Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Who said Romance was Dead??

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After a successful Valentine's meal, I decided that it would be good to start doing this more regularly. It is very hard for us to get any time together as dh works very odd hours and I can go days without spending any time with him and when he is around, we are usually both too tired to do anything except sit and slob and watch tv or go on the internet or basically do our own thing. This is great in itself but not so great for our relationship. So I thought, having a nice sit down meal with no distractions - phones off, tv and laptops off - with a bit of focussed time, would do us good. It did!

Nothing too special - effortless meal is key - so I got the £10 meal deal offer on at Tescos which includes a nice bottle of fizzy stuff. It was chicken in a marscapone sauce with red onion and proscuitto. Those nice sliced potatoes in a lovely sauce - forget the name. Veg mix. Candles.

Then I added:

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and this:

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which made these:

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and you know I love these...

So there you go. A good evening. Short post but there to remember the good times.

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24 comments:

Rachael @ CleverCheshireCats said...

That is such a lovely idea and who can resist a cream scone :)

Jackie said...

It's so important to make those quiet special moments. It looks like a lovely time!

gracie said...

Looks nice and sounds wonderful!

Christine said...

Sounds lovely Hazel

Kate said...

It is always a good idea to make time for each other. Looks like a yummy meal!

Gillie said...

Good for you, Hazel, we did the M&S one around Christmas. Scones look gorgeous!

Margaret said...

What a lovely meal! Yes, I think we tend to do the same here with not enough together time. I'll have to follow your example.

Julie said...

Quality time together it much needed sometimes, well done to you both for making the effort to have some. Nice food!

KarenV said...

Mmmmm...yummy! That sounds like a good idea. DH and I, although we eat together every evening, are guilty of not making enough effort on occasion.

Michelle said...

It's so good to make time to be together like that. And your meal looks yummy (also good it was easy!).

Cath said...

Good for you .
We should all take a bit of time out to spend just with the special people in our lives . XXX

valerie said...

Oh my, my tummy grumbled. It all looks delish! It's nice to spend a romantic meal at home...great idea!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Absolutely wonderful, Hazel and essential too, I think!

LOVE Devonshire Cream..... Yummmmm!

Mylene said...

hmmmmm...looks like a lovely meal!

Shari said...

I cannot see the pictures for some reason, but the words are there & yes, it is oh so important to have that time with our spouses...life gets in the way all too often...

Carolyn NC said...

Sounds great!

Brigitte said...

Hmmm, looks very inviting!

Heidi said...

Good for you! I love to cook as much as I love to stitch and quilt and (now) crochet. Your meal looks so delicious. Enjoy those moments as they are so important.

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Gail said...

What a nice idea. I keep wanting to try the m&s one. I think you just have to do it!

Suz said...

Just perfect..

Helen Philipps said...

Such a lovely way to spend some special time together - and I'm glad you enjoyed your yummy scones too - one of my own favourites! Have a great week.
Helen x

Always smiling said...

Sounds like a great meal and lovely to have time together too. We had a weekend away so thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. And I love that Sampler aux Bouquets and would love to stitch it, it is so pretty. I think it is planned to do it in Needlecraft Haven.
How is your Quaker piece coming along. I only stitch a little bit of mine this week as I had too many other things to do. I need a longer day!

Happy Stitching
Hugs
Chris x

Just-Do said...

What a great idea. We are also often forgetting to make time for eachother, always being busy with work and kids, who can be pretty time consuming. Thank you for pointing this out. Even though we know this, it is nice to get a reminder once in a while.

Siobhan said...

Very nice! I have heard raves about those Tesco meals--must try them sometime!