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Old 07-01-2014, 11:23 AM
 
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There's a guy I'm crushing on and apparently he loves southern food. I want to impress him with a really good meal but I wasn't sure what to make so I thought I might ask here.

I know for sure he likes fried chicken, so I was gonna make that. I have been googling recipes and looking on Pinterest but I can't decide on anything. I just need a REALLY great recipe that I could make and would impress him.

Also, I need help planning the meal. I was going to do mashed potatoes with it but I'm not sure. I just really like him and want to make him a meal that he'll really love.

So if anyone has any ideas please let me know =) Thanks!
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Old 07-01-2014, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Sapulpa, OK
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Fried chicken, mac n cheese and green beans sounds good to me!
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Old 07-01-2014, 12:14 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

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Old 07-01-2014, 12:40 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Remember cooking is just a plus. He might like cooking himself down the road if not now. Buy a good recommended cookbook on Southern cooking or check Allrecipes or Food Network online. Good luck. Try something fairly foolproof for first time.
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Old 07-01-2014, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Be sure to soak that chicken in buttermilk before frying. Why not a simple potato salad and cole slaw? You could try to make a dessert but it sounds like you haven't spent a lot of time in the kitchen.
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Old 07-01-2014, 12:41 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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take him to Cracker Barrel and see what he likes.
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Old 07-01-2014, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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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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Amen to this!
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Old 07-01-2014, 12:44 PM
 
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There's a guy I'm crushing on and apparently he loves southern food. I want to impress him with a really good meal but I wasn't sure what to make so I thought I might ask here.

I know for sure he likes fried chicken, so I was gonna make that. I have been googling recipes and looking on Pinterest but I can't decide on anything. I just need a REALLY great recipe that I could make and would impress him.

Also, I need help planning the meal. I was going to do mashed potatoes with it but I'm not sure. I just really like him and want to make him a meal that he'll really love.

So if anyone has any ideas please let me know =) Thanks!

What you cook should depend on your cooking experience.
If you have never made fried chicken before I would not start with that dish.
It can be tricky sometimes for those without much experience (like me).

You might consider grilling a steak with Cajun spices, garlic mashed potatoes or plain mashed potatoes with butter and pepper, then you can make an easy pan gravy and a vegetable with rolls and butter then a simple dessert like Jello and whipped cream or a Root Beer Float or Pudding.
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Old 07-01-2014, 12:56 PM
 
Location: sumter
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Fried chicken, mac n cheese and green beans sounds good to me!
I was going to suggest the same thing, you can never go wrong with the mac n cheese and fried chicken. If you get those two right, then you have done your job.
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Old 07-01-2014, 02:37 PM
 
Location: On the corner of Grey Street
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I cook a lot and I've never tried to make fried chicken. If you want classic comfort food what about pot roast? I've made that meal for guys before and they went crazy for it. And it's SO easy. It's impossible to screw up. I do mine in the crock pot. Get a nice roast, fill the crock pot up with water enough to cover everything, then chop up some carrots and potatoes and put in a packet of onion seasoning mix. Let it cook all day and voila! He won't know how easy it was, but it tastes like it took you all day!
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