What do you cook a boyfriend for dinner?

Discussion in 'Relationships' started by JassieLeigh, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. JassieLeigh

    JassieLeigh Member

    So i'm cooking my boyfriend dinner next week, and I really don't know what to cook! he eats everything!
    His parents are eating with us too! and I have never met them before!
    anyone have any advice?:confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:
  2. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Visitor

    do something you know you wont screw up

    or ask him what he wants
  3. *MAMA*

    *MAMA* Perfectly Imperfect

    I would keep it simple. It sounds like you're going to be extremely nervous. Maybe spaghetti with meatballs and garlic bread? If you want to get fancy, you can make a tiramisu. It won't be as big of a deal if you mess up the dessert.
  4. What are you good at cooking or having practice cooking?

    In any case, I think a good option is some kind of soup... make a chili con carne.. or make chicken corn soup or some other kind of soup.
  5. JassieLeigh

    JassieLeigh Member

    I'm going to be really nervous :(
    I used to be a chef, so I am pretty good, but never good at knowing what to cook for people.
    I did think of a con carnie or spag bol, but scared I'll make a mess of my self whilst eating it.
    God I am a teenage girl
  6. roamy

    roamy Senior Member

    you could do a bit of everything
  7. wobs

    wobs Senior Member

    dont worry about it ,the parents will probably as nervious as you:2thumbsup:
  8. drumminmama

    drumminmama Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

    Used to be a chef? And you are now 18?

    So, what is your signature, everyone raves about it dish?
    What do you have that you can make earlier in the day and warm for them?

    Pay attention to the table.
    My sons girlfriend tried the impress his mom deal, but the table had pet fur.

    Break out cloth napkins. They make take away look good.

    Balance a rich dish with a less rich dish, so if the meal is heavy, have a light dessert. If you want to make a special heavy dessert, have a lighter meal.

    Know what the parents will and won't eat.
  9. WW0826

    WW0826 Guest

    Forget what he wants, make an impression on the parents.

    If they weren't there, I vote steak, veggies, and some GOOD beer. All in a miniskirt and bra.
  10. odonII

    odonII O

    Home-made chips. Home-made pie (veg, meat or both) Home-made gravy. Vegetables (I don't think these need to be home-made)


    Home-made apple pie.
  11. Justin_Hale

    Justin_Hale ( •_•)⌐■-■ ...(⌐■_■)


    That would make me happy (and my parents too)!
  12. YouFreeMe

    YouFreeMe Visitor

    Is he a meat eater? I'm assuming so. Perhaps ask his family what they like and go with it. Steak can never hurt. Dudes dig steak. At least some of them.
  13. Justin_Hale

    Justin_Hale ( •_•)⌐■-■ ...(⌐■_■)

    And don't forget to use vermicelli noodles for the spaghetti (and break them in half for good fork spinning).

  14. kokujin

    kokujin Senior Member

    steak can suck if not done right. sphegg meatballs and garlic bread is classy enough and tastes good. can't go wrong with it.
  15. Justin_Hale

    Justin_Hale ( •_•)⌐■-■ ...(⌐■_■)

    Yep, I dig steak (med rare) w/baked potatoes soaked in sour cream and butter, and some chives on top.

    Steamed broccoli is cool too.. dang it, I'm starving right now!!

    Thankfully, I've got fried chicken and in the fridge.
  16. *MAMA*

    *MAMA* Perfectly Imperfect

    Lol :D.

    And OP, you can always do a sauce from scratch, and if you make pasta, making that fresh is awesome too. Simple, but still delish.
  17. Justin_Hale

    Justin_Hale ( •_•)⌐■-■ ...(⌐■_■)

    IDK.. hand rolling enough noodles for 4 people sounds like it would take an awfully long time..


    Hey OP, I made garlic bread out of Thomas' English muffins one time. They tasted awesome! Just an idea I had once that I wanted to share.

  18. *MAMA*

    *MAMA* Perfectly Imperfect

    Nah, it's pretty quick if you're good at it.

    That does sound good!
  19. Logan 5

    Logan 5 Confessed gynephile

    8-1/2 ounce rib-eye steak grilled high temp after being frozen, with two 4 ounce lobster tails, shelled and cooked with melted butter and lemon and steam broccoli with finely shredded mozzarella cheese and 5, 4-6 ct. shrimp deveined and cooked on grill with shaved garlic & butter.
  20. JassieLeigh

    JassieLeigh Member

    I was thinking of steak, but they have it once a week, so it's nothing special to them...
    I love making pasta, it goes with a lot dishes.
    Was thinking of a beef Wellington, everyone goes mad when I cook it,and it's so fun to cook!

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