Sunday, February 27, 2011

on a (delicious) dinner in...

This is a sponsored review from BlogHer and Stouffer's.



dinner time.

I suppose it isn't news to most of you that I spend most of my weekdays either in traffic or at work. The fact that I'm gone nearly eleven hours Monday through Friday doesn't exactly allow for me to channel my inner Giada. (Which is highly unfortunate because I had always assumed I was going to be a brilliant cook and, well, that hasn't exactly happened. YET. I am fairly sure there is another season in my life that will allow me the time and practice to come up with a signature dish.)

Anyhow, depending on who is home first in the evening, Jay and I will take turns making dinner for each other. It's rarely something fancy, rarely something original, rarely eaten at the table - but it's still that one time of the day where things are always the same. Comfortable, calm, happy.

I was rather excited when I was contacted about reviewing the new Stouffer's Sautes for Two. Honestly, it's right up our alley. I couldn't wait to make the meal for Jay and see if it tasted as good as it looked. (Spoiler alert: It did.) By the time I had set the table, made us both salads, toasted the garlic bread and served up the Grilled Chicken and Asiago Tortelloni skillet meal, Jay was all, "IS IT TIME TO EAT YET?"

dinner time.

And then he was all, "Hey, isn't this supposed to be a romantic dinner? Here. Let's add a candle to the table."

dinner time.

Apparently I don't give the guy enough credit for romance. It was the perfect touch, if you ask me.

Anyhow, we actually took the time to enjoy our dinner at the table, talking about our days and sipping wine (water for me). I'm happy to report the skillet meal is definitely something we would pick up again. I always get excited when I find a quick and easy meal that I would actually order at a restaurant. The tortelloni were cheesy and fantastic and the sauce was just amazing. Such a delicious dinner (and I must say the company was quite refreshing after a long day at work).

So, now it's your turn! Tell me how you manage to make a regular night in just a bit more romantic and special. (Bonus points if you don't tell me that you actually channel your inner Giada because then I'll just feel bad. Okay, just kidding...I'll try to be happy for you. I promise.)

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shala_darkstone said...

Hi, I make a regular night more romantic and special by setting the table with our nicer dishes, lighting candles, and maybe making a special dessert.
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MCantu1019 said...

Add some music.
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Anonymous said...

I make a regular night just a bit more romantic and special by setting the table fancier than usual with placemats, cloth napkins with rings, flowers on the table, and candles. LPoser1 [at] gmail [dot] com

Georgia said...

Wow, looks really good, might try it tonight!

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Georgia said...

Tweeted here

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Natali said...

We often end the evening with a cup of decaf or a glass of wine together on the front patio bench. We get to unwind and reconnect and it keeps our relationship feeling strong- and to me, that's romantic :-)

Kaci Johanna said...

We ALWAYS sit down at the table together and talk about our days. Bonus points if the TV is off, though. :)

Jenn said...

To make a night in more special, we actually eat at the table (as opposed to sitting in front of the tv, which happens more than I'd like to admit!) And sometime add a bottle of champagne...just cuz! Those nights are my favorite :-)

Jenn said...

Tweeted here:

http://twitter.com/jennmarlow/status/49234293167362048

Gretchen Alice said...

Right now I just live with my roommate, so if I'm feeling up to it after work I'll try and cook for the both of us! It's much more fun to eat with somebody.

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

My roomie and I take turns cooking too - I wish we cooked more but laziness gets the best of us! :)
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steph anne said...

That looks good!! Hmm, I'll need to add this to my grocery list now.

Akirah said...

Hmmm. After being single for a year, I've just recently started seeing someone special, so I'm a little rusty on the romantic dinners. But I noticed that last night we went out and since we were sitting next to each other at a bar, were able to touch each other. Nothing gross or over the top, just holding hands or rubbing shoulders and whatnot. That felt very romantic to me, even though we were in a bar.

Sorry for getting swoony. I'm just falling for him! Anyway, here's my tweet:

http://twitter.com/#!/quarterlifelady/status/49250960769429505

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Maria said...

To make our nights in a bit more special, my boyfriend and I buy a bottle of wine (Barefoot Moscato is my favorite) and whip out the nice stemware. We also light some candles, and if we're feeling especially fancy, we have warm pastries for dessert :)

suki @ [Super Duper Fantastic] said...

putting away the computer, setting aside time just for him. :) it's that easy.

Stephanie said...

I also love those skillet meals - so yummy!

Mel said...

I just ate dinner and now I'm hungry again. yum!

Renae Meredith said...

Scotte and I are on the other end of the spectrum (empty nesters 'cause the ungrateful fledglings have flown.) I'm working at coming up with new and fun dinner ideas. The most romantic? When I get home after a long day and Scotte has fixed dinner for me!

Renae Meredith said...

My tweet is here:

https://twitter.com/stagegrandma/status/49257813976940544

Kailin said...

Mmm...looks delicious

erin said...

to make our dinner more romantic we make an effort to sit at the TABLE! now that we have our girls it is harder to have a romantic dinner. but we try!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Well, I am single and I live alone so I do absolutely nothing to make dinner romantic! I do try to make a nice meal for myself once a week, but even when I do that, I still tend to eat it in front of the television. Lame!

When I am dating someone, though, I use candles to make it more romantic.

doniree said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/doniree/status/49269521999073280

doniree said...

I make a regular night more romantic by adding candles to the dinner table too :) (doniree at gmail dot com)

phampants said...

Candles. Candles makes anything more romantic. Candles with dinner. Candles in the bathroom. Candles while watching Battlestar Galatica. So romantic. :)

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Does turning off the TV count? Seriously the hubs and I NEVER bother to have a romantic meal so simply shutting the TV off would be a really great step in the right direction.

Steph said...

I always love adding wine, though sadly I don't think that will help you much right now.

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Tweet tweet!

Jen said...

Even thought I live and eat alone, I try to eat at the table with a place setting and something on the tables to spice it up.

Krystal said...

My boyfriend and j take turns as well. I love to use my crockpot and rice cooker. Probably a little too much! Thanks for the giveaway!

amanda said...

the BF and I rarely find time to sit and have a nice meal between the two of us. i've recently started getting cookinglight magazines and cooking meals that I've folded the pages on the weekends when we can sit and eat together.

Suburban Sweetheart said...

These sound right up my alley! My boyfriend & I have come up with a few meals we make regularly - tacos, chili, spaghetti, risotto (uh, from a box). We try to mix it up every now & then, feel like adults & make it sort of special, by picking a real recipe - usually from the Top Chef website! - to attempt to make. And if we fail, we return to Kraft mac & cheese & a bottle of Jameson. ;) How's THAT for romantic?

susan1215 said...

We make meals special by eating meals together and talking about our day and sometimes making meals together too.

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Maureen said...

Our favorite thing to do when the weather gets warmer is to have dinner on the patio. We talk about life, watch the sunset on the mountains, and listen to the birds go to bed for the night. A glass of wine or two doesn't hurt either!

Kerri Anne said...

Hmmm, it's been awhile since I've had a romantic dinner at home. But I really do think a bouquet of flowers in the center of the table add just the right amount of romantic flair. (Bonus points if they're purchased for you, but I'm a happy "I'm buying these flowers for myself, so there!" sort of girl, too.)

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Kaley Grant said...

Our romantic meal: Anything that makes the house smell delicious and is semi-easy. The less time it takes to prepare the better. After the meal is ready we choose a movie, grab some wine, and head into the living room where we cozy up and enjoy eachothers company.
There is simply nothing better than being cozy with the person you love, drinking wine, eating delicious food, and watching a movie.

tieleedee36 said...

I make dinner for 2 eomantic with a special dessert
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Jill said...

that looks so yummy. we love easy dinners.
to make a night-in more fancy, we pick a new recipe and make dinner together - instead of the usual 'first one home starts dinner' routine.
then, we actually sit at our dinner table (instead of the couch).
thanks for the chance to win...and for the new meal to try. :)

Angela said...

Jen and I will often make a dinner romantic by first cooking that dinner together, than relaxing with soft lighting and a funny or interesting TV show we like. We eat slowly, drink wine, talk a lot and relax afterward with more wine or a good hookah smoke. It's so lovely! ♥

marybug2 said...

I am single, so no romantic dinner, but I am going to try the STOUFFER'S Saut├ęs. It looks real like they are realy good.
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marybug2 said...

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petlerinn said...

We don't really dig on the whole "romance" thing, but our conflicting work schedules and the influx of friends/family constantly streaming through our house make any night we are both home to cook (usually something Indian in nature) together and just for each other is part of our sweet nights alone.
-K

MelissaOklahoma said...

My favorite evenings at home involve sharing a meal at the table with the television off! The best nights are when we continue to chat for a while even after we are finished eating. At the end of a long day it feels so great to reconnect with the person you love the most!

Ellie said...

The Boyfriend and I will often times take our dinner outside onto our tiny deck. We have a lovely cherry blossom tree that we love to eat under. Add a glass of wine to dinner and it feels oh so nice, at least in the spring season. Any time we get to eat with just the two of us around is special though, since we have two other roommates.

Melinda said...

My husband and I like to cook dinner together. It is nice to create something together and if gives us a time to talk.

bellerenee said...

My favorite summer nights are special because we replace our usual dinner with cheese, crackers, and a bottle of wine enjoyed on our patio.

bellerenee said...

Tweeted! http://twitter.com/BelleRenee/status/49513404091740161

meredith m said...

on our special nights, my husband and i cook together, and then sit down and have a nice quiet dinner together
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meredith m said...

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stefanie said...

When we try a new recipe, we always hang out in the kitchen together (well, my husband basically watches me while I prepare everything but he is so cute at watching. Seriously!) and eat at our dining room table, talk about life and have a beer or two. :)

Janssen said...

Dessert! Doesn't dessert make everything more special?

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Janet said...

I like to add a sparkling drink (alcoholic or not, whatever you're in the mood for). It makes any meal seem fancified! janet at loveisblonde dot com :)

Stephany said...

Ah, single girl here so nothing romantic happening in the evenings. :) But to make it more special, a nice dessert to end a meal usually makes me a happy girl.

~dab said...

lower the lights, and use candles - instant romance! :)

Anonymous said...

We usually cook together anyways, so my favorite way of making a night more romantic is to spontaneously decide to go out to dinner to some kind of sit-down establishment... and it can be anything from Taco Bell to the fancy sushi place downtown. Having people wait on us while we sit across from each other like we did a lot when we were first dating gives us a chance to rekindle the romance :)

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Anonymous said...

We usually cook together anyways, so my favorite way of making a night more romantic is to spontaneously decide to go out to dinner to some kind of sit-down establishment... and it can be anything from Taco Bell to the fancy sushi place downtown. Having people wait on us while we sit across from each other like we did a lot when we were first dating gives us a chance to rekindle the romance :)

m.nelson (at) ufl (dot) edu

Melinda said...

EEK, I forgot to put my name, and I also accidentally commented twice (spazzy fingers, what can I say)...

I'm the one who commented at 3:55 on March 20, just so ya know

Andrea said...

I love to cook. But, you're right, it is time consuming. On weekdays, I try to cook with high quality fresh ingredients, which don't take too much time to put together. For example, pasta topped with roasted asparagus takes minutes to make! Any roasted vegetable makes my husband happy :)

Kathleen said...

You make me feel better because your dinners sound just like ours. I'm also gone 11-12 hours a day and exhausted when I get home (especially since I've been pregnant)! That Stouffer's meal looks really good and I think I'll try it out.

We don't go to extremes to make our weeknights special, but it's nice when we actually sit down at the table and talk. :)

Gabby said...

Definitely candles, maybe some music...no tv, just good conversation and lots of laughter!

Norma said...

I'm widowed, so no romantic dinners, but I'd love to try these :)
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LAMusing said...

I'm single, but when I have a friend over I make it special with low music and cloth napkins :)
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ms-texas said...

to make a night in more special - we bring out the good dishes and don't rush through dinner

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ms-texas said...

i tweeted here:

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LAMusing said...

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Samantha said...

A regular night becomes more romantic in our house when I add wine, a nice movie that my hubby likes and maybe a nice surprise dessert.

Thanks!
Samantha
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Kelly Massman said...

Adding flowers from our garden makes it more special to dine at home!

thanks!
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Heidi said...

we cook together, open a bottle of wine and listen to pandora :)

Sarah said...

This looks amazing!
I always like just making something special like a dessert and then having some time for the two of us. My bf and I work opposite schedules so when he has a day off (at night) I try to make it special!

Anonymous said...

turn off electronics and light candles! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

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Garnet said...

I'm a candle whore to begin with so they are pretty much burning at all times in my apartment, but there is something about adding them to the dinner table that just sets a lovely mood. Adding wine is key, too. My boyfriend and I are bigger beer drinkers, so it kicks it up a notch to add a bottle of red.

Also- Tweeted! @garnetfbrennan

Tabitha said...

I'm not very good at seeing/taking opportunities to make our nights together more special. My husband and I work at the same company, so it feels like we spend 24 hours a day together, even though we don't actually interact much at work. Anyway, when I DO manage to think ahead a little, I like to light a couple of taper candles or get some strawberries and cover them in chocolate for a romantic (and, okay, delicious) dessert!

Just call me "B" said...

I have two boys, and sometimes, I let them help me plan.....decorate the table, set the table, and sometimes they even "serve us"...very fun!

The Sunshyn said...

With our schedules so far off, just about any dinner together that isn't microwaved is romantic for us.
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Raine said...

I make my son eat at the table with me.

Mrs Scratch said...

To make dinner romantic I like to turn the TV off, set the table, and definitely eat after the baby has gone to bed. lol.

Jaime said...

We rarely have dessert during the week, so to make things more special we will pick up a slice of cheesecake on the way home from work and split it after dinner. Yum!

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MelissaOklahoma said...

I told twitter about this post too! :)

http://twitter.com/#!/MelissaOklahoma/status/50053808398667776

Mami2jcn said...

To turn an ordinary night into something special, we pick up a Redbox and have a quiet date night at home.

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Jill said...

Our kitchen is to small for a dinner table! Sad, i know. Although, i love to cook. I'm more of an Barefoot Contessa kind of girl.

morgan said...

I would like $100 visa gift card. Who WOULDN'T like it? I can't remember the last time we had a romantic dinner so this would give us the perfect excuse to do so!

blessedintexas said...

It's amazing how a little bit of soft music in the background can add ambiance to a regular meal.
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TeeZee said...

Both of us are a bit of heath freaks, especially when it comes to food, so we spend quality time by cooking together. Our work hours are often long and unpredictable, but we still make it a point to cook together, especially on weekends, when we often prepare our meals for the week.

Anonymous said...

sherri
if i turn off the tv and light candles its instantly more romantic.
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Tammigirl said...

We are apparently in the same tribe as your husband, we love to light candles.

We make something warm and delicious and then we snuggle up in bed together. Bed picnics are the best!

Tammigirl said...

I tweeted:
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deb126 said...

There are times that I like to make a extra special dinner with his favorite desert-things I wouldnt normally make unless it was holiday time or birthday and this will let him know it going to be a special night in, we might order a movie to watch instead of going out, then its just chillin time at home together and that is pretty special to us.

thanks for the giveaway

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oh, hello friend. said...

Lovely giveaway!

I love that you guys just sat at your table for dinner - lately my husband & I have been eating with NO tv. Still working on getting off our bed to eat. I'd love to do a park picnic lunch or dinner, I'd try to somehow get electricity and hang twinkle lights. I think that'd be so romantic. ;)

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Tabathia said...

We light the fireplace and dim the interior lights
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Tabathia said...

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Deb K said...

We light the fireplace and drink wine -)

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Kayleigh said...

Some Louis Armstrong in the background makes any ordinary dinner special. Love the look of your salad, your entire dinner looked wonderful!

freebiesanddeals said...

Candles, Febreze, and soft lighting with a special meal always add a romantic touch.

R said...

We switch off the TV, don't answer the phone and sit down to eat...and talk long after the food is gone.

JC said...

In order to make a regular night in just a bit more romantic and special, I usually get some desserts and a movie to do the trick.
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JC said...

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wisconsin rapids said...

My older kids are living with us temporarily (ages 30 and 24) and let me tell you, they are worse for romance than little ones cause they stay up and are not as easily entertained by a stupid dvd. So I tell them to beat it, light candles and open a bottle of our favorite wine.

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KaHolly said...

Soft music, candlelight, fine wine!

Nita said...

a nice dinner, tv off, and good conversation make a dinner special for me.

Tina said...

light a candle, A good bottle of wine, music, just relax.
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Tina said...

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injaynesworld said...

A fire in the fireplace and extra candles on the mantel.

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injaynesworld said...

Tweeted.

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Terri said...

Always candles and quiet conversations
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Terri said...

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Lisa Weidknecht said...

Our regular dinners are more romantic when my wonderful chef-husband tries a new recipe out on us!

amp said...

When we want to make it more romantic we actually set the table, sit down and add a candle!

I have seen these dinners and wondered how they were-will give them a try now.

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mar said...

I make a regular night into a little more romantic night by using candle light instead of electric lighting!

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Rebecca Graham said...

I turn the TV and cell phones off and it is just our night. No interruptions.

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peg42 said...

I put on some nice background music and set the table with our good table linens, plates and candles.
Thanks so much
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Cindy said...

we light candles and actually sit at the table

Cindy said...

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Janice said...

Some conversation and a bottle of wine is special to me
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Angel Jacklyn said...

CANDLES ALWAYS DO THE TRICK FOR ME! kytah00@yahoo.com

Angel Jacklyn said...

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

late night picnics after kids go to sleep

nhmoose99 said...

To make a regular night more special and romantic we turn off the tv, don't answer the phone and just relax and enjoy the meal.


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rewcath said...

Set the Table, light the candles and put on some nice music, sets the tone for an excellent evening

rewcath said...

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Stephanie said...

eat after the kids go to bed without interruption - a treat for sure!
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sweepmom said...

I will make a favorite meal, set the table with nice china and turn off the TV.

ohkeeka said...

We cook dinner together and talk about our days

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Ellie said...

We like to watch a movie in our bed together after the kids go to bed. It usually turns into something romantic!

suburban prep said...

Candles, no television on, a beverage that we both like and a meal that is a favorite of both of us.

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Peace Love and Pets said...

After dinner we love to go outside with our coffee and sit on the porch swing and talk about our day. It is our special time together and much needed. Nothing like relaxing with the one you love and sharing your day

Peace Love and Pets said...

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Kelly said...

I cook most every night, so if I want to make it special, I either pull out a recipe that is rare and special, or I make a fantabulous dessert. :)

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sarah said...

to make an ordinary night special we drop the kids off at their grandparents house so that we can actually have some adult conversation!

Deb said...

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3 Giggly Monsters said...

When we want dinner to be a bit more romantic I cook his favorite dish and use our china.
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Lisa said...

I just open a nice bottle of wine. msmith572@yahoo.com

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naturegirl said...

I turn the lights down low, then light a soy candle, plus have some battery operated candles placed around. I try to add some new dish or make a dish that I know is already a favorite.

Anonymous said...

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I ALWAYS MAKE A SPECIAL DESSERT...USUALLY A CHEESECAK

ohstac said...

It's always more special and romantic when we use wine glasses at dinner. It doesn't have to contain wine but it makes the meal feel more elegant.
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snowluvnferret said...

I love to cook. I make my evening special sometimes with candlelight and a fine wine. I'll set the table really pretty, use cloth napkins etc

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Bohemian Gypsy said...

I like to do little things to make dinner special during the week, like setting the table with linen and flowers. Holding hands during dinner and talking about "us" is also a way to be more romantic and relaxed.

Gina @ the Crave to Save said...

To make it special, we may add a bottle of red wine; that always sets the mood!

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AB Smith said...

To turn an ordinary night into something special we have date nights at home with special themes!

bleush said...

good food and music

Alicia said...

It's just me & the cats don't care. So actually plating the food as opposed to eating it from the pan or take-out container.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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buzzd said...

Candles and relaxing music

buzzd said...

tweet
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bluedragon51 said...

We get takeout so no one has to cook and then watch a movie together. bluedragon51@comcast.net

hale2005 said...

I prefer to grill a nice dinner for her to make it romantic.

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hale2005 said...

tweet

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Anonymous said...

To make the night special I fix
my husband favorite dinner. Steak
and potatoes, we rent a movie and
have some quiet time at home
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humanecats said...

I have dinner all ready, favorite perfume on, and candles.

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Karina said...

I think lighting candles makes the dinner a little more special

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Bacallsmom said...

Turn off the TV and the phones and TALK to each other.

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Scott said...

Actually, a bottle of wine elevates the evening into something romantic pretty fast.
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CreativeCher said...
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CreativeCher said...

Haven't done it in a while, so you've given me inspiration ... I'd throw large pillows on the floor and back against the two sofas. Serve on the coffee table [which is set very cool-always a candle, maybe some greenery or flowers from my garden], and though he's usually a beer drinker ... a glass of wine each that would compliment the meal.

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

music and turning on the fireplace are always instant romance starters for me :)

Mysharona said...

I get my neighbors to watch the kids and let us eat in together.

Cheryl said...

Watching a movie together is always nice.

Anna said...

We make Homemade Pizza's And Watch our favorite TV Shows!

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AStarrA said...

We try to always sit together at the table with no tv, music, phones, etc on
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Bev said...

I love to make a special dessert to follow dinner and pick foods I know we both love. Then spend the meal together, sharing our days or plans for the rest of the evening. Just being together makes it more special to me.
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♥ilovemy5kids♥ said...

We play footsies and pretend all the kids are at Grandma's. ;)

elle.paisley designs said...

by ending it with dessert!
it makes the meal feel more special <3

Denise S. said...

I make an evening extraordinary by trying a new recipe that my husband and I work on together on his nights off and also spend a few hours talking.

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sksweeps said...

Actually, my guy is MUCH better at making a regular night more romantic and special than I am... not only does he cook, but he remembers candles and often goes out and picks wild flowers for the table!

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Robin said...

we try to sit at the table, sometimes with a glass of wine
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Carolsue said...

We send the kids to Grandma's!
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Margaux said...

Have some wine with dinner!

E said...

I make the ordinary extraordinary by trying a new recipe together! ekieuuu@gmail.com

E said...

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Melanie said...

I make it special by making a new dish together.

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richandrenee said...

We try to cook dinner together and follow up with hand in hand walk down our country road sans kids or crazy dogs

richandrenee said...

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sweetsue said...

I love candles for romance-I should use them more often!
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Courtney said...

I use lower lights and use candles. I also love to use fancy dinnerware and a yummy dessert!

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Jeanentt said...

Candles, linen napkins, soft music and good china.

Megan said...

Turn off the Tv and insist we eat at the table together, or when the weather is nice, move outside to the balcony to eat.

sy said...

we cook together, eat together, and most importantly clean together. candle always helps.

sy said...

i tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/syytta/status/53926406853361664

Jenny B said...

well we don't get it as much as we'd like but just being able to have a nice meal after the kids have gone to be is nice:)

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karla said...

My husband and I are both retired but had to go back to work part time to pay the bills. I don't try to make dinner romantic but he knows that I'm in the mood if I'm all fixed up you know hair makeup and clean clothes sometimes its just jeans but he knows. Dinner for two sounds and looks good we do still eat in front of the tv so I'll look for it at the supermarket

ma04santos said...

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ma04santos said...

I like candles, he does sometimes. I like wine he prefers diet pepsi. That's our romantic nights.

allysmama said...

I make a regular night special by adding some candlelite and some soft music to dinnertime!
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allysmama said...

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Tracy R said...

I bake a special dessert and bring home a borrowed DVD.

Tracy R said...

I tweeted
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Thank you!

Chip said...

Can't say there's too much romance going on right now with 3 small kids, but I do try to make dinners special at times. We put on a table cloth and use some pretty plates. The kids think it's awesome.
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Anonymous said...

I will have to try it!

Rachel said...

oh my YUM. a regular night is me eating kraft dinner on the couch while my husband is at work. sometimes i dress up and light myself a candle and pour an extra glug into my wine glass. that's pretty special. :)

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