You’ve met someone on DateBritishGuys.com and it’s going well. He/she is sweet, charming, attractive, and, most importantly, into you. You’ve done drinks, you’ve done dinner, you’ve even done the museum date thing where you both walk around, staring pensively at paintings you know nothing about, pretending to have deep thoughts.
We know! Cook them dinner! Scary, right? But it doesn’t have to be. And it can be a great way to show you care. And you’re really into them. And they’re sooo special. Translation – it wins you major points and makes you look dope. Yes, we said dope.
Now, for some tips on how you can gracefully pull this off. While you’re definitely aiming to impress, it’s important to keep things simple and easy. The key is to pick recipes that can be made ahead of time, or at least have components you can prep earlier in the day or the night before.
We’ve pulled together a few recipes to get you started. And ladies, keep in mind, if you’re cooking for your new British flame, let’s be honest – Brits aren’t exactly known for their culinary skills. So just try not to burn the entrée and you should be golden.
1. Hummus Dip: Ancient peoples associated the chickpea with Venus, goddess of love and fertility. Well, maybe don’t mention the fertility part just yet. Regardless, this is the perfect, goddess-approved appetizer to begin wooing your date.
2. Roasted Chicken with Balsamic Vinaigrette: This recipe is so, so good, yet so incredibly easy, it’s almost not fair. In fact, we knew a guy, who had a friend, who’s roommate’s cousin made this for her boyfriend and he proposed right on the spot. Stuff of legends, it is.
3. Pommes De Terre a la Boulangere: Even if you screw it up, just figure out how to pronounce it, present it with a flourish, and wait for your accolades. No one will question you if you annunciate with conviction. Just don’t ask us how to pronounce it. English. We speak English.
4. Chocolate Cherry Trifle: Chocolate was your first true love, so it’s only fair to invite it to the party. Nothing says “Take me now!” quite like layers of chocolate pound cake, cherry jam, chocolate custard and cream. Plus, you’ll have plenty left over, too. Which is perfect…if things don’t work out.