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When is the last time you went out on a date? Better yet, just sat down and spent some one-on-one time with your significant other? No matter where you are in your relationship, it is always important to spend a little quality time together. Luckily for us, Staci and I work together so we are able to enjoy each other everyday. But, that doesn’t mean we get our “Love Tank” filled all the time. Staci and I really like to get away for the evening or for the weekend… by ourselves and without the kiddos. We try to keep it simple. We may go for a drive, take a walk, visit our favorite restaurant, or find an inexpensive activity to do near our home. After Staci got home from a 5-day business trip recently, I decided to shake up the date night routine and stay home for the evening. I grabbed a bag of Stouffer’s Satisfying Skillet dinners from Walmart, made plans with our oldest to take the girls, and prepared a spot on the couch to just relax.
Stouffer’s Satisfying Skillet Dinners
In fact, my local Walmart made it easy for me to swing in to grab the things I needed. I was really just looking for something quick and easy. Walmart has plenty of frozen food options, but I knew I wanted something from Stouffer’s, a brand I know and trust. I decided on the Stouffer’s Satisfying Grilled Asiago Chicken Skillet. With a preparation time under twenty minutes, it did not take away from me spending time alone with Staci.
The penne pasta, chicken, and broccoli covered in Asiago alfredo sauce was full of flavor. Not lacking in taste by any means. I was also pleasantly surprised by how much food one little bag could make. It was definitely more than skillet meals I had tried in the past.
After enjoying dinner, we enjoyed sitting on the couch visiting, cuddling, and just relishing the time alone… together. We had a lot to catch up on after so long apart in respect to our normal daily routine.
We also rented a movie but ended up not watching it. We decided to take a stroll down to the lake to enjoy a sunset together. The walk allowed for more conversation and, honestly, helped ensure that we could stay awake.
With five kids, it can be difficult to set time aside for a date night as often as we should. But, we believe that in order to continue to have a healthy relationship, we do what we have to in order to make it work. Date night does not have to break the bank or be challenging. Plan something simple that you both like to do and it will turn out perfect. Take it from me. I will be planning another stay home date night soon and I think we will do everything the same. Only, I think we may change up the Stouffer’s Satisfying Skillets to the Braised Beef & Roasted Red Skin Potatoes… just to try something new.