Post # 1
My guy is coming back from a ridiculously stressful trip soon and I want to cook him a great meal because he’s awesome. I’ve cooked for him lots of times (I’m a major foodie/food blog stalker) and I’m looking for something special to make. I’ve made him roast chicken with the fixings (our go-to meal), steak au poivre with fried onion rings, good ole’ chicken soup, biscuits and sausage gravy, pizzas, and various kinds of hot sandwiches. He doesn’t like seafood very much, and he LOVES exotic foods (southeast asian and Indian in particular). Ideas?
What do you cook on special occassions for your guy/gal?
Post # 3
I usually cook up his favorites. He is a fan of chow mein, loves venison, will pretty much eat whatever I cook…but he LOVES when I bake him cookies…speaking of which I might do today. 😉
I say go for the exotic. He’d love it!
Post # 4
Steak and shrimp! Steak and Shrimp! And jello cheesecake, lol.Those are definitely his faves. I buy this ginormo 8/12 count shrimp and I marinate them in a spicy asian style sauce that I throw togehter. Those are my guys’ favorites.
Would he like homemade curry? You could pick up some red curry paste at an asian market, some coconut milk, and bust out some homemade thai curry. Yummy.
Post # 5
My DH loves all things BBQ so if I make him BBQ chicken or pulled pork sandwiches then he’s as happy as can be.
Have you googled Indian dishes you could make? That sounds like a great idea!
Post # 6
FI loves pasta and we don’t have it very much because we try to keep the carbs in check, so it’s a special treat. He loves my risottto, too. I haven’t done it for a long time, but he also loves a good stir-fry.
Post # 7
Thai curry sounds SO good right now! Yum!!
I like to cook chicken…a lot. Mr. M has taken a liking to my Spicy Salsa, Chicken and Cheese casserole which is super easy and yummy. Since it’s just us 2 we always have leftovers for lunches the next day!
Post # 8
STEAK! Haha, that’s my guys fave. If he likes exotic things, I like what a PP said about making a homemade curry.
Post # 9
now that it’s cold, matzah ball soup. yum!
Post # 10
- Wedding: May 2018 - St. Charles Borromeo Church/Jefferson-Orleans North
When I want to impress, I usually do a Beef Wellington with steamed vegetables. I make a simpler version (mushrooms, white wine, onion sauce) but it is still very very tasty!
Post # 11
My guy LOVES pasta in any form usually if its a special occasion (or we want a treat) I cook up some yummie chicken parm, or garlic chicken pasta…..He also really likes chicken piccata……just noticed we eat a lot of chicken…. 😉
Post # 12
- Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
we usually don’t eat a lot of red meat so i do steak or duck breast–something really comforting and familiar might be nice, like short ribs or something. if you want to go less mainstream, you could make pad thai!
Post # 13
shrimp creole. my favorite special occasion meal. yum.
Post # 14
Ooooh!! If he loves Asian inspired Idea, there is this meal that my husband & I LOVE!!! Its a Pistachio Crusted Pork with a Plum Sacue; OMG this is SO good!!! The plum sauce taste SO unique with a little Asian flare, and don’t know if you’ve ever had pistachio crusted pork, its AMAZING!
We don’t make it too often because the sauce takes a bit of time to make & it takes a lot of ingredients, but its worth it, esp for a special meal. Also, we skip the fried leeks, but if you decide to them, they do add to the dish as well.
Here is a link to the reciepe we follow: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Pistachio-Crusted-Pork-with-Plum-Sauce-and-Fried-Leeks-103630
Post # 15
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
chicken piccata with rice pilaf, a leafy salad, steamed artichokes with homemade dip and chocolate chip cookie pie for dessert…surefire every time!
Post # 16
When we are not in NYC, grilled Steak and Shrimpies (marinated in olive oil, lime juice, red pepper, salt, and pepper). but since we cant have a real grill here in NYC (and those gril pans and foremans do NOT count) I make my Chicken arm or Crabcakes. Nom nom
I am STARVING now