How many times have I been in the “What do I do for a Second Date?” conversation?? I offer suggestions as to which restaurants to go to (if they’re local), how to dress (if it’s a guy), and what they should definitely not do. Hint: movie night, it’s not a high percentage second date. But my favorite request is when it’s a friend asking for cooking advice (that is something that I actually do know about). It usually sounds something like this:
I really like this [guy/girl] and I want to make a strong impression. I’m planning on putting together a meal for [him/her] and I want your advice on what to make.
I then go through the exciting and interesting job of piecing together enough information from the bits and pieces of what they know about their date so that I can come up with a great meal. It’s as much fun for me as it is for them! At the end of a fairly long conversation, I come up with a couple of meal options, and work with my friend to figure out which meal is best suited to their cooking ability.
Here is my top 5 list of the best Second Date Meals I’ve been able to recommend.
Note: Each of the lines below is a recipe link. Click the links to get to the recipe for each piece of the meal.
Burger Lover’s Bliss
Tailor Made for the White Wine Drinker
For the Fun-Loving Finger-Food Date
Bacon Lover’s Bounty
A Light Touch of Sweet and Savory
My part is done! The meals are setup, planned, and Ready to Rock! If you’re inspired to play with your masterpiece, experiment by combining them in a way that is more suited to your style. The rest is up to you…
Go get ’em tiger!