Very eager for your simplest, most fool-proof recipes to impress my BF. I love to cook, but at home usually 'cheat' a bit and buy some premade preparations (mashed potatoes, grilled vegggies, tapenade, etc), and assemble them together with some grilled meats, a salad, etc.
Can't cheat this time, and need to make a couple meals that look and taste amazing and quite difficult to make, yet are ridiculously simple and quick to prepare in 45 mins or less.
Used to doing various pastas, sole a la meuniere, beef bourgignon, coq au vin, chicken with 40 cloves of garlic, breaded chicken cutlets, etc, but always interested in doing something different!!!
Basically, looking for whole meals, appetizer and entree, that make me look like a genious in the kitchen! Though he'll be shopping with me and there in the kitchen with me..... So leaning towards something simple that doesn't make a total mess of the kitchen and which can be prepared quickly!
He currently prefers more French/ Italian..... and I lean similarly towards the traditional with a slight edgy element.