Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Jamaica Date Night FAIL

It has been forever since we have done a Travel Date Night. Just to refresh your memory, a Travel Date Night is when Dustin and I "travel" to a foreign country through food, drink, music, and/or movie. It's a lot cheaper and more convenient than booking airfare and lodging, plus makes us (and by us I mean ME) feel a bit more cultured.

This year my class is traveling month by month through different countries, learning about their holidays and traditions, so maybe I can incorporate a little bit of that information in our Travel Nights. Although, with Dustin leaving before the year ends, if I want to keep up with these nights, I may have to delete the "date" aspect of it.

Anyway, Dustin and I went to Jamaica for our honeymoon back in February 2010. We loved the weather, people, and attitude. We can't wait to plan a return trip. For our version of a Jamaican night, I had high hopes. At a festival earlier this year we bought a jar of Jamaican jerk seasoning.

Well, I got home from work yesterday with a horrible migraine headache. The afternoon consisted of me curled up on the sofa, with a pillow over my head to block out the light. My wonderful husband totally saved the day and cooked up the Jamaican chicken for me. Isn't he great? Only problem was that the jerk seasoning produced quite a bit of smoke cooking in the skillet and soon our entire apartment was filled with smoke! Yuk! We opened all the windows, turned on the fans, and frantically monitored the smoke alarms. It was a memorable night to say the least.

The chicken was very true to Jamaican taste in that it was VERY spicy. In fact, even with a little seasoning it was really spicy to me! I think we may have to return to this date night to really do it proud, like with anything but the chicken! Maybe I will try to make some Jamaican beef patties and wash it down with some Red Stripe!

1 comment:

  1. It was a nice attempt!! Danny never makes me dinner lol. I haven't had Red Stripe since I went to Jamaica....I don't think it would be pretty if I did!


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