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What meal would you cook...

Discussion in 'Cookery' started by anon3372, May 21, 2011.

  1. just pondering...
    to show your love for someone?
    Not just romantic love - love for a child, or a friend, or a mother, or a father, etc.
    It will obviously be different for everyone and who you cook for.
    I shall start:
    Romantic partner: no idea, I do not have one and the ones I had were fussy eaters.
    Children: very German, Kasseler with potatoes. Both vote for this.
    Mother, deceased: She loved my beef ragout with dumplings.
    Step Dad: My lasagne.
    My Grandma: My chicken soup.
    My Grandad, deceased: My roast beef and roast tatties.
    My best friend: My roast spelt bolognese.
  2. Bethannie

    Bethannie New commenter

    Partner....Whatever they wanted! I'd just be so delighted to have a partner. I would show my undying love and affection by cooking all their favourites. (And in a myriad of other ways too! [​IMG])
    Mum - she's the best cook there is, so I would have to choose carefully....maybe my Roast Pork with Apple - that's what she asked for last tiem she came for a meal. And maybe my Baked Cheesecake with Cherries .....Or, if I could somehow trace the Czech Nuns she knew years ago (during the war) and get the recipe they had for cabbage and dumplings - she waxes lyrical about that!
    Aussie Friend - Mustard Rabbit with Red Cabbage, or if she brought the family a Sauerbraten mit Kartoffelknoedeln. And Kaiserscmarrn (oh... I could go for that tonight!) for pud...or steamed dumplings.
    My Niece - a Marble Cake all to herself because she once said that mine was better than Mums!
  3. Romantic partner - haven't got one
    Mr C - mince and tatties
    son 1 - gruyere potatoes
    son 2 - lasagne
    son 3 - anything with capers and olives
    mother - now dead but was famous for having had three helpings of my couscous with 7 veg
    father - lamb tagine with roasted aubergines
    sister - arsenic
    best friend - open a bottle
  4. egyptgirl

    egyptgirl Senior commenter

    Mr EG - Gammon with parsley sauce, roast potatoes and peas.
    Baby - Guacamole
    Mum - Mahshi Hamam
    Dad - Pan fried red mullet with citrus and basil (now dead but its the sort of thing he'd love)
    Best Friend - Lemon and Rocket RIsotto

  5. oh I like this...

    Mr Fig - rainbow trout on the barbecue, baby tatos and salad with lemon
    MiniFig 1 - Lasagna and garlic bread

    MiniFig 2 - Cottage Pie mummy Fig style [​IMG]

    Pa - Steak and chips.

    Ma - Liver, Bacon, tatos and brussels... bleugh

    Step-Pa - Boiled bacon, tatos, parsley sauce, boiled carrots... bleugh

    Step-Ma - Quiche & salad or beef stew and French stick

    Siblings - Something very hot!

    Nan - Tuna and cucumber sandwich or lasagna [​IMG]

    Grandad ~ Barbecue

    Grandad 2 ~ Roast beef, mint tatos, yorkshire pud, peas and baked beans [​IMG]

    Inlaws - Roast chicken, carrot, parsnip and tatos
  6. RJR_38

    RJR_38 New commenter

    Partner - anything involving large amounts of meat and roast potatoes my style followed by home-made brownie
    Sister - chicken stuffed with philly and wrapped in ham, choc brownie
    Parents - home-made soup and bread rolls
    Best friend - lamb tagine with home-made bread
    Work colleagues (well not love but you know...) - polenta and rhubarb cake
  7. lapinrose

    lapinrose Star commenter

    It was always coq au vin, but now more likely to be a chateubriand with bearnaise sauce.
    Mezze is another spread I tend to do or a BBQ.
  8. lapinrose

    lapinrose Star commenter

    It was always coq au vin, but now more likely to be a chateubriand with bearnaise sauce.
    Mezze is another spread I tend to do or a BBQ.

  9. lrw22

    lrw22 Senior commenter

    My boyfriend - beef goulash
    My dad - Lasagne
    My mum - salmon and lemon cous cous
    My brother - he will eat anything as long there are large amounts of it!!
    My best friend - vegetable lasagne

  10. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    Been racking my brains with this so here is a partial response:
    Romantic dinner for Mrs909 - what I cooked for her on her last birthday: Open seafood lasagne; chateaubriand; chocolate tart
    Dad - my main mentor and competitor re food - no contest, his favourite possible meal: soupe de poissons; roast saltmarsh lamb with pommes dauphinoise; tarte tatin
    Mates - a load of pizza bases and tomato sauce along with a variety of pizza toppings so they could create their own and demolish, naturally with a load of cold lager and the stereo blasting everyone's most recent musical purchases
    Best mate - a single rib of beef, cooked on the barbecue, with nothing but a rocket salad, good bread, good red wine, followed by good chat, good music and a cheeky spliff or two [​IMG]

    The person I'd most like to cook for would be my Granddad - an incredible chef and cook. He cooked the most amazing meals for our family and if I could cook something for him that came close to what he cooked in his life, I'd be a happy man. Would have to think for a long time what that would be though!
  11. Mr W - chicken curry with coriander rice and peshwari naan. Rhubarb crumble for pud.
    Miss W - roast chicken with all the trimmings including GF pigs in blankets, carrots and broccoli. Nigella's chocolate cake made with condensed milk for pud.
    Girlies - fish pie, spicy green salad. Carrot cake for pud.
    Work mates - they regularly get cakes of all varieties.
    Step-dad - oxtail stew (yuck!)
    Mum - lasagne, lemon curd meringue
    In-laws - they get spoilt regularly with meals on wheels!
    If I cooked for me, as we should love ourselves, it would be cheese and tomato on mustard toast, with a huge green salad and then chocolate brownies.
  12. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    Mr BS - Greek lamb stew with feta cheese and macaroni. Chocolate cherry trifle for pud.
    Friends - depends on the weather.
    Baba ganoush and houmous with flat breads
    Chicken roasted with garlic, basil and tomatoes or slow roasted lamb
    Lemon pie, bakewell tart or raspberry creme brulee
    Caramelised onions with goats cheese on toasted brioche
    Beef stew with anchovies and thyme or lamb shanks
    Chocolate fondant, tarte tatin or clementine creme brulee
    I love trying out different food on people but those have been favourites.
    Mum - any of the above or some baked fish with fennel.
    Sister and the kids - thai fish burgers and chicken burgers.
  13. littlemissraw

    littlemissraw Occasional commenter

    My OH: Fajitas
    Mum: hmm not too sure, she doesn't have specific tastes...
    Dad: Black Pudding with egg & Hollandaise followed by blue steak with port sauce & salad.
    Friends: Chicken & Cashew stir fry for casual. Goat cheese filo parcels go down well as does slow cooked lamb & dauphenoise potatoes (I can never spell that!) x
  14. [​IMG] Oh cosmos your reference to your sister made me roar with laughter. That is so funny.

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