Date Night With Doug

Douglas is my 13 year old son. After reading the Happiness Project , by Gretchen Rubin, I got the idea to take my son on a monthly adventure/date night. The two of us would go out to dinner together and shop for a few necessities once a month.

The rules are we have to eat at a different place each time and it has to be a place we haven’t been before.

Our first adventure/date night was last Tuesday and we decided to go to an authentic Polish restaurant in nearby Geneseo but first we stopped by the Goodwill retail store on a hunt for a pair of summer sneakers for Doug.

As soon as we went into the store he headed right to the shoe section and found a pair of black Under Armour sneaks for $9.00. Score! We also picked out 3 shirts, 3 pairs of shorts, a pair of swim trunks for him and I also found a couple of shirts for me. Total $50.

After our good fortune at the Goodwill Store we headed over for dinner.


The Euro Cafe is on Main Street in Geneseo, NY  and is run by two sisters with authentic Polish accents and boy do they know how to cook!

Our soup was borscht. I had never had borscht before. It’s an earthy soup of beets (hence the red color) and veggies like celery, potatoes and carrots in a rich veggie based broth. It was so delicious Doug even drank the broth.


We each had a different main course. Doug had the Hunter’s platter.


Smoked sausage, perogies, hunter’s  stew, mashed potatoes, and a stuffed cabbage roll.

I had the Polish Platter.


Baked sausage, rye bread, sauerkraut, salad, mustard, horseradish and cranberry relish.

Both platters were delicious with such a depth of flavor! Something you can’t get at a fast food/chain restaurant.

We skipped dessert and had ice cream on the way home. It was a perfect night. I so enjoy my son and these date nights give us a chance to catch up with each other.

Next month is Mexican in Medina. Stay tuned….-MM Euro Cafe


Published by marymargaretripley

I am a professional Bakery Manager at a privately owned grocery store. I also owned my own bakery for over four years. I have been baking for 15+ years professionally. I also teach canning and preserving classes and have been gardening since I was 5 years old. I live in Western, NY with my husband, teenage son, Bernie the Cat and Muffins the Hamster.

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