Food + Time x 2 - Money = Dinner
January 13, 2012 4:04 PM Subscribe
Chefing for two? What recipes/menus are good for a "cooking date" night, and will keep my boyfriend and I occupied for a couple hours on a Sunday evening? Frugality level: high. Dietary restrictions: none
posted by itesser to Food & Drink (27 answers total) 33 users marked this as a favorite
Most recipes these days focus on minimal prep, but if you go to the other end of the scale for high gourmet, there are often extensive and expensive ingredient lists. Neither of us cook from scratch much during the week, so specialty perishables often end up going to waste.
What I'm looking for is meals that cook in less than an hour, but require a lot of pieces or labor intensive prep. Not all day, but a couple hours. Ravioli and potstickers seem like they'll fit this, but I want more options, especially with red meat.