Jacob and I had plans to spend a date night cooking together this week, imagine my delight to be contacted with the opportunity to write about Fry’s Food – our neighborhood grocery store that we frequent regularly, and plan a date night surrounding food purchased at Fry’s.
We went with a backyard barbecue theme, because guess what, it’s gorgeous in Phoenix right now and a little unseasonably warm this week. We figured it was the perfect time to put together a grill based menu and enjoy a romantic night on the back patio.
Since we have no patio at the moment, we headed to my parent’s house for a double date.
Jacob and I planned the menu by checking out the Fry’s weekly ad, looking at their app (they always have useful coupons), and consulting our favorite grilling cookbook.
I’ve been thinking a lot about Valentine’s Day, (Hi, I’m Camille, I’m a project manager for a living and it transfers over into my personal life too), and I keep thinking about romantic dinners at home. So if that thought and Jacob’s desire for an amazing Southwest burger and hot dog had a baby, that would be the menu you put together for this outing.
We decided grilled salmon with grilled asparagus for the romantic, and Bobby Flay’s Nacho Burger for the one craving spicy things. We compromised on the grilled sweet potato wedges. At that point we made the list, and headed over to our super close and very convenient Fry’s.
Don’t worry though, I wasn’t totally deprived. I went light on the carbs so I could enjoy dessert. And here’s my favorite discovery at Fry’s, and one of my best tips for those who like to entertain. If you need an easy dessert that still wows party guests, you can find these individual portions of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream- they are so cute!