We try to have frequent dates to help strengthen our marriage but from time to time we can't get away and do a stay-at-home date instead after the kids go to bed. (Like today when my little girl called us from school throwing up, which means I'm stuck at the house until she gets better).
Tonight we made tin foil dinners and watched Doomsday Preppers and it was SO MUCH FUN. Honestly, I was pretty excited about this idea but after we did it then it ended up being even more fun than I had hoped!
We started out by making our tin foil dinners just before we started putting our kids to bed. We like to put bacon on the bottom and over the top of ours to give it some extra flavor. I know my brother loves to add cream of mushroom soup to his but we didn't do that this time. We cut the veggies bite-sized to help it cook faster and stuck it in the oven at 375 for a little over an hour until the potatoes and baby carrots were soft.
I set up a picnic next to the TV and added a camping lantern and some small candles for a little romance (and to go along with the Doomsday Prepper theme) and we were set!
Have you ever seen Doomsday Preppers?!?!? It's a show about people who are getting ready for end-of-the-world type stuff and go to great lengths to protect themselves from whatever they think might happen. This is way past the average food storage standards and show people making assault vehicles, underground bunkers and elaborate family escape plans. We love it. Then at the end the experts tell them how well their family is prepare and what they need to change to survive. They also tell us what the statistics are that something like whatever that family is scared of will happen.
Want to watch it? Full episodes of Doomsday Preppers are on YouTube for free or you can rent episodes off of Amazon.
Seriously though, you should try this stay-at-home date night idea. It was one of the best stay-at-home dates we have had so far.