Husbands B-Day Dinner
Its my Husbands birthday on the 14th and its his first b-day as a married couple. :) I want to make him a really special dinner- We love all foods except he is not a fan of many vegetables. I cook almost every night so i am looking for one of those really special menus. Time consuming is okay as is many courses. Thanks!
What does your husband like? Is he into meat, poutry, fish, seafood? If it were my husband (Mr. Meat & Potatoes), it would be oysters on the half shell, cesar salad, prime rib or steak, potato gratin, creamed spinach and Bday cake. What types of cuisine does he like (Chinese? Italian? French? Greek?) Let us know and we can help with menu suggestions and recipes.
I agree with Diane. If it were me, I would love if my SO prepared my favorite foods as a large degustation. It doesn't even need to match (and it wouldn't given that some of my favorite foods are Filipino, Arab, Austrian, Spanish and English). It shows a lot of love if you can put together something that says you know him.
Thanks everyone- He really likes most foods- meat and potatoes, pasta, anything deep fried, pizza etc. We went to paris for our honeymoon and he really loved the french onion soup, crouq monsieur and french fries- he also loves roasted rack of lamb, potatoes, cream sauced pastas bacon etc. any menu suggestions?? :)
Happy Husband reporting in. Time consuming are the key words.
For a starter jfood recommends something lite given the temperature and a display of oysters on the half shell sets the tone.
Jfood would LOVE to have a wonderfully prepared braised pot of short ribs over polenta for a special b'day entree at home with mrs jfood. The flavors are deep and sensual and the polenta is a perfect side dish. When hubby walks in the house he will smell the treats to follow. (pretty silly on the entree in this heat though, sorry)
For dessert, creme brulee with chocolate dipped strawberries. You can feed them to each other.
And the jfoods have been married for almost 27 years and each of these dishes have been served at home.
I agree with posters who call for his favorites - BUT - if you often cook him his favorites and that wouldn't be so special, why not re-create a special meal you've had together? Like the meal you ate on your first date, or the best meal from your honeymoon or something similar.