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Cooking for plain jane inlaws?


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Cooking for plain jane inlaws?

lolaeatspickle | Aug 28, 2008 01:22 PM

Hi! I have the pleasure of cooking for the most boring inlaws ever... And I want to impress them (seeing as they have sent food up several times so we don't "starve") but I am at a loss as to what to make. They are pretty plain... here's some favorites.

lemon chicken,
steak (grilled with just salt and pepper)
pasta with tomato sauce.

They also seem to like all their side dishes with a ton of butter and salt and pepper and that's about it... meaning corn, green beans, rice with butter or pasta with butter. I know she won't eat anything raw, no avocado, no custards or puddings.

I think my father in law is dying to break out of the box, and I think she just doesn't know any better and sticks with what she knows she likes. My only for sure thing is dessert, I'm making a chocolate graham cracker cupcake with a meringue icing. Here's a link http://www.marthastewart.com/portal/s...
Looks tasty and pretty impressive. I'm a pretty decent cook (IMHO) so difficulty is not a problem and I have 7 hours to prep before they arrive tomorrow... suggestions?

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