Budget Friendly Date Night Places For You and Your Spouse

September 21, 2016 11:00 am

Finding a good place to take your spouse out on a date in San Diego can be overwhelming. In a city filled with many things to do, it can be tough to find something fun without spending too much money. The truth is, if you know where to look, there is plenty to do for discounted price, and in some cases free!

Leave the kids with a sitter this weekend and enjoy a taste of Italy without breaking your budget. Follow the beautiful lights and the delicious smell of Italian food through Little Italy all the way to Monello for happy hour. Purchase a drink between the ours of 4pm and 7pm to receive a small chef’s choice plate for free!

Maybe happy hour isn’t quite the romantic scene for you. Take an adventure together. Clear the memory space on your phone, grab some fresh water and snacks before you head out to the beautiful Torrey Pines State Park. There will be plenty of scenery for you and your spouse to capture on camera for your next selfie together.

Enjoy the night off with a romantic comedy outside at the Cinema Under The Stars. Kick your feet up just as you would at home in a comfortable love seat cabana with your spouse. No need to worry about the weather or concessions. The outdoor theater is rain proof and blankets are provided for everyone. Get your popcorn and other concessions before the movie for just $2.00 per item.

Create some lovely memories together this weekend and take advantage of the beautiful sunny San Diego weather together! Remember to bring your military ID for discounts and in some cases freebies!

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Labor Day Weekend Festivities

August 31, 2016 1:11 pm

This Labor Day weekend, be sure to take your family and friends to Harbor Drive in downtown San Diego. Let the cool breeze from the harbor cool you off when you stroll through Seaport Village. Experience the Festival of Sail and the US Sand Sculpting Exposition to get your three-day weekend started. There will be plenty to see with some of the best scenic views in San Diego. The scent of great food and desserts will make it tough for you to decide what to eat first, but there are a variety of foods to choose from.

Enjoy circus performers, sand sculpting classes, and much more with your family at the US Sand Sculpting Exposition. There will be dozens of food trucks waiting to serve you some of the best gourmet food from all over the country.

Maybe you and the kids would rather watch some of the tallest ships sail into the bay. Be sure to check out the Festival of Sail to see some the oldest ships fire cannon salutes and dock in the Harbor. Get a glimpse of what transportation looked like from years ago by climbing on board to take a rare look at history!

Admission is only $5 for Active Military when your I.D. is shown at the front gate. Paid lots will be near the events, but if you don’t want to battle for a parking spot, the trolley station is located a short three blocks away.

US Sand Sculpting Exposition

1140 N Harbor Dr.

San Diego, CA 92101

http://www.ussandsculpting.com/

Festival of Sail

1492 N Harbor Dr.

San Diego, CA 92101

http://www.sdmaritime.org/festival-of-sail/

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August Recipes

August 30, 2016 10:46 am

Photo courtesy of Kitchen Konfidance.

We are now at the tail end of summer produce and about ready to switch over to fall flavors. Enjoy the last of this season with sweet cherries, fresh greens, crisp zucchini, and juicy peaches and nectarines.

Cherries

Cherries are like natures Sweetart candies, but if you don’t have a cherry pitter, handling these ruby gems can be quite difficult. For these recipes, try this no pitter needed method involving an empty wine bottle and a straw.

Now that your cherries are pit-free, make these Cherry Yogurt Parfaits with Crunchy Granola. Eating one of these first thing practically ensures that your morning will start off on the right foot.

Roasted Cherry Goat Cheese Crostini are a quick and easy appetizer that showcases this summer fruit. It might be a little untraditional to enjoy cherries in a savory application, but their sweet notes pair well with the salty and tangy goat cheese.

For another savory spin, make this Cherry Orange Chicken Salad with Candied Walnuts. Tender chicken, sweet cherries, and crunchy walnuts get tucked between two slices of soft sandwich bread for one dreamy summer sandwich.

Greens

When greens are at their peak, it is high time for a good salad. This Herby Nectarine and Avocado Little Gem Salad, is not your typical bowl of limp lettuce. It is filled with flavor thanks to the fresh nectarines and lively herbs. Croutons and cucumber lend crunch, while avocado and feta give that super satisfying bite.

Greens can do more than just make a good salad. Take these Baked Falafel for example. Falafel are a Mediterranean fritter made from garbanzo beans and herbs, which are often served up in a soft pita. With crispy exteriors, soft centers, and loads of flavor, it is no wonder why they are a fan favorite.

Another Mediterranean dish that is filled with fresh herbs is tabbouleh. Try this Quinoa Tabbouleh as a fresh summer side dish. It is full of parsley, fresh tomatoes, and bright lemon juice. Plus this salad can be whipped up in about 25 minutes, making it ideal for those last few lazy summer evenings.

These Orange Chicken Lettuce Wraps are a great way to sneak some greens into a picky eater’s diet. They won’t even realize they are eating leafy greens when they are wrapped around this sticky sweet orange chicken filling.

Zucchini

If you’ve never thought about starting off your day with zucchini, you’re not alone, but these Zucchini Bread Pancakes are about to change everything you thought you knew about breakfast. All the flavor of a slice of zucchini bread, in pillowy pancake form. Pass the maple syrup, please.

This Summer Corn Chowder is the best of the season tucked into one bowl. Sweet corn, light zucchini, new potatoes, and crisp carrots meld together with smoky bacon and luscious cream to create one covetable bowl.

If you find yourself with extra zucchini, make these Baked Zucchini Fries. If you don’t find yourself with extra zucchini, run, don’t walk, to the store and get some! These fries are coated in crispy panko breadcrumbs and then baked to golden perfection.

This Zucchini Pizza just screams summer. This lighter recipe features both creamy mozzarella and tang goat cheese to create that signature cheese pull. Atop that are shiny sliced zucchini rounds, lemon slices, and freshly snipped chives. An easy and fresh, yet gourmet, summer supper that can be made in 30 minutes.

Peaches & Nectarines

Peach tarts just might be the dessert of summer. This Streusel Topped Peach Tart takes this quintessential dessert to the next level by adding a rich crumble topping. Tarts are the quick version of pies, and this no-fuss tart crust requires just a press into the pie pan. No rolling out the dough is necessary.

Gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches are all the rage. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any wilder, try this Nectarine, Goat Cheese, and Basil Grilled Cheese. Its list of ingredients might be crazy, but the flavor is nothing but is crazy good.

What is summer without a big glass of Peach Iced Tea? This version is made with fresh peaches which lend tremendous amounts or pure peach flavor. Kick back and relax with a tall glass of this on a hot day.

This Nectarine and Corn Salad with Chipotle Shrimp hits all the flavor notes. It is sweet, spicy, savory, and fresh. This quick dish is a great weeknight meal. It can go from marinade to dinner plate in just about 30 minutes.

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