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letdasmokeroll
10-12-2013, 11:46 AM
My thoughts are blow her mind with caveman steaks ...if she loves this then definitely a keeper :yo: ...what do you guys think

grantw
10-12-2013, 11:49 AM
na man way too hardcore, chicken thighs and some sides

LMAJ
10-12-2013, 11:50 AM
I think you can rarely go wrong with a well cooked steak.


She does like steak, doesn't she???

jeffjenkins1
10-12-2013, 11:52 AM
I would do the steak if she likes it and it is something you do well. Me, I would do ribs because I don't cook steak often.

Jeff

2000milesofsmoke
10-12-2013, 11:52 AM
Smoked chicken (possibly beer can) - pulled for street tacos. Pickle some red onions - get queso fresco and some corn tortillas. Simple yet elegant.

J-Rod
10-12-2013, 12:00 PM
If you make a good steak maybe go that route, but not directly on the coals caveman style. That might be a bit over the top to her eyes. Save all that Q "showing off" for down the road.

A spatchcock chick with roast red potatoes and a veg might be another good route. Nothing like a nice roasted chick with some good sides.

letdasmokeroll
10-12-2013, 12:03 PM
not enough time for ribs... bbq... I might just grill it or maybe not lol shes already got a +1 from me by suggesting first date was steaks beer and watching ball game tonight

HTGGUY
10-12-2013, 12:03 PM
Chicken, vegs, good wine.

Fat Woody
10-12-2013, 12:10 PM
NOOOOO!!!! First date? She probably won't want to eat much (in front of you) on a first date; however, if you've known her awhile and know that she loves a big hunk of seared flesh, then maybe; but only if you kill at steaks - otherwise keep it simple and dazzle her with the little details.

I'm with J-Rod on the roasted chicken (maybe cornish hens?); add some great sides, a nice wine pairing, over the top dessert (small) and save the killer steaks and Q for later...and good luck whatever you do!

HankB
10-12-2013, 12:10 PM
Turf and surf! Get a nice piece of salmon or perhaps some shrimp to grill next to that steak. One or the other is sure to please her. I'd do some veggies like sliced spuds or broccoli or whole carrots as well. (Asparagus in season MMmmm!)

I wouldn't go into this with the thought of testing her but rather trying to please her. You'll know soon enough whether she's a keeper. But what do I know. I haven't been dating for 39 years. (SWMBO wouldn't approve!)

Fat Woody
10-12-2013, 12:13 PM
OK, so I see she IS a steak kinda gal...then go for it! Steaks, beer and football - does she have a sister? :biggrin1:

letdasmokeroll
10-12-2013, 12:19 PM
Alright Im gonna get 2 nice rib-eyes and 2 lobster tails ...roasted asparagus and loaded baked potato's ..shes getting the case of beer ..this night is getting better by the minute

Big Country BBQ
10-12-2013, 12:21 PM
Id say thighs prep em small so it not to much for her to handle with a sweet sauce but do not over sauce. with a cold pasta salad and some asparagus or whole green beans baked with garlic and little parmasean.

LMAJ
10-12-2013, 12:26 PM
Alright Im gonna get 2 nice rib-eyes and 2 lobster tails ...roasted asparagus and loaded baked potato's ..shes getting the case of beer ..this night is getting better by the minute
Does she like sea bugs?? If yes, then that sounds perfect.

I also like that SHE is bringing the beer... teamwork!!

Where'd you meet this woman??

letdasmokeroll
10-12-2013, 12:31 PM
I'm thinking she was sent from heaven ...:eusa_clap

Carbon
10-12-2013, 12:33 PM
She's bringing the beer? She's a keeper! Have a wonderful evening with your date!

93vpmod
10-12-2013, 12:35 PM
I suggest oysters...if she's bringing a case of beer, the date may go better than ya think and ya might need to keep you energy level UP!

Bigmista
10-12-2013, 12:37 PM
Jambalaya and a tomato and cucumber salad. Worked for me and Mrs. Mista is still here. Click the link below and check out the cookbook.

SmittyJonz
10-12-2013, 12:42 PM
Oysters on the Half a Shell and Wine, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries........

or

Squirrel Stew.........

TuscaloosaQ
10-12-2013, 12:58 PM
neck bones, collards, and crackling bread....... But I am from Alabama!!!LOL!!!!

Bluesman
10-12-2013, 01:02 PM
Oysters on the Half a Shell and Wine, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries........



Then put on some Barry White...............:thumb:

gtr
10-12-2013, 01:08 PM
If she suggested steak, then by all means steak!

and a few tunes...

Al Green - call me - YouTube

The Allman Brothers Band - Blue Sky (Eat A Peach, February 12,1972) - YouTube

The Manhattans - There's No Me Without You - YouTube

You are buying flowers, yes?

Enjoy your evening bro - ain't nothing better than a nice evening with a lovely lady! :clap2:

dwfisk
10-12-2013, 01:26 PM
not enough time for ribs... bbq... I might just grill it or maybe not lol shes already got a +1 from me by suggesting first date was steaks beer and watching ball game tonight

Dude, if she suggested "steaks beer and watching ball game" what the heck are you asking us for:twitch:. Give the lady what she wants:thumb:

Bludawg
10-12-2013, 02:24 PM
7/11 1 big gulp 2 straws & hot dawgs and a Bag of chips, if she agrees to a second date shes a keeper.

cowgirl
10-12-2013, 02:29 PM
Be yourself! Cook what you enjoy cooking.
Sounds like a great evening. :thumb:

BBQDaddio
10-12-2013, 02:46 PM
Something messy. Ribs, tacos anything were you can use your hands. Eating with your hands keeps the mood lite less nervousness more conversation and fun. As well desert can be made together or ummmm. :focus:

SmokinJohn
10-12-2013, 07:33 PM
I'm probably too late to comment, but let's talk future:

If the date went REALLY well, I hope you thought about breakfast. :wink:

If the date went well, google Hudson Valley Chicken and think about that for your second date. The prep goes faster if two people are involved, and you can check out her culinary chops at the same time.

CharredApron
10-12-2013, 07:44 PM
neck bones, collards, and crackling bread....... But I am from Alabama!!!LOL!!!!
Nothin like neck bones to get them started!

sliding_billy
10-12-2013, 07:54 PM
Sliced brisket point on butcher paper. If she asks for silverware or tells you the meat is too fatty, throw her back in the lake! :shock:

frognot
10-12-2013, 08:28 PM
Jambalaya and a tomato and cucumber salad. Worked for me and Mrs. Mista is still here. Click the link below and check out the cookbook.

Neil's the real deal. I got his book & it's a hoot.

https://www.createspace.com/3802028

Eggspert
10-12-2013, 08:33 PM
Ribs! Get her all sweet and sticky! Everybody loves great ribs!

Eggspert

BecknCO
10-12-2013, 09:43 PM
I think you've already got it figured out man - the steak and lobster sounds delicious, and it will sure impress. For the steak, you may want to consider a small chateaubriand roast or tri tip! Hope it goes well for you brotha, I'd love it if my chick would eat red meat ---- ohhhh get buffalo sirloin or ribeye if you can (my personal favorite is the buffalo sirloin marinated -- very lean and won't make you sleepy which is important!)

spedly
10-12-2013, 09:52 PM
Bacon and eggs...

...in the morning. :cool:

FireChief
10-12-2013, 10:22 PM
I would NEVER cook on a first date. Too smelly an sweaty but maybe that's just me. I would take her to either a good BBQ joint or steak house (spend some money on her if you think she's worth it ) and then tell her that you can cook better than her. That will open the door to her coming over. Just my $.02.

azken
10-12-2013, 10:25 PM
Just remember the #1 brotherhood rule: "No pictures...it didn't happen"

Tonybel
10-12-2013, 11:35 PM
Great test!

Let us know how it goes and take pics.

castlepines
10-13-2013, 12:25 AM
She doesn't want to leave the house AND she's bringing a case of beer? Could it be any more
obvious? Just make hot dogs and doughnuts. That will tell her you get the message...

scp
10-13-2013, 07:19 AM
Just make hot dogs and doughnuts. That will tell her you get the message...

Made me chuckle

Harbormaster
10-13-2013, 08:28 AM
Alright Im gonna get 2 nice rib-eyes and 2 lobster tails ...roasted asparagus and loaded baked potato's ..shes getting the case of beer ..this night is getting better by the minute

Did you buy an engagement ring while you were at it?

ButtBurner
10-13-2013, 08:32 AM
she is bringing a case of beer?

watch out. they may find you in the bath tub the next morning after she gets you passed out drunk and steals your kidneys

other than that, have a good time!!

:biggrin1:

columbia1
10-13-2013, 12:52 PM
Surprised nobody has mentioned Oysters yet!!
A nice Oyster Rockefeller appetizer.

HankB
10-13-2013, 02:24 PM
Surprised nobody has mentioned Oysters yet!!
A nice Oyster Rockefeller appetizer.

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2655644&postcount=17

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2655657&postcount=19

I'm surprised you didn't see the previous posts that mentioned oysters. :becky:

castlepines
10-13-2013, 05:18 PM
Well, letdasmokeroll, how did it go???!!

buccaneer
10-13-2013, 05:40 PM
I think the silence is very telling....:tea:

Mrdeville
10-13-2013, 05:45 PM
Red wine, grilled salmon, potatoes- mashed or cut and baked with olive oil seasoning garlic etc , stir fried fresh whole green beans. Desert - cheesecake
Done Deal!

Smoked Nachos?
10-13-2013, 05:52 PM
My thoughts are blow her mind with caveman steaks ...if she loves this then definitely a keeper :yo: ...what do you guys think

For my lady, I cooked on our second date. Did a honey glazed salmon over white rice and some asparagus. It was a big hit, but it might be a good idea to practice it once or twice before taking it public as if you get your heat wrong or add your honey mixture too soon, you can scorch it pretty easily.

Here's the recipe I used for the salmon.
http://www.cooks.com/recipe/6b3iv4o1/honey-glazed-salmon.html

As for the asparagus, I just sauteed them in some minced garlic and chicken stock. Came out pretty good. Brushing them with oil and grilling them can be good, too.

luke duke
10-14-2013, 10:53 AM
Alright Im gonna get 2 nice rib-eyes and 2 lobster tails ...roasted asparagus and loaded baked potato's ..shes getting the case of beer ..this night is getting better by the minute

I would avoid the asparagus if you think you might get lucky. :mrgreen:

gtr
10-14-2013, 11:10 AM
I don't think we've heard back from the OP. Are we gonna have to get a bucket of water?

DerHusker
10-14-2013, 11:19 AM
Oysters on the Half a Shell and Wine, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries........

or

Squirrel Stew.........
But

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu319/DerHusker/eddie.jpg

oifmarine2003
10-14-2013, 11:20 AM
I hope he is not handcuffed to the bed post and all is stuff is stolen....

Jason TQ
10-14-2013, 01:06 PM
I think the silence is very telling....:tea:

And kind of scary too :confused:. Though maybe he did in fact propose and they eloped already and are on their honeymoon :becky:.

castlepines
10-14-2013, 01:59 PM
I hope he is not handcuffed to the bed post and all is stuff is stolen....


And kind of scary too :confused:. Though maybe he did in fact propose and they eloped already and are on their honeymoon :becky:.




Could be either one of these. Might be a good idea to scour CraigsList ads from his area for kidneys or livers for sale, just in case...

Bigmista
10-14-2013, 07:12 PM
Neil's the real deal. I got his book & it's a hoot.

https://www.createspace.com/3802028

Thank you!

Bigmista
10-14-2013, 07:13 PM
I would NEVER cook on a first date. Too smelly an sweaty but maybe that's just me. I would take her to either a good BBQ joint or steak house (spend some money on her if you think she's worth it ) and then tell her that you can cook better than her. That will open the door to her coming over. Just my $.02.

Smelly and Sweaty? Whatthe hell are you cooking? BBQ?

letdasmokeroll
10-14-2013, 07:32 PM
hahaha ok heres the update ...date went awesome ...yes I cooked caveman steaks ....yes she was VERY impressed ...date lasted a lot longer then planned after getting home Sunday I just watched football and relaxed ....thats the end of that story :wink:

letdasmokeroll
10-14-2013, 07:36 PM
OH YEA ..LMAO being this was a first date I didnt wanna take pics for you guys ...I already threw the steaks straight on the coals in front of her I didnt wanna start snapping pics also ....she learns that obsession on like date 3

nucornhusker
10-14-2013, 07:38 PM
OH YEA ..LMAO being this was a first date I didnt wanna take pics for you guys ...I already threw the steaks straight on the coals in front of her I didnt wanna start snapping pics also ....she learns that obsession on like date 3
That was my thought. She would probably have been out after dinner if you were taking pictures of the food.

oifmarine2003
10-14-2013, 07:41 PM
...date lasted a lot longer then planned after getting home Sunday

:clap2::thumb: