DH comes home tonight! What should I make for dinner?

posted 2 years ago in Cooking
Post # 2
8387 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

gingerkitten:  What about a stuffed, roasted chicken or pork tenderloin?  Neither are too difficult to make, but come out pretty tasty.  I would also recommend baking dinner rolls from scratch, nothing smells better than freshly baked yeast breads 🙂

Post # 3
3833 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

+1 for fresh bread!

DH loves it when I make a full dinner – not just a nice main dish, but a salad and a side or two. Dessert, especially.

Post # 4
1893 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

gingerkitten:  Homemade lasagna. It’s not too hard, but it takes quite a bit of time.

Post # 5
2151 posts
Buzzing bee

What about steak, served with a side of homemade (not boxed) scalloped potatoes au gratin, homemade biscuts, and oven roasted carrots?

Post # 6
42089 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

My Dad  told me to pick one room in the house to specialize in. He also said that if asked, most men would not pick the kitchen!!!

Cook him a nice meal, but there are other ways to welcome him home.

Post # 7
1244 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

You could do yummy pot roast with potatoes and veggies. Although if steak and lobster are his faves I would make those with cheddar biscuits and then take extra time on dessert if you want something time-consuming.

Post # 10
5208 posts
Bee Keeper

gingerkitten:  What about some lasagna and wine? Desert should take care of its self 

Post # 11
6666 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Stuffed peppers is my husbands favorite.

Post # 12
1161 posts
Bumble bee

Check out Pinterest.  I’m no cook but when I try, it’s usually something I found on there.  

Post # 13
5160 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013


Since he loves steak, why not do an “at home steak house”?!?!  

 I think that a full on steak dinner would be amazing.  Cooking a good steak takes no time, but all the sides will make it really special.  

You can look up the menu of a really nice steak house and use that as inspiration.  I would do:

 – A beautifully seared steak, bought from a special butcher

 – Garlic mashed potatoes

 – Sauteed mushrooms

 – creamed spinach

 – home fried onion rings

Or whatever your DH would like most.  You could start with an appy like a ceasar salad (on a chilled plate to be extra fancy) or oysters or shrimp coctail or a crab cake.  Add in a dessert based on what he likes (cheese plate, chocolate torte, etc).

Serve with a great wine, maybe a cocktail to start.  

The only thing I’d say is don’t make the meal too big or heavy as you wouldn’t want to put him in a food coma on his first night back!

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