Dry-Brined Turkey With Tangy Honey Glaze

Dry-Brined Turkey With Tangy Honey Glaze

ACTIVE TIME 20 minutes  TOTAL TIME 4 hours 45 minutes plus at least 12 hours brining

This foolproof Thanksgiving turkey recipe produces a holiday centerpiece that is excellent in every way other whole turkeys often fall short: It’s full of flavor and juicy as heck, thanks to an easy dry brine. And cooking the turkey on a rimmed baking sheet, not in a deep roasting pan, is great for all-over browning—just be extra careful as you remove it from the oven so that the drippings don’t slosh over the sides.

You’ll start by administering that dry brine, a simple mix of kosher salt and brown sugar, at least 12 hours before you plan to cook the turkey. If you can manage it, a full two days uncovered in the fridge will make your brined turkey even better. We swear by dry brining, which ensures a well-seasoned, tender, juicy turkey, over wet brining, because the latter can be messy and waterlog the bird.

After the turkey goes into the oven, you’ll whip together a quick glaze with vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, honey, and a few aromatics. The recipe calls for fresh rosemary, but if you have another hearty fresh herb on hand, like sage or thyme, feel free to use it instead. Brushing, rather than basting, will help ensure every inch of the broad turkey breast gets an even lacquer, which means more crispy skin to go around.

This roast turkey recipe demands patience, so plan accordingly. Once the bird hits the optimal internal temperature (highly recommend getting your hands on a meat thermometer if you don’t already own one), it must rest out of the oven for at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour so that the turkey juices have time to redistribute. Don’t cover it in aluminum foil or anything else—doing so will cause all that hard-earned crackling skin to go limp. Trust us, it’s fine: the cooked turkey will not go cold. Use the time to put the finishing touches on your green beans, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and the other side dishes for your Thanksgiving dinner (or to consider all the things you’ll do with your leftover turkey in the days to come).

If you’re still not convinced that this is the perfect roast turkey for you, try your hand at our garlicky spatchcock turkey, or roast your turkey in parts for breast meat and turkey legs cooked to their particular optimal doneness.

 

Ingredients:

8–10 servings

½ cup Diamond Crystal or ¼ cup plus 1½ tsp. Morton kosher salt
1 Tbsp. light brown sugar
1 12–14-lb. turkey, neck reserved for gravy, giblets discarded, patted dry
12 Tbsp. (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, divided
¼ cup sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp. honey
4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
3 sprigs rosemary
3 garlic cloves, crushed
2 2×1″ strips orange zest

 

Preparation:

Step 1

Place salt and brown sugar in a medium bowl and work together with your fingers until incorporated. Place turkey on a wire rack set inside a rimmed baking sheet. (If you don’t have this setup, place your turkey on a V-shape rack set inside a large roasting pan.) Sprinkle dry brine all over outside and inside of turkey, patting to adhere and nudging some into crevices. You won’t need all of the dry brine, but it’s good to have extra since some of it will end up on the baking sheet as you season the turkey. Chill bird, uncovered, at least 12 hours and up to 2 days.

Step 2

Remove turkey from wire rack and rinse baking sheet and rack if needed (turkey will most likely release some liquid onto pan). Line baking sheet with 3 layers of foil and set rack back inside. Place turkey, breast side up, on rack and tuck wings underneath. Let turkey sit at room temperature 2–3 hours.

Step 3

Place an oven rack in middle of oven; preheat to 450°. Using your fingers, loosen skin on breast. Work 4 Tbsp. butter under skin, spreading evenly over both breasts. Smear outside of turkey with another 4 Tbsp. butter.

Step 4

Tie legs together with kitchen twine and pour 1 cup water into baking sheet.

Step 5

Roast turkey, rotating pan halfway through, until skin is mostly golden brown all over, about 30 minutes.

Step 6

Meanwhile, cook vinegar, honey, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary, garlic, orange zest, and remaining 4 Tbsp. butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until bubbling and slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to lowest setting and keep glaze warm.

Step 7

Reduce oven temperature to 300° and continue to roast turkey, brushing with glaze every 30 minutes and adding more water by ½-cupfuls as needed to maintain some liquid in baking sheet, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of breast near the neck registers 150° (don’t worry; the temperature will continue to climb while the bird rests), 65–85 minutes longer. Skin should be deep golden brown, shiny, and crisp. Transfer turkey to a cutting board and let rest at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour before carving.

A goldenbrown roast turkey on a carving board surrounded by a bottle of wine brussels spout leaves a towel and a carving...

Easy cheesy 2-minute noodles

Easy cheesy 2-minute noodles

This super easy cheesy noodle dish is sure to be a hit with the kids!

 

4 Method Steps:

Step 1
Heat oil and butter in a large, deep frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and bacon . Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until onion softens. Transfer 2 tablespoons onion mixture to a small bowl. Cover to keep warm.

Step 2
Add flour and 2 of the chicken flavour sachets from noodles to pan (discard remaining flavour sachets). Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium. Gradually stir in milk and 2 cups water. Bring to a simmer. Add noodles . Cook, stirring occasionally to break up noodles, for 2 minutes or until noodles are tender.

Step 3
Add peas and cheese . Cook for a further 1 to 2 minutes or until peas are bright green and tender. Add parsley and lemon zest to reserved onion mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine.

Step 4
Remove noodles from heat. Sprinkle with onion mixture. Serve.

 

11 Ingredients:

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

20g butter

1 brown onion, finely chopped

4 middle bacon rashers, trimmed, roughly chopped

1 tbsp plain flour

4 x 72g packets Maggi 2 Minute Noodles Chicken Flavour

2 cups milk

1 cup frozen peas

1 cup grated Devondale Colby Cheese Block (500g)

1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped

1 tsp lemon zest

 

Crock Pot Ribs Recipe (Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs)

Crock Pot Ribs Recipe (Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs)

Crock Pot Ribs are an easy way to make the most delicious pork ribs for any occasion. This slow cooker ribs recipe is so simple! You can cook these crock pot BBQ ribs stress-free, and they’ll come out super tender and flavorful. Find out how to cook fall-off-the-bone ribs in a crock pot, and serve them on game day, at BBQs, or any get together that needs a delicious dish.

Best Crockpot Ribs Recipe

This easy ribs recipe will be your new favorite way to make pork ribs. There’s nothing easier (or tastier) than slow cooker ribs!

BBQ Ribs are always a favorite for any occasion. Weeknight dinners, summer time barbecues, holidays and get togethers, and especially game day! There’s never a bad time to eat ribs.

This easy crock pot ribs recipe is the best way to make them because it’s so simple and hassle free. Slow cooking the meat into the juiciest most delicious flavor!

These Crock Pot BBQ ribs are a real winner. Moist, tender, fall off the bone meat cooked in BBQ sauce. Everyone will devour these! I love serving ribs on game day, and cooking ribs in a crock pot is the easiest way to do that.

Why You’ll Love this Slow Cooker Ribs Recipe:

  • EASY RECIPE: Making BBQ ribs in a crock pot is one of the EASIEST ways to make them. Prep time is quick, then just let them cook!
  • PERFECT BBQ RIBS: Get the most perfect, succulent, tender, and flavorful ribs with this recipe!
  • ANY OCCASION: Make delicious slow cooker BBQ ribs for any occasion. They’re great for game day, the Super Bowl, summer BBQs, and weeknight dinners.

 

You can just let them cook while the game is on, and serve them with plenty of BBQ sauce! We love Oven Baked Ribs, but this recipe is just so much easier.

No matter when you serve these, make sure you add in some Cheesy Texas Toast, BBQ Baked Beans, or your favorite BBQ sides.

slow cooker bbq ribs on a serving plate
close up on a rack of crock pot ribs

Easy Crock Pot BBQ Ribs

Slow cooker ribs are the easiest way to make delicious BBQ ribs! Just place them in the crock pot, add your BBQ sauce, and let them cook. That’s all there is to it!

I love these for game day. In addition to all of the appetizers, you need something more substantial too.

Whether it’s burgers, tacos, or something else, it’s nice to have a sort of “main dish” to make sure everyone can fill up while watching the game, drinking beer, and eating snacks.

So crock pot BBQ ribs are a front runner for game day, especially Super Bowl Sunday!

Ingredients

  • Pork Ribs: You can use St. Louis style spare ribs OR baby back ribs. Either type works fine (and tastes great!).
  • Barbecue Sauce: Use your favorite BBQ sauce for his recipe. Any kind works, store-bought or homemade. Try this “homemade” barbecue sauce that we love.
  • Dry Rub: We use a mix of paprika, brown sugar, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper to make the dry rub seasoning for these ribs.
  • Cider Vinegar: This is optional, but I recommend adding it in if you’re using a sweeter BBQ sauce. It adds a tanginess and just helps balance out the flavor.
crockpot ribs step by step process shots

How do you prep ribs before cooking in a slow cooker?

Prep time for these BBQ ribs is super quick, and you only need to do a few simple things.

  • Remove the silver membrane from the back of the ribs. Place a knife under the membrane, lift, and pull. I’ve linked to an instructional video in the recipe card. You can also buy ribs that have already had this removed.
  • Make sure the racks will fit in your slow cooker. I like to keep them as big as possible, but you’ll still have to cut them into a few pieces. See the recipe card for details on how to place them in the slow cooker. You can eyeball it to make sure you cut to the right size.

How to Cook Ribs in a Crock Pot

  1. Prep ribs and set crock pot to LOW setting.
  2. Mix ingredients to make the dry rub, and rub evenly over the ribs.
  3. Brush ribs with BBQ sauce and place them in the slow cooker.
  4. Pour sauce on top and add vinegar.
  5. Cover and cook 5-6 hours.
  6. Slice and serve with extra barbecue sauce, and enjoy!
a plate of crock pot bbq ribs
pulling apart bbq ribs

TIPS!

  • You will need to cut the ribs a bit to make them fit in the slow cooker. It’s easy to just eyeball it as you work them into the cooker.
  • Make sure you remove the silver membrane before cooking!
  • When done cooking, simply slice between the bones and serve with extra BBQ sauce!
  • Store leftover crock pot ribs in the fridge up to 3 days. You can wrap them tightly in aluminum foil and place them in airtight containers. Let them cool before refrigerating.
  • Pork ribs should reach an internal temperature of at least 145F before consuming. However, we will be cooking them to a higher temperature to make sure they’re super tender. We want them closer to 195F.

Cooking BBQ Ribs in the Crockpot

Cooking ribs in a crock pot seems too good to be true! Who knew you could make the most amazing BBQ ribs in a slow cooker? This crockpot ribs recipe is just so easy.

Basically, you just need to season the ribs, set them in the crock pot, and let them cook! You can use spare ribs or baby back ribs for this slow cooker BBQ ribs recipe.

Simple as that! To serve the crock pot BBQ ribs, just slice the meat between the bones and serve with extra BBQ sauce. So juicy, so tender, so delicious!

If you prefer to grill, we’ve got an awesome St. Louis Grilled Ribs recipe for you!

Why make ribs in a crock pot?

This method is a super easy way to slow cook ribs. Prep time is short, and the rest of the cooking time is totally hands-off. You can set it and forget it most of the day.

What style ribs should I use?

Use pork ribs for this recipe. You can use spare ribs or baby back ribs, whichever you prefer. You can also use boneless ribs.

Can ribs be overcooked in a slow cooker?

Yes, it is possible to overcook ribs, which would turn the meat into mush. Cooking them on the low setting is ideal to prevent this from happening. Just check on them regularly towards the end for doneness.

Do you season BBQ ribs before saucing?

Yes, add the dry rub FIRST to season the ribs. Then add the BBQ sauce.

Do you sauce both sides of the ribs?

Yes. Before cooking, brush BBQ sauce onto both sides of the ribs.

Why do you need to remove the silverskin from the ribs?

The silver skin/membrane on the back of the ribs will make them super tough and rubbery when cooked. It also acts as a shield and will prevent seasonings from fully penetrating the meat (and we want them to be well-seasoned!). So you absolutely want to remove it.

Can I cook frozen ribs in a crock pot?

No, do not add frozen ribs directly into the slow cooker. They won’t cook fast enough in relation to the thawing, and it could cause issues with food safety. If you are going to use frozen ribs, fully defrost them in the fridge before cooking.

slow cooker ribs on a plate

How long to cook ribs in a crock pot?

With the slow cooker set to low, give the slow cooker ribs about 5-6 hours to fully cook. They will come out super juicy and tender, ready to eat! You can also cook on high for 3-4 hours, but I recommend using the low setting if you have the time.

Can I use boneless pork ribs for this recipe?

Yes! You can totally use boneless ribs. Just check for tenderness before serving, they might need a bit more time in the crockpot. Sometimes boneless ribs are just easier, and that’s totally fine!

Side Dishes for Slow Cooker Ribs:

  • Creamy Homemade Coleslaw
  • BBQ Baked Beans
  • Instant Pot Potato Salad
  • Perfect Baked Potato
  • See More BBQ Side Dishes

Baby Back Ribs vs Spare Ribs

This crock pot recipe works with both baby back ribs and spare ribs, so the choice is up to you.

Baby back ribs are smaller than spare ribs. They are shorter, and will generally weigh less and feed fewer people, but they are super tender and lean. Spare ribs are going to be meatier, with more fat, making them super flavorful when cooked.

A rack of spareribs will usually feed 3-4 people. Because of the size difference, expect the spare ribs to take a bit longer to cook than baby back ribs.

Again, you can use either type of pork ribs for this slow cooker ribs recipe. Both will turn out amazing, it’s really up to your preferences.

close up on bbq slow cooker ribs

These slow cooker BBQ ribs are just so easy, so tender, and so flavorful. They’re a reader favorite and a family favorite too! Cooking pork ribs in a crock pot is the easiest method, and perfect for days when you have a lot of other cooking to do. Make them for game day, parties, or just a weeknight dinner at home.

Baked Chicken Tacos Recipe

Baked Chicken Tacos Recipe

Chicken Tacos are the perfect EASY weeknight dinner. These OVEN BAKED chicken tacos have lots of flavor and none of the stress. The ultimate recipe for serving a crowd. This is the most popular recipe on The Cookie Rookie, being pinned over 2 million times and viewed over 6 million times. Make the best tacos ever for dinner tonight!

Best Chicken Tacos You’ll Ever Have

This Spicy Baked Chicken Tacos Recipe is the ultimate easy recipe. Chicken Tacos are great for serving a crowd, taking to a potluck, chowing down on for a tailgating party, and of course, Cinco de Mayo!

Baked tacos can be made in any flavor combination! You can make these as Baked Breakfast Tacos, BBQ Chicken Tacos, and so much more! The possibilities are endless and I love that.

These are one of the easiest and tastiest dinners, plus they’re made in under 30 minutes. It’s one of our favorites to make at our house. Do you see all that melty cheese? What’s not to love!

If you’re not making these easy chicken tacos for Taco Tuesday, what are you doing with your life? Your family will thank you!

This is one of the most popular recipes on The Cookie Rookie! I’ve published a lot of posts on this site (over 1000 to be exact), but this Spicy Oven Baked Chicken Tacos recipe is the #1 recipe by a landslide. There’s something about this recipe that people just go crazy for!

close up on tacos
how to make chicken tacos step by step process shots

How to Make Chicken Tacos (Step by Step)

Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a medium skillet.
  3. Add onion to skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the onion is translucent and fragrant.
  4. Stir in the chicken, taco seasoning, tomatoes (FULLY DRAINED), and green chiles (FULLY  DRAINED) *see note. Stir to combine fully. Reduce to simmer and allow to cook for 5-8 minutes.
  5. Place the taco shells in the baking dish, standing up. I was able to fit 10 taco shells in the dish by adding 2 on each side.
  6. Bake the taco shells for 5 minutes by themselves to allow them to crisp up. Remove from the oven.
  7. Spoon 1 tablespoon of beans into the bottom of each taco shell. Top with the chicken mixture, almost to the top of each shell.
  8. Sprinkle each shell generously with shredded cheese, the more the better!
  9. Bake for 7-10 minutes or until cheese is fully melted and the edges of the shells are browned.
  10. Remove from the oven and top with your favorite items such as jalapenos, sour cream, cilantro, and salsa.
tacos filled with cheese, chicken, and other toppings
picture of picking up taco in dish

Baked Tacos

I make these baked tacos so often at our house, and they’re one of the recipes Pat asks for the most. When he comes home and sees these babies are ready to go, he’s a happy camper. You can make them with so many different flavor combos. Be creative and enjoy!

Don’t forget to top these with a LOT of cheese! That’s the only way to make them. We aren’t playing around when it comes to melted cheese!

Chicken Taco Topping Ideas:

  • Sliced jalapenos
  • Sour cream
  • Salsa (pico de gallo, salsa verde, blender salsa)
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Guacamole
  • Cotija cheese
  • Red onions
  • Caramelized Onions
  • Taco Sauce
hand picking up taco from a baking dish

Serving Suggestions

You can serve these for so many different occasions, including weeknight dinners at home or big get-togethers.

These are the perfect easy appetizer or meal for New Years Eve, the Super Bowl, Cinco de Mayo, Summer BBQs, Taco Night and more. Why spend all your time in the kitchen when you can have these baked chicken tacos ready for a crowd in around 30 minutes?

And I can’t recommend these as a weeknight dinner recipe enough. The family NEVER gets tired of these tacos!

Side Dishes for Mexican Night

Almost every time we make these baked spicy chicken tacos, we serve them with my Easy Cheesy Tex Mex Rice and simple black beans with cotija cheese.

If we really want to indulge, we will make some White Queso and Tequila Lime Chicken Nachos! That’s for parties like the Super Bowl where calories have been shown to actually not count.

Pair this with:

  • Homemade Salsa
  • Best Guacamole Recipe
  • Grilled Corn
  • Skinny Mexican Street Corn
  • Healthy Queso
  • Bean and Cheese Taquitos
  • Layered Bean Dip
  • Foil Packet Nachos
tacos stuffed with toppings and ingredients

Tips for the Best Chicken Tacos (& Crispy Shells!)

When making baked tacos, one of the issues people seem to run into is soggy taco shells. Something nobody wants! I take good tacos seriously, so I’ve worked to troubleshoot this problem so you can have the crispiest shells when you make these tacos!

TIPS!

  • I always bake the shells for 5 minutes on their own before stuffing them with all the delicious toppings and cooking all the way. This way they have the chance to really crisp up on their own before you get started.
  • I also make sure refried beans are the bottom layer, creating a bit of a barrier between the chicken mixture and the shell. The shells are bound to be less crispy on the bottom than they are at the top, and that’s just part of what happens when you bake them, but they SHOULD NOT break or be soggy.
  • The other truly important step is FULLY DRAINING the tomatoes and green chiles before adding into the chicken mixture. I recommend first draining, then letting sit over a bowl in a strainer for about 5 minutes to make sure they drain all the way.
  • These tips will all help to keep the shells crispy, so important!

Cocktail Pairings

Oh okay, so you’re my people! My fave pairings are either a Classic Skinny Margarita or our Sparkling Strawberry Margarita Punch. You can also go with a great Mexican beer and be in business.

Every great chicken taco recipe needs a great drink, especially if you’re entertaining a crowd, but that doesn’t mean you have to make something fancy. Have fun with the cocktail pairings and you’ll be a star in no time!

Want more fun cocktails to chase down these Chicken Tacos? We’ve got you covered!

  • Best Margaritas
  • Peach Frozen Margaritas
  • Grapefruit Salty Dogs
  • Pink Summer Shandy
  • Tequila Sunrise
  • White Wine Margaritas

Margaritas and Tacos

There’s nothing better to pair with this easy chicken tacos than an amazing Margarita! We have compiled all our favorite Margarita Recipes in the ULTIMATE MARGARITA GUIDE. From classic to unique to flavored to frozen, we have you covered! Be sure to check it out today.

finished tacos garnished on a cutting board

This recipe for Baked Chicken Tacos is the MOST popular recipe on The Cookie Rookie and I hope you love it as much as we do! It’s a family favorite and a reader favorite, so what are you waiting for?

More Chicken Mexican Recipes we Love

  • Enchilada Stuffed Chicken
  • Mexican Chicken Salad
  • Cheesy Chicken Chowder
  • Tequila Lime Chicken Nachos
  • Creamy Chicken Enchiladas
  • Queso Smothered Chicken Fajitas
  • Chicken Tortilla Soup
  • Chicken Enchilada Dip
  • King Ranch Chicken Casserole
  • Chicken Quesadillas for a Crowd

If you make this recipe be sure to upload a photo in the comment section below or leave a rating. Enjoy!

Baked Pork Chops

Baked Pork Chops

Level: Easy          Total: 40 min          Active: 10 min          Yield: 4 servings

 

These easy oven roasted pork chops are coated with a seasoned breadcrumb mixture that won’t make a mess – perfect for weeknight dinners. Look for rough and crunchy Japanese panko crumbs. This recipe calls for Italian seasoning, but feels capable of customizing the flavor with your choice of herb and spice blend (just check the label to make sure no sodium has been added): a pepper mix or even pumpkin pie spice would work well. Or try adding chopped fresh herbs like parsley, tarragon and dill along with fresh lemon zest to the breadcrumbs. You can even make seasoned crumbs ahead of time and store them in a resealable plastic bag in the refrigerator – just add oil and shake and bake your pork chops.

 

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups panko

5 tablespoons vegetable oil

3 tablespoons grated Parmesan

2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Four 3/4-inch bone-in pork chops (about 2 1/4 pounds)

Lemon wedges, for serving, optional

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

2. Combine the panko, oil, Parmesan, Italian seasoning and 3/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a large resealable plastic bag. Put the pork chops in a large bowl and toss to coat with 1 tablespoon water. Place the pork chops in the bag and shake well to coat, pressing the breadcrumb mixture firmly into the meat.

3. Place the pork chops on a wire rack set on a baking sheet and top evenly with any breadcrumbs remaining in the bag. Bake until the breadcrumbs are dark golden and the internal temperature of the chops registers 145 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer (avoid touching bone), 15 to 20 minutes.

4. Serve immediately with lemon wedges if using.

 

 

Simple Guide to Planning The Perfect Date Night Dinner at Home

Simple Guide to Planning The Perfect Date Night Dinner at Home

Dating can be challenging. But, it can also be a lot of fun. So, if you’re looking to take the stress out of your date night and impress your significant other, why not cook them a delicious dinner at home? This blog post will provide you with a simple guide on how to plan the perfect date night dinner. We’ll give you tips on everything from menu planning to table setting. So, whether you’re an experienced cook or just starting, this post is for you!

Menu Planning.

Regarding menu planning, think about what your significant other likes. For example, if they’re a fan of Italian food, why not make them a homemade pizza? Or, if they’re more of a steak and potatoes person, whip up some surf and turf. There are endless possibilities for date night dinners, so get creative!

Ask them if you’re unsure what your partner likes to eat! This is a great way to get to know them better and discover their favorite foods, and don’t forget something sweet like this pain au chocolat. Plus, it’ll allow you to bond over something you both enjoy.

Create a Playlist.

No date night is complete without a great playlist. Whether you’re cooking dinner or enjoying a glass of wine, setting the mood with music is a must. So, create a playlist that your significant other will love. Choose songs that have meaning to the two of you or songs that make you both happy.

If you’re unsure where to start, look at your partner’s favorite band or artist. This should give you an idea of the type of music they like. Or, if all else fails, ask them! They’ll be more than happy to help you out. Then, crank up the volume once you’ve sorted your playlist and let the good times roll!

Set the Scene.

Now that you’ve sorted the music, it’s time to set the scene. If you want to impress your partner, put some effort into making your home look excellent. Light some candles, dim the lights and make sure everything is clean and tidy. You might even want to put out a vase of flowers or a box of chocolates. Whatever you do, make sure it looks like you’ve gone above and beyond to create a romantic setting.

After you’ve taken care of the basics, it’s time to get creative! If you have any special mementos from your relationship, now is the time to bring them out. Put them on display for your partner to see. This could be anything from photos to concert tickets. Whatever it is, they’re sure to appreciate the gesture.

Enjoy Your Dinner.

Now that you’ve taken care of the menu, music, and setting, it’s time to enjoy your dinner! Sit down with your partner and savor every moment. This is your chance to relax and connect. So, make the most of it!

During dinner, be sure to keep the conversation flowing. Ask your partner about their day or tell them about something on your mind. If there’s something you’re dying to know about them, now is the time to ask. This is also an immaculate opportunity to discuss any plans or goals you have for the future. Just remember to stay present at the moment and enjoy each other’s company.

Following these simple tips will help you plan the perfect date night dinner. So, get out there and impress your significant other! They’re sure to appreciate the effort you’ve put in. And, who knows? This might be the beginning of a new tradition.