A Romantic Table for Two!

create a special evening for just the two of you!

We are all busy, right?

Sometimes SO busy that by the end of the day all we want to do is get in our comfy clothes and crash on the sofa!

And dinner?

Can we get by tonight with just take out or a frozen pizza?

I know. I get it.

But you know what else sweet friends?

Sometimes we need to slow down a bit.

Like WAY down. And breathe.

Then we need to take some time for ourselves.

And when we’re done taking time for ourselves, we need to take some time with our husbands, our wives, and our significant others.

And putting the kids to bed together or being stuck on your phone at the dinner table doesn’t count.

Nor does a quick kiss goodbye or hello.

I mean quality time.

Because when it gets right down to it, they are the other half of your team.

Your best friend. Your confidant.

They need you….and you need them.

Now I know putting aside some time for each other isn’t always easy.

But nothing worthwhile ever is…right?

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And you might just be surprised at what happens if you do!

I guarantee you’ll laugh. And you’ll talk. Maybe you’ll even remember why you fell in love with this crazy, sweet, frustrating, and yet possibly the most important person in your life.

Maybe. Just Maybe you two will have a moment. One you might not have had in a very long time. A moment where you put everything else away and you…reconnect.

Just like you used to.

Anything is possible.

If you just take the time to let it happen.

Next Friday is Valentine’s Day.

I know you shouldn’t need a “special” day to celebrate YOUR love, you should celebrate it EVERY day.

But if that’s not possible. Take that day.

Or night.

Put away the phones.

And work and family and friends and what’s scheduled for tomorrow. Put a movie in for the little or put them to bed a bit earlier. Better yet, send them to grandma and grandpas for the night.

Plan a nice meal

Throw a roast or stew in the crockpot earlier in the day. Make up a lasagna the night before so all you have to do is throw it in the oven. Take out a couple of steaks or salmon fillets and start up the grill.  Whatever you do, make it simple but make it special!

Set a simple but pretty table

Nothing fancy is needed. Just everyday dishes. Wine glasses (or water), some candles (of course) and a simple grocery store flower bouquet. (Optional but totally special!)

Set your table settings so you are seated across from each other.

Keep your centerpiece low or don’t have one at all. We want eye contact ladies and gents!

(It literally took FIVE minutes to set this simple table.)

While one of you is doing that, the other one can be opening a bottle of wine, or mixing up a salad!

Now that’s what I call teamwork!

play some music

Now might now be the time for your favorite rock band, but a little romantic music playing low in the background couldn’t hurt?

Relax and enjoy yourself and each other!

Talk about EVERYTHING and ANYTHING!

Laugh. Tease. BREATHE!

Count your blessings.

And remember.

They’ve got your back. You’ve got their back.

You’re together. You’re a team. And you’re so much stronger because of it!

Cherish these moments together, sweet friends. Today. Tomorrow. And yes, Valentine’s Day.

I hope today’s post A Romantic Table for Two inspires you to set aside some time for just the two of you.

And if you’re looking for a delicious side to go with your Valentine’s dinner-I’m also sharing my recipe for this SINFULLY delicious Cheesy Garlic Bread!

Cheesy Garlic Bread

Crusty French bread topped with a buttery-cheesy and garlic topping

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizer, bread, garlic bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients

  • 1 stick softened butter unsalted
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1/2 loaf french bread

Instructions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients but the bread in a food processor or blender. (You can also use a hand mixer or whisk) Blend until the mixture is whipped and smooth. Cut the bread in half lengthwise. Lay bread halves onto a baking sheet lined with foil. Spread the cheese mixture over the bread halves. Place the oven rack on the second level from the top. Turn broiler on low heat. Place the bread in the oven for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is golden and bubbling. ***Watch closely! Serve warm.

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7 thoughts on “A Romantic Table for Two!”

  1. That table reminds me of that wreath you made the other day.. LOVE it and I really enjoyed this read. You nailed it…
    Winter is always a slow time for both Robert and I and we literally go stir crazy to the point where we can get on each others nerves. Tiny Living is interesting when you can’t get outside… We recently went to a video store – yes in some places there are a few left… Walking through their entire library we decided to go with a couple of our favorites from 20 years ago. Remember Notting Hill? We laughed and after the movie had the neatest conversation. Life is short and even though winter is a pit’sain it can also be a neat time of year to enjoy each other. Love your ideas for Valentines Day and I’m finding I just love the word LOVE…..

    1. Thank you so much, Carole! I totally get the stir-crazy part! Sometimes we just have to get OUT of the house! I love that you went to a video store! We actually have one in a town close by too! Any Hugh Grant movie is awesome and that one was my favorite! You two are just the cutest and yes right now the way things are in this world lately-LOVE is a word we all need more of!!!

  2. Christine,

    Such a beautiful post and very true. I couldn’t agree more, put the phone DOWN !! We don’t look at our phones especially at meal time. We spend every weekend together at the table. It’s important.

    This year we will celebrate Valentine’s day the following weekend. That say I get my infusion for my MS.

    We think it’s a great thing. It has improved my health to a point we think we’re dreaming. We will bring some chocolate with us and we talk and talk during that time. We figure we can make it a minnie celebration.

    Loved this post

    Gave a great weekend! Happy to have met you

    Cindy

    1. Thank you so much, Cindy! I think that is AMAZING that you and your hubby sit together at the table! That’s really becoming a rarity nowadays! I’m so sad to hear you have to endure an infusion on Valentine’s day but I’m so glad they are helping you!!! Chocolate-your hubby and good talks-now those three things together is what I call a celebration! You’re a remarkable lady, Cindy! Blessings to you and I to am so glad you came into my life!!!

  3. Your tips for a romantic Valentine’s date night are wonderful! The table for two is just beautiful and so romantic with the candles and roses. And the recipe for the cheesy garlic bread sounds delicious!

  4. So…..this hits right at home for me. I have been so wrapped up with things that I don’t spend as much time as I want or should with Mr. Tip. One thing we need to do is what you just post today. Love this push my sweet friend. Your table is so pretty and will create a nice evening for the both of you. I am an empty nester and should do this. Happy Monday!

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed the post, Terrie! Honestly, Michael and I both realized late last year that we weren’t spending enough “quality” time together. So one of our BIG resolutions this year was to make more time for US. So far so good! We are empty-nesters too so no excuses for us!!

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