Starish trying to surprise their s/o by cooking a meal but mishaps happens and it gets burned/forgot some ingredients/mix salt and sugar (you get the idea 😂) but their s/o is still touched by it
What an ask lol.
The guilt in his eyes was obvious. He wanted to do something for you but he messed up. What was supposed to be a good curry rice ended up looking like a gooey mass. The curry was too thick and he was looking everywhere but the plate and you. You sighed and pulled him for a hug. “Dear its alright.” “No, ____-chan! I messed up really badly!” He protested. “I just wanted you to feel good when you had some of my cooking…” His garnet eyes trailed off and you placed a kiss on his cheek. “It’s the sentiment that matters, Otoya. Now lets get some ramen?” You smiled cheerfully and he nodded, happy that you appreciated the intent.
“You don’t have to–” You paid no attention to what he said. You ate without a sound, the burnt food adding a rather..burnt taste to your palate but it was still edible. When you finished your plate quietly, he just stared at you, a million emotions flying in his eyes. You smiled softly. “I know. Work was too stressful?” You asked and his nod was the reply. He did not like it when he failed you. You held his hand gently and met his amethyst gaze. “Masato, it wasn’t that bad. It wasn’t tasty but it was edible. Stress can make even the best of chefs worse.” He sighed, acknowledging your words before clenching your hand. Oh, what had he done to deserve a lover like you?
Call the ambulance. The fire brigade. The interior decorator too.
“Oh Natsuki.” You smiled nervously, eyeing the mess he made of the kitchen and strongly doubting the charcoal on the walls. He was beaming, ready to serve you a dish he made especially for you, his darling. You eyed the dish and him. His green eyes screamed a “TRY IT OUT!” and you nodded, your palms sweaty. What was scary was that the food…looked..good… You took a shaky breath. Maybe it would be good! When you took a bite, your tongue was assaulted in a gazillion of flavors and you felt the air leave your brain, your balance hobbling, your soul somersault out your body as your legs gave way for you to collapse onto the ground.
He was embarrassed, his expression gave it all away as you eyed the plate of food. “You can say its bad.” Your boyfriend mumbled, running a hand through his hair. “It is bad.” You replied, feigning seriousness and he chuckled. “I’m sorry, _______-san, I just wanted to do something nice but looks like I mistook a few ingredients.” He sighed, looking at the plate of monstrosity he called food. “It does look like food from hell, lover of mine.” You pointed and his smile warmed you. “Satan would be proud.” He laughed at your added statement. “Alright then. Leave satan aside and put on a coat. We’re eating out. To compensate, I’ll pay the bill and you pick the restaurant.” He never did this but exceptions happen. The glint in your (e/c) eyes made him feel better. “Alright Tokiya.” You beamed, before taking his hand and heading off.
He considered throwing the food into the bin and starting anew. Too late. You already arrived and he cleared his throat. You sauntered up to the kitchen counter, a smirk highlighting your face. “My my, Ren Jinguuji, perfect chef has prepared food that Gordon Ramsey would swear at.” He rolled his eyes. “Tease all you want, Lady, mistakes happen.” He shook his head with a smile. “What were you doing while cooking?” You asked, unable to hold back the question. “I left the food to boil. I came too late.” He replied, shrugging one shoulder. He then went into a room and brought a bouquet of arranged wild lilies and tiny white flowers resembling lace buttons. “Oh lord..” You gaped and he smirked. “Wanted to make this for you. Was so absorbed, thinking about your delight that I forgot the food.” He got onto one knee and handed the bouquet. “Forgive me?”
“Don’t look at that.” Syo grumbled.
“It looks like a corpse.” You answered. He didn’t reply and you giggled. “Don’t laugh!” He muttered, a blush dusting his cheeks. “I’m sorry!!” You laughed harder. “How did you get distracted Syo?! Rule number one is to pay attention while cooking!”
He didn’t reply so you began poking and pestering him for an answer until he gave in. “Alright! Alright! You win.” He mumbled with a growl and you smiled, curiosity evident in your eyes. “Hyuuga-sensei’s program came on tv….I started singing and dancing along to that………..WELL YOU CAN GUESS THE REST!” You mouth formed an ‘o’ shape and you tried to not laugh. He was endearing but looks like dinner had to be a take out tonight.
You stared at your boyfriend who was covered in flour, ketchup and his apron was put the other way around. You chuckled at the sight before you and he pouted. “My jewel, what is so funny?” You shook your head. “My prince, how did you manage to look like this?” He recounted his tale. He bought some chicken but while adding flour to it, the bowl slipped and in an attempt to catch it, it somehow magically fell onto him. Second, he was too scared to fry it so he threw the chicken in the oil and ran away, satisfied that it was frying before looking for ketchup to season it. When he finally found the bottle, he smelt something burning and the open ketchup bottle spilt as he tried to salvage the meat. No luck. He sighed aloud. “My muse, I am sorry for not being able to deliver a meal.” You took his hand and kissed his cheek. “It’s okay, you tried dear.” You said with a smile. That night, you made dinner and decided that cooking is something your Prince shouldn’t even think of attempting.
dinner tonight was this amazing salad made of greens, cherry tomatoes, carrots, chickpeas, grilled seitan topped with ketchup, everything seasoned with evo oil, pepper, chili pepper and lemon juice, matched with not pictured wholemeal bread and followed by fruit
This looks a bit complicated, but wow does it look incredible! Just take it a step at a time and you’ll have a heavenly main dish in no time!
1 pound 93% lean beef
1 cup Panko bread crumbs
½ cup 2% milk
6 tablespoons ketchup, divided
1 tablespoon Montreal Steak Seasoning
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 large egg
1 tablespoon brown sugar
8 ounces mild cheddar cheese, shredded
1 pound bacon, uncooked
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a large bowl combine beef, bread crumbs and milk. Pouring milk directly over bread crumbs. Add 2 tablespoons ketchup, Worcestershire and steak seasoning. Set aside.
In a small bowl, crack egg and beat it slightly. This helps prevent overworking the meat while combining, resulting in a tougher meatloaf. Add egg to large bowl with meat mixture. Combine well with hands, do not overwork the meat mixture.
Gentle press meatloaf into bowl and divide in half. Place first half into 7x10” baking dish and form into a flat meatloaf Gently press the center in to create a rim around the outside of the meatloaf. Add shredded cheese into the center of the meatloaf.
Form remaining half of meatloaf in the bowl into a size similar to the meatloaf in the pan. Set op top and press the sides together to seal in the cheese. Form into a loaf shape about 1½ - 2” tall. You may notice cracks in the loaf. Run your hands under warm water and then across the meatloaf to smooth the cracks out. Set meatloaf aside.
In a small bowl combine 4 tablespoons ketchup and 1 tablespoon brown sugar. Mix well with a fork. Apply glaze evenly all over your meatloaf (except the bottom).
Arrange bacon slices over the top of the meatloaf. Start by wrapping a piece of bacon across the front side and a second piece of bacon across the back side. Arrange remaining bacon over the top. Tuck the ends of the bacon under the meatloaf (this prevents curling).
Place meatloaf in the oven and bake until bacon is crispy, about 1 hour.
Remove from oven. Allow to rest uncovered for 20 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
Hello, friends! I know there’s already a recipe for vegan chili here, but I wanted to drop by and post my low-spoon chili formula! The beautiful thing about chili is that you can pretty much use anything and it’ll come out great. I like having things to make the base on hand and then using it plus whatever else if I don’t have a lot of energy (or if my boyfriend is coming over - I’ve been making a vegetarian version for him and I’m not sure if he’s even noticed… but I have seen him try to lick the bowl when he thinks I’m not looking).
A pot or a crock pot (seriously, either works)
Something to stir with
Something to cut things with
If you’re using a crock pot you can buy these liners that fit inside so that you don’t have to worry about cleaning your crock pot
Cans of beans
Cans of diced tomatoes
and the secret ingredient - your favorite packet of taco seasoning!
Seriously anything, you could probably even put egg in there later on and it would be tasty
If you’re using some sort of raw meat, brown it before you do anything else. Food poisoning is bad!
Mix beans, tomatoes, taco seasoning, and whatever extras you want in your crock pot or stove-top pot. You can use whatever kinds of beans - I like using a mix of kidney beans and whatever else I have on hand. You can use whatever kind of diced tomatoes, too - I tend to like the ones that come with green chiles in them, it just adds a little more flavor. I like the crunch of carrots in my chili, plus I have IBS so any extra fiber helps! I also like putting a little squeeze of anchovy paste in, too, weird as it sounds - the brininess helps bring out all the other flavors and it makes your chili taste just a little richer. I’ve heard cacao nibs are fantastic in chili, but I haven’t used it yet. But seriously, whatever you think might taste good in a chili can go in the pot.
Turn on your crock pot or put your pan over medium-high heat.
Cook your chili until it is as thick as you like. I tend to like a drier chili, but my boyfriend doesn’t. It’s really up to you.
Once your chili is at maximum density satisfaction, spoon out a good helping and top it with whatever you want - cheese, plain Greek yogurt, more chili, anything.
When I make chili, I usually use a can of light kidney beans, a can of dark kidney beans, a can of pinto beans, a can of diced tomatoes with green chiles, a couple carrots, a smidgen of anchovy paste, a little squirt of ketchup, spicy taco seasoning, some sliced sweet peppers, and a little garlic. Sometimes I add soy chorizo because that stuff is fantastic. But knowing how to make a basic chili is a great skill because then eventually you can just improvise with whatever leftovers you have!
This can be made to fit most dietary restrictions, which is why I love it so much. You can make this gluten free as long as you check to make sure your beans are certified GF!
Also, check local grocery stores (if it’s an option for you) for when they have specials on cans. You might be able to find beans for 60 cents a can or something and stock up.
This makes a LOT of chili if you use as many cans of things as I do - but there’s nothing more satisfying than making chili mac with your leftovers!