La Vita e bella - date night in Italy - Sisters, What!

La Vita e bella - date night in Italy

Friday was 11-11-11, which meant I needed to do something really silly, really bizarre or really amazing. I chose to do all three. I decided the hubby and I were very much in need of an abnormal date. You know the kind you go on in college when you have no money and really want to impress your date? Yep, I bet the memories are flowing for many of you. So I took my hubby to Italy for one night. It was my sister who gave me the idea. She sent me a link to this blog the Dating Divas to a specific date about Italy, knowing we want to to there someday (she probably thought we needed some spicing up in our life ; ). Thus, I decided last minute on Thursday to make it happen for pretend. Even grownups can play make believe sometimes. 

Our Tickets
  I found this awesome website where they make fake tickets for any airline you want. You can enter in the passenger info, the date and destination. Pretty cool, right?
He didn't know we were even going on this little trip until he opened his lunch on Friday. He might have been a little confused by the random tickets, but he was pleasantly surprised when he got home.

I even made a ticket for Luke, but his destination was bed. Although, he somehow ended up going to dinner with us, that stinker. 

Our Italian Cuisine 
I made Macaroni Grill's rosemary bread via  here. So easy and delicious. And then I used Our Best Bites Cheese Garlic Bread recipe . Oh. My. Gosh. You must try; it's to die for!

for the main dish I made Olive Garden's Capellini Pomodoro
The easiest and most delicious dish ever. 
You need: 
Fresh Roma tomatoes (any kind work)
fresh or dry basil
minced garlic
Olive oil
and Angel hair or Capellini noodles

1. Heat up about 3-4 tbls of olive oil and add in the basil and garlic. 
2. Once the garlic is white add the tomatoes. Don't cook the tomatoes to long, just heat them until warm.
3. Then mix in with Capellini or Angel Hair noodles. 

Wala, super easy and delicious.

The Art Museum 
We both love art, so I went online and googled as many famous Italian artist I could think of and put together a little slide show of art with Italian music in the background. It was definitely not the real thing, but it was fun looking at some art together and pretend we were cultured and all. 

Our Entertainment
We were going to do some painting, but it was late and we were both tired. So we ended up just  watching Life is Beautiful. I got it last minute at the library that day, but was regretting it half way through the movie. You see, it used to be my favorite movie, but I haven't watched it for years. And being married and a mother now has really made it a terrible movie for me. 
Needless to say, we were both sobbing through the second half. I guess it's good to watch these type of movies every once and a while to realize all the blessings we have in our life. 

So there you have it. Our date to Italy. It was so fun to do something completely out of the ordinary and I think it caught hubby-bear off guard. I told him that it's his turn next, and I can't wait!


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  1. I'm going to make this bread for mom's bday dinner, it looks delicious!

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  3. Can I tell you I read the title of your link up and I knew I had to stop. La vita e bella is one of my absolute favorite movies!! And how fun to see it turn into real life through a date. That dating divas is such a cool website. You all are such pretty sisters. Love your curls and the red tone of your hair. So happy I found this very cute blog of yours. Following :)

  4. What a fun, creative date. We are celebrating our 36th wedding anniversary on Monday. Friday night dates are still an important part of our life. Even though we are empty nesters. So keep doing fun dates! I love Mac. Grills Rosemary Bread and make it often. The pasta looks yummy.
    Have a great weekend!


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