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    • zcrat41
    • By zcrat41 19th Dec 08, 8:07 PM
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    Please help me impress my new man!!!!!!!
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    • 19th Dec 08, 8:07 PM
    Please help me impress my new man!!!!!!! 19th Dec 08 at 8:07 PM
    Hello, I'm a long time lurker that reads lots of handy advice from you wonderful people. I'm after a bit of help though, I have a new man (yay!!!!) and am cooking for him round his tomorrow.....any ideas for recipes that are....
    1)Cheap
    2)Don't need many ingredients (I'll have to take them round with me after work)
    3) Will impress him massively????!!!

    Thanks

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    Last edited by MSE Deborah; 01-06-2010 at 7:16 PM.
    Aim: To o/p the mortgage by £131 pm.
    07/18: £254. Smashed it!
    08/18: £219.31 Smashed it again!
    09/18: £131 Acheived challenge
    10/18 £Target £131 plus £50 into savings
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  • chuckles1066
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    • 19th Dec 08, 8:10 PM
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    • 19th Dec 08, 8:10 PM
    Well give us a clue, what does he like/dislike?
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    • zcrat41
    • By zcrat41 19th Dec 08, 8:18 PM
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    • #3
    • 19th Dec 08, 8:18 PM
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    • 19th Dec 08, 8:18 PM
    He's a farmer so a 'meat and two veg' chap, "none of this funny pasta stuff you get these days". Probably not eggs either as he practically lives on the things (there's a lot of chickens on the farm!). Other than that I don't know!
    Aim: To o/p the mortgage by £131 pm.
    07/18: £254. Smashed it!
    08/18: £219.31 Smashed it again!
    09/18: £131 Acheived challenge
    10/18 £Target £131 plus £50 into savings
    • Bella79
    • By Bella79 19th Dec 08, 8:24 PM
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    • 19th Dec 08, 8:24 PM
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    • 19th Dec 08, 8:24 PM
    how about a corned beef hash very basic cooking not faffy lol
    i cube my corned beef put in frying pan with onions add dash woucster sauce and 2 tbsp tom puree
    plonk in bottom of lasange dish add a layer of baked means top with mash pots and cheese
    i know its basic but my man loves this served with brown sauce and hes a basic eater meat and 2 veg lol
  • lainz
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    • 19th Dec 08, 8:25 PM
    • #5
    • 19th Dec 08, 8:25 PM
    Steak and chunky chips/wedges, really simple and yummy!
    • tomstickland
    • By tomstickland 19th Dec 08, 8:27 PM
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    • 19th Dec 08, 8:27 PM
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    • 19th Dec 08, 8:27 PM
    You could be a lazy !!!! and make a casserole tonight and then just reheat it tomorrow.
    Happy chappy
    • Bella79
    • By Bella79 19th Dec 08, 8:27 PM
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    • 19th Dec 08, 8:27 PM
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    • 19th Dec 08, 8:27 PM
    u could add hm colsow to the steak or a little patty of homemade herby butter
    and as for dessert id go for icecream ;@)
    • custardy
    • By custardy 19th Dec 08, 8:29 PM
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    • 19th Dec 08, 8:29 PM
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    • 19th Dec 08, 8:29 PM
    a nice beef stew with herb dumplings and Boulangere Potatoes
    • flissh
    • By flissh 19th Dec 08, 8:30 PM
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    • 19th Dec 08, 8:30 PM
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    • 19th Dec 08, 8:30 PM
    Once, a few years ago I did this in my then b/f (now lovely o/h) flat. I sat him in front of something he wanted to watch, then shut my self in the kitchen banging pots and pans for all I was worth.
    What I actually gave him was yummy butchers sausages and fried onions in a crusty baguette, with a bottle of beer.
    He laughed so much, because he thought I was whipping up something posh!!!
  • mouseymousey99
    Make a shepherds pie at home tonight - and warm it up tomorrow?
  • Purple_Sparkles
    I'd opt for the casserole, easy enough to heat up and you could even prep the veg to take with you.

    Have a lovely evening whatever you decide.
    I won't buy it if I can make or borrow it instead

    • zcrat41
    • By zcrat41 19th Dec 08, 9:04 PM
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    Thank you very much everyone. I've run out of time to make a casserole tonight but love the sausage and onion baguette one - I may well pinch it!
    Thanks again!
    Aim: To o/p the mortgage by £131 pm.
    07/18: £254. Smashed it!
    08/18: £219.31 Smashed it again!
    09/18: £131 Acheived challenge
    10/18 £Target £131 plus £50 into savings
    • shopndrop
    • By shopndrop 19th Dec 08, 9:40 PM
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    Have you got a slow cooker that you could use overnight?
    • Vibrant
    • By Vibrant 20th Dec 08, 2:15 AM
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    Speaking as a bloke (just checking, yep definitely a bloke), I wouldn't try anything too fancy, as most of us prefer shepherds pie, sausages etc. Mind you, if you cooked me Potato Jane I would marry you.

    Don't forget the pudding, very important pudding is.
    • joyfull
    • By joyfull 20th Dec 08, 8:15 AM
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    Whatever the edible offering is, it'll be you he'll be focussing on.

    Just serve it all up looking wholesome, pretty & very happy to be with him.

    I'm sure he'll bite!
  • abaxas
    Whatever the edible offering is, it'll be you he'll be focussing on.

    Just serve it all up looking wholesome, pretty & very happy to be with him.

    I'm sure he'll bite!
    Originally posted by joyfull
    As a man, I totally agree.

    Make it look easy so he thinks 'owww she can cook'. Men are simple beings, his mind will be on other things.
    • chika
    • By chika 21st Dec 08, 9:51 PM
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    Thank you custardy for posting this. I made the Boulangere potatoes for my new BF last night (our first real homecooked meal) and he loved it. In fact he loved it so much he has only just left THANKS!
    There are many things in life that will catch your eye, only a few will catch your heart. Pursue those.
    • slummymummyof3
    • By slummymummyof3 21st Dec 08, 11:26 PM
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    Roast dinner?
    • tallyhoh
    • By tallyhoh 21st Dec 08, 11:45 PM
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    Steak & Onion baguette with fried mushrooms. Treacle sponge & Custard.
    Tallyhoh!

    Stopped Smoking October 2000. Saved £21,840 so far!
    • custardy
    • By custardy 22nd Dec 08, 8:26 AM
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    Steak & Onion baguette with fried mushrooms. Treacle sponge & Custard.
    Originally posted by tallyhoh
    sorry i cant make it
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