Is it normal to be in a relationship for 15 years and not plan, cook, and clean up after a meal together even once? In our marriage, I cook and he cleans. That’s how we roll. And, honestly, it works for us.
I have to admit, though, I get a little twinge in my gut when I come across a couple happily cooking together in the kitchen. It seems so romantic doesn’t it? Slicing and dicing while they sip wine and occasionally brush past each other with music playing in the background.
Strong Marriage Experiment Day 18 – Heating Up the Kitchen
Plan, cook, and clean up after a meal together – all (4) hands on deck front to finish!
Since David is so helpful around the house I’ve never resented the fact that he doesn’t help me cook, although there have been those rare occasions when I wished he had some kitchen mojo so I could sleep in.
When it was our turn to up the heat in the kitchen we were pleasantly surprised how enjoyable working side by side was for both of us.
We had the music going, laughed, snuck in a couple kisses and flirted while the meal cooked. It was really a sweet time. Surprisingly the brown buttered mizithra on pasta and spinach salad turned out pretty good.
I don’t see cooking together becoming a daily thing for us but we had fun. We’re definitely going to have to work it into our regular routine in the future. Maybe for our date night ins. Who knows?!
TAKE ACTION: Put on your aprons and bring on the sizzle! If cooking with your love is new for you, make sure to make the first meal a special one. If you already cook with your spouse on a regular basis, make sure to be intentional about making those times extra special every now and then. A little kiss thrown in here and there or slow dance to your favorite love song while the pork is braising…you get the point.
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