Nothing can make my husband more of a puddle of love for me than when I cook something delicious for him. It all started when we first started dating. We got together just a couple of weeks before Valentine's day, which was sort of awkward. Do you keep it casual (so you don't scare him off) or do you go all out and express your undying love for the person--giant teddy bear and box of chocolates included?
To keep it on the safe side, I decided to bake him cookies. I figured it would be a thoughtful gesture. I mean, who doesn't love cookies? I baked him Mrs. Field's double-rich chocolate chip cookies. Bought a recipe book and everything.
Just some double chocolate chip cookies that I baked homemade. No biggie.
Nevermind that my family teased me for days. Yes, miss-feminist-Chicana-no-man-can-tame-me-I-am-woman-hear-me-roar was actually in the kitchen baking cookies. From scratch. For a dude.
What I wasn't prepared for was Michael's reaction to the cookies. He like, swooned into the bag of cookies. He swooned into me. With every bite he took, he gave a contented sigh and he stared at me with hearts in his eyes. I think he even hugged the bag of cookies.
I learned a huge lesson that day. Making this man food makes him happy.
We've been together for nearly seventeen years, partly because I have not forgotten that simple lesson I learned long, long ago. Happy wife (who cooks) + good food = happy life.
|I'm happy to say that my husband looks at me just as adoringly as he does his spaghetti and meatballs.|
Guess what else I've learned? This "making good food" tactic works on pretty much anyone with a stomach. Delicious things bubbling on your stove makes your home feel cozy, inviting and yummy smelling. It makes your children excited and content and they feel like they have the best mommy in the world because she makes the best stuff to eat.
Bottom line, people love to be spoiled by good food. It makes them feel loved.