Probably the first full dinner that DH cooked for me was one of his favorite dishes, Fruited Curry Chicken served over white rice. He started by sauteing two boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a tablespoon or two of melted butter. Once the chicken is starting to brown, he added a tablespoon or so of his favorite curry powder, a couple of tablespoons of brown sugar, and a small can of fruit cocktail with juice. After letting it all simmer together until the chicken was cooked through and the curry and fruit sauce was thickened, he served it over the white rice. We have enjoyed and shared this dish with many people over the years. We cooked together fairly often that summer, and another evening DH prepared a fancy dinner of roasted cornish game hens with wild rice.
Another favorite treat that DH and I enjoyed together that first summer was his Mom's recipe for No-Bake Cookies. These are perfect to whip up in just a few minutes after an evening activity, and make plenty of chocolaty peanut buttery cookies to share with friends and roommates. This is another family favorite that we have continued to make many times over the years.