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We can firmly state that any woman will be more impressed with a quality home-cooked meal than with an expensive restaurant one. Women will always choose men with wooden spoons over men with Gold Cards (unless you're in Los Angeles).
Why? Because it's dead sexy. As Ann Marie so eloquently puts it, "Forget flowers and chocolates. Just give me The Naked Chef." Drew's girlfriend, Valerie, was equally succinct after their first date. "The flowers were nice," she said, "But you had me at bruschetta."
The bottom line is: you don't need to understand eggplants at the cellular level to make a good meal. You don't have to shop for hours or have a huge stock of ingredients or follow complicated directions. What you need is a small supply of tools (all of which you can score at the discount store of your choice), a dozen non-perishable staples, and a few minutes after work to grab ten items at the express lane.
Every menu in this book is a complete meal, entrée to dessert to beverage. Most of them will take no more than an hour to prepare and most of them have a fifteen-minute break built in so you can get the laundry off the couch, make the bed, and otherwise prepare your home for a romantic visitor. Don't skip the "Preparing the House" section and remember, cleaning the bathroom is critical.