven. The scallops were just as easy. Toss in a skillet and add the white wine and garlic-herb butter sauce. Within 20 minutes we had our main course ready to eat. We prepared a simple pan of quinoa and veggies to enjoy as a side. If you really wanted to get fancy, Bumble Bee has menu ideas and wine pairings for each dish. It’s perfect for a Valentine’s Day dinner at home.
I’m not going lie, going out to eat is always fun. But when you can’t do it as much as you’d like, spending quality time with your significant other, enjoying delicious food in the comfort of your own home, is a very close second.
This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Bumble Bee SuperFresh.