Tying the Knot in a Meaningful and Memorable Way (Without Losing Our Savings or Sanity)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tip #8: Ideas for Building Successful Relationships


Plan date nights.

As much as I enjoy our nightly routine (i.e., cook dinner or eat out and watch a movie, play Scrabble, or work on crafts) I also appreciate an occasional date. I like the message it communicates: "I care enough to set aside time to plan something that will make you happy."

So tonight's date? Pumpkin carving! (and seed roasting)

And, as an additional surprise, I did all the grocery shopping for the week (which Matt and I usually do together), so we have more time to just carve and relax. Matt gets to choose from our five menu options:
  1. Vegetarian lasagna
  2. Homemade pizza (did you know Whole Foods will sell you a thing of raw dough for real cheap?)
  3. Black bean and yam quesadillas with guacamole
  4. Grilled cheese and spicy bean soup (with homemade bread)
  5. Tomato, mozzarella, and basil sandwiches
So, um, I'm noticing every single meal has cheese. I guess that's what happens when I do the shopping...

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4 comments:

AmyJean said...

I uber heart cheese too! and i agree. Date night (dinner, movies, board games, etc ) is a great way to keep the moments special ... :)

kaitlin said...

wow, this sounds just a little bit like my relationship with my SO. especially the part about the cheese. yum.

Heather said...

mmmm, spicy bean soup is making me hungry....hope you enjoyed your date night!

bekapaige said...

This is very true. I need to do better about making date nights with the FH... will you please make ME dinner? :)

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