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soopergirl Jan 24, 2008 06:55 PM

I need some suggestions for an anniversary gift for my new hubby - we didn't have much of a holiday because we got married in the middle of the holiday hubub. I was thinking Valentine's Day would be a good time to give a great gift.

My only idea so far has been a leg of proscuitto from Salumi. He has talked about that for a while. But, I am not sure we need a whole leg in the house.

Any other ideas?

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  1. purple goddess RE: soopergirl Jan 24, 2008 06:58 PM

    get some Valrhona and turn it into chocolate body paint??!!

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      Docsknotinn RE: purple goddess Jan 25, 2008 02:59 AM

      LOL Please feel free to become friends with my wife and don't hold back on any suggestions.....;)

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      YumTum RE: soopergirl Jan 24, 2008 06:59 PM

      what's your price range?

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        soopergirl RE: YumTum Jan 24, 2008 07:03 PM

        Mmm, chocolate paint :)

        $100 - $150. I am the cook in the family, he is the eater. If that helps. I usually just cook up a fancy meal, but I would like a gift to give this time.

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        CorinneM1 RE: soopergirl Jan 24, 2008 08:07 PM

        You are the cook seeking a romantic gift/gesture for the new hubby. I would suggest purchasing a breakfast in bed tray *and* along with it create coupons for the hubby to use (one a month for a year=12, one a week=52..up to you) and you can promise him a catered gourmet breakfast, juice, coffee and newspaper--but he has to use the coupon :).

        Its romantic, thoughful, food related and within your abilities (since you are the cook).

        1. pinstripeprincess RE: soopergirl Jan 25, 2008 06:14 AM

          proscuitto tasting menu?

          as much as i love the purity of straight up slices, a tasting menu designed by you might be a nice gesture that shows some thought and care. it might also open his eyes up even more to the possibilities of it's use.

          of course save some on the side and then purchase a few gourmet/interesting sandwich fixings and then he can just make a delicious sandwich on his own when he feels like it. perhaps get a couple great cheese matches as well? or some really lovely preserves. i have a fig balsamic preserve that would be fantastic with proscuitto.

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            MakingSense RE: soopergirl Jan 25, 2008 09:47 AM

            The beginnings of a set up for a good and elegant bar or drinks tray. A nice ice bucket, book on classic cocktails, a decanter, cocktail shaker, strainer, jigger for measuring, a few cordials, etc.

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              maddogg280 RE: soopergirl Jan 25, 2008 10:10 AM

              We get Cheese of the Month club. It is FANTASTIC. By far the best day of the month is when the DHL man plops that box on our front step!

              1. Honey Bee RE: soopergirl Jan 28, 2008 08:40 AM

                One year, as part of my husband's birthday celebration, I created a cheese tasting in the style presented by Artisanal. I bought 6 cheeses, I thought he would enjoy and placed them on a plate at 12 o'clock, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10. Then, I created a lovely custom menu on nice paper that had the name of the cheese, the origin, a description, and the accompanying wine. We really took our time reading the descriptions, sampling the cheese, discussing it, etc... He still talks about how much he enjoyed that.

                1. KaimukiMan RE: soopergirl Jan 29, 2008 01:20 PM

                  Ok, call me dense... but if there is something you already know he wants.....???? I admit, storing a whole leg of the stuff might be problematic.

                  1. rockandroller1 RE: soopergirl Jan 29, 2008 03:06 PM

                    Is he a fan of Tony Bourdain? I bought my DH the t-shirt off Grillb*tch's site that says "Cook Free or Die" and has the little drawing Tony does with the skull holding the dripping knife, wearing a chef's hat.

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                      soopergirl RE: rockandroller1 Feb 1, 2008 03:46 PM

                      Thanks for all these great ideas! We aren't really gift givers generally, so no, I don't know what he wants. Coupons will have to be added into the mix1
                      I love the idea of a proscuitto tasting menu, I have some homemade fig jam that I made this fall to add to the platter. hmmmmmmmmm

                      Any recommendations for a wine that matches proscuttio :)

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