(Closed) Need some dinner inspiration – what meal makes your honey SWOON?

posted 7 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
2091 posts
Buzzing bee

Mine really isn’t a recipe… but Fiance love love LOVES shrimp sausage alfredo. Fry up some spicy sausage, add in some shrimp, pour a jar of alfredo sauce over top and then toss it all with some noodles. Serve it with garlic bread… mmmm 🙂

I always sneak a ton of vegetables in there too 😉

Post # 4
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I have 2 suggestions, one’s cheap the other is not so much:

1. Gnochi with hot sausage and brocolli rabe (tasty and healthy!)

2. Marinated fillet mignon with honey-cream sauce and potatoes au gratin.

I always “improvise” in the kitchen and it would be tough for me to give you a recipe but if you’re interested, PM me and I will try! 🙂

Post # 5
474 posts
Helper bee

Brush both sides of a filet of tilapia with a bit of olive oil and season with Old Bay to taste. place thinly sliced lemons on top and bake until done. Serve with brown rice and your choice of veggies.

Post # 6
3011 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

J LOVES chicken franchaise.  I find it fairly easy to cook as well.   PM me if you’d like the recipe.

Post # 7
1555 posts
Bumble bee

Boyfriend or Best Friend loves lemon pasta. It’s olive oil, garlic and lemon juice. Super easy and soooo good.

Post # 8
349 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m a minimal ingredient kind of girl, but I have a few staples he loves that I make almost every week.

Chicken fried steak- in the freezer section.. comes w/ a gravy mix

Spag w/ meatballs- spices up the spag & meatsauce lol… You can buy a bag of them (again in the freezer section), and you put them in the spag sauce for like 20 minutes to warm up.

Texas meatloaf- Add a can of Rotel to any plain meatloaf recipe, top w/ ketchup and stick back in the oven for 12 mins. Goes really really good with Jalapeno cornbread. Use the ones from the jar, chop them a few times.. and add to the cheap Jiffy cornbread mix. You can add a little juice too, to make them extra spicy.

Sausage & peppers- Cut up a tube of Jimmy Dean pre-cooked, and heat in pan.. @ the same time cut up a package of the red/yellow/orange bell peppers and sautee in another pan w/ olive oil. Drain sausage, add peppers and let them cook together to get the sausage flavor in the peppers and serve over rice. (Sometimes I add some sliced onions to the peppers and sautee it together if I have one.)

Baked chicken- I love baked chicken.. it’s a lot moister (I hate that word, but it is). In the powdered mixes section there is a Baja Citrus marinade by McCormick Grill Mates. It’s awesome.. and it’s really good w/ shish-ka-bobs as well.

Oh.. and his favorite salad is spinach with sliced strawberries (using the mandoline), sliced almonds and Sesame seed dressing.

Post # 9
365 posts
Helper bee

My guy is a meat and potatoes guy, so he loves meatloaf and beef stew.

I make Cottage Pie when I want to kick the beef stew up a bit.  Beef stew in a bread bowl with mashed potatoes and shredded cheese on top.

We also love beef tenderloin with lump crab meat and bearnaise sauce on top (I think this is called Oscar Tenderloin) with sauteed asparagus (its the only green vegetable he really loves).

We also like garlic steak with balsalmic gravy. http://rachaelray.com/recipe.php?recipe_id=2908


He is a picky eater, so its hard to find things he really loves.


Post # 10
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

roast butternut squash and salmon burgers. f-ing delicious!!

Post # 11
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Darling Husband loves when I make chili and load it up with lots of meats. He also loves when I make chicken quesadillas with taco rice and when I do “breakfast for dinner” with cheesy poached eggs, crispy bacon, asparagus with hollandaise sauce and pumpkin cinnamon french toast.

I don’t consider myself a good cook, but these meals usually make him happy.

Post # 14
4824 posts
Honey bee

FH loves twice baked potatoes.  I rarely make them, but when I do he devours them.

Bake the potato and scoop out the inside

while the potato is still hot mix with a bit of ricotta cheese, or cottage or greek yogurt. Add salt, chopped garlic, bacon bits, scallions.  

stuff back into the potato halves, top with shredded cheese and bake again till heated through and top is browned a bit.

He also LOVED this I made the other day


And finally he loves my chipotle pineapple BBQ brisket!

Post # 15
438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

lol Fiance loves mac ‘n cheese with tuna mixed in. I swear he getse the big O when I make that for him. Gotta love a man who loves the simple things.

Post # 16
7770 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Organic steak on the grill.  MMm.  And (not at the same time) a killer omelet.  A way to a man’s heart is through the omelet.

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