For Valentines, Andrew said he would just pick up some steaks to grill, and we would have a quiet date night at home with Elizabeth. And quiet night we had, but thanks to our amazing friends, we also had a night to ourselves! It was an amazing steak house date night in the comfort of our own home! No crowds or long waits. I still dressed up. I figured if we were having “date night” the least I could do was put on something other than the usual yoga pants.
Here’s how we had a steak house date at home for a small fraction of the cost…
I made chocolate covered strawberries during the day for us and for our friends as a nice thank you!
Andrew picked up a bottle of wine, an amazing heart shaped ribeye (which is my favorite steak, even over filet mignon), and scallops! He marinated the scallops and grilled them….
While I baked some red potatoes,
made some gluten free croutons,
and threw together a salad!
It was one of our favorite meals, and such a nice night at home in the quiet, with a little Frank Sinatra playing in the background.
It really doesn’t take a whole lot to have a nice night during the week to treat your significant other. And it is totally necessary. We make it a rule to go out on at least one date a month, but we try to still sneak in a few at home the rest of the month too. Sometimes, we put Elizabeth to bed a little early and pop popcorn and watch a movie, or sometimes, we make a favorite dinner together. I understand the children make things complicated, but perhaps you could find a friend or neighbor and swap a couple of hours with them, if a baby sitter isn’t available.
Dating your husband is absolutely necessary in having a great marriage. And sometimes doing little things like applying a little makeup or your favorite perfume can be a great thing to welcome your husband home to, also.
So tell me, how do you make special time for your spouse?!?