Here’s your ultimate quick fix that works for both: works for the wife ‘coz its nice and healthy with salad and stuff, and works for the blokes because it comes with a nice steak: Spinach Steak Salad. Goes like this:
Go and get yourself a nice steak. Angus Rump or Sirloin works for me. Make it 150g per head (or more if you want to please your man). Also get some young fresh spinach and some roasted (Spanish) peppers. Olives, roasted pine kernels, goat or blue cheese all optional.
Fry the steak gently until medium. Make sure not to overcook, even if you normally prefer it well done. Meanwhile, quickly rinse and drain the spinach, cut the peppers in stripes and add to the spinach (olives, pine kernels, whatever else takes your fancy). In a cup, quickly throw together some Balsamic Vinaigrette: one teaspoon of Mustard, 2 tablespoons of Balsamic Vinegar, one tablespoon of lime juice, 4 tablespoons of olive oil, freshly crushed black pepper, pinch of salt. Mix until it blends, and toss with the salad. Add cheese if you so desire.
Remove steak from pan. Let rest on board for one minute, salt and pepper well, and cut into thin stripes (5mm?). Toss with the salad, serve with crisp white bread. Eat immediately and with tremendous pleasure.
Nice and easy, and pleases all sexes, ey?