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Old 12-29-2014, 04:07 AM
 
Location: USA
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Hello, Happy New Year to all
What are you making for dinner for your S/O, can you share your recipes?

Like cultural dishes recipe that I can cook for my Boyfriend, prefer the homemade stuff.

I'm Asian-American. So to be frank, I'm only good at making Chinese food.
I have no problem cook him 30 different Chinese dishes for the whole month, but I know he rather eat his cultural food instead.

Make him eating 30 days of Chinese food is just torturing him. He said he likes it, but I know he just suck it up, lol

Last edited by ishe; 12-29-2014 at 04:28 AM..
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Old 12-29-2014, 04:21 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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My girlfriend is Chilean, Cazuela is a good one.

Chilean Cazuela - Que Rica Vida
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Old 12-29-2014, 05:25 AM
 
Location: Spokane, Washington
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This one is SUPER easy and I've always had rave reviews. This recipe will serve 4, so you can either cut it in half or save the left overs...and this one goes great with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir. It's cheap to make which is great for young couples, just starting out with little money and it's fast, which is great for busy people like myself =c)

Ingredients
2 tablespoons reduced-fat butter, divided
4 boneless pork loin chops (about 4 ounces each)
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 medium tart apples, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons chopped pecans (I toast mine in the oven because I think it brings out more flavor)
Directions
1. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Add pork chops; cook 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
2. Remove chops; keep warm. Add apples, pecans, brown sugar mixture and remaining butter to pan; cook and stir until apples are tender. Serve with chops.

A lot of people prefer chops with the bone-in (more flavor and fat), so if you go that route, add a few minutes to the cooking time. Also, if you think ahead, you can brine the pork chops and it makes them really juicy...but if you dry them out =c) the apples cover that up pretty well.
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Old 12-29-2014, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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In-N-Out Burger. 3x3 with lettuce, pickles, and grilled mustard.

[delish...]
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Old 12-29-2014, 05:40 AM
 
Location: a primitive state
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why don't you ask his mother for recipes?
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Old 12-29-2014, 05:54 AM
 
Location: USA
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why don't you ask his mother for recipes?
I did ask, and she show me too. But when I tried to cook by myself, the first time it turn out umm terrible is the right word, lol Kindda embarrassed for me.

So now I want to try to cook some dishes on my own first, and see how it is turn out.
Practice first. Don't want to come across to his mom that I can't cook his 'culture' dishes.

I'm a good cook when it come to cooking my own Chinese food. But when it come to his culture food, Lord, it 180 degree difference.

I think here have alot 'wives' that good at cooking Homemade recipes for their husband, wanna see they post their recipes, maybe I can learn from them.
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Old 12-29-2014, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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What is your BF's cultural background?? That way we can get a better idea and give you recipes.
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Old 12-29-2014, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Haha, you're asking the wrong person. My late spouse raved the first time I made Sloppy Joes (nothing but ground beef and Heinz chili sauce). You'd think I was serving him a 10-course gourmet meal.

And the next day he called my mom and thanked her for teaching me how to make Sloppy Joes. What a hoot.
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Old 12-29-2014, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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My husband cooks more than I do, but he loves my rosemary lemon roast chicken and garlic mashed potatoes.
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Old 12-29-2014, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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You know what he would love?

Roast a chicken rub it with salt pepper, sage, paprika...mash some
potatoes (butter, salt, milk)
(Or buy Stove Top stuffing and some cranberry relish in a can..)
Steam some asparagus or broccoli with butter or drizzle with melted cheese.
Then a salad or cole slaw.
A simple American meal.

Then very American: Meatloaf serve with sour cream, a gravy...maybe ketchup
on the side?
Change to a sweet potato with butter, maybe maple syrup to jazz it up.
Some stir fry vegetables.

Any Midwestern home could serve this.

Basic simple formula...meat, carbohydrate like rice/potato, vegetables.

Oh, then an Italian lasagna...just layers of noodles, nice sauce,
ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, hamburger in a casserole dish...bake till it melts...
or if you don't care about chemicals buy one frozen.

More ideas...Mexican...very simple...tortillas, beans, rice and cheese, chicken or beef
enchilada sauce from cans...made in all different ways.

None of these are gourmet or fancy...
You sound so sweet!
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