As I’ve stated several times on the blog, I’m not the cook of the family. If we want flavorful food to eat, Anthony is hands down the one that excels at this. Recently, we’ve been hitting the gym together and cooking together. I’m usually the one sauteing the kale or browning the ground turkey, but we’re a team and know each other’s strengths and weakness. Cooking together is a bond within itself. We find ourselves having great conversation during that time as well as laughing at each other. We usually laugh at me because I always seem to forget to add something even though I’m looking at a recipe. We laugh at Anthony because he will add a ton of seasoning to any dish. Sometimes I’m like look, you’re gonna have to take that “Slap Ya Mama” seasoning and put it in your individual bowl. After we cook, we put our phones away and have family dinner time without the interruption of the outside world.
This leads me to this week’s edition of Weeknight Date Night! Again, when we started this journey of weekly dating I had no clue God would place so many great people in our path. This week’s date was selected by me, and we had the pleasure of working with the amazing Kirbee Miller, founder of Kinimi Kitchen. It’s a YouTube cooking channel. Yep, that means HutchStew will be featured on her YouTube channel. I’ll provide information so yall can see us in action. Prior to the date, I told Kirbee we were trying to eat healthier. She said she had some dishes in mind for us.
We arrived at Kinimi’s Kitchen eager to cook, hungry and ready to fill our tummies with good food. She let us know we’d be making spaghetti using zucchini noodles, ground turkey meatballs, a side kale salad and tomato mozzarella bruschetta. Seriously, my mouth is watering just typing this! I don’t want to give too much away about the date because I want you to visit her YouTube channel to see us in action, but I’ll give yall a quick rundown.
We started by assigning task and I got the wonderful task of mixing the ingredients in the ground turkey while Anthony chopped up all the great veggies. He also started to saute the spaghetti sauce while I had fun making the zucchini noodles. After the turkey meat was seasoned to perfection, Kirbee told us she had a mini competition for us. You know HutchStew LOVES competitions!!! She showed us how to roll the turkey into perfectly shaped meatballs. She said the key was to make them small so it wouldn’t take as long for them to bake. I’d like to go on the record and say my meatballs were more aesthetically pleasing. I’m sure Anthony’s excuse would be his hands are bigger. Sidenote: every time we do some type of adventure and he loses he blames it on his height. He always says, “this isn’t for tall people.” He’s 6″1′ and I’m a mere 5″2′. Okay back to the cooking. We put the meatballs in the oven to bake, and I started working on the Kale salad while Anthony made the bruschetta. While everything simmered, we got to talk to Kirbee a little more. She asked us about weeknight date night and how it came about and what some of our favorite dates were so far.
And in no time the food was ready. Let the church say AMEN!!! The first bite was so great that I moaned and said this is great! We talked about what we liked about the food and then Kirbee ended the recording of her show so we could go sit at the table and finish eating. There was one small problem. I had already finished ALL of my food. Listen, I eat very fast. It can be embarrassing if I’m out with people I don’t really know. I could probably win an eating contest. See what I did there? I turn everything into a competition.
We sat down at the table and talked to Kirbee about her BEAUTIFUL home and why she started the cooking channel. We made a promise to come back and make another dish with her. She won’t have to ask us twice. We’ll definitely be back and ready to cook in Kinimi’s Kitchen! For recipes and cooking advice follow Kirbee on IG at KiNiMi Kitchen and her YouTube Channel KiNiMi Kitchen.
Click HERE to view our YouTube debut!
Until next time loves…
Oh yum! Heading over to watch her YouTube channel! How neat!
Trust me your mouth will water lol
You have the best ideas for date nights. My husband and I really need to start doing something like this. This looks like so much fun!
It was so much fun! Find one of the dates you really liked and try it out.
How fun and looks so yummy!
So much fun! Thanks for reading.
This looks like so much fun! Kirbee makes cooking look like a breeze. She’s so great.
It was so much fun and the food…LAWD!!!
What a wonderful idea for date night, I love following along!
Thanks for reading ❤
What a fun night! Such culinary skills!!
It was fun and the food was so good
I can’t wait to watch this!! What a fun, and yummy idea for date night!
I just st love reading your date night posts!! This looks so fun!!
Thanks for reading!
What a fun evening it must have been. Great idea too. We tend to have a lot of our meals this way. I can’t cook but my husband does. Sometimes l like to keep him company while he does it and we turn off the TV while eating..movie afterwards with popcorn. We are such homebodies! :-).
I love that you guys do this. Quality time is so important in marriage. ❤
That looks like fun! We have been trying to come up with some good date night ideas. Seems like cooking together would be a great one!
We have one weekly so feel free to find one on the blog and have fun 🙌
What a wonderful opportunity. I would love to cook with my husband because I know we would have tons of fun together. Great pictures too.
Yes, you guys gotta try it. You’ll have so much fun.
Now that’s a cool date night. I am going to do something like this with my husband.
You definitely should!
I love the idea of a weekly date night, lives often become very busy and we often forget our significant others in the process. I’ve been wondering how to make the zucchini noodles as an alternative to regular pasta. I took a cooking class in Thailand and my goal is to take them now everytime I travel.
I thought it would be harder to make the zucchini noodles but it was easy. I bet the cooking class in Thailand was amazing.
This sounds like a great idea for a date night! I’m going to have to look into something like this for my husband and I…we love cooking together! The finished dinner looks amazing!
Thanks so much for reading!
Yes please find one!
Wow this food looks amazing. I love taking cooking classes, but I haven’t done one with my husband yet. It’s definitely something we want to try!
Trust me it tasted as good as it looked lol
This looks so fun and tasty! Totally checking out the YouTube channel!
It was so good!
This is a wonderful date night idea. I can imagine the laughs over the good food. Can’t wait to see your episode on Kinimi Kitchen.
The laughs were real and the food was good!!!
This is an awesome date night idea! I love to see couples in the kitchen together creating meals, spending quality time, and making memories that last a lifetime.
Thanks! It was so much fun.
Looks like you both had a great time! I love hearing about married couples taking the time to make sure they’re still dating each other and keeping fun in the relationship.
Yes we both had a great time
I like that you admit to not being the cook. I love the idea of you two learning to cook new meals together. I am so stealing it for a date night.
Yes, please steal!
This sounds like a great date evening.
I like putting lots of seasoning in my food.
You gotta make it taste good lol