This Taste of Italy date night was inspired by my partnership with Bertolli®.
When you get married, it’s for better or worse. Yanno, for richer or poorer. Heck, it’s even in sickness and health.
And for the modern day young couple, it’s through night classes and work at home hours. It’s for the hustle and the side hustle. And when both parties are free for the evening… it’s for the romantic dinner and a movie before she passes out on the couch next to you.
Marriage is an exhausting source of never-ending
Once you have children at home, dating your spouse
is might seem impossible. Do you sacrifice your finances and hire a sitter? Do you sacrifice sleep by working around your midnight pooper and alarm clock baby?
Or, do you create your own Taste of Italy date night, feed your toddler leftover spaghetti, and double dip the night away on the couch? (Not to be confused with putting your hand upon my hip. When you dip, I dip, we dip.)
Cut yourself some slack. There is no need to re-invent the wheel when you are racing against your child’s circadian rhythm. You can create a feast for two on the fly with a handful of finger foods and one jar of Bertolli®. You’ve got this.
We’re all hustling. We all struggle. We’re all flawed.
Our date night started with me buying Michael a movie to ease the pain of a weekend full of deadlines. To which he responded with, “You want me to watch the movie I wanted to watch with YOU by myself? While you work?”
And ended with wicked garlic mouths, satisfied bellies, and a recharged partnership. It was exactly what we needed.
- Antipasto skewers
- Italian meatballs, served with a tomato & basil sauce and/or cheese sauce
- Breadsticks, served with a tomato & basil sauce and/or cheese sauce
- Stromboli, served with a tomato & basil sauce and/or cheese sauce
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Bertolli®. The opinions and text are all mine.