Date Night at Home with my Honey





We can all agree that going on a Date Night is a challenge after you have kids...and more expensive if you don't have family or friends to help watch them. But they're important to have in order to keep your marriage strong & healthy. 

I love going out on dates with my husband, Danny. It's our time to connect and have fun, after all he is my best friend.  But when we physically cannot go out...we have our date nights at home. They're easy to plan and no reservations required! 


Golden Moments Tips for a Date Night at Home 


Since September is National Honey Month we are celebrating life's golden moments with the help of the National Honey Board and entertaining expert Camille Styles. I love to celebrate every moment, big & small...and having a date night with my husband is a BIG deal for me. I was sent a cute little Date Night Party Package that included wine glasses, string lights, paper straws, a "Love You More" wooden sign, recipe cards...and honey



1) Plan Ahead

Although I love the idea of being spontaneous with my husband, planning ahead makes it more special. We both have it in our calendars and it becomes something we look forward to at the end of the week, especially with our busy schedules. When it's our "date night," the kids are well fed and ready for bed ahead of time.

Also, make sure to plan out the evening before the date. Are you gonna cook together? Is it going to be a movie night? There's been times where we're figuring out what movie to watch and when we finally agreed on something...we're so exhausted to enjoy our moment together.



2) Keep it Sweet & Simple

I like to keep things simple when it comes to our date nights at home. Why? Because I don't want to create a big mess to clean. Date Nights should be a relaxing moment for both of you. That's why we eat together as a family (only one meal to make) and I prep a simple dessert just for our date. Sorry kids. #SavorGoldenMoments

Dairy Free Panna Cotta with Honey

Ingredients: 

1 (13-ounce) can full fat coconut milk, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
1 1/2 tsp unflavored gelatin
3 tbs honey

Instructions: 

1. In a small bowl, whisk together the gelatin and 1/2 cup of the coconut milk until smooth. Set aside to bloom for 10 minutes. 

2. In a small sauce pan,bring to just below a boil the rest of the coconut milk and turn off heat. Whisk in honey and vanilla.

3. Add the bloomed gelatin and whisk until its fully dissolved. 

4. Pour into glass jars and refrigerate until set, 3 to 4 hours or overnight. 

5. Drizzle with honey.





3) Connect 

Remember, date nights are for reconnecting with your spouse. So don't forget to disconnect with the rest of the world (i.e. social media). Make it your time together to celebrate and appreciate one another. Talk. Laugh. Love.

Our date nights at home are usually a movie night or binge watching a new show. But before we hit the start button, we like to have a conversation with cocktails in hand. I have to admit, having a conservation with my husband is a challenge. Since I'm home all day with the kids, my conversations are limited to toddler talk. :) 




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