Momma Told Me: Make time for love.
The older I get the more I realize that a relationship is work. No, I'm not talking the sort of '10 year quest to slay the Evil Queen and release the fair princess from her spell' nonsense, I'm referring to everyday, real life, challenges. He left his dirty socks on the bedroom floor again, she wants to go see an Opera during the Big Game, his bed friend likes to treat your couch as a home-away-from home, the kids haven't quite passed the co-sleeping phase. There are a number of challenges that come up in a relationship every day, few are as integral as carving out some quality one-on-one time. February dictates you spend at least one day a year celebrating your loving relationships and come together over an intimate meal/movie night/date. But don't let the 14th be the only night for romance, craft your own Romantic Night In to help navigate life's relationship obstacles.
When you throw pets, children, and work into the mix, most mature relationships tend to let the basics fall by the wayside. But every relationship requires work to keep it healthy, and both partners engaged. Try to set up at least one night a month where you and your partner can have a neutral meeting time to relax and focus on one another- not on the kids, what's going on at work, or household finances. For many couples the best place to catch up and reconcile a relationship's strengths is in a quiet, controlled, environment, such as their home. Planning a romantic dinner in can be just as indulgent and intimate as a fine dining excursion outside the house. At the beginning of every month Jay and I like to plan a special meal at home where we can actually sit at our dining table (not the couch, or even the bed) and have an intimate date night over a great meal. This year, for Valentine's Day, we celebrated early with a Romantic Dinner In package from Omaha Steaks.
complete meal romantic dinner, such as one of the many 'meals for two' options at Omaha Steaks can provide top quality protein, sides, and even dessert to make an intimate meal a breeze. Because all products arrive frozen, and in most cases ready to cook from frozen, you never have to worry about last minute changes in your plans- the food will be ready when you are. With the 10oz. Chateaubriand Roast, I merely had to season and sear off the sides in a skillet before slow roasting it in the over for 45 minutes. Meanwhile, my Maine Lobster tail halves offered multiple preparation suggestions to fit my kitchen and timing. I chose to broil them with a little lemon butter and cracked pepper, while my baby golden potatoes heated in the microwave, right in the pouch they arrived in!
What Daughter Says: Connecting doesn't have to be complicated, choose a complete meal at home for a simple romantic night in.
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