Hmm, no, I don’t think so. I mean every tiny moment when they are together is kind of important and had a special meaning, especially when they were both deployed and there was a risk Steve might not come back from one of his missions. so they cherished every moment, so even the “boring” weekends in the hotel room felt special. Cath’s cooking was definitely something Steve liked, stuffing himself with every tiny bit of homemade food, of which he was deprived for long months. And her smile as she watched him devour it, made him smile back at her. Catherine definitely cooked with love, trying so hard to make it delicious, so that made it all even more special.
The first time she cooked for him was probably when they met after Steve’s first black op and she could only imagine how hard it was, seeing his darkened eyes, feeling the tension in his body and how he clinged to her in sleep. So for those few days trying to make him feel safe and “at home” was her main goal. She probably cooked for him something that wasn’t too fancy, something simple, but reminding herself of home, of childhood and the smile on Steve’s face made it clear it worked for him too.