There are, of course, men who cook. They enjoy pottering in the kitchen, have superior knife skills, and can create the most delicious meals at the drop of a hat. They are to be lauded (and not let go of once you find one!). Mostly, though, it’s the woman who goes through the process of planning meals for the week, doing the grocery list, and then putting the food on the table.
When one of these wives is given a “night off,” it’s a date to remember, even if it was a decade ago. This wife definitely remembers the one time in 2003 when her husband made them dinner. How kind of her to look out for his welfare like this. On the second reading, I think maybe she was being sarcastic.