The way to a man’s heart is truly by the route of his oesophagus down to his stomach. And no, this has nothing to do with Pastor Adeboye’s ‘message’ and certainly doesn’t mean we agree with him. The thing is, men love to be cared for and if you love him, you’re probably more than happy to do the caring. So feminist or not, Daddy G.O. advocate or nah, the fact of the matter is, it’s sweet to cook for your man every now and then.
(Men, it’s also sweet for you to cook for us oh. #Justsaying)
After the mushy love season is over and the days of you eating out and having nice dinner plans, where every food outlet knows your favourite order and seat positions, there comes a moment when reality sets in; the moment when home becomes the love nest, when date nights turn to stay ins with extended weekends sleep overs in between.
At some point you guys are going to have to feed yourselves. It reaches a point when it’s not even about the guy self- you no wan chop!? And it’s when you reach this point that you can really and truly seal the deal and let him know that mama didn’t raise no punk.
So, the million dollar question, how then do cook your way into his heart?
-Know how to cook. No one said be a grand chef. Have at least one recipe that you know is a KILLER.
-You should know what he likes to eat and his favourites. And if you’re lucky, he’ll be a fan of something crazy simple, like ordinary dodo and egg.
-Variety is the spice of life. Learn to be adventurous with your cooking. Rice every day is not the way forward!
-Be clean. Tidy up before and after cooking. That’s less about him and more about just not being gross.
-Learn how to make the most of the available resources. You only have two cans of tuna, some almost expired milk and indomie? You better be able to whip up Noodles a la Tuna real quick.
-Present your dishes as if it’s going to be your last. So that it feels nice and special everytime.
-And if all else fails- Google is your friend. And so is microwave.
Written by Efe Ohworakpo