You've been cursed by the food gods and can only cook 12 recipes the rest of your life! What are they?
Mine would be:
Thick ribeye steak
Sunday Gravy with Meatballs
Pan-seared Sea Bass
You don't say if a single marinade OR side dishes are part of this equation, so mine would be:
Cream Cheese Scrambled Eggs with Crispy Bacon & Toasted English Muffin
Grilled Hangar Steak
Spaghetti & Meat Sauce
Scallops in Cream Sauce
Roasted Pork Tenderloin
ETA: Roasted Leg of Lamb (swapping out the Tuscan Bean Soup - I *knew* I'd see something else I'd want after reading other posts, and sure enough, shallots reminded me of one of my favorite meats!)
Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Filet mignon (in beef wellington)
Meat with Five spice and hoisin sauce
Chicken andouille gumbo
Red beans and rice
my recipe for blueberry bagels (with cream cheese)
waffles with sour cherry jelly and good butter
apple spice cake
slow roasted pork shoulder
(Jacques Pepin's) Leg of Lamb (marinate in soysauce, ginger, garlic)
What about dessert? I love to bake, so I'd have to have my fruit crisp recipe (which can be made with different fruits, so more variety).
This is hard for me, because I don't cook a lot of main dish-type meals from recipes and I do a lot of variations on my basic weekday dinner that goes something like: saute some "protein" with onions, garlic, herbs, veggies, finish/deglaze with wine/broth/cream and serve over potatoes/pasta/rice and maybe a grating of parm or a spoonful of sour cream. Is that a recipe?
I think Orange Croissant French Toast and Aebleskivers could qualify as a main courses, if you like breakfast.
Baumkuchen wouldn't qualify as a main course on most menus but if you've ever makde it you might think it could be used as a main course with a glass of good Spanish Port and/or a cup of strong coffee - OMG, heaven.