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Old 07-01-2014, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Squirrel Hill PA
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op, you sound like a wonderful person

simple stuff like cooking a man you like a meal is a lost art

even if it doesnt turn out that great tastewise it's the fact that you went thru the trouble

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I think that might be illegal. Punctuation matters. :P

Sorry I just couldn't resist.

OP try doing oven fried chicken and for a side do some roasted corn on the cob and a good home made potato salad.
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Old 07-01-2014, 02:55 PM
 
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whoops, lol

"for" seemed to have been ommited
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Old 07-01-2014, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Squirrel Hill PA
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whoops, lol

"for" seemed to have been ommited
Actually you didn't. It is just awkward sentence structure. People do it all the time. I just enjoy the unintended joke.


Anyway to stay on topic. If you like a man don't cook him. But do cook a nice meal for him. They way to a man's heart is still his stomach. I would caution you to try the recipie you want to serve him before the actual day so you will know if it will come out okay and you can make any adjustment if you need to.
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Old 07-01-2014, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Candy Kingdom
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Fried chicken, collard greens, mac n cheese. This is so sweet! ^_^ I love cooking; though I haven't cooked for a man in a long while.
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Old 07-01-2014, 03:12 PM
 
Location: North Oakland
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What you cook should depend on your cooking experience. If you have never made fried chicken before I would not start with that dish.
This, times a million.

What's something you know you make well? Have that and a vegetable and a salad. And a dessert you can assemble like brownies, ice cream and chocolate sauce. It takes practice to make really good fried chicken.

Mashed potatoes are easy. I cut up new red potatoes, cook them in (very) salted boiling water until a sharp knife goes through the potato pieces, drain them, then mash them with as many of the following as you like:

butter
cream (or milk, or half-and-half)
grated Parmigiano-Reggiano (the most impressive)
sour cream (I don't use this if I use Parm.)

And make sure you use enough salt and plenty of freshly ground black pepper.
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Old 07-01-2014, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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If he likes fried chicken, make sure that you can make it before trying it out on him. If you check out Food Network, the Neely's have a dish called Get Yo Man Chicken. I would probably do something like that, toss a salad, and then make a very nice dessert. Sounds like fun!
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Old 07-01-2014, 03:29 PM
 
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It's great that you want to cook for your man, but fried chicken is actually kind of tricky to get right and you should practice first.
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Old 07-01-2014, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Candy Kingdom
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It's great that you want to cook for your man, but fried chicken is actually kind of tricky to get right and you should practice first.
That's true. I forgot about that. How about a slow roasted chicken?
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Old 07-01-2014, 03:47 PM
 
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op, you sound like a wonderful person

simple stuff like cooking a man you like a meal is a lost art

even if it doesnt turn out that great tastewise it's the fact that you went thru the trouble

_____
In this day and age, it will probably be the first time anyone has cooked something for him and he'll likely be exceptionally impressed.

My last girlfriend cooked for me. She's now my wife. Just sayin'...
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Old 07-01-2014, 03:48 PM
 
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That's true. I forgot about that. How about a slow roasted chicken?
Beer can chicken. Easy, delicious. Winner, winner.
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