My girl game field report (self.RedPillWomen)

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Well, RPW, today was a good day. And yesterday, and the day before that. I've had the last three nights off from my night job, so I decided to up my girl game with a recently acquired love interest.

Lately, I've been trying to exude more feminine energy. What better way to focus this effort than with cooking? So, here's a field report of my attempts:

  • Sunday: The weather has been shockingly cool and mild where I am (the South), so much so that Mother Nature is teasing me into thinking it's already autumn. Love Interest (let's call him "N") comments on how fall weather always makes him crave soup. No need to tell me twice... While he's out, I manage to whip up a roasted tomato and basil bisque--oven roasted heirloom tomatoes, sauteed scallions and garlic, a touch of red pepper, and heavy whipping cream. It's simple and near idiot-proof. He loved it so much that he devoured the leftovers that same night during the Breaking Bad episode.

  • Monday: N bemoans his lack of beverage options. We've both cut soda from our diets, and he worries about the sugar content of store-bought fruit juice. "I want something refreshing, sweet--but not too sweet, and tart," he tells me. Well, well. I have just the thing. Rosemary peach lemonade! Fresh squeezed lemons, southern peaches, fresh rosemary... It's simply amazing. He was speechless! He has already requested another batch.

Today: Finally, the pinnacle of my three-day girl game spree. N had an especially long, grinding day at work. About half way through his work day, just as I was leaving my office job, I receive a text from N: "Bad day so far. You're cooking dinner. Front door unlocked"

Challenge accepted. In an exchange of texts, N discloses that he wants beef stroganoff with egg noodles and steamed green beans. Fine. I head for the grocery store, stocking up on all the essentials. I also decided to pick up a bottle of his favorite bourbon while I was out. Treat others as you would like to be treated, right? As I'm leaving the liquor store, my phone buzzes: "Oh and biscuits. Make me biscuits." In retrospect, I'm not sure if this was a bonus challenge or just the random desires of a boy who honestly just wanted some biscuits... But whatever. Beef stroganoff and buttermilk biscuits; game on.

Back to the store I went. Little did he know, I have a kick ass buttermilk biscuit recipe along with one for homemade honey butter. After hitting up three grocery stores, I finally made my way to his apartment. As I started on the beef stroganoff, my phone buzzes again: "I get off work at 8. I'll be home at 8:15. I want dinner by 8:30." Oh, deadlines.

As the beef stroganoff began to simmer, I started on my biscuits. His kitchen is ill-equipped for baking: no rolling pin, no pastry cutter, mismatched and lacking measuring cups. Dear lord... But I made due, using assorted glasses as both rolling pin and cutting die. Biscuits were in the oven. One challenge down. Beef stroganoff came along nicely, and I dropped the egg noodles with 10 minutes to spare.

He walked in just as I was setting the table. He asked if he could help with anything; of course I said no. Like a well conducted symphony, everything was done. I pulled the biscuits from the oven, drained my noodles, and stirred the sour cream into my beef stroganoff. He lumbered into the kitchen; men always seem to know just when dinner is done. "No, no," I say, "Go sit down and relax. I'll bring you your plate." I gave him playful nudge out of the kitchen.

I prepared his plate and set it down in front of him. Now the true test... He literally moaned when he first took a bite. Score. He then tries a biscuit, nearly swallowing one whole. Another moan. I leave the table to go clean up my cooking mess, knowing I've secured my victory.

Once everything is put away, I join him on the couch. His mood had drastically improved since he returned home. Then the compliments begin... "perfect meal," "amazing," etc. He said I cook better than his mother. But he surprises me: "Now I'm not so sure about your becoming a lawyer. I'd really like if you could stay home and cook for me like this all the time."

Bam.

44 comments submitted at 03:12:51 on Aug 21, 2013 by Chawlston

  • [-]
  • FleetingWish
  • 11 Points
  • 04:31:30, 21 August

Wow, I absolutely love this. Now I'm inspired to step up my girl game too. Sqwee. So excited.

You have to share your soup recipe too.

  • [-]
  • Chawlston
  • 8 Points
  • 04:50:01, 21 August

It's super simple.

What You'll Need:

  • 4-5 large tomatoes (I used heirloom tomatoes this time, but any fresh tomato will do)
  • 1 can whole peeled plum tomatoes
  • 1 can chicken stock (or vegetable if this is an issue)
  • Butter, lots of butter
  • Olive oil
  • 3-4 scallions, roughly diced
  • 2-3 small/medium garlic cloves, roughly diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves (Protip: you can buy condensed basil paste at Walmart.)
  • 2-4 cups heavy whipping cream

Makes about 8 cups.

Prep & Cooking

  1. Cut your tomatoes into quarters and toss them in ~1/4 cup olive oil with salt and pepper. Spread them out onto a baking sheet and roast them in the oven at 400F for 30-45 minutes. I recommend covering your sheet with aluminum foil, so the olive oil doesn't splatter onto your burners and cause a symphony of smoke detectors later on.

  2. While the tomatoes are in the oven, I like to prep the other ingredients. Dice 2-3 small/medium garlic cloves. Dice ~1/3 cup of scallions. I throw the garlic and scallions into the food processor to really chop them up. Go ahead and cut up your basil leaves (if you aren't using that handy paste) and measure out your desired red pepper flakes.

  3. Melt ~1 tablespoon of butter in a skillet. Add a tablespoon of olive oil. Sautee your scallions and garlic until lightly brown. Sprinkle in 1-1.5 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes.

  4. Add your chicken stock/broth, canned tomatoes, and basil to the pan with the garlic/scallion/pepper flake mixture.

  5. By now, your tomatoes should be satisfactorily roasted. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and carefully add these tomatoes to the skillet. Be sure to add the baking liquid in too! Bring to a boil over medium heat for 10-15 minutes, then reduce heat to a simmer.

  6. Carefully add heavy whipping cream to taste. I generally like my bisque on the creamier/heavier side, so I use almost 4.5 cups.

  7. Cover skillet and simmer on medium heat for 30-45 minutes, attentively stirring every 10 minutes.

  8. Blend in mixer/mill and serve.

Note: This bisque has a coarse texture. If you want a completely smooth bisque, I suggest peeling your whole tomatoes before roasting and using a sieve or mill.

  • [-]
  • FleetingWish
  • 9 Points
  • 16:52:17, 21 August

I think we should make this "Girl Game" reports a thing. It would be so awesome reading what you ladies have done for your SOs lately, so we can inspire eachother, and get ideas from eachother.

Also, I think maybe we should make a universal recipe thread (maybe linked from the side bar?) where we can all add our best recipies, and then if we need inspiration, we can just look through the thread for ideas.

What say you mods? Can we do these things?

  • [-]
  • Chawlston
  • 6 Points
  • 17:27:04, 21 August

I love both these ideas. I have plenty of recipes and other tips to share!

TRP features a field report day; I think RPW could benefit from something similar.

  • [-]
  • sugarcrush
  • 3 Points
  • 17:08:06, 21 August

I would definitely appreciate regular recipe threads, pinterest has been failing me lately :( and I know you ladies have good taste!

  • [-]
  • FleetingWish
  • 6 Points
  • 17:36:00, 21 August

Plus I know I can trust your recipies, because I know your guys standards are too high for "sub-par" food. We have high standards because we have people to please!

  • [-]
  • TempestTcup
  • 3 Points
  • 17:29:06, 21 August

That would be super! I'm not sure how to do it or anything, but I would really enjoy it!

  • [-]
  • FleetingWish
  • 4 Points
  • 17:37:38, 21 August

Well all you would have to do is have someone create a thread, and then post it to the side bar (Do you know how to add things to the side bar?)

  • [-]
  • TempestTcup
  • 3 Points
  • 17:40:56, 21 August

LOL, I've done it once, I'm sure I could figure it out again. So you just create a thread? I will do so immediately.

  • [-]
  • [deleted]
  • 11 Points
  • 16:52:45, 23 August

Where the fuck do I find a woman like you.

  • [-]
  • enticingasthatmaybe
  • 13 Points
  • 00:22:29, 22 August

I'm so wildly turned on right now

  • [-]
  • Chawlston
  • 6 Points
  • 05:57:08, 22 August

That's the effect I was going for

  • [-]
  • enticingasthatmaybe
  • 3 Points
  • 14:50:27, 23 August

Good work sister

  • [-]
  • [deleted]
  • 19 Points
  • 05:04:18, 21 August

Dawwwwwwww. I'm a guy but I like to throw over to RPW every now and then. Stories like these make my day!.

  • [-]
  • rugbytitsandmedicine
  • 25 Points
  • 15:45:24, 21 August

Agreed. This woman is gunno get wifed hard

  • [-]
  • Chawlston
  • 11 Points
  • 17:27:43, 21 August

I can only hope!

  • [-]
  • [deleted]
  • 6 Points
  • 22:50:45, 21 August

I love using "wife" as a verb aye

  • [-]
  • Chawlston
  • 16 Points
  • 05:03:28, 21 August

Oh, I forgot to mention tomorrow's planned meal-- braised beef short ribs, syrah bordelaise, fontina polenta and grilled asparagus.

Tomorrow, ladies, I get laid.

  • [-]
  • clairbearnoujack
  • 10 Points
  • 06:27:16, 23 August

I'm pulling for ya, babe! But I feel...if tomorrow doesn't pan out, you should probably start working on a new man crush.

No one leaves their door unlocked intentionally while at work unless they expect someone to be there while they aren't. Which means he probably knows that you're at his beck and call and will do whatever he asks you to do.

I dunno. I hope it's not the case, but the way he spoke to you in terms of "need" instead of "if possible" raises a red flag to me.

  • [-]
  • Chawlston
  • 5 Points
  • 18:20:45, 23 August

Damn, people are reading into this way more than necessary.

I don't really care why his door was unlocked. His roommate lost his house key, so they've been leaving the front door unlocked until a replacement can be made. We live in a small college town, so this isn't all that uncommon. Regardless, the reason behind his leaving the door unlocked is irrelevant; it's none of my business, nor is it of my concern.

However, to your point, it does seem as though this little arrangement isn't going to work out. He tried to sabotage plans for a huge college football season opener next weekend.

  • [-]
  • Drive4Show
  • 1 Points
  • 04:40:09, 28 August

Um, I don't know how no one else has asked but please elaborate on the sabotage!

  • [-]
  • Chawlston
  • 3 Points
  • 18:20:16, 28 August

First, a disclaimer... I take college football extremely seriously. Saturdays in the fall are my Sabbath and thou shalt not take their name in vain nor dishonor them.

Apparently my date doesn't care about football. I guess I overlooked this minor detail because we started dating in the off-season. Well, I secured two tickets to inarguably the [most anticipated season-opener] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ifuu4Oidy50). Fantastic tickets. I thought this would be a safe date and a great way to relax and just enjoy the weekend.

However, my date decided he doesn't want to go to the game; he'd rather go hiking instead. Then he made arrangements to sell the two tickets for which he paid nothing to two of his friends without telling me. Granted, he could do whatever he pleased with his own ticket, as it was my gift to him. Sell it, burn it, whatever, it's up to him. I, however, will be at the game.

EDIT: For anyone interested, the awesome seats from the game. And we won. My decision was totally worth it.

  • [-]
  • crankypants15
  • 6 Points
  • 17:23:00, 30 August

> Then he made arrangements to sell the two tickets for which he paid nothing to two of his friends without telling me.

He's a bad bad man. He needs a spanking. That is, if he's not into that. :)

If my woman plans a major date like that, I show up whether I want to or not, because I want to show I appreciate her effort.

  • [-]
  • TempestTcup
  • 2 Points
  • 18:32:22, 28 August

Holy cow.

  • [-]
  • Drive4Show
  • 1 Points
  • 19:14:34, 28 August

That is quite a bold move on his part, lets see how it plays out for him.

Love of my life was a UGA alum who was just like you with the football (SEC girls huh? Whatcha gonna do?!) so I understand. I'll be at the Texas Tech vs SMU opener this weekend. Have fun at the game.

Obligatory WRECK 'EM and Go Dawgs!

  • [-]
  • vagina_throwaway
  • 1 Points
  • 13:35:48, 2 January

Yeah OP sounds out of his fucking league! Lol I mean I don't know them but she's generous, an amazing cook, and presumably in law school and he's... too dumb to realize you can't make biscuits without measuring cups? Girl, upgrade.

  • [-]
  • crankypants15
  • 2 Points
  • 17:21:20, 30 August

OMG I love it. You're showing your man he is a valuable person. That's a basic human need. And you're frank about sex. lol.

Good for you.

  • [-]
  • LifterofThings
  • 8 Points
  • 17:29:31, 21 August

Were it physically possible, I'd def. have a food boner right now. :p

I've always loved cooking for people I care about-- it seems very primal, like "hey, I like you, allow me to feed you".

My bf's pretty vocal about his appreciation, too... although I wish he'd be more selective about it :p I'm always trying to figure out what he likes more or most, so I can cook it, but he's so elusive about it. I think he feels bad for "making" me cook for him. =\

  • [-]
  • Chawlston
  • 5 Points
  • 17:37:37, 21 August

I've always believed that good food makes you happy; great food makes you horny.

This guy was very briefly like that, but then I started convincing him. He'd offer to take me out to dinner somewhere and I'd politely refuse with, "nah, let me cook for you. It's healthier and cheaper." To which he always smiles and says "Can't argue with fiscal responsibility!"

Sometimes he's ambivalent about the day's meal; other days I'll have a text waiting for me when I wake up detailing what he wants for dinner.

  • [-]
  • HumanSockPuppet
  • 6 Points
  • 09:12:38, 22 August

This was a fantastic field report, and it made my night. I will definitely link other women to this report.

Honestly, I haven't seen women this enthusiastic about being women since I left home.

  • [-]
  • Needsbirthcontrol
  • 4 Points
  • 21:18:29, 21 August

Ah, you girlies always restore my faith. Loved this!

  • [-]
  • HannahRoo
  • 6 Points
  • 03:06:15, 22 August

"Bam."

Lol just like Emril

  • [-]
  • crankypants15
  • 4 Points
  • 10:18:03, 29 August

> Treat others as you would like to be treated, right?

This is so simple, why don't more people get it? Good job for you.

  • [-]
  • Blggerfish
  • 3 Points
  • 13:35:18, 6 September

Its like I'm reading food porn.

  • [-]
  • Txmedic
  • 8 Points
  • 03:34:47, 23 August

Is this your boyfriend or husband? I mean he just talked down to you and demanded you do his biding without any sort of consideration of what you may have going on (unless you just left that out of the story). That all sounds like fantastic meals and you are definitely spoiling him, but it doesn't sound like there is any respect for you.

  • [-]
  • Chawlston
  • 8 Points
  • 05:15:44, 23 August

Nonexclusive boyfriend.

First, there is no lack of respect in my relationship(s). Ever. Respect is a big deal to me. It is absolutely earned every single time in my book, whether it's a romantic relationship or a work one. If he didn't respect me (or vice versa), I wouldn't be in a relationship with him, let alone cooking him multiple meals.

I can understand why you perceived a type of disrespect in my telling of the story, but please do not confuse my eagerness to please for some type of imbalance of respect. He didn't talk down to me; he directly told me what he wanted. He just didn't sugar coat his requests. He had had a bad day at work, and admittedly was a little terse. He didn't need to consider what I had going on, as I contacted him to ask what he wanted for dinner. But... I had just called it an early day and left the office after a ridiculously light workday.

  • [-]
  • [deleted]
  • 2 Points
  • 16:01:46, 29 August

You go girl! I'm a female and you've got me turned on lol!

  • [-]
  • TempestTcup
  • 8 Points
  • 15:37:57, 23 August

This is the red pill. We like our men to be men and to plainly state what they want, and that way we don't have to guess. The main thing here is that she wants (I'm assuming) a LTR or more with this man & this is how she is reeling him in. It's working!

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  • [deleted]
  • 1 Points
  • 17:43:23, 3 September

Then why are they nonexclusive?

  • [-]
  • TempestTcup
  • 5 Points
  • 18:11:00, 3 September

You will have to ask them.

  • [-]
  • MrsStrom
  • 2 Points
  • 18:25:01, 21 August

Good job!

  • [-]
  • MmmmmCookieees
  • 2 Points
  • 15:58:14, 21 August

Like a BAWSSSS! GETIT!

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  • ap_style
  • 1 Points
  • 20:30:51, 16 November

Biscuit recipe? Also, great job!