Fourier Analysis is a mathematical tool which can do a number of things: separate out signals from noise; help identify patterns or trends in data; filter out all unwanted data and focus on a single signal; use approximations to make generalizations; make approximations of real world signals (think electronic music); combine harmonics to get a stronger signal. That's what I'll be trying to do here!! Won't you join me with your comments?

Monday, August 27, 2007

The "Perfect" Aphrodisiac

Nod to Soccer Mom in Denial whose SOS inspired this Monday Memory!

My husband is German-Italian. I like to think I got the best of both worlds (and I really do at times!) This means he loves food by definition, and of course Italian food is very high on his list. So, shortly after we were married, I decided to try out my Mother's recipe for Italian Spaghetti Bolognese (tomato meat) sauce. As she learned it from an Italian lady when she was living in Baltimore, I was pretty assured it would be authentic enough to be a big hit. So I spent the afternoon chopping up fresh ingredients.

I was feeling pretty confident shortly after I started cooking as the delicious smells had my new husband coming up from behind me while I was cooking to nibble on my neck and steal something from the cutting board. Midway through the preparations, my Daddy called and I bragged to him that I thought I had found the perfect aphrodisiac to use on DH!

Dinner was a great success! Wine and candlelight set the atmosphere, a lovely fresh salad and loaf of French bread the accompaniments. DH ate two very large helpings of spaghetti slathered in my sauce. He raved about it. He kissed me lavishly as he helped to clear the table, and I promised to meet him on the couch as I finished putting the food away. I was terribly pleased with myself. My Mom's recipe was now my own and it appeared to be living up to its earlier promise!

I finished up quickly in the kitchen, slipped into the bedroom to put a little more cologne behind my ears. And went to the living room to join my lover on the couch.

He was sound asleep. With a very satisfied smile. No amount of nuzzling could wake him up or arouse him in any way. I had to finally resort to a hard shake and a very loud voice. He woke up enough to give me a big hug, thank me for a lovely dinner, and head off to bed. I quickly joined him with my hopes still not completely dashed, but he was snoring before I finished getting undressed!

Throughout our 19 years of marriage, this recipe has been one of his favorites and it has had the same effect. Every. Time...

15 comments:

anno said...

Oh, I'm laughing here. Well, when he's had a tough day, I guess you know how to help him relax, eh?

jennifer said...

Ah... that is one the effects of authentic Italian food. Pasta, in particular. Looks like you did it right!

Jen said...

That is just too funny! Also, I know that spaghetti bolognese is kids' comfort food for the northern German children I know. And also, lol, my new heroine in the novel I'm working on now is German-Italian, so I may be knocking on your e-mail to interview your husband over e-mail! ;-)

Fourier Analyst said...

Dear Anno,
I so enjoy being able to make you laugh. But I sometimes wonder if you don't think I'm absolutely looney!

Yes, Jennifer, it is authentic! I have learned to cook "al dente" but still have not mastered the perfect carbonara sauce!

Lovely Jen, Pass on your questions, though it might be me you should be asking some of them. I have found men (especially Germans!) have a sincere inability to see themselves objectively. Look for a great joke about this in my next Saturday Silliness!

anno said...

Looney? No. Never. Only lovely. I always enjoy stopping by.

soccer mom in denial said...

Ahhhh nice to know my story inspired such sexy tales of --

slumber.

Mom not Mum said...

At least it is the pasta that puts him to sleep and now what you intended to do with him afterwards. LOL

Grimm said...

Great stuff. Although I cannot remember the last time Leslie and I had dinner by candlelight.

I am infamous for falling asleep before the wife gets to bed with the premise that she wake me up when she comes in.

She never does.

Of course she SAYS she does, but if you ladies REALLY wanted us up - you could get us up.

DangerDoll said...

That was hilarious! My husband does the exact same thing...

Worker Mommy said...

So freakin' funny!

At least you know he enjoyed it!

Goofball said...

haha that was funny!

hmm all these people that seem to have fabulous recipe's... I am getting jealous. not that I want to put my BF asleep though, but they sound so yummie

Rebecca said...

hee hee - so spag bol as anti-aphrodesiac? Shall try it next time I'm NOT in the mood! :)

Leslie said...

Oh, too funny! I guess it's the perfect recipe for those not quite so special occasions.

Real Life Drama Queen said...

LMAO.. well at least you know he loves it. I would suggest that next time you avoid putting stuff up until you have a bit of "fun" ;o)

George Spataru said...

Interesting posts you have here ... I can see that you put a lot of hard work on your blog. I'm sure I'd visit here more often.
George
from natural afrodisiac.