What Does It Take To Have Romance In Your Life?

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Romantic MealJug of Wine A Loaf of Bread and Thou – Omar Khayyam

My husband and I have been married for a long time.  How long?  It doesn’t matter.  That is not what post is about.  You can allow your marriage to become stale at any point of your life.  Things happen.  Life happens.  School.  Work.  Kids come into your life.  So often couples get so caught up in all of this, they forget each other  The relationship gets put on the back burner.   

This has happened to my husband and I.  And it happened early on in our marriage.  We were both caught up in our careers and  family issues that we drifted apart.  Well, we got married, because we loved each and wanted to spend our life together.  We laughed and played.  We were better people, because we there for each other. 
So we decided that we needed to do something!   That’s when we came up with our “date night”.  We would set a certain amount of time aside to spend together.  We could go for a movie.  One time we took cooking classes together at our local community college.  If we were tight for money, we would just go to the lake front and walked.   And this was our time to really talk to each other.  We talked about what was really bothering us.  Or our dreams.  We came closer together and when we had real problems to deal with, we had that strong bond that help us get through everything. 
We kept this up for years.  Even when we had our son.  If we couldn’t get someone to stay with him, we would have a special dinner at home.  A lot of times we made it together.  Which was fun!
We had drifted away from that in the past year.  This week I decided to do a one of our “date nights”.  I decide that it would be simple and easy.  One of our favorite dinners in the past has been baked Brie, a loaf of French bread, and strawberries.  And or course some chardonnay wine.  What do you think?
I really don’t care for Brie baked in puff pastry.  I like it simple.  Here is what I did for the Brie.
Brie Ingredients
You need 3 ingredients.  A wheel of Brie.  Sliced Almonds.  And a tablespoon of butter or margarine.  That’s it!
Brie Ready to Bake
Placed the Brie in a pie or cake pan.  Top with the butter or margarine.  Sprinkle the sliced almonds on it.  Bake in an over that has been preheated to 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
Baked Brie
Voila!  How hard is that?  And you can do this baked Brie for parties and people will go crazy over it!
I want to thank my friend Tina for the idea for this post.  We were talking husbands today!

11 thoughts on “What Does It Take To Have Romance In Your Life?

    DeniseBalog said:
    July 11, 2015 at 1:59 am

    Sounds unique… And we have all of these ingredients in our home. (All my husband’s favorites too. .well you already know about his “butter” thing:)” Never, ever thought about putting in oven! And butter on top, my oh my:)

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      mkcasey80 responded:
      July 11, 2015 at 2:37 am

      Denise, it’s so good spread on bread. I bring this to a lot of parties, because I never end up bringing any home. >:-)

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        DeniseBalog said:
        July 11, 2015 at 2:41 am

        Sounds EASY too!! Thought about you again today. Made the coffee cake recipe again. Getting close to done! Even took pictures. One more time to go!! Son is thrilled with this cooking project! Lol

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        mkcasey80 responded:
        July 11, 2015 at 2:44 am

        Great! I look forward to trying it out!

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    Howto$tuffYourPig said:
    July 11, 2015 at 1:59 am

    We love baked brie! Our version of the recipe is so unhealthy that we only make it on the holidays. We top ours with triple berry jam and wrap it in pastry dough to be baked in the oven. I can’t wait to try your version where it’s so much healthier!☺

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      mkcasey80 responded:
      July 11, 2015 at 2:35 am

      We have a raspberry with jalapeno pepper jelly that will put on it at times. That’s good! That’s Tex Mex!

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    buttercupandbee said:
    July 11, 2015 at 7:47 am

    Love baked brie or camembert (I bake mine in the box) and what a romantic meal for two. We are holidaying in Franc next week so this is now no.1 on my list of things to do there! Great post.


      mkcasey80 responded:
      July 11, 2015 at 1:01 pm

      Thanks for you comment. I hope you enjoy France. It’s a lovely country and the people there are so nice!


    jncthedc said:
    August 2, 2015 at 4:48 am

    I like your concept of date night. Many marriages drift because they are taken for granted. Marriage requires as much effort as any job, but it is absolutely worth it when you find that special person who touches your soul. The brie and wine make a lovely pairing. I’m sure your evening was wonderful

    I enjoyed reading your post. You humanize marriage and relationships.

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      mkcasey80 responded:
      August 2, 2015 at 4:53 am

      Thanks so much. And I like your idea that people can make healthy choices. As a nurse, I taught this all the time. Marcey

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