Date Night: Dinner & A Movie
I have to say that the one thing I really have enjoyed this holiday season was the chance to go out on a date with my husband in the middle of the week. While we typically set aside Saturday nights as our official date night, scrambling for a sitter so that we can go out with friends to dinner, we usually abandon the thought of heading out in the middle of the week for a movie, some conversation and a scrumptious meal.
Well, lucky for us, this week, both our kids had sleepovers on the same night so we decided to go out in style. My husband selected the movie and I chose the restaurant and we decided too see the film first and then grab a bite afterwards. And so, on a Tuesday night, which incidentally is a great option for couples who own Optimum Rewards cards (they have free movies on Tuesdays), we went to see "The Fighter," starring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale and then hit Arrosto, an amazing new Italian restaurant in Port Chester, NY that my good friend, Jeanne Muchnick, who is also the managing editor of Project You had been raving about.
So if you're experiencing a bit of a rut on the homefront, start dating (each other) again. Nothing helps the two of us reconnect better after we've seen a great movie, enjoyed some wine, delicious appetizers (the sheeps milk ricotta cheese dipped in honey was off the hook) and great conversation. In fact, I cracked so many one liners during our dinner that my hubby remarked that I've gotten really funny over the years. I don't know what to make of that comment considering I've always considered myself quite humorous, but it didn't matter. I'm just happy to report that after 14 years, we still enjoy each other's company, complete each others sentences and realize how much we truly love each other. Nothing like a date night to bring it all back home.