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Old 08-12-04, 01:15 PM
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What should I make my girlfriend for supper?

Ever since we moved out together about a month ago, my girlfriend makes me supper pretty much every night. She loves to cook and it shows because she is a very good cook. The times we do not eat in, I usually take her out. So I am thinking someday soon, instead of me taking her out, I would like to make her something for a change.

I just need some ideas, I can cook, but don't consider myself a master chef or anything. I would like to cook something that is yummy and simple.

Open to suggestions.
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Tube steak, smothered in underwear.
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Shepard's Pie.
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chicken piccata

Mmmm.
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Get a couple of salmon filets, coat 'em in lemon butter, and
stick 'em in the broiler for a while.

Add some garlic bread, salad and a little vino and - voila!

or

GRILLED SALMON STEAKS WITH MUSTARD

4 salmon steaks, 1 1/2 lbs. and about 1 inch thick
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
3 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. dijon-style mustard
1 tbsp. mustard seed
1 tsp. ground cumin seed
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. grated orange rind
3 tbsp. melted butter
3 tbsp. chopped parsley
Preheat a charcoal grill or oven broiler to high.

Sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper on both sides.

Put oil in a flat dish, add mustard, mustard seeds, cumin, pepper flakes, lemon juice and orange rind. Blend well with a wire whisk. Place the salmon in the marinade and coat well on both sides. Cover with plastic wrap and let it stand in a cool place, but not the refrigerator, for 15 minutes.

Remove salmon from the marinade; set aside. Add melted butter to marinade and keep warm.

If salmon is to be cooked on a grill, rub the rack lightly with oil. Place fish on a hot grill.

If an oven broiler is used, place fish on a rack about 2 to 3 inches from source of heat.

Cook 3 minutes and turn. Cook 2 more minutes for rare. For medium rare, cook 1 minute longer on each side and add another minute for well done.

Transfer the salmon to the marinade. Turn and coat it on both sides. Cut it diagonally into thin slices. Sprinkle with parsley and serve. (4 servings)

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Old 08-12-04, 01:22 PM
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Get nice takeout, arrange it nicely on plates, and dump the containers where she won't find them.
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Since you said the word yummy, invest in a Rachael Ray 30 Minute Meals book. Her recipies are quick, simple and good.

Don't forget to get some good wine to get the gf drunk.
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Originally posted by Groucho
Get nice takeout, arrange it nicely on plates, and dump the containers where she won't find them.
bad idea, she'll expect you to "cook" all the time then
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Mac and Cheese. Nothing quicker than that
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I like 12thmonkey's suggestion. Very tasty and easy to make. My wife and I are kind of opposite. I do most of the cooking. When she cooks, some of her favorites to make are Eggplant Parmesan, Paella, or Veggie Lasagna.
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Here is one of my favorite dishes, and quite easy to make.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Take boneless/skinless chicken breasts, 2 or more if you want
leftovers or more to eat at the meal.

Get a bottle of Italian dressing and mariate the chicken in the dressing 10-15 minutes.

In a bowl, mix breadcrumbs, grated parmasean cheese, italian seaoning, salt, pepper and mix thouroughly. No measurments, I just kind of spinkle in stuff until it looks and smells right.

Then get a glass or metal baking dish, spray dish with non stick cooking spray.

Dip the chicken in the breadcrumb mixture until it is all coated and place it in the baking dish. Do this for each chicken breast.

Cook the chicken in the oven for 30 minutes and check the temp of the chicken with a probe thermometer. If it reads less then 160, continue to cook it checking every 5-10 minutes.

Sorry its not an exact recipe, but it does turn out really good.

Some side dishes are a nice salad, maybe fresh bread. Any kind of steamed veggie would be good. Or you could make some angel hair pasta and toss it with butter and shredded parmasean cheese.
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Steam some Seafood in the Dishwasher.


Dishwasher Shrimp
RecipeView.com
Yield: 5 Servings Preparation Time:


20 Jumbo shrimp 1 Tbl pepper, Freshly Ground
1 Onion (sliced) 1 Tbl Paprika
2 Lemons (sliced) 2 Cl Garlic (chopped)
1 Tbl Salt


Make sure your dishwasher is clean. Prepare 4 double layers of heavy duty
aluminum large enough to wrap shrimp and spices airtight. Arrange 2 slices
of onion on each foil, then 5 shrimp. Distribute salt, pepper, paprika, and
chopped garlic evenly among the 4 shrimp servings. Place 2 lemon slices on
each serving and distribute juice of second lemon evenly among the four
servings. Wrap servings tightly, folding edges as you would a package. Load
packages on top shelf of dishwasher. Run through rinse cycle. When cycle is
finished, you will have steamed shrimp and amazed guests.

This recipe is more than delicious. It is fun and it will amaze your
guests. You can adapt the recipe, using white fish filets and various
vegetables such as tomatos and zucchini. Caution: Make certain foil
packages are wrapped tightly and that your dishwasher is cleaned of soap
residue. (This paragraph is also from the cookbook).
SOURCE: National Cooking Echo 04/18/90 Contributed to the echo by:
Janice Norman Submitted by Mayro Luther Jones, Corpus Christi, Texas
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Try this link: http://msnbc.msn.com/id/5665102/
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get her a 56 oz. steak, and have her wash it down with 60 oz. of beer.
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The fajitas I made for my gf a cpl weeks ago were a big hit.

Bonus--they're a "fun" food since you get to eat with your hands.
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Originally posted by Nosmo Rex
I like 12thmonkey's suggestion. Very tasty and easy to make. My wife and I are kind of opposite. I do most of the cooking. When she cooks, some of her favorites to make are Eggplant Parmesan, Paella, or Veggie Lasagna.
Those are even better with meat.
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Originally posted by kvrdave
Those are even better with meat.
I agree completely. That's why I do most of the cooking.
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Originally posted by Giantrobo
Steam some Seafood in the Dishwasher.


Prepare 4 double layers of heavy duty aluminum large enough to wrap shrimp and spices airtight.
Does that mean 8 layers of foil?
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If you need something airtight then why can't you use a piece of your tupperware?
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Originally posted by ANDREMIKE
If you need something airtight then why can't you use a piece of your tupperware?
I love to cook and am really good at it too!! I can't say I have ever made anything in the dishwasher though. Might be worth a try sometime, I have heard of people doing it though.


You probably can't use tupperware because it doesn't conduct the heat like the foil will.


hehe...reminds me of the Home Improvement episode when Tim put salmon steaks in the dishwasher and instead of putting it on "dry" to steam it, he put it on "pot scrubber" haha.....the whol rest of the episode he was destroying food in the dishwasher.
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Originally posted by costanza
get her a 56 oz. steak, and have her wash it down with 60 oz. of beer.
Clever, but it's a 42oz steak, get it straight
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definitly PB&J
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Spaghetti. Easy + good + cheap = best food ever.
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You should make her cook!
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Originally posted by Sonicflood
You should make her cook!
Dammit... beat by 7 mins!





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