Friday’s Date Night

Our weekly date night this week was dinner + a movie… Really good dinner, and really good movie!

We made roasted vegetable and refried bean tostadas.

They are soooo good. And extremely easy to make. Aaaand only take a half hour. Don’t worry- the recipe is below 🙂


We also watched Contagion, which has been on our ‘to watch’ list for awhile now. I heard it was scary, but it totally wasn’t at all! Typical of what would happen if there was a crazy outbreak of a virus. The storyline is great because it follows the epidemiology, clinical trials for the vaccine, and the infected people around the world. It was also a really good length– which is a weird thing to say– but it didn’t stretch everything out or try to jam everything in. So you should go watch it!



Roasted Vegetable and Refried Bean Tostadas


  • 1/2 pkg white mushrooms, cut into quarters
  • 1 zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into thin slices
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro
  • Zest from 1 lime
  • Lime juice from 1/2 lime
  • Dash of salt & pepper
  • 6 flour tortillas
  • 1 15-oz can refried beans (won’t use the whole thing)
  • 1 cup grated colby jack cheese
  • Sour cream for topping


  • Preheat oven to 450F.
  • Toss vegetables in 2 tbsp olive oil and place in single layer on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with dash of salt and pepper.
  • Roast in the oven on the top rack for a total of 20-25 minutes, turning the veggies at the 10 minute mark.
  • Place the tortillas on a separate baking sheet.
  • Spread refried beans and cheese on the tortillas and place in the oven to bake on the middle rack for a total of 5-7 minutes. (I put them in the oven while the vegetables were still roasting).
  • Take everything out of the oven, put the veggies on the tortillas, and top with cilantro, lime zest, lime juice, and sour cream!

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