My husband is a mechanical engineer/inventor (he has five patents) for a worldwide manufacturing company. He travels a LOT. ("Hi, it's me, I'm on my way to China in the corporate plane, don't hold supper.")
So when he has a weekend between trips he does NOT get mac and cheese from a box or has to take me out to a restaurant.
I make him dinner, complete with tablecloth, dressing up like it's a date, and there is lots of wine. (But he does the dishes, which is why I'm writing this right now).
I think dinner was a hit, even if the "vegetable" consisted of a sprig of fresh herb and a roasted garlic bulb. (There was homemade sourdough bread and Ceasar salad).