Mavericks Game Date Night & A Man Pleasing Meal!

Ryan and I had a blast at the Mavericks basketball game tonight!

Ryan and Me Mavs game

This was a late Valentines date I planned for the two of us. For Valentines Day, I gave him a poster with 100 memories of us written on it (On the 14 days leading up to Valentines Day I left him notes, and every day’s note had a different favorite memory I had of the two of us). I also made him a Dallas Mavericks blanket, which I was very proud of because I am not crafty at all but I am trying to become more crafty! I also went to StubHub and found us some pretty cheap tickets. So tonight, we finally got to use those tickets ands see Mavericks play the Brooklyn Nets. Ryan is a HUGE Mavs fan, and I’m a big fan too, but Ryan is a much bigger fan than I am. Unfortunately, our team lost. 😦 But we both agreed we still had a blast! Their basketball games are always so fun, and they put on a show for all of the fans during any breaks.

Mavs Game

I took this picture during warm-ups, which explains the incredible amount of people on the court!

Before the game we stopped for dinner at a delicious burger place Ryan’s brother’s family got us hooked on called Smash Burger. I forgot to take a picture of my burger, but I ordered a burger on a multi-grain bun with lettuce, grilled onions, tomato, spinach, avocado, and goat cheese. And I had some Sweet Potato Smash Fries on the side. They call their fries Smash Fries and add some type of seasoning that make the fries super yummy!! So tonight’s dinner wasn’t healthy, but it sure was tasty! I really enjoyed it, and I even told Ryan as I was eating it that I don’t order burgers often when we go out, so when I do I want a good one that tastes fresh like this one did. Ryan ordered a vanilla milkshake, and I had a few drinks of it, but it was honestly too sweet for me to have too much of it.

Now I haven’t shared a recipe in a while, and I didn’t cook today since we went out on a fun date, so I thought I would share what I made last night. I also thought now would be a good time to share this meal because it is really a man loving meal, and since we went on a date for my man tonight, this meal seemed proper to write about. πŸ™‚

Once again I forgot to take a picture of my food as I was cooking and when I finished, so here is a picture of the leftovers in tubber ware.

Man Food

This dinner is super easy to make, but oh so scrumptious! And you can definitely make it healthy without your man ever knowing the difference. πŸ˜‰

Here is what I used: (Serves about 4-6 people, but this was good for us because we love leftovers, and Ryan can eat a lot of this πŸ™‚ )

  • 2 turkey sausage links
  • 6 small red potatoes
  • 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1/2 of an onion
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • About 10 pieces of asparagus (or however many you would like to cook)
  • Salt, pepper, garlic powder, seasoning salt (enough for your personal taste, I didn’t measure how much I used.)

So first, I cut up the turkey sausage into links, and then cut the potatoes into cubes. I placed these into a sprayed glass cooking dish and then placed the asparagus on top. Then I sprinkled about 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil on top and seasoned it with all of the seasonings. I put the dish in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. I let it cook for 15 minutes, flipped it, and then let it cook for another 15 minutes. The potatoes still weren’t done after that, and I was getting more and more impatient as I became hungrier and hungrier. So I turned up my oven to about 400 degrees or 415 degrees Fahrenheit and after about 10 minutes it was finally done cooking.

While that was baking I chopped up my onion and bell pepper and let it saute in about 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Then I chopped up the two chicken breasts into small pieces, seasoned it with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and seasoning salt, and let it saute with the onions and peppers. I let this cook until the sausage and potatoes were done cooking in the oven. As soon as I took the sausage and potato mixture out of the oven, I combined everything together. Now besides the asparagus this meal was just meat and potatoes. So I also cooked some green beans and made myself a spinach salad to enjoy with it. I wish I would have taken a picture of my plate because not only did it look delicious, but it tasted delicious too! The best part was Ryan loved it!

What are some of your favorite healthy, man pleasing meals to eat?

What was your last date night? What did y’all do?

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