Cooking at home can sometimes be the death toll for romance. You don’t have the training or the cash to prepare restaurant quality meals in your own kitchen, and you don’t have the energy either. You work hard, your girlfriend works hard, and sometimes it just comes down to betting with each other for whose turn it is to make something. There are some tips to put the spice back into cooking at home, and could keep things sweet and romantic, meal after meal.
When you are both at home, make the cooking atmosphere romantic. Get out glasses of red wine (not too much, you’re going to be handling knives and fire, after all) and put on some classic music. Maybe light a couple of candles, whip up something light & simple, and you’ll have a classy cooking party for just the two of you. Serve little cheese and cracker snacks as a way to avoid sampling the dish before it’s ready, and you can enjoy your time preparing the meal by making everything very atmospheric.
If she’s going to be cooking the meal in a kitchen you both have access to, sneak in the day of and leave her love notes where she’s sure to find them. As cheesy (or painful) as it sounds, a note like, “I love you” placed in a soup spoon, “You’re all the sweetness I need” in the sugar jar, etc. will do amazing things for your sex life. There are dozens of great places to hide love notes in a kitchen, and if you know what she’s going to be cooking you can arrange those in places that she’ll be sure to find as she goes along with cooking your dinner.
Find New Recipes to Try Together
Discuss the dishes, potential tweaks and changes you might like to make, and start putting together your own little cookbook filled with recipes and dishes that you might like to try. Sounds painful, but your woman will love it. This is also a good idea to bring out when you have absolutely no idea what to make for dinner; break out an old favorite and reminisce about all the good times.
Make cooking together a date night on par with going to the movies or out for dinner. Make it an event, and tell her that you’re looking forward to it. It’s a sort of “fake it, till you make it” idea; if you say that you’re going to have a wonderful and romantic evening of cooking, eating and enjoying things, you’re likely to create a self-fulfilling prophecy and you’ll actually end up having a great time.
Make some erotic play with food. Try blindfolding each other (one at a time) and feeding each other bits and pieces of choice foods. A strawberry, some cream, a few bites of delicious pasta. Explore the sensual blend between food and eroticism, and you could be surprised at the results when you awaken your senses.
Above all else, remember not to think the cooking together as a chore. Keep it light, keep it good, and keep it fun, and you’ll be enjoying each other’s company and cooking together for lots of time to come.