Why I Cook For My Husband Nearly Every Day

Why I Cook For My Husband Nearly Every Day | What Joy Is Mine

Growing up my mother always made sure my father had a home cooked meal at the end of his work day. I can’t remember too many evenings she didn’t have something prepared. My father always appreciated this effort of my mother. He knew he could count on something delish, warm and ready when he walked in the door.

In my own marriage, I have followed my mother’s example. Honestly, I truly love having a meal ready for my husband at the end of his work day. It makes me smile when he walks in and says, “You can smell that [whatever I’m cooking] before you walk in the house. Mmmm….what is it?” That encourages my heart and reminds me how important it is to him.

So, is it true that the way to man’s heart is through his stomach? I say there is more truth to that statement than not.

Having a meal prepared for our husbands at the end of the day demonstrates servant’s heart. We are called “through love to serve one another.” (Galatians 5:13) Serving our husbands in this way is a blessing to them. We make them feel important and worthy. “She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life.” (Proverbs 31:12)

Another positive thing about having a meal ready for our husbands at the end of the day is we express thankfulness. We are telling them how much we appreciate that they work hard to provide for their family. It would seem a simple meal wouldn’t mean much but it does. We send the message that their work is not in vain and that we are grateful for their daily diligence. “In all toil there is profit.(Proverbs 14:23)

Lastly, this is an act of love! It is another wonderful way to tell our husbands we love them. “Above all, keep loving one another earnestly.” (1 Peter 4:8) Another word for earnestly is purposefully. To me, it is a great way to purposely spoil my husband and communicate I care about his well being. Plus, I know he feels loved knowing I would greet him with a home cooked meal after a long work day.

Here are three ideas to bring about this awesome way to love our husbands:

1. If you love to cook, then cook! Prepare favorite meals along with trying new meals here and there. Don’t forget to make note of the meals your husband enjoys the most.

2. If cooking is not your thing, then take time to learn or at least find recipes that don’t require much ingredients and are easy to whip up. There are so many easy peasy delicious recipes online and on Pinterest that can be done in 30 minutes or less. Keep it simple as you learn to cook better.

3. Plan a menu and stick with it as best you can. This is just a great idea period. I plan our menu weekly and shop accordingly so that each evening I know what will be prepared. This saves me the stress of trying to come up with something last minute.

Cooking for our husbands is a reflection of our heart for them. It isn’t about a gourmet meal but about having something prepared…even if its something as simple as sandwiches or something more elaborate like roast. (Check out my easy roast recipe.) So, what will you whip up for your husband this evening?

(PS. I say nearly in my post title because sometimes he treats me to dinner out. I am truly blessed.)


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  1. says

    Congratulations! This post was the #1 Most Read post from last week’s party! I featured it on this week’s link up party at So Much At Home.
    Great post! Love your blog!

  2. says

    I always think of cooking as an act of love! Whenever I sense that someone needs some extra TLC, I try to quickly figure out a way to get all the necessary ingredients to make that person’s favorite dish. It doesn’t mean it will be a dessert! My son thinks spinach pizza is the best thing ever. My daughter will go for apple smoothies (apples + yogurt).
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  3. says

    I needed to read this post… I struggle with cooking for my husband… he’s gone a lot :(
    This post would do good on my new link up “learning from each other” check it out some Friday :)

    • says

      Amanda….It would be hard on me if my husband were gone a lot, too. However, what a great gift to him when he is home to have you cook and share a meal with him. I know you can do it and will be blessed by it as will your husband. :-) I will definitely check out your link up. Thank you for visiting.

    • says

      OHoMB…I agree with training our daughters to do the same is important. My daughter often helps me in the kitchen. :o) It’s a great time for her and I together as well. Loved having you share. :o)

  4. says

    I really enjoyed reading this. As I’ve grown older and am watching my weight, it has become harder for me to be interested in cooking. Now I can see how this will be an expression of love for my husband. It has renewed my dead desire to cook! Thank you for this great article!

    • says

      Janis…I also have changed how we eat in our home. And when I cook, I have control over what is served to the better health of my family. I hope you will see that in cooking a meal for your husband, you can keep it healthy for the both of you. :o) Thank you for stopping by.

  5. Gleniece says

    There’s nothing quite as special as pleasing our husband’s with a fine cooked meal.
    I tend to do my best cooking in winter – pot roasts, chicken enchiladas, etc., but have a harder time in summer. The heat here in Arizona can be intense ( right now it’s 107 degrees) and the thought of more heat – well, it’s hard, but I do it anyway.
    Our husbands have to brave the heat, too, so to speak, with their responsibilities. Serving meals with a smile is showing our love and thankfulness right back to them.
    Thank you, Naomi, for reminding all of us of this.

    • says

      Gleniece…I hear ya on the temps. We reached 104 where I live. So, cooking for me on hot days is usually stove top, outdoor grill or indoor Foreman Grill friendly. We also have salads and sandwiches. :o) Always blessed when you share. Have a great week friend. :o)

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