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not a very talented cook...

Postby grand chaser09 » Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:04 am

i need something to make my boyfriend when he comes down to my house for his birthday. i can grill and make a few other easy things like mac an cheese. i need a good recipe to make for him. he eats pretty much anything you put infront of him.
[and i'm the reason mom keeps the fire extinguisher in the pantry ;-) ]
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Re: not a very talented cook...

Postby I luv herfrds » Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:27 am

Yankee Pot Roast

1 chuck roast about 3#
1 garlic clove, minced
1 can diced tomatos
1 can beef broth
6 potatos, peeled and chopped
2T olive oil
salt and pepper
1 large onion sliced
2 bay leaves
baby carrots

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Carefully place roast in hot oil and sear on one side, flip roast over and sear other side.
Place roast in a roasting pan. Season with salt and pepper. Put carrots, potatos and onion around roast in the pan. Pour the tomatos and beef broth on top of the roast. Add a bay leaf at each side of the roast. Cover and put in oven for 3 hours.
This roast will fall apart. Serve with the vegtables. You can also strain the juice out of the pan, put it in a sauce pan heat to boiling and add a mixture of corn starch and water to thicken it to make a gravy.

Dessert.
Cherry Swirl Cheesecake

1 graham cracker crust, premade. I buy it out of the store, get the kind with the extra serving.
2 pkgs. cream cheese
1/4t. vanilla
2 eggs
1/2c. sugar
1 can cherry pie filling

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Bring the cream cheese to room tempature. Cream together in a bowl cream cheese and sugar. Add vanilla. Add one egg at a time mixing together well. Pour into the graham cracker crust.
Add pie filling a tablespoon at a time into the cream cheese mix. Only need 4T. of pie filling. Place filling to make a square in the cream cheese. Now take a butter knife, being careful to not cut into the crust and start "cutting" through the cream cheese mix and pie filling. You are swirling it.
Put in oven and bake for 40-60 minutes. A little jiggle in the center is ok, but not a lot. You can also insert a knife in the center and when it come clean it is done.
Let cool and put in the fridge to chill. Serve with left over pie filling on top.
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Re: not a very talented cook...

Postby dieselbeef » Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:53 am

mac and cheese and grilled hotdogs...might as well let em know what hes gettin himself into..besides...i dont know anyone who got married over good cookin....desserts another matter if ya git my drift
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Re: not a very talented cook...

Postby hillsdown » Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:14 pm

grand chaser09 wrote:i need something to make my boyfriend when he comes down to my house for his birthday. i can grill and make a few other easy things like mac an cheese. i need a good recipe to make for him. he eats pretty much anything you put infront of him.
[and i'm the reason mom keeps the fire extinguisher in the pantry ;-) ]



Why not just get two nice steaks like rib eye or even tenderloin and grill them .
Get some prawns and steam them serve with warm butter and garlic for dipping sauce
Take some mushrooms and put them in tin foil with a little butter and saute them on the BBQ while you do the steaks
Do baked potato and serve with fresh chives sour cream and real bacon bits..( you can start them in the microwave and finish them on the grill in tin foil).

He will enjoy the meal as this is a mans meal.. :) and so very easy to do and you can visit while you prepare everything..

Don't forget a nice bottle of your favorite wine..


Good luck and I hope everything goes well. :tiphat:
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Re: not a very talented cook...

Postby ga. prime » Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:27 pm

grand chaser09 wrote:i need something to make my boyfriend when he comes down to my house for his birthday.


Make a Duncan Hines cake with pudding in the mix! That's for after you get back home after eating out at the restaurant of his choosing. :D
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Re: not a very talented cook...

Postby cross_7 » Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:52 pm

dieselbeef wrote:i dont know anyone who got married over good cookin



if i had it to do again i'd get me a big stout country girl that could haul hay, flank calves and cook like my grandmother, but i was young and ignorant back then, so now i go hungry :D
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Re: not a very talented cook...

Postby HerefordSire » Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:25 pm

grand chaser09 wrote:i need something to make my boyfriend when he comes down to my house for his birthday. i can grill and make a few other easy things like mac an cheese. i need a good recipe to make for him. he eats pretty much anything you put infront of him.
[and i'm the reason mom keeps the fire extinguisher in the pantry ;-) ]


Why don't you ask him what his favorite meal is? Also, not that it matters...I hate pot roast and tenderloins and ribeyes as a couple of posters mentioned in an attempt to anticipate your boyfriend's taste buds. I eat just about everyting put in front of me to. Just not pot roast or tenderloin or ribeye.
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Re: not a very talented cook...

Postby MistyMorning » Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:58 pm

dieselbeef wrote:desserts another matter if ya git my drift

Now, now db you behave.(insert wagging finger smilie here)

Make him a steak, baked potato and salad. :nod:
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Re: not a very talented cook...

Postby Aaron » Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:13 am

First read HD's advice....and then DB's.

Your answer is somewhere in the middle. :cowboy: ;-)
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Re: not a very talented cook...

Postby grand chaser09 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:58 am

hillsdown wrote:Don't forget a nice bottle of your favorite wine..
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i'm 17 so no wine for me or him. lol

dieselbeef wrote:mac and cheese and grilled hotdogs...might as well let em know what hes gettin himself into..besides...i dont know anyone who got married over good cookin....desserts another matter if ya git my drift


actually my fave is beenie weenies lol. with hotdogs not those little sausages.
and like i said i'm 17. so keep it PG-13 DB. :lol2:
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Re: not a very talented cook...

Postby mnmtranching » Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:25 am

Why not order in a pizza. :cowboy:
Or go to the grocery store and get 1 of them rotisserie chickens.
Finish it off with a Dairy Queen cake. ;-)
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Re: not a very talented cook...

Postby TexasBred » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:55 am

Just meet him at the door wearing something from Victoria's Secret. He'll forget what dinner is. :lol:
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Re: not a very talented cook...

Postby CattleHand » Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:35 pm

TexasBred wrote:Just meet him at the door wearing something from Victoria's Secret. He'll forget what dinner is. :lol:


:lol2:

I agree with DB. whats wrong with mac n cheese. Especially if you make it from scratch and its easy to do.
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Re: not a very talented cook...

Postby dieselbeef » Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:56 pm

that would be agreat date for me..i like stayin in...
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Re: not a very talented cook...

Postby hillsdown » Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:38 pm

What about lasagna Tori it is easy to make and your mom can help you prepare everything ahead of time. Then pop it in the oven and hour or so before your boyfriend arrives and he will be none the wiser that you did not make it all yourself.

You can have sparkling cider instead of wine, or your favorite non alcohol beverage.

Desert will be a bonus so make something really good for him ,like a rich chocolate cake with pudding and whipped cream icing or even a cheese cake. Your mom can help you with that as well.. ;-)

Whatever you decide I'm sure you two will have a nice evening .. :)
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