|Dinner for two? on Dec 24, 2006 @ 02:53 pm|
I used to do the whole pot roast thing when I was seeing my husband. Just throw everything on one pot - the meat and veggies, stick it in the oven and that's it. Just don't get "busy" and forget about it in the oven. Then you'll be sending out for pizza.
|Thanks! on Dec 29, 2006 @ 12:05 pm|
Thank you for the tip! Keeping it simple...
|Romantic or just anything? on Jan 04, 2007 @ 03:41 pm|
I used to own a catering company when I 18. Quiet successful as well, so feel free to ask me if you want any food advice. I can get you a meal plan for fireworks or just coziness.
I think if you're cooking for a partner, you need something a little more enticing then a pot roast. A way to a man's heart is through his stomach. I do have a great beef bourginon/stew recipe that isn't difficult to make and it's homey without being ho hum.
Pair it with a MASI special reserve, creamy garlic mashed potatoes, some roasted leeks and asparagus, and follow up with a comforting dessert like bread pudding, or my karmacake.
Or how about a simple onion soup? Takes about 20 minutes to prepare, but, is delicious.
Pasta more your speed, then why not make a simple italian pasta with spinach, asparagus, sausage, hot pepper, wine. Serve with garlic cheese quick bread and a fabulous white wine. Make a moussey mold for dessert with brandi soaked pound cake. Or some freash berries and almond whipped cream.
What do you want? You can have it all if you like.
|All? on Jan 11, 2007 @ 10:50 pm|
Hi karmacake, thank you for your ideas. All would be nice,, if you don't mind! :) I'm trying to learn to cook well...
|cooking on Sep 12, 2007 @ 10:14 pm|
my husband does most of the cooking because I was hiding vegetables in his food :)
we like tequila lime tilapia, lemon flounder, stir fried beef with sugar snap peas, scallops with pasta and white wine sauce, chicken enchiladas, large pasta shells stuffed with ricotta and spinach.
foodfit.com has healthy recipes.
|homemade pizzas on Sep 14, 2007 @ 09:11 am|
We like making pizzas because it's easy and it's always fresh. If we have time, we'll buy a package of pizza doughflour and make our own crust; it's only $0.99 so it's cheap. More often then not, we just use pita bread; it's great b/c the edges are very crispy when your pizza is done. You can buy canned pizza paste, add your favourite toppings and pop it into the oven for 15-20 min (until the cheese have melted). We love this because my hubby and I can make our own with our own fav. toppings. Also, you can make what you eat b/c they are no good as leftovers. So you won't waste anything. And the leftover toppings can be saved for the next day for more pizzas or homemade pasta sauce sauce. The best thing is that it'll only take 10 min to prepare, food is ready in 30 min and the pizza is always fresh!! :D
|Elegant, yet deceivingly simple on Sep 14, 2007 @ 11:58 am|
My husband loves the following menu:
Parmesan Arugula salad
Sauteed peaches in fruit salad
...and a crisp white wine.
Coat your grill lightly with cooking spray to ensure the fish won't stick. Lightly season the salmon (experiment with different flavors. I use a little Hy's seasoning salt, or sometimes an italian blend - just don't use too much). If your fillets are 3/4 inch thick or so, you will probably need about 5 minutes per side. Sear both sides first on higher heat, then finish on med-low.
My husband prefers white rice, which I flavor with a chicken or vegetable bullion cube (like OXO) at the beginning. I add a teaspoon or so of unsalted butter or olive oil to the water to keep the pot from boiling over, and it adds a little extra taste as well. For him I make a basic white sauce to pour over, but I personally prefer it plain.
Miss Chickie gave me the salad recipe. Fresh Arugula (or any baby lettuces), grated or thinly sliced pieces of fresh parmesan cheese, then a little fresh ground pepper. I toss it with a balsamic/olive oil mix, or my current favorite which is the Light Honey Mustard dressing from Newman's Own. Not too heavy, just enough to make a light coating. I will often sprinkle roasted almond slivers on top.
For dessert (or even on the side with the meal), I use barely ripe sliced peaches or nectarines soaked in a bit of milk and floured. Saute in a little oil until soft, then put together a fruit salad (I usually use red grapes, bananas, strawberries, and a few red onions) - the colors are fantastic! I sprinkle a little cinnamon sugar on top to make sure that my family will eat it (I'm kinda partial to that too, now). You can probably do this without frying, but this is my version. I've also tried it with apples, but I find the peach flavor is much more intense.
My personal pick is a nice sauvignon blanc with the meal, not too sweet or heavy. The whole thing will probably cost you less than $20 to prepare (not including the wine), and takes less than an hour for prep and cooking together. I make it so often, I can whip it together in about 30 minutes. So easy and fabulous, and healthy besides!
|That sounds awesome on Sep 14, 2007 @ 07:48 pm|
I am sooooo making that when my honey gets back from his trip! :-) THANKS!
|Cooking For 2 on Sep 24, 2007 @ 03:03 pm|
You might be interested in this: http://www.cookingfor2.com/ My aunt sends me gift subscriptions for it and I really love it. I hate leftovers, but they aren't a problem with any of those recipes. There's even a little section for "single servings" if you just want a little something for yourself. :)