We've been cooking at home a lot lately. My husband discovered a meal delivery service called "Hello Fresh" that delivers exactly what groceries you need for three meals each week. He was so excited about the service, he cooked the first few meals for me! We've gotten to spend a lot of time in the kitchen together, which has been a really fun experience.
The meals themselves have been delightful - and they're fairly easy to execute. Since they've pre-measured everything for you, it takes a lot of the guess work out. The instructions have been really easy to follow as well. There are photos along with the written directions, and they do a great job of giving you the order of things so everything finishes at the same time. Making these feasts together has felt like a "date night in" almost every night of the week!
One of the things that's made this entire experience such a breeze, though, has been all of our kitchenware. When we registered, we had some very generous friends and family so we ended up with everything we needed. It was time to upgrade our pots and pans from the all-in-one box of cheap stuff from college to something a little more heavy duty. If I were registering again today, I'd put a set like this Calphalon Stainless Steel Cookware on my list!
The thing about great cookware is, you're going to want to use it. We've ended up using at least two pots a night, so having a diverse set like this one from Target is essential! We registered at Target because we knew most people from other states would have one close, and we ended up with so many giftcards to Target that we got to do a mini shopping spree after the wedding. Which was awesome, because the week of your event, you get a coupon for 15% off your remaining registry items! You can start your Target wedding registry in store or online, so I spent a lot of time adding things here and there whenever I thought of something else we might need. Don't forget to add a ladle and a pizza cutter - we were married for two years before we finally got those.
So tell me - what kitchenware has been essential for YOUR date nights in?