I made a cheesecake two nights ago. It was chilling for a day, and I finally got to eat some last night.
It was… delicious.
Yes, I know, this does not seem like the manliest of things to do, but I think it is OK since cheesecake is pretty awesome. Knowing how to cook a cheesecake will pay itself back over the years because I will be able to make a lot of cheesecakes and eat them.
In general, cooking is a pretty awesome thing to know how to do.
In specific, cooking is a pretty awesome thing to do for a lady. At your home.
Women always seem to be surprised when they find out that I can cook. They are even more surprised when they find out that I can cook better than them.
I’ve been teaching myself how to cook random dishes recently. I have developed a reasonably amazing chili recipe, and recently whipped out chile verde, lasagne, baked chicken, and now cheesecake.
Cooking is a valuable skill, fun, and attractive.
One of my favorite dates is to invite a cjick over and cook for her. I will ask her to pick up a bottle of wine on her way, and let the night unfold.
Here’s a couple guidelines I follow:
- Make sure you know what exactly she can help with, and know when she will be able to help.
- If you need or want something to add to the meal, let her know, so she can get it for you and bring it!
- If you are cutting up a lot of chili peppers, wear gloves so you don’t get chili oil all over your (and her) hands.
- Make sure your kitchen is clean!
Cooking is one of those things that you should get to after getting your basics down. If you need to be getting in shape, better dressed, more outgoing, more friendly, etc., don’t spend your time learning to cook.
If you’ve got all those basic things down though, learn to cook. Cook stuff you like. Share with women. Wash, rinse, repeat.