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Jan 11, 2011 09:34 PM

Any special meals you like to cook when you want to impress someone you are interested in?

Granted a lot depends on the person and what they like. I would say i can make a good pizza and i like making some popcorn that i jazz up with herb butter and dubliner cheese. I also like the idea of crepes since they can have meat or not, and they can even be dessert.

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  1. specifically - either a steak or pasta. Generally something complicated and impressive that I'm really well practiced at, lavish desert and vatloads of booze.

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    1. I always make the same thing... shrimp fajitas. Everyone i know likes shrimp fajitas and they are usually a very high ticket item when eaten at a restaurant. Add to this that they are impossible to mess up, and when using cocktail shrimp even a college student can afford it $12 for (cocktail) shrimp fajitas for 2.

      For drinks i go with the cheapest spumante ($4) that the liquor store has and put it over frozen strawberries ($3) in thier own syrup.... grand total $11 dollars ( i buy 2 bottles of champagne)

      For desert i make cherries jubalie... $2 can of cherries, $2 gallon of icecram, i always have bacardi 151 on hand, something about a pan catching on fire in your kitchen puts ladies in the mood.... by the way having bacardi 151 handy is nice because if you are with a lush, or the champagne runs low, you pour the 151 and coke over ice and let her drink till she looses her morals.

      So there you have it a gourmet meal for under $30, honestly what is awesome is that this meal can lay around in the freezer of your home and be ready to go within 20 minutes of you coming home from a club.... at 3am your 4 star home cooking is doubly impressive.

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        1. re: badvegan

          Haha awesome and if she knows how cheap you really are your definitely going to need that 151

          1. When my DH and I were poor college students attending different schools and living in towns 45 minutes apart it was comfort food that floated his boat. He and his room mate were on severe subsistence eating since neither could cook and room mate was obsessed with really bad pseudo-Mexican (boxes and cans). When at his place I would make large pots of soups and stews, braises, roasts, pasta sauces, anything that they could easily reheat, got better for the reheating or could be turned into sandwiches during the week. It's 20 years later and I often hear after meals, "I am a lucky, lucky man."

            1. Something Italian. Always pasta. Sometimes fish.