Party for Two by Bruce Cadle
Published: January 19th 2011 by CreateSpace
Party for Two was a really neat recipe book designed to help you plan a great date night for you and your spouse. Cadle's date nights are regular occurrences: he says when people get married they stop "dating" their spouse, and although the love doesn't go away, it changes and fades into something less passionate than it was when they got married. But Cadle says his regular date nights with his wife have made a huge difference in their marriage.
The book is divided into two parts: the first part consists of reasons why you should schedule a regular date night with your spouse, how to do it for a reasonable cost, what to do with the kids, and even how to present and arrange the food. Part two has recipes ranging from sauces and dressings, appetizers, entrees, and more.
The recipes are easy and affordable, and Cadle gives tips and advice on how to find them for an even lower price than normal, how to plan the food ahead of time to save money, and how to use purposeful leftovers in meals for the next few days. These recipes could be used for nice dinner parties, potlucks, or dinner guests as well.
My only complaint about the book is that there are no photographs of the recipes in the book. The recipes sound very complicated (Grilled Brie, Conch Fritters, Gorgonzola Bruschetta) even though after reading them I can tell that they're not, but I'd still like to see what it looked like. On a very minor note, there was some weird formatting and type face stuff going on, but I'm not sure if the untrained eye would notice it or not. It took me a few times looking at it to notice.
To learn more about Party for Two, check out Bruce Cadle's website, The Date Night Chef.