Feb 1, 2009

International Date

If you read our feature article on New Year's Resolutions, one of our ideas to spice up your life was to learn how to say, "Would you like to go on a date?" in another language. Well, we've decided to give you a little help and provide a few ideas. Whatever language you ask in, you can then prepare an international date to go along with it.

French: "Est-ce que vous voulez sortir avec moi?"         
Make crepes for both dinner and dessert. For dinner, fill the crepes with chicken and gravy or any other meat and vegetable filling.  For dessert, fill with fresh fruit, jam, whipped cream, or just sugar and lemon juice. Be sure to have powdered sugar to sprinkle on top.

For your activity, head up to an International Cinema if there is a French film that week. Otherwise, you can find some bikes and have your own mini Tour de France down the Provo River Trail to Utah Lake.

Spanish: "¿Quieres salir conmigo ?"

There are so many options for a Spanish themed feast. Make some loaded burritos or fajitas with lots of colorful vegetables. For side dishes, cook up some Spanish rice and beans. Dessert should be deep fried ice cream, but be careful with the hot oil.

Get an instructional dance video, or find someone who can teach you, and learn how to dance the Flamenco. If you're too shy to dance, buy some paint and do your best imitations of Picasso paintings.

Italian: "Ti piacerebbe uscire con me?"

Everyone agrees that an Italian meal means romance. Just ask the Lady and the Tramp. Dish up your finest pasta with a rich, creamy sauce. This is probably a dinner you'll want to do by candlelight.

If it's warm enough outside and you have access to a set, play some rounds of bocce ball. If it's too chilly or getting late, watch the old classic, "Roman Holiday," with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck.

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