At least once a month, I feed Elizabeth an early dinner and then we all play for a little while together. Afterwards, we give her a bath, put her to bed and make dinner for ourselves.
While we have made a routine of having dinner as a family at the table every night, sometimes we just need a dinner to ourselves. One that doesn’t require me to get up and down fetching various things, constantly wiping “yucky hands”, or cleaning up spilled milk.
One of our favorite things to make together is sushi! It is way easier than we thought it would be. And much, much cheaper! And I love that we can do it together.
After we prepare our food, whether we’re eating sushi or something more fancy, we usually follow it up with a date night on the couch. Our tv is very rarely on, but some nights it’s nice to just snuggle on the couch and be with each other.
What you’ll need:
- Sushi Mat
- cutting board and sharp knife
- seaweed sheets
- sushi rice (it’s much sticker than regular white or brown rice)
- avocado, cucumber, crab, tuna, or other filling (you can buy it cooked in your freezer section or deli usually).
- I usually put my rice on in the morning, and let it set all day. The sticker the better! But I have made it before we give Elizabeth a bath and it’s been good.
Here is the video we watched on youtube to teach us. It’s quite amusing.
We didn’t follow them word for word. We kind of made our own, but it gives you the general directions.
I like them better with the rice on the outside. But you can see which ones you like better.
Do you ever put the kids to bed early so you can enjoy a little more time with your hubby? Or just to have a quiet dinner?
What are your favorite ways to nurture your marriage?