We actually had our February Date Night in February. (A Good Start) As I have previously advised the date night was inspired by Shannon's Find Joy in The Journey Blog. I am so glad I found the idea on Pinterest. This date was a surprise for Hubs. The actual date involved setting up a restaurant atmosphere in our home the kids cooked, and waited on the table for us. We decided to go ahead with the plans on a Saturday when hubs was working. When he set off for work I told him not to buy anything for dinner. (Hubby usually cooks on the weekend. He knew something was going on)
Plan is set into action. Ben prepared Salmon Fillets. (Mostly prepared and cooked by himself) I helped Madeleine prepare Chicken, Leek and Mushroom pie. (Inspiration came from the latest Masterchef book) Hubby arrived home. (He was ushered to the study and ordered not to come in the kitchen) Hubby sat down at the computer and saw the Salmon Fillet recipe on the computer. Ooops! He now knew what he was having for entree. Not long after, Ben yells out "Mum I am about to prepare the Lemon Meringue" . Oh well, there goes the sweet surprise. The kids were then popping in to dad and asking for his advice. (What what wrong with mum's advice????)
I told hubby to go and change his shirt ready for dinner and to wait until I had changed. He changed but didn't wait for me. The idea was for hubby and I to walk out together and be seated at the table. (He didn't know the table had been set for two) We had a fabulous meal. The kids served our meal, poured our wine and cleared our table. The kids had as much fun as we did. If you are wondering, the kids did get to eat. They ate on a dining table in another room.
Can't wait for the next date. Our dates won't all be with the kids!!!
I am linking with up with A Bowl Full of Lemons and A little Bit of Sunshine's Dinner at Eight The Dinner at Eight Linky is about Date Nights at home after the kids have gone to bed. My kids are a bit older , but it is good to share ideas, anyway.
Check out further photos below.
|Preparing the Salmon|
|Meringue almost complete|