In a recent post, I shared a way to reconnect with your spouse while staying home on date night. This time, you’re going to go outside of the house on a cooking class date.
I’m not talking about a restaurant, though.
How engaging is to go out to eat? You come in, you sit down, and you’re served.
Don’t get me wrong, I love dining with my wife. It’s nice to get away from it all and be treated from time to time.
But imagine having all that, PLUS an innovative and fun learning experience. There’s an added engagement from doing or making something together in addition to just talking that really stands out.
Part of a long-lasting relationship is growing together and trying new things. It means having new experiences, new adventures, and new challenges…together.
I’m going to suggest you try skipping the typical evening out at the same old restaurant and enjoy an intimate and educational session on a cooking class date instead.
After that, you’ll have a follow-up session at home later on to keep the good times going!
To prepare, one of you will search for local cooking classes. There are several ways to find out what classes are offered in your area, including:
So many choices! No worries, you’re sure to find the ideal place for this memorable date night. The next step is choosing the right one.
Pro Tip: Make it as interactive as you can.
You’ll find options for classes where a chef does all of the cooking and you simply watch, enjoy a cocktail, and then eat when they’re finished.
However, for your cooking class date night, look for an interactive class instead where someone leads the way but the two of you actually get your hands dirty and prepare your own meal.
You’ll learn a lot about the foods you’re creating and have plenty of time (and reason) to laugh along the way as you learn new skills.
The type of food is also a consideration and a chance to show your thoughtfulness.
Here’s your chance to kill two birds with one stone and learn something that will benefit both of your lives while also improving your relationship.
Whatever your options are, can you see yourself cooking it more often at home? Think how great it would be to add a new dish to your regular home meal lineup.
Once you’ve thought it through, pick a cooking class, register for it, and have fun when the night comes!
Here’s a twist to make this extra special. Pick another date night to cook the same meal together again sometime within the next month, and compare it to the original.
The spouse who didn’t register for the cooking class will schedule a follow-up session at home and pick up the ingredients at the grocery store that day.
Don’t worry – the chef from your class will send you home with a detailed recipe for the dinner you prepared.
All you’ll have to do is follow along together…and bring back the laughs and good memories.
Later on, whenever you want to bring back memories of the fun time you had on your cooking class date, you can always cook the meal on an ordinary night. “Surprise! It’s our special dinner.”
This is just one of many fun but simple activities you can plan with your spouse to make date night special.
Doing so will add variety to your life, keep your relationship continually positive and healthy, and help you both to learn and grow as individuals.
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Dustin Riechmann created Engaged Marriage to help other married couples live a life they love (especially) when they feel too busy to make it happen. He has many passions, including sharing ways to enjoy an awesome marriage in 15 minutes a day, but his heart belongs with his wife Bethany and their three young kids.