What is an impressive, home cooked meal?!

Question: What is an impressive, home cooked meal!?
My husband's best guy friend is home on leave from the Air Force and will be heading back in a few days!. We have invited him over for dinner, but I am stumped as to what to make!.

I want to do something home-style and definitely home made!. I also want it to be impressive!. I am a stay at home Mom who loves to cook and bake from scratch!. I have a Turkey, Ham, Chickens, Beef (ground, roast & steak!.) on hand, but I could possibly run out and get something tonight!. (The dinner will be tomorrow, Jan 14!.)

Just wondering if you were him, what would you want to eat before you go back to military food!? Please include all the fixings and side dishes!. I want to hear your complete meal-plan :)

I am planning a pumpkin pie for desert but, could change that as well!.


Aw, you remind me of my mom! She loves to cook and cares a lot, so she wants to make things just right! Aw!
Anyways, I'd cook some yummy kind of beef, preferably roast, its heavy and you can never go wrong that way!.
Pumpkin pie is perfect! Just make sure you have some whipped cream!.!.!.

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What about an old fashion pot roast with biscuits and apple or cherry pie, or you could always do a good chicken fried steak complete with mashed potatoes and gravy,corn, and homemade biscuits!. apple pie would be a great finish to an old fashion all american, meat and potato kind of meal!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Simple is best especially if you have kids running underfoot!. A whole baked chicken with some nice garlic and spices is always a safe bet!. You could use the ground meat for a meatball type of dish with maybe a stroganoff or swedish meatball type sauce and served with noodles!. He is probably as sick of turkey and ham even if he was back on base during the holidays!.
For sides - guys love spuds and a simple baked potato with the usual fixing like butter, sour cream, bacon bits & chives would be nice!. I am still seeing really nice fresh green beans you could steam and serve with toasted slivered almonds!. Have some nice rolls or a baguette!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Here's what I did for my last home cooked meal:

Seared Tuna - Sashimi grade tuna marinated in lemongrass & Asian spices then quickly seared, sliced and stacked with vegetables and served with a mild wasabi aioli!.

Mixed Greens - Greens tossed with Napa cabbage, spicy bean threads, oranges and a citrus-soy dressing!.

Duck - Half a roast duck boned and baked with a ginger-plum glaze!. Served with scallion wild rice and sesame stir- fried julienne of vegetables!.

For dessert I had the choice of
Ginger Crème Brulee
Key Lime Cheesecake

Everyone loved it!. And I doubt if they would get this in the military!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

well there are lots of choices it depends on what they like and you have to spend on making the meal!. you can try food network!.com for suggestions too!. my fiance's favorite is lasagna so i buy the noodles, ricotta cheese, eggs and parsley (fresh or jar is fine) plain ragu tomato sauce and season with italian seasoning, garlic, chopped onion--jar is fine or leave it plain!.!.!. also mozzarella and Parmesan cheese

on the ricotta it has instructions for how many eggs and how much parsley for how much ricotta cheese you are using based on the amount of lasagna you are trying to make!.!.!. i make a pound which will feed 9 plus leftovers (ALOT) so you wont need that much!.!.!.!.

boil the noodles, while that's cooking heat up your sauce and mix in whatever spices you like when the noodles are done boiling get a baking dish and layer sauce, then noodle to start the dish then the layer should go in order of noodle, sauce, ricotta then mozzarella and Parmesan cheese (Depends on your preference) and ending the last layer this way

cook at 350 degrees for about 20 mins so its cooked fully and melted!.!.!.sides do a salad of whatever you prefer, i stick too lettuce, cucumber, tomato, and carrots plus salad dressing, and texas toast, or buttered french bread or rolls ( SOME type of bread) and there you go

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