Saturday, September 02, 2006

For my favorite blonde. ;-)

This post is dedicated to my favorite blonde. None other than O272 (more truthfully she's the only blonde I know but that's our little secret). She asked me last weekend to post up a menu for her so she can see if I'm worth the plane ticket to be her personal chef for a few days. If you haven't read already she's not the best cook out there. Can't even boil water for pasta. So I'll go ahead and post a menu of breakfast for 2 days and dinner for about 3 nights. Lunches are nothing special. Most likely going to be leftovers from the previous nights dinner.
Now I do know that she is the only person I know that doesn't own a BBQ. How un-American is that? Especially this weekend. ::hanging head in shame:: So that means that I will need to purchase a grill when I get to whatever place they live that don't believe in BBQ's.

First meal will be dinner as I'm arriving in the afternoon. I'm going to be tired so this will be a simple meal. No grilling tonight. I'm going to cook her some of my spaghetti. With sauce, meatballs, and Italian basil sausage crumpled up in the sauce. The sauce will be heavy on mushrooms and garlic. We will have a tossed salad on the side and garlic bread.

First breakfast will be beer batter pancakes. Basically it is the same recipe as you would normally use for pancakes but you use beer instead of milk. As much as it pains me to say this the best beer to use is Coors. ::YUCK!:: I will also be serving fried eggs and sausage. If I like her kids enough I might even have some blackberries and strawberries to put on the pancakes along with homemade syrup.

The second dinner will be on the grill. I will cook 2 tri-tip roasts. She has a big clan to feed so I will need a lot of meat. The meat will be seasoned with Montreal steak seasoning. Then on the grill I will also cook up some fresh vegetables and red potatoes diced up and seasoned. Earlier in the day I will have made some fresh biscuits for dinner as well. There will be salad on the side.

Second breakfast will be omelets. Those will be filled with mushrooms, bell peppers, green onions, ham, bacon, and cheddar cheese. On the side there will be English muffins, and hash browns.

Third dinner will be shish ka bobs. Made with top sirloin, red onions, bell peppers, and mushrooms. On the side there will be mashed red potatoes, salad, and dinner rolls.

Since she liked my cooking so much she asked me to stay and cook for her one more day. Of course I obliged because I'm such a nice person. So for the last breakfast I'm making scrambled eggs, with diced red potatoes, linguisa,bacon, and cheddar cheese. Hash browns, and Toast.

Last meal will be my favorite. I'll do 2 racks of pork spare ribs. Home made macaroni salad, rolls, salad, and Corn on the cob.

I know that you really wanted me to do something in a vegetarian meal for you O but I just can't bring myself to cook with out using meat. I'm a man. What did you expect? In case any of you are wondering this is how we eat 90% of the time. The other 10% is hamburgers and hot dogs with the occasional meal of fish sticks thrown in just for the kids.

So did I pass the test O? When can I be expecting those tickets in the mail?


Mr. Husbland said...

You don't like Coors? What's your beer then?

The meals sound great too, and I can't believe O doesn't own a grill.

Seriosly, that has to be a crime. Mr. O's man card has been revoked!!

O272 said...

Mmmmmmmmmm!!! Looks yummy!!!

Okay - tix are in the mail, CH! You're hired!

(And we bought a grill two years ago but never used it - so we gave it to my brother. Still no man card? Ah well, he doesn't need that anyway!) ;)

Emily said...

Oh. My. God. PLEASE come to our house and cook!!!

I am so sick of my own cooking, but my partner hates to cook, and no one really wants to eat his cooking, anyway.

Any tips for getting a man to enjoy cooking and do it well?

Confused Husband said...

Mr. H I'm actually not a fan of beer in general. Except MGD. Most of the time I drink Smirnoff Ice.
Thanks for liking the meala. I think your right we should take away his man card, and toss them both in prison until they buy a new grill. This is America!

OThanks for the new job O! Can't wait to start on my new carreer path as a personal chef. I'll let you know when the tix get here.

Emily As long as you send me the plane tix I'd love to come over and do some cooking for you too. I love cooking.

I wish I had some tips for you to be able to get him to enjoy cooking but I don't have any. I've been cooking since I was tall enough to turn hot dogs on the BBQ when I was 5. So it's something that I have been raise doing. When I was about 11 I was cooking meals for the whole family at night. My dad traveled for work and my mom didn't get home till after 6. So I would have dinner on the table when she got home.

Rob said...

So CH, are we all having a blog bbq at the O's? You can do the cooking and I'll do the bar tending. O can make everyone feel at home and pass out the finger food munchies. Mr H can provide the beer and Emily can then assign the resolutions to everyone after the pigout is over! :-)

Desmond Jones said...

Oooh! Oooh! Can I come?

I've never been that much of a cook, but in recent years, I've started just messing around in the kitchen, and on the grill, and having some fun w/it. So now Molly says that, once I retire, I'm gonna do all the cooking. I dunno, I think I'm being kinda snookered. . .

O272 said...

DJ - You can come over and hang back with me. I don't know what finger munchies are so I figure I'm off the hook! ;)

Confused Husband said...

Well it looks like O needs to step up to the plate and let us have a BBQ party at her house to celebrate........ Why do we need a reason to celebrate? More like an excuse to get drunk! :D

So I'll be making the main course. rob is taking care of the bartending duties (bring lots of vodka), O is taking care of appetizers (O that means things like chicken wings, tacquittos, shrimp with cocktail sauce (he he I said cocktail :D). Those are called fingure foods because you use your fingures.). Mr. H will bring the keg, and Emily can supply the resolutions.

So what is everything else bringing?

Flippant said...

I'll bring dessert. I have a teenage daughter that likes to bake, so that's effortless for me. She can also be bribed to babysit all the littles while we all get drunk. I'm coming to the bbq, i don't care if i know you people, the food sounds good and O entertains me.