Cooking together is the ultimate foreplay.
Cooking is the last thing Karen and I ever feel like doing at the end of a long day. We both have mentally taxing careers and even though we love what we do, by the end of the day we barely have the energy to chew, much less cook! With both of us hitting our strides professionally we also have become lazy with our meal choices electing to go out to eat (Mexican, Italian most likely) or have Chinese or Pizza delivered instead.
Karen and I are both, by principal fitness and health minded people. We have just settled for poor eating choices the last few months and it is amazing how it has effected our health, our pocket books and even (my) waistlines. In fact our relationship has suffered too.
It is not as though we have started fighting or anything however, the romance had been zapped out of our home because we have gotten stuck in this routine of her getting home from work, we go eat somewhere, come back home, watch tv and go to bed. Each. And. Every. Day. This is a habit a lot of couples get into because it is an easy thing to do when you have busy lives. It is almost like we go into auto pilot!
Auto-pilot is a dangerous place to be in relationships because someone is bound to feel as if they are not loved, no longer attractive or even that their partner is bored with them. Although it may be the furthest thing from the truth, the perception is the ultimate reality and then your relationship suffers. In fact, with busy couples it is very common to fall into the trap of doing the same boring activities on your scheduled date night. Having a drink, going to a movie, watching a movie on the couch. Yuk! No wonder your sex life goes to palms.
To be honest I can not take credit for purchasing Hello Fresh. My mother ordered it for us as a gift and even though I was excited to have food delivered to our house 3 days a week, I was kind of dreading cooking those nights! When I think of cooking, I think of this long drawn out process that takes hours on end. I definitely do not have the energy for that! I had no how easy preparing each meal would be (all of the ingredients are pre packed in the exact measurements you need).
Karen cooked the first several meals of Hello Fresh while I sat on the couch and watched something mindless on TV or continued to work. She is an amazing cook and the flavors of the meals were all amazing so I loved every meal. I eventually got around to cook however nothing was ever as sexy as cooking together.
Karen and I have been together for over 3 1/2 years and have never cooked together. We have an amazing relationship however we have been so busy with our careers we have not been as close as we usually are. It doesn’t mean we are no longer in love or anything, in fact it is the opposite. We both are working extremely hard because we have hugely ambitious goals professionally so that we can have the wedding we both have dreamed about. I never knew how much fun it would be to cook together! Not only did we laugh and have good conversation, I even felt those little butterflies in my stomach when I looked at her.
Not that you need to know what happened at the end of the night but I will say, we will be cooking together a lot more now! I love Hello Fresh and I love how it has become a new form of foreplay. You should give it a shot!
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