They say that the key to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and we couldn’t agree more. A good meal is sure to make him feel happy and content, which is why restaurant dates can be so good to do when you’re trying to keep that spark alive! But if you’re looking for something to impress him more, or you want to save money, then you can cook your boyfriend a meal yourself! Here are some recipes you could try to woo him.
This does take a little effort to make, but if you’re wanting to treat him (and yourself!) then this is the perfect recipe to try. Using a slow cooker to cook the beef will make it almost melt in your mouth and takes out some of the hard work.
A classic meal, and one that some tend to avoid on dates due to the mess. But nothing can beat a get Bolognese, especially when you’ve made it to your own liking. And you could always take the classic route and get some nice meatballs to go with it, or you can make a thick sauce by adding minced beef to it instead. The choice is yours, and its so easy to play with.
This is a delicious creamy pasta, and if your boyfriend is someone who likes cheese then he should definitely like this. Made with pepper, cream, and cheese, this sauce is to die for and not too hard to make either. And nice chunks of pan fried chicken is the cheery on top.
You can never go wrong with pizza, whether you’re ordering in or picking one up form the store. And making pizza can be really fun as well, so you could actually get your boyfriend to help out and make his own, that would be a lovely date night in. And if you want to fake it a little, you could always buy a premade dough to use instead, or pizza bases.
This not only tastes good when paired with steamed vegetables and herby potatoes, but it also works well in pasta or salad. These can be a little expensive to buy, but they are a delicious treat and easy to pair with anything. If he doesn’t like salmon, you can always get haddock or something else as well and create something amazing out of that too.
Lemon Garlic Shrimp
Something that sounds fancy, and tastes it too, but its really easy to make. Shrimp can be fiddly if you buy them with the shell on, but you can buy prepared shrimp as well to make your life easier. Fry it up in a pan with some butter and a few spices, and you’re halfway done. Seafood pasta is always delicious, and perfect in summer or winter too.
This is very similar to the carbonara as cheese it what’s helps bring the creamy texture to the sauce, but instead this is cooked up with butter instead. A very unhealthy meal, but incredibly delicious, and the wide flat pasta just helps to top this off as the perfect dish.
You can never go wrong with a good dessert, and rhubarb crumble is one of those recipes that never misses. Everyone has had it, and everyone loves it, and it couldn’t be easier to make. Mixing in other fruit like plum for a richer flavour or adding some nutmeg can really take it to the next level too! And it is perfect with a side of fresh custard.
Chocolate Lava Cake
Everyone’s favourite dessert. This one is easier to make than what it might seem, as the middle is just frozen ganache that melts as the rest of the cake cooks. It is best if you buy small cake tins for this rather than making one big one, as it’ll be easier to eat. Don’t forget to add a little ice cream to this dish as well.
If you’re looking to spoil your other half, any of these recipes should do the trick. Men can be difficult creatures to understand and knowing what meals to make a man or things guys like to be called can be tricky, even when you’ve been dating them for a while, but there will always be a guide online somewhere for it. If these recipes don’t work then you could always search online, or ask a family member or friend for any recommendations. Although any meal that is homemade is sure to go down a treat.