I once ruined a surprise dinner for hubby….. because I had to call him to find out how to turn the oven on.
After I had lived in the same house as that oven for over a year.
So the surprise was ruined, not the dinner. Oh, wait, that was ruined too. I think I was supposed to simmer the rice for 30 minutes and not just let it sit for 30 minutes. In my defense, all previous rice-cooking experience in my life was done Minute Rice style. In the end, my fancy rice was crunchy, but had a decent flavor.
Also, I’m pretty sure hubby didn’t mind that it wasn’t that great. He was probably just focused on the fact that someone was serving him dinner in lingerie.