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jessicasmummy Tue 01-Feb-05 13:03:47

As it is the big O day today, i want to cook DH something nice for tea.... just dont know what! He is a chef so anything i cook is usually crap, but i want to make an effort..... i have chicken, pork, steak and turkey in the house - just what do i do with it?

CountessDracula Tue 01-Feb-05 13:06:23

indoor bbq

jessicasmummy Tue 01-Feb-05 13:06:48

yeah! Really gonna get him in the mood for bd!!!

Beansmum Tue 01-Feb-05 13:07:55

what kind of chicken? if it's breast sized pieces or bigger you could do a yummy roast with potatoes and a winey sauce? and peas, I love peas.

CountessDracula Tue 01-Feb-05 13:08:03

Steak and chips and a bottle of red wine and a candle?

jessicasmummy Tue 01-Feb-05 13:10:02

i just wanted something i could put a bit of effort into... ive got chicken breasts, turkey steaks, steak steaks! and boneless pork steaks! I can mange the alcohol and candle... its the cooking bit! Im so shocking at cooking with no recipe or ideas...... and i want DH to be proud of me whne he gets home from work!

Newbarnsleygirl Tue 01-Feb-05 13:10:02

Steak dinner. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
What about chicken/turkey in red wine sauce?
Steak and chips get's my vote!

Actually don't listen to me, I haven't had lunch yet and I'm starving!

MancMum Tue 01-Feb-05 13:15:24

if you want to go for BD, don't make too much card food... suggst steak and salad - why not make a quick herb butter to put over the top of the steak and follow by my fave pudding.... melt a toblerone and whisk in some cream... dip in strawberries/marshmallows/pieces of fruitt... divine....

Beansmum Tue 01-Feb-05 13:15:25

you can do a really easy roast chicken with breast pieces, it's better if they have skin on though. just saute them in melted butter with a squashed garlic clove or two and some herbes de provence or just rosemary until they are brownish, do the same with some small peeled potatoes, they don't need to be parboiled. stick it all in the oven for 30mins or so.

when it's cooked take the meat and potatoes out of the dish, tip away about half the juicey stuff and keep the rest, put it in a pan on the hob.

add a glass of white wine, or rose would probably be ok, simmer for a few mins until its reduced down. season with salt and pepper and pour over the chicken and potatoes.

Serve with crusty white bread and a green salad. (or peas if you love them as much as I do)

MancMum Tue 01-Feb-05 13:15:49

that should say CARB food, not saying you r cooking is like cardboard!!

jessicasmummy Tue 01-Feb-05 13:18:39

my food is like carboard!!!!

Newbarnsleygirl Tue 01-Feb-05 13:19:18

OMG Mancmum. How nice is that pudding.
I'm off out now to buy toblerone and strawberries!

weightwatchingwaterwitch Tue 01-Feb-05 13:24:12

Stick the chicken in a mixture of olive oil, lemon juice and garlic now, leave it to marinate for a few hours and then fry it slowly when you want to cook. Easy and v tender. You can't mess up mash, cut potatoes into cubes, boil until soft and mash with olive oil, butter, salt and pepper, add grainy mustard if you like it. You could either have salad or some veg with that.

Beansmum Tue 01-Feb-05 13:28:06

what's the big O day by the way? Am I stupid?

jessicasmummy Tue 01-Feb-05 13:28:54

ovulation day

Beansmum Tue 01-Feb-05 13:30:33

Of course! was racking my brains and couldn't think of anything starting with O

Beansmum Tue 01-Feb-05 13:30:53

good luck by the way

jessicasmummy Tue 01-Feb-05 13:31:25

thanks! off to shops - wont be long....

fairyfly Tue 01-Feb-05 13:32:01

whats BD?

jessicasmummy Tue 01-Feb-05 13:32:23

baby dancing

jessicasmummy Tue 01-Feb-05 13:32:30

baby dancing

munnzieb Tue 01-Feb-05 13:35:36

lol, what u like hon, never mind the food, just jump on him as soon as he comes in that door! lol, (after that he won't be wantin any t! lol, (well actually it will be high sugery foods to replenish his energys for round 2!)

jessicasmummy Wed 02-Feb-05 12:30:25

round 2 and 3!!! What a night! Im knackered today though! Managed to sleep from 11.30 til 9.45am with no interuption - he delat with jess this morning before he went to work and she promptly went back to sleep! HOORAH!

northerner Wed 02-Feb-05 12:35:30

Blimey - you're married to a Chef and he's home in timme for tea!

Where does he work?! My dh is a Chef, and I'd love him to be around more at dinner time.

jessicasmummy Wed 02-Feb-05 12:49:43

he's an army chef.... their tea time is 5pm-6pm so unless he is what they call "duty chef" he always finishes between 5 and 6 - otherwise it can be as late as 8pm but thats only about 4 times a month! I hate the late ones, but its a part of the job!!!

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