(Closed) What special meals do you cook for your hubby-to-be?

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Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I looove cooking fish, like salmon or halibut or cod. It’s SO easy–I either just pan sear it on the stove top or roast it in  the oven for 20 minutes. I’ll usually do some sauteed veggies on the side, either spinach, broccoli, or green beans. Super easy, and pretty healthy too!

I also like to make stuffed chicken breasts. I just mix up some goat cheese with basil, sauteed onions/shallots, and garlic, cut a slit in the chicken breast, and shove that stuffing right in there. I brown the sides on the stove top and then broil it or bake it.

I really like epicurious.com for recipes, and cookinglight.com.

Dh LOVES steak and pasta, but I try not to make that stuff too much, since it’s not so good for you to have a lot of it 🙂

I wish he were more open to trying pork! I love pork tenderloin, but he won’t really eat it 🙁

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Try re-creating your fast food favorites at home with a healthy twist:

Turkey burgers

Sweet potato fries

Crunchy tacos using lean ground beef

Fresh quacamole

Chicken quesadillas made with whole wheat tortillas

Boneless, skinless chicken thighs dressed in buffalo sauce (healthy buffalo wings)

 

Post # 5
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Honey bee

We cook almost every night together. My favorite website is skinnytaste.com. Her recipes are weight watchers but you honestly would never know.

This is our menu for the week:

Baked halibut with couscous

Asian Glazed drum sticks with salad

Chicken tostadas (kind of like fajitas) with a cucumber/avacado salad

Spinach lasagna rolls (already made…I froze extras the last time I cooked)

Turkey stuffed zuchini with brown rice

Thats a normal week day menu. Special occasions we usually make some type of seafood because its our favorite. And in the summer we pretty much only cook on the grill-lots of chicken, shrimp, and turkey burgers 🙂

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Another vote for fish–I just pan sear it most of the time, but we get a CSF share every other Wednesday and I try to cook the fish right away since it’s super fresh and otherwise we’d have to freeze it.

Shrimp is awesome, and grilling season is coming up! Marinated for just an hour or two, shrimp can be so, so flavorful and they’re great on salads or with a grain depending on your mood.

FI’s very favorite is risgrynsgroet, which is a rice porridge. We have to make it with almond milk because I have “a milk thing” and it takes forever on the stove, but he loves it. I make it for special occasions or if he’s feeling really crappy.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Homemade pizza (homemade pizza crust and homemade pizza sauce). Homemade spaghetti sauce and meatballs-Fi’s mom’s recipe lol though I make it much better than his mom per FI. 

Mostly bake more for him. He loves my pumpkin bread and pumpkin bars. His favorite is chocolate chip cookies. 

Sadly though we need to replace our oven because it is not working correctly. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Sassygrn: Homemade pizza is the best! We get the thin crust kind and experiment with toppings. Faster than delivery!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

There are a couple of recipes in my repertoire that my FI loves. I make a really nice mushroom risotto that’s actually pretty easy. There is an indian dish with chick peas and tomatoes that he loves. I make lots of soups as well (minestrone, potato, chick pea/potato/spinich) We make lots of pasta too and while FI likes my pasta, he’s Italian and can make a pretty good sauce himself.

But my FI ends up cooking lots because I’m a vegetarian and he eats meat. So we often cook together and he’ll make his meat dish and maybe a small side and I’ll make something for us to share. Or we’ll do a stir-fry or soup or pasta sauce where meat can be added at the end.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

bummer i just wrote a real long post and it didnt go!!! anyways!

in my post i wrote about the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook (this is the one I have)

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It has lots of great recipes in there and it is good for new cookers!  it has great info on what temps to cook meat at and what they should be when they are done. FI loves the recipe for chicken breasts that are “oven fried” out of there!  I like to make that for him!! I also make a mean roasted chicken…I could tell you how but then I’d have to kill you! JK!

 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

It isn’t healthy but it is a big hit! HOMEMADE LASAGNA!

I make everything from the sauce to the chease mixture and he loves mine so much he won’t eat it made by anyone else, becuase it is just not the same.

another staple in our home( I cook alot over there already even though I don;t live there as we are in an LDR) are quickies like jazzed up hamerger helper, roasted pork tender loin with instant mashed potatos, salad mixes already in a bag, grilling.  things that are pretty convenient.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

he’s pretty happy with whatever i make but he loves my chicken pot pie so i try to make that for him more frequently.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We eat lots of boneless skinless chicken with different seasonings so it doesnt get boring, sometimes I bake fish with italian bread crumbs if I feel like eating something breaded (not dipped in but just a little sprinkled on top) we also eat a lot of soup. Oh and homemade chilli is  REALLY good and suprisingly low in calories. If we feel like fries we cut up potatos, season them, and drizzle with a bit of olive oil for crunch.  My FI also makes chicken burgers (with lean ground chicken) instead of eating hamburgers.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

. double post.

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