Sounds like your girlfreind is game for a cooking partnership. That being the case, be adventurous. Put together a pizza, with you making he crust ahead of time, and both of you building the top layers.
Another great would be to have a "fun" dinner, like pancakes or wafles with M&M's mixed in.
A cold Gaspacho with home-made burritoes or tacos is another winner. You just prepare the ingredients before hand, and have them laid out and ready to go.
Or try something really different, like a grilled peanut butter and honey , sandwich, or grilled PBJ, or grilled peanut butter and bannana, with slices of good cheese on the side. Follow with your favorite fruit smoothie to add fiber and nutrients to the meal.
Peel each other grapes. You will be amazed at the difference in flavor between a peeled and unpeeled grape. And the fact that you are doing something tedious, just to make it special for her, well, it will be appreciated by her.
Munch on fresh watermellon cubes and strawberries, with a bit of molten chocolate to dip the berries in, or some whipped cream.
If you want to get elegant, but easily and inexpensively, roast individual cornish game hens stuffed with wild and white rice, onion, and mushrooms. Use chicken broth to pre-cook the rice. Add a bit of sage to the stuffing. Serve with deep orange sweet potatoes and an appropriate beverage. Just bake in a 425 degree oven with a meat thermometer inserted between the thigh and breast (not touching the bone). Cook until the thermometer reads 155 degrees, remove from oven, and let sit 15 minutes before plating.
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