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This winter has been slightly schizophrenic – it can't decide what to do! One day the sun is happily beaming and next, it is cold, wet, and miserably dreary. Despite what this winter has in store, I'm so thankful I can always cuddle up next to my husband and feel safe and secure —– and maybe sponge off some of his heat too 🙂 He doesn't mind if I'm gabbing about how I want to start an llc or describing my favorite television show frame by frame, he's just happy to be with me.
Today's blog post shares simple ways you and your SOUP-er significant other can stay warm on date nights at home.
Cook Dinner Together
I have to be honest, my husband and I rarely cook together. Unless you count scrambling around trying to please our picky kiddos. However, when we do get the chance, it's SO fun!
On chilly winter date nights, nothing is quite as romantic and warming as making one of our favorite Idahoan® Steakhouse® Soups soups together. They are available in four delicious varieties: Loaded Potato, Creamy Potato, Cheddar Broccoli and Cheddar Potato.
We plan it out so one of us is the chef and prepares the soup, while the other preps garnishes and heats up the bread. You can even make it a roleplaying game if you want, turn up the music, and drink some wine as you cook together.
Idahoan Steakhouse Soups are nice and quick so it's fun to make and doesn't feel like a chore. They bring together real, red Idaho® potatoes with flavorful seasonings and rich cheeses to provide a creamy taste in every spoonful – all you have to do is add water! I love that I can have a restaurant-quality soup at home in practically no time at all. They are a new staple in my pantry!
I think food tastes better when it is made with love and nothing is quite as warming as that. Except making chowing down on our favorite Idahoan® Steakhouse® Soups and then doing some of these other fun date night ideas.
Pretend You Are At The Beach
So maybe it's raining one day and freezing cold the next, that doesn't mean you can't crank up the heat and have some fun indoors! Nothing warms me up like thoughts of a hot, sandy beach or sitting poolside during a Texas summer.
That's right – dig out those swimsuits, layout some beach towels, and have a beach blowout right in the middle of your living room floor! Serve some tropical cocktails and maybe give each other a sunscreen massage so your senses believe it too.
Have a Pajama Party
Want to be warm and toasty? Break out the pajamas and all things fuzzy.
Throw on your PJs, put on those fuzzy socks, and whip out your coziest blankets. And, make a blanket fort right in front of the fireplace. If you don't have a fireplace, candles work great too (at least for the ambiance 🙂 )!
Turn Up The Heat By Working Out
Get the pheromones flying and hit the gym together, it'll turn up the heat in more than one way. Or, if you want to save some money run around the block together. Either way, you'll warm up in no time!
Bring The Spa Home
A spa is a place of tranquility and nice hot saunas. While bringing the sauna home probably isn't doable, a massage totally is. A massage can get your blood flowing and warm all of you up. Hot massaging oils could also do the trick 😉
So are you ready to heat things up this winter with your SOUP-er significant other? I think you are! 🙂
You already know that eating healthfully in the winter is important to fend off colds and the flu, but did you know it might help keep you warm, too? Eating extra healthy fats during the winter can help rev up metabolism, which in turn heats the body, according to Columbia Health.
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That’s def food for thought but it makes sense that fats would keep you warm during the winter
These are some great ideas for date night when it’s cold outside. We love to cook together so that’s always a go to!
It’s always fun cooking with someone you love!
great suggestion! My significant other and singer a meal service and cook together at least once of the meals each week and it’s so nice!
My husband and I used to do that sometimes when we did Blue Apron. It’s fun and takes teamwork!
Ohh I would like to try the loaded potato soup, looks delicious!
It’s SO very tasty. You should try it 🙂
Working out together is something I haven’t tried before. That is such a good idea, I need to get more fit and my husband would love to exercise more. Thanks for sharing.
Working out together is always fun. Plus you can support each other in your goals. Win, win!
Ann F. Snook-Moreau
These are perfect ideas for me right now because it’s snowing where I live! Having at-home spa days with my hubby is one of my favorite ways to spend time together.
Snow, wow! Where do you live? You really do need some tasty Idahoan Steakhouse Soups to keep you warm!!
We don’t have cold winter nights here but those soups are totally up my alley!
Soup is good any day every day in my book. You can’t go wrong with Idahoan Steakhouse Soups.
Love these ideas! We love to pile on the couch with blankets and cuddle!!
Awe, that sounds sweet and cozy. Don’t forget to make some Idahoan Steakhouse Soup too 🙂
I agree the weather this year has been crazy !! I love to make soups on a cold night they are so enjoyable.
I know, right? It’s been really odd for Texas – more rain and colder. Bring on the 100 degrees LOL.
Nancy at Whispered Inspirations
YUM! This sounds delicious. I love nice hot comfort food on cold winter nights. Winter date nights are so much fun. I am going to have to try this asap.
Comfort food is good anytime of year I think. Air conditioning in the summer sometimes makes me cold and Idahoan Steakhouse Soups sure do warm me up!
This looks delicious! I love soups very much. It sounds easy to prepare. I will surely try this soon.
Idahoan Steakhouse Soups are SO easy to make. And are super quick too! You will love them.
We usually go for pajama party then we cook simple meals like nachos and tomato or pumpkin soup. Then we also make fun mocktails for fun!
Pajama parties are always fun! I love when my boys decide to match. They look super cute.
I love the look of these soups. i always want a great way to stay warm and this is it!
The soups are super yummy! You should give them a try 🙂
These soups look so good! They are perfect for an at home date night! I pretty much only get at home date nights lately lol
My dates are pretty much at home only too. We really only get out for special occasions if we are lucky.
I am so ready for spring, but I love these ideas for while we are stuck inside during winter!
I am SO ready for warmer weather too. These can also be great during rainy weather too! It’s been raining tons here.