Cupid's Pulse Article: Date Idea: Make Sushi TogetherCupid's Pulse Article: Date Idea: Make Sushi Together

By Daniela Agurcia & Melissa Lee

Every girl loves to be wined and dined by her significant other. While restaurants are great, sometimes, you want  a cozy night indoors when your partner surprises you with his best rib dish, a bottle of wine and a bouquet of red roses.

In reality, we’re not all top chefs and often end up making a mess in the kitchen when we even attempt to make something as simple as macaroni. In this situation, a sushi kit can save date night.

You can find a sushi kit at a nearby grocery store for a reasonable cost. They’re not as complicated as they sound and will walk you through the entire process, helping your date night to go as planned. Dress up and invite your beau over for a home-cooked meal. Greet him with a glass of Pinot Grigio, and surprise him in the kitchen with the sushi materials all set-up for you to make your favorite rolls together. Sushi kits come with a cookbook, rice, nori for wrapping the sushi, ginger, spicy wasabi and soy sauce. A couple of simple rolls you can make include California Rolls, Tuna Rolls and Salmon Rolls. Put on your favorite playlist, and for the next 30 minutes, flip through the cookbook and create a 10-15 piece sushi set. Lay it all out on a big plate and fill a little bowl with soy sauce. You’re ready to feast!

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After you put your kit to good use, spend the rest of your time together enjoying your sushi and that bottle of wine. Catch up on what you’ve both done throughout the week, and sit back and enjoy each other’s company. The best part about a sushi dinner is that you don’t get that extremely full feeling you’d have if you ate something heavy like pasta or a burger. Sushi is the perfect meal to leave you feeling satisfied with some extra room for something sweet.

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Go the extra mile and surprise your date with a fortune cookie for dessert…but customize it. Slip in a little note that reads “I love you” or “I’m happy I met you.” It’s an unexpected gesture that will make your date feel especially loved. Plus, it’ll make this date night all the more memorable.

What ideas do you have for dining in with your loved one? Share your ideas below.