Dating Your Spouse

8 Things that Will Delight Your Husband

by Kim @ CoziNest on August 9, 2016

I have been married for 36 years in September and after all this time, I know without a doubt the things that make 007 smile. These are easy things that will bring you closer to your hubby. I would love for you to share what delights your hubby, too.

1. Bike rides

When our kids moved out of the house, the first thing I thought we should get rid of was their bicycles. 007 wanted to wait a few months to see if we might enjoy bike rides together. He was so right! And talk about delight! We felt like kids again. I even let go of the handlebars once!

Bike Riding in Pensacola Beach, FL

2. Seeing a play at a neighborhood theatre

I would have lost a bet if you’d told me when we first married, that there would come a day when 007 would enjoy the arts. But after his first play, Les Miserables, he was hooked. Now we love watching local actors perform in our little theatre on the corner.


Theatre 98 in Fairhope


3. Picnic on the beach

  picnic on the beach

4. A spontaneous visit to Starbucks


5. Try something new. For us it was kayaking.


6. Pour a glass of wine and look through your wedding album

Wedding Day

7. Rescue a kitten

Rescue a Kitten

We found Scarlett in a kill shelter. She grabbed my heart immediately.

8. Prepare and serve Husband’s Delight

This is a family favorite. I found this recipe in my mom’s stash of recipes, years ago and tried it to see if it would indeed delight my husband. Added Bonus: The kids loved it too!

Husband’s Delight Ingredients

  • 10 ounces egg noodles
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can peeled and diced tomatoes (with juice)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Husband's Delight Ingredients


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Bring large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
  3. Add pasta and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until al dente; drain.
  4. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef. Add minced garlic and cook until fragrant.  Browned Ground Beef
  5. Add the tomatoes w/ juice, salt and sugar and simmer for 15 minutes. Iflavors blend together better. Noodles and Beef
  6. In a separate medium bowl, combine the sour cream, cream cheese and onion and mix well. I cheat here and mix the ground beef mixture with the noodles instead of layering. I think the flavors blend together better. Cream Cheese Layer
  7. In a 9×13 inch baking dish, place half of the egg noodles, then all of the meat mixture, then the cream cheese mixture.
  8. Top w/ the remaining noodles and sprinkle w/ cheese. Grated Cheddar Cheese
  9. Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 25 minutes.


Serve with a salad, garlic rolls and anything sweet. Trust me, he will be delighted!

plated husband's delight

Now…. Go forth and delight thy husband!


I’ll be sharing with these fabulous parties this week: