Q: My boyfriend and I are both novice cooks at best, but he's coming to visit in a couple weeks, and I'd like to make a romantic dinner with him that's easy enough to make and incorporates fall flavors. The fewer the ingredients, the better!
Sent by Megan
Editor: Megan, we think you can't go wrong with a good steak. Buy a really nice steak and use this technique for broiling in the oven:
Then round out with a simple salad, a good loaf of bread from the bakery, and perhaps a roasted acorn squash, like Elizabeth talked about yesterday:
...and a chocolate mousse for dessert (which can be prepped ahead of time and left in the fridge). Add a pinch of Chinese 5-spice or cinnamon for a fall twist:
Those are just a few suggestions. Readers what would you suggest?
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