Ask any marriage expert and they will tell you that date nights are super important to the whole staying married thing. And it really is pretty fun to put on a dress occasionally, leave the kids with a sitter and spend an evening across a candlelit table from your husband, acting like the easy-breezy person you pretended to be when you were dating. (Hahaha of COURSE I don’t care about the hole in the floor of your car, silly! It’s like, whatever! It’s not even big. Now get back to recapping that Bo Jackson 30 for 30 before I literally die of suspense.)
But sometimes it just sounds so much better to hang out at home together, put on music and make and share a delicious meal. Because this is who you both are now, and it’s actually a million times better than dating. Plus, you can wear sweatpants in this scenario. Here’s a good Date Night In recipe to try. Our summer intern, Analise Nelson, got together with a friend, cooked this hearty steak and potatoes meal, and sent us the video. According to Ana, everything tasted great. So here you go. Enjoy!