Sometimes scheduling dinner reservations prove a daunting task for couples thus, the reason why a stay at home delicious meal could be an alternative solution. Scientific studies have indicated that couples who prepare food together, stay together. Making a dinner date at home presents you and your partner with some opportunities to fortify your relationship along with enjoying a delicious meal together. If you’re still working on getting a first date, check our blog post How to Find a First Date (blog link here). Here is a list of five meals you and your partner can prepare together for your next dinner date.
Parmesan Risotto with Shrimp
Instead of heading out to a crowded restaurant, this is a dish not only eaten together but prepared together which makes it a fun experience. Whether you are making a Valentine’s Day meal or anniversary dinner, the Risotto is a fancy and simple home-style meal that presents an opportunity for you and your spouse to come together when preparing it. One of the advantages of risotto is even if you prepare one that’s not perfect in the conventional sense; it’s still to some degree a superb meal. The risotto keeps you and your spouse busy while you sip on some wine and chat until it’s ready.
Slow-Cooker Boeuf Bourguignon
Using the slow cooker reduces the hands-on time during preparation, but it still takes some time to prepare. Boeuf Bourguignon appears in fancy restaurants, but it also qualifies as a unique and fun night-in-meal that allows couples to coordinate and engage one another as they try to ascertain the success of such an elaborate feast. It is not the sort of meal where you mix ingredients in a cooking pot, rather requires an extra pair of hands to make sure it is ready before dinner time. This classic French meal is the sort of stew that can earn you a marriage proposal. The Bourguignon is the type of a meal that requires an entire afternoon of simmering beef which gives couples enough bonding time and share a glass of wine in the process.
Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Cooking mac and cheese at home should be a couple’s thing. The mac and cheese recipe is an all-purpose list of ingredients that produces a simple enough meal for couples. If you are preparing Valentine’s Day dish with your loved one, mac and cheese qualify as a great meal since it is easy to make thus giving you and your loved one a sense of comfort. Cooking mac and cheese together can be a fun experience on Saturday night when you and your spouse feel tired from major house reorganization or general cleaning. It becomes an enjoyable experience when you and your spouse switch up the role of lead look.
Italian Bread and Tomato Soup (Ribollita
Forget going out for a dinner date on a cold night. There’s nothing warm like staying indoors and preparing warm tomato soup mixed with chunks of crispy bread. The ribollita is a romantic and spontaneous meal that you and your sweetheart can easily make with the little vegetables left in the house. This simple enough meal can be a fun choice for a dinner date if you like to try out new and straightforward things. Instead of always trying to get closer to one another with intricate cooking recipes, the ribollita is the perfect and delicious alternative method for couples trying out their luck in the kitchen for the first time.
Veal Meatballs with Red Wine Sauce
Homemade meatballs are the perfect representation of the ideal valentine’s dinner. What is more romantic and unifying than preparing an elaborate meal that forces you and your spouse to communicate and work as a team? This dish requires couples to step up their game and cook with ingredients they might not usually use. Preparing veal meatballs alongside your darling is a passionate endeavor as you both prepare to celebrate your love for each other. This dish is a classic meal mostly cooked in Italian-American restaurants, but if you and your partner can take the time to prepare it together, then you can enjoy the comfort of extraordinaire food while in the comfort of your home.
Thus, next time, make it a fun stay at home dinner date. The worst thing that can happen is that the meal turns out to be inedible, but just enjoy the moment and take pride in the fact that you tried and failed as a couple.