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Old 04-22-2005, 11:23 PM   #1
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A little help please?

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Old 04-22-2005, 11:34 PM   #2
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You came to the right place. You'll get lots of help.

Here's one of my favorite chocolate dishes.

S E X in a Pan!!

bottom layer:
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cups nuts

mix and spread in bottm of a 9x9 pan.
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes

center layer:
1 8 0z package cream cheese
1 cup of powdered sugar
1/2 of a 9 oz container of cool whip
Mix together and spread over the crust

Top layer:

2 packages instant chocolate pudding
3 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla
mix and spread over cheese filling. On top of the pudding spread rest of the coolwhip and
some chopped nuts! Or mini-chocolate chips

And here's a good appitizer

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp

12 whole large shrimp, shelled and deveined
4 slices bacon, cut into thirds
2 Tbs (30 ml) soy sauce

Wrap the shrimp in the bacon pieces and fasten with toothpicks. Place
on a baking sheet and drizzle the soy sauce over them. Bake in a
preheated 350F (180C) oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until the bacon is
cooked to the degree of doneness you prefer. Makes 12, to serve 4 to
6 as an appetizer.

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Old 04-22-2005, 11:59 PM   #3
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You may want to try this dessert out -
Rainee posted it, which means it's very very good.


or, if you're looking for something not too rich but still decadent, may I suggest a dark chocolate mousse with chocolate shavings and fresh raspberries (which have been soaked in grand marnier) layered in it.
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Old 04-23-2005, 03:00 AM   #4
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You sound young, and for an appetizer, if she likes it, you can't go wrong with old fashioned shrimp cocktail. Presentation is all in this kind of meal, so find two "marie antoinette" champagne or martini glasses (something with a stem), put a little greens in the glass, ring the shrimp around the edge (a half dozen for each person) make your own cocktail sauce (ketchup and horseradish, maybe a touch of sweet pickle relish) and put a dollop of it in the middle. This is very old-fashioned, very sixties, and very easy, but somehow still evokes a little glamour when you do it right.
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Old 04-23-2005, 12:38 PM   #5
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You could have a picnic, even if on the living room floor. Cheese, crusty bread, grapes, assorted olives, AND your chicken salad. If you want you can serve your chicken salad in cantelope halfves or even avocado halves spilling over the side. Makes it fun and a picnic is always fun with someone you care about. Put a few candles around the room and make sure the music is on - or watch a "girly/romantic" movie while you picnic or after you picnic.

I wish the two of you the best. It's not easy being away from one another but it definately can be done.

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Old 04-23-2005, 02:24 PM   #6
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I think kitchenelf's idea is perfect!
What girl wouldn't rave to all of her friends after her boyfriend went to that much effort?!

As for the cheese/grape appetizer, if I can elaborate, I recently was at an irish pub in Vegas that had the most beautiful appetizer plate: a small wedge of brie, 3 babybell cheeses and a large chunk of bleu cheese. With it on the plate: slices of peeled kiwi, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and sliced blood oranges (just a few of each - don't want to get too full!), and then in the center of the plate, in a very artistic 3-D presentation: 1 piece of flatbread, 2 skinny (pencil size) breadsticks, 1 slice of irish soda bread, 1 slice of sourdough, 1 soft roll, and a few other bread goodies. Very memorable.
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Old 04-23-2005, 02:44 PM   #7
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Several years back my boyfriend and I had spent 6 months apart when he went to school in London. It made our relationship even stronger. I wish you the best of luck.

I think the picnic idea is a great idea. I would make a nice fresh fruit bowl. You can't go wrong with a good arrangement of fruit.
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My dh and I had a year apart, him in England and me in Australia, that was four years ago, and now we have been together for three in person. It isn't easy, and your phone bills won't be pretty, but as our wise young elf says - it can be done!

I'm seconding (or is that thirding or fouring) the picnic! I would do fruit and chocolate fondue, with maybe marshmallows and pound cake - romantic finger food.

I can't better jkath's appetiser idea or your chicken salad!!

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