Date Nite Dinners
When my husband and I were dating, we always had date nite every Wednesday night. No matter what was going on in our lives, we always managed to get together every Wednesday night to spend some quality time together. Once we got married, we kind of forgot about date nite. It’s one of those things that was no longer a priority. Now that our daughter is about to be 15 months old, we have re-established a date nite. So far, there is no particular night each week we’re doing this, but we are trying to find at least one night a week where we eat dinner alone together. No, we’re not necessarily going out anywhere. We’re just going down to our finished basement and eating dinner alone together at the table as a couple. We’re having adult conversation, having a glass of wine, and connecting the way we used to connect. We’ve only done this twice so far, but it seems to be doing wonders for our relationship. I think we both forgot how special date nite was to us when we were dating…and now that we are parents, I think we need to be able to take time out to spend some one on one time together.
I’ve been cooking a simple dinner for us on date nite. I’m going to use this page to share some of our date nite dinners as this continues.
So tell me, what are some of your favorite date nite dinners? Do you like to keep the meal light or do you enjoy going all out? What do you like to drink on date nite? Please feel free to share recipes, stories, ideas, etc. All is welcome.