Thursday, April 5, 2012

He made me dinner

In all relationships, there needs to be some romance. How much? Well, that depends on you and your partner. To me, romance is do that extra special something that you didn't have to do. It's spoiling with a massage, cleaning out their car, buying a special gift, treating them to a night or weekend on the town... it comes so many different ways.

For me today, it came in the form of dinner. We share responsibility for dinner. This morning I was running late and forgot to think about it. Mid-afternoon I texted the BF, panicking that I had forgotten dinner and had no idea what we were going to do. He just replied back, "I got it." It may be something small, but it felt like such a relief! I asked what his plan was - and he wouldn't tell.

Fast forward two hours, and I'm walking through the door and the most wonderful garlic smell is filling the room. The oven is on, and I see garlic and mozzarella on the counter. I kiss the boyfriend hello and ask what's for dinner... "Chicken" is the only answer I get.

Chicken with garlic, tomato sauce, and mozzarella
About 10 minutes later, its done. He calls me to come grab a plate, and mentions I might want to bring the camera as it looks pretty impressive.  And yes, it certainly did. The fork in this picture is the larger dinner fork from my cutlery. These breasts are huge... and covered in garlic, garden tomato sauce, and shredded mozzarella cheese. It smelled and tasted delicious!

All he said was "I got it." But what I heard was, "Don't worry honey, I'll take care of it. You won't have to do a thing."  Its those little things of helping each other out, and there's no score to keep. There's no "You owe me for that" when its over. That, to me, is so much more than chocolate and flowers any day. Help me out when I need it even when I don't ask. Hold me when I cry even though it has nothing to do with you.


  1. The food looks awesome, jealous! I agree, there needs to be romance in relationships. In fact, Mia and I are more on the romantic side than the sexual side. Sure, we have a sex blog and sure we can be quite adventurous in the sexual department, but it is our romance that is the foundation of our awesome marriage.

  2. More than just about anything else I can think of, cooking dinner seems to be the ultimate gesture of romance in our relationship. Especially after Jill has had a long day at work, if I take care of dinner so that she can unwind and spend time with the baby, it scores me major brownie points. Fortunately I love to cook.

    Your dinner looks great!

  3. Shit, I hope you cherish these moments forever! My boyfriend would never cook a meal without me begging at least 10 times a day. Even then, it never seems to work. LOL

  4. I love it!! What an awesome guy. Vincent does things like this, and it makes me fall in love with him all over again.