Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The way to a man's heart is through his stomach.

Stab in and thrust up. 

Seriously, though, I am about to come across as a complete anti-feminist (and I'm in good company, there): girls, if you want to land a man, cook for him.  Do not bring him fast food, invite him over for pork chops and boiled and buttered potatoes, green bean casserole, and homemade biscuits.  If you can't cook, go to the Wal-Mart Deli and pick up a homestyle meal.  They'll love it, and love you for it.

Case in point: my neighbors across the street are college boys.  They're in their early twenties, one has completed his degree (and owns the house, thanks to his family).  They don't really cook for themselves, much.  And what they do cook is guy food: simple stuff. 

Monday night, after I'd made cookies at the pixie's behest, I took the three or four guys that live over there almost half the batch--about a dozen and a half fresh, homemade, chocolate peanut butter chip cookies. 

The guy that owns the house thanked me profusely, then told me that if he weren't half naked, he'd give me a big hug for that. 

Ladies: if you have a boyfriend that you see as marriage material, cook for him.  Guys: if you want to piss off a radical feminist, show her this post, and perhaps the JudgyBitch blog. 

11 comments:

  1. When I had my heart surgery, I discovered the way to a man's heart was through his groin. Who knew?

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    1. Yeah...but I'm talking about a college girl catching a husband. Sex is cheap on campus. Home cooking is priceless.

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  2. On the other hand . . . . cooking is a skill every guy should take the time to master. Good, tasty food that his wife/hunny bun will love. Nothin' says lovin' like a great home cooked meal for the love of your life!

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    1. Cooking for a date is also an effective(and economical) way to woo a woman, also there isn't any "your place or mine" because both of you are already at your place.

      I might have used this on HH a bit.

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    2. Yes, Odysseus cooked...then I tripped him.

      Then I cleaned his apartment and did his dishes. :)

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  3. What some of the feminists seem to fail to understand is that there's also a lot of JOY, if you're a good cook who enjoys cooking, in being able to prepare food for someone else, and watching them enjoy it with you. Doesn't matter if it's a potential husband, or the people who helped you move some heavy furniture, or a friend who's been through some rough times. Nurturing other people is a valuable skill and one of the joys of being human.

    Also, men who can cook and would be willing to cook occasionally? I find that very sexy.

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    1. I never let friends stay hungry. I cannot let people go hungry if I can help it.

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  4. Wish you could see my smile, Ma'am.

    Recently found a new recipe online that sounded yummy. So made it for dinner one evening and when the Big Boss came in the door I got not only warm thanks for cooking, but rave reviews of the new recipe. Sounds like a win-win to me.

    I had two older sisters. Me mum never taught either of them any single thing about baking, but me she took by the hand and taught the ins and outs of baking pies, breads, and such things. Go figure!

    Meanwhile my bride brags on me in company. And I do ALL the baking. Or else!

    Winston

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    1. My mother and sister both refused to permit me in the kitchen, so everything I learned about cooking, I learned by myself. I think both of them were insecure, because I'm better than they are at everything else.

      Turns out, I'm also a better cook. :)

      (Did you see that I have a tab with recipes I've posted linked, right up top? Those are the ones my family like the best. And the spicier it is, the more my kids and husband like it.)

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