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post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
Is something like this of any intrest to you ...napkin folds ..serving napkin folds..candle light romatic settings .. i didnt just learn to cook at school lol just imput on this....pics of detail will be provided..be a true romantic for you spouse..trust me this type of stuff can make moods ..for me it will be a some what painstakin effort to put it in detail ..but the rewards of gradifacation..from all of you well worth it..MIKE
post #2 of 27
I never know when I might want "something" from the wife.. you know such as a new smoker. Besides the dreaded Woman's Day (February 14th) will be here before you know it.

I'm game if you can show us a thing or two without too much hassle.
post #3 of 27
As long as she stays happy, it's easier for the rest of us to, so I'am game as well.
post #4 of 27
yeah what they said.........plus, richoso1, in his pics of his finished smokes, does some real nice place settings.........so yeah........jump in, the water is fine.......

post #5 of 27
Simple phrase sums it up " Happy Wife, Happy Life".
Please share you knowledge with us!
post #6 of 27
Whats wrong with paper plates and dixie cups?wink.gif I figgure saving her some time washing dishes is romantic enough.PDT_Armataz_01_28.gif
post #7 of 27
Are you telling me that I can do something OTHER than smelling like Hickory for my lady?!?!

Sheesh, you really can learn a lot on SMF!!!

(Ladies, I'm kidding, of course!)

post #8 of 27
Twistertail, you are a hopeless romantic!
post #9 of 27
I spare nothing!wink.gif
post #10 of 27
Heck, I just feed her offa MY paper plate... ;{) assuming she'll eat what I am, anyway.
post #11 of 27
Womans Day? You mean the overly commercial, money grubbing, blood sucking Valentines day? That is in February right?

Twistertail - nothing wrong with paper plates once in awhile but paper cups? Yuck!
post #12 of 27
Thread Starter 
Ok ill be getting a few things together soon....keep an eye out.mike
post #13 of 27
How brave you all are in your seemingly safe world from the wifes prying eyes in this SMF!!!
post #14 of 27
You think I would say anything like that if she were reading this?PDT_Armataz_01_23.gifbiggrin.gif
post #15 of 27
Thread Starter 
hi debi ..ya know it this kind of stuff that makes men realize what a women needs..take womens day .. i havent been able to post my stuff yet due to the fact i still haventy totaly moved into my home.. oh i got my smoker and my slicer ..my gas rotissire grill my charcoal grill..all my cookbooks..etc..i just havent prepared any type of elegent dinner yet...but the stuff i will give is the stuff that swoons the female hormones ..usualy accompied by a small box with red wrapping and gold ribbon..and a very high crystal kind of thingy inside..may just be a diamond or a wonderfull ruby or a mysic topaz..all means the same thing ..they care about there special person..care to share valentines day with me??..mike
post #16 of 27
I have hopefully changed a lot of my girl friends minds. They will talk about what their hubby or boyfriend will be getting them. I then ask what are you getting for him? Usually the answer is nothing. I remind them that it's not man buys woman day, it's sweetheart day. Usually me and the hubby just go out for dinner together.
post #17 of 27
Thread Starter 
OHHHH I HAVE TO ASWER TO THIS..I BELIEVE YOUR A GREAT COUPLE..GLAD TO HEAR A DINNER OUT WORKS FINE.. SORRY CAP LOCK.. you may be fine with just a dinner ..great...what im am starting here is for the guys who are trying to make a diffrence..or the women who are doing the same..,,its nice to know 2 people are totaly happy doing what they want....this is for the ones who are trying..to do better.............mike
post #18 of 27
We do that all year long, not just on VD. Sometimes he'll bring me a doz roses back if he goes out to the store for something, sometimes I'll send him flowers to his work place for something different. We cook special meals for each other...cleaning the kitchen after he's done is a different story...we've also been working on our now 13 year old son. Since he was 8 he was in charge of a meal now and then, which included setting the table with the good stuff. My son will be able to impress a lady friend once he gets older. Our first VD together I put a menu together for him of different selections and once a month I would cook a special dinner that he picked off the menu, of course with a nice wine selection...

BTW, it's hard to not be a happy woman when you're married to a jeweler!!! biggrin.gif Love those surprise presents!!
post #19 of 27
Shell -
Now that's what I consider romatic - a no reason just because day! I'd rather give gifts just because - it's more fun and never expected. When I see something that stikes me as a special thing for someone I get it then - if I can afford to - and give it then. I'm not big on commerciallism.

Of couse I'm more likely to get excited over a new drill bit than roses but that's probably because my Mama (who loved roses and grew up in the depression) would always jokingly say "Oh they're beautiful, but all the pasta I could have bought!" icon_lol.gif
post #20 of 27

Definitely train that thirteen year old how to set a great table. There's something sooo sexy about a man that can set a mood.

In barbecue we eat with our senses including our eyes, so why should the presentation be lacking? I was always proud that my kids might not be president but they sure as heck know how to garnish a plate and to fold a napkin a hundred different ways.

Mike, I think it's a great idea and I ask the powers that be to start a "table setting contest" forthwith! Pictures from now til Valentines, so we can include the Thanksgiving and Christmas settings. Surely we'll all have something smoked as the centerpiece?
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