The Best Meals For A Date Night
Date nights are more than just a way to express your love for your partner. A date night gives you the opportunity to de-stress from the hectic nature of the modern world and work on developing and strengthening your commitment to your partner. Romantic date nights also give the participants the opportunity to work on their communication ability, an important part of any strong relationship.
What Do I Need For A Successful Date Night?
A successful date night only really needs a few basic things: you, your partner and a couple of very basic supplies such as bubbly and the nibbles. A date should be romantic and fun—think fancy dinners or incense—but they should always be exciting and regardless anyway. A good date night will help you and your partner to explore your relationship and learn more about one another by giving you the chance to talk to one another and make memories that will last a lifetime (for better or for worse).
In our modern world, cooking delicious meals is as easy as one-two-three. Now, that’s not our way of recommending a ready meal for your sate night—nothing is as good as the real deal) but it does highlight how easy it actually is nowadays to plan for Date Night Meals.
What Are The Best Date Night Meals?
When it comes to choosing the best date night meals, you need to ensure that you are serving up the very best food for your to your guest. It should always be remembered that not everybody likes the same dishes and recipes, so ask in advance before you organise your date night meals to ensure that you are serving up a meal that will elicit delight from your partner, not disgust.
So, without further ado, here are some of our favorite date night meals (which also happen to be super easy!):
When it comes to steaks, nothing is more traditional than a traditional steak-and-veg dish. This recipe takes a slightly more modern approach to this otherwise perfect date night meal, with the replacement of vegetables by a delicious potato gratin, served with a small salad.
While it isn’t the normal type of dish to be serving up as a date night meal, a hearty pot roast is delicious and stupendously simple to create. What’s more, this is a real comfort food type of meal and is ideal for helping you to relax and de-stress together after a long and busy day.
An oldie but a goodie! Pasta gained immense popularity in the United States of America during the early part of the twentieth century, but variations of the dish (including Chinese noodles, which are actually a very similar product) have been enjoyed worldwide for millennia! It is a truly versatile ingredient in many dishes and can be combined with any variety of flavors to suit every unique taste. This is one of the ultimate date night meals for those reasons—but take note that it is not a particularly impressive dish, so, if you are looking to ‘wow’ your guest, a different meal may be required (unless you’ve made the pasta yourself over shop-bought, in which case, kudos to you!)
A taste of the Mediterranean, the Portobello Linguini combines olive oil, mushrooms, tomatoes, olives, feta cheese, basil and garlic with linguini pasta for a truly fragrant and fresh dish!
Mixing top quality sirloin steak with a variety of fragrant flavors into a pasta salad and drizzled with a lime and seasoning dressing, this light dish is perfect for a quick fix and will leave enough room for a dessert as well. Especially perfect for warm summer evenings.
A delightful mix of creamy cheese, succulent chicken and pasta shells, this dish is a treat for the senses. Super easy to prepare, this dish doesn’t require a neat presentation either; just throw it together and serve!
The idea of baked spaghetti may seem strange, but the process of baking improves the flavors in the dish and makes it a truly exquisite eating experience. Perfect served with crusty bread or garlic baguette.
Pasta bakes are a wonderfully versatile dish that goes well when combined with a variety of meats and vegetables. As one of the easiest dishes you can possibly make, it is an easy and quick choice for a date night meal!
Nothing says ‘Italian’ nowadays like a pizza, and not only is it a wonderfully customisable dish, but it can also be regarded as entertainment for your date. Don’t settle for the frozen rubbish; make or buy a pizza base and some top quality tomato puree, and then set out a number of toppings (check which ones your partner likes first), cheeses and herbs to have an enjoyable ten minutes with your date as you create your own favorite pizzas!
Some of the most popular pizza toppings include:
- Mushrooms (porcini, portobello and wild varieties)
Seared scallops is one of those dishes that is regarded as being fancy for no apparent reason. In fact, these little beauties are incredibly quick to cook on a frying pan and, when served with a herb or garlic butter and some crusty bread, these make an impressive yet simple dish to impress your partner.
This colorful dish is wonderfully easy to prepare and can be made for both vegan and vegetarian dates with little fuss; to cater for vegans, simply choose a vegan puff pastry and some dairy-free cheddar to top with.
Importance Of A Carefully Planned Date Night Meal.
When it comes to your date night, you need everything to go perfectly. The food that you serve is just as important as your entertainment, and providing delicious food which doesn’t take you away from your partner for long will allow you to focus on the real reasons you are having the date night in the first place.