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What to cook the ol' lady for dinner tomorrow?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by BigOrange90Jimmy, Dec 10, 2004.

  1. BigOrange90Jimmy

    BigOrange90Jimmy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    My girlfriend is coming over tomorrow night after she gets off work. I would like to cook something for her, but I'm not sure what it should be. I can't cook her any kind of chicken, because she's burnt out on that from school.

    So here I am, coming to the vast solutions of the CK5 brethren. Give me some ideas, or a recipe. I am a fairly decent cook, and time isn't really an issue, although I don't want to stand behind a stove all afternoon.

    Help me out fellas!
     
  2. pauly383

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    Breaded boneless pork chops . Chicken fried steak and gravy . Stir fry beef and vegetables over rice . Go check out food network , there are some good recipes there , my wife tried that big sweet country lady's recipe for chicken fried steak and I loved it , almost as good as my grandmas pan made gravy :)
     
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    My favorite fancy-pants dish that seems easy enough to make (I've never tried it though) is Basil Linguini..... I can't find a recipe for it, but this one looks pretty close. When I get it at work, I always get it with shrimp... and since I'm cool with the cooks, I ucually get 6 jumbo shrimp instead of 4 :)

    INGREDIENTS:
    1 (8 ounce) package linguini pasta
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1 tablespoon minced garlic
    1 tablespoon dried basil
    1 tablespoon dried oregano
    1 teaspoon dried thyme
    2 cups chopped tomatoes

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    DIRECTIONS:
    Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water until done. Drain.
    Meanwhile, heat oil in large saucepan. Add garlic and cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Crush herbs, and add to the garlic.
    Add linguine. Heat through, stirring frequently. Fold in tomatoes. Serve.
     
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    sweet and sour pork! mmmmmmmmm!
     
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    Do what I do. Screw everything up that you don't want to do. That way next time your wife/girlfriend wants you to do that she will say,"Um, I can do it for you." Thinking ( He F'd it up last time I better do it!). I haven't done dishes, laundry, dinner, vacuum, etc. for a long time :grin:

    Seriously though, if you want to make a nice dinner; Order take out and put it on a plate :D
     
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    seriously.....there are a million simple dinner things you can do. If you do any kind of spaghetti meal, don't use burger-get italian sausage. Mild italian (the hot flavors take away from the other flavors, so avoid them) is best. If you want to change the spaghetti thing up, use a different style pasta....bow tie, rigatoni..whatever (note, takes a lil longer to boil-read the directions!) This goes for the rest of you too-italian sausage in the market here is less than hamburger-and it tastes a helluva lot better! Try it!
    You can get one of those meal in minutes stir fry mixes...has the veggies and sauce packet frozen in one bag...all u have to do is brown the meat, add the bag...cook the rice...done!
    Seafood lover? Drop by some stores and see if they have stuffed salmon. Its a Salmon steak, with a crab stuffing....all u have to do is bake it! boil some potatoes and make mashed potatos, add some frozen mixed vegies...full meal! done! (my gal loves stuffed salmon now -was the first thing i cooked for her, and she'd never had it before so it made it a bonus for me :) )
    I could go on and on.....PM me with what you have on hand or what u have in mind and I can hook you up with some ideas.
     
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    New girlfriend?
     
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    Mexican, it's pretty hard to scew up...
     
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    This will win her heart!

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    a good pork steak or my favorite....Beer Brats
     
  11. BigOrange90Jimmy

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    Nah, the old one. She wanted a second chance, so I'm gonna work with her. She's on her "trial period", meaning that if she gives me any reason or thought, it's over.

    Thanks for the recipes and ideas fellas. I think I'm gonna go with the spaghetti and italian sausage idea. It sounds pretty good.
     
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    So, how was dinner bro?......
     
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    BigOrange90Jimmy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Ah, the joy of secrecy.... :D It went VERY well. Let's just say that she didn't go home till 2 AM.
     
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    hehe, ok I just wanted to make sure i didn't steer ya wrong with the meal idea!
     
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    So dessert was good? ;)
     
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    It was like warm apple pie.....
     

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