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    • cutestkids
    • By cutestkids 2nd Jan 12, 4:03 PM
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    What are You Making For Dinner Tonight ?
    • #1
    • 2nd Jan 12, 4:03 PM
    What are You Making For Dinner Tonight ? 2nd Jan 12 at 4:03 PM
    Hi I know that there is a what have you baked today, what is in your slow cooker today and the weekly meal planner threads already but there does not seem to be a What are cooking for dinner tonight thread.

    I just wondered if anyone would like to join me in this perhaps we can get tips and inspiration from each other.

    To start us off I am doing Homemade chilli with spicy wedges today

    I have made a huge vat of chilli there is enough for the four of us to have 4 meals so will be freezing three lots later on.
    Last edited by cutestkids; 02-01-2012 at 4:04 PM. Reason: spelling
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    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 21st Mar 17, 4:56 PM
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    I'm off out with DD for an Italian.
    The "Save 12k in 2017" Thread! (#20)May £111.44 Total £4111.44/£12000
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    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 21st Mar 17, 6:06 PM
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    kerri gt
    Going retro again tonight with a rerun of last week's fish in the bag with rice and veg - finally feeling like eating 'normal' food again after the half marathon.
    Feb 2015 NSD Challenge 8/12
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    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 21st Mar 17, 6:17 PM
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    Use it up night here - bit of Stilton, some drying bacon and a wrinkly pepper

    Bacon and Stilton Gnocchi with HM seeded bread

    Note to self - STOP SPENDING MONEY !!

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    • kboss2010
    • By kboss2010 21st Mar 17, 8:40 PM
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    HM burritos with paprika & pea rice served with salsa & yoghurt.
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    • katkin
    • By katkin 21st Mar 17, 10:03 PM
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    Another late dinner so it was a quick I need something now. Used up veggie bits from the fridge with little bacon and cheese for quesadillas with salad and make it up as I go salsa with tomatoes, jar jalapeño, cucumber and red onions - that was yummy. Must do it again.
    • maddiemay
    • By maddiemay 21st Mar 17, 10:25 PM
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    Bits from fridge to use up, cold chicken, cold sausage and quiche, plus mixed salad and a few oven chips. I made my first bread maker sourdough loaf today and had my chips dripping with butter as a chip butty, not had one for ages - so yummy. Very pleased with the load too.
    • JIL
    • By JIL 21st Mar 17, 11:04 PM
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    Ready meal quorn shepherds pie for me pork chops for husband. Loads of veg. Tinned apples and custard for afters.
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 22nd Mar 17, 8:12 AM
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    Lunch today will be the rest of yesterdays quorn stroganoff (surprisingly delicious!) with some rice and salad for He Who Knows and salad for me and supper tonight will be oven cooked bacon chops with low fat cauliflower cheese on top served with oil spray roasted new potatoes and steamed green beans, sugar snap peas and broccoli. 99 calorie yoghurt for pudding.
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    • redlady_1
    • By redlady_1 22nd Mar 17, 10:36 AM
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    Ive taken some belly pork out of the freezer...does anyone have any idea as to what I can do with it please?
    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 22nd Mar 17, 12:49 PM
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    Ive taken some belly pork out of the freezer...does anyone have any idea as to what I can do with it please?
    Originally posted by redlady_1
    Our very own IM has a recipe for Shanghai style braised pork - not sure if I'm allowed to post blog links or not but you can find a link to it via IslandMaids profile I believe.
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    • redlady_1
    • By redlady_1 22nd Mar 17, 2:13 PM
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    I know the blog as there are many yummy things on it so will investigate! Thanks
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 22nd Mar 17, 2:36 PM
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    Tonights dinner will be a battered piece of cod from the freezer and a few of the beer battered chips that have been in there since adam was a ald plus some mushy peas and for pud I have a bowl of HM semolina pudding and some gloopy custard to top it off with.Real comfort food for a cold wet 'n'windy day
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    • Gintotmelinda
    • By Gintotmelinda 22nd Mar 17, 4:02 PM
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    Roast vegetable tart from Mr T with salad, hummus, coleslaw and potatoes. Volunteered at food bank today so will need an easy tea.
    "It's hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world"
    • purpleybat
    • By purpleybat 22nd Mar 17, 4:26 PM
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    my longed for cauli cheese turned into a cauli/potato/leek/mushroom and tomato cheese yesterday so there are leftovers of it today with a rogue pork chop I found in the freezer.
    tomorrow I'm thinking of making a batch of Bolognese sauce that'll do for 2 days with some portioned up ready for longer days.
    but I do have some cauli left and thinking what to do with it
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    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 22nd Mar 17, 6:01 PM
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    Thanks for the mention Kerri - Redlady that recipe is lush

    Tonight's dinner was steak pie and Mash - local butcher makes the most delicious pies, one of hubby's favourites.

    Note to self - STOP SPENDING MONEY !!

    May GC £300/£191.00
    • Bumblebear
    • By Bumblebear 22nd Mar 17, 6:30 PM
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    First post here - 5 ingredient wonder this evening, felt poorly all day today, sick and shaky for unknown reasons. Spaghetti, shredded cabbage, 2 Linda McCartney veggie sausages, 2 chopped sundried tomatoes from a jar (with 1 tsp of the oil as a dressing), topped off with a little grated cheese. Surprisingly nice.

    Pretty unhealthy but I feel better for it and saved some time for evening chores. Also got me in front of News24 quicker
    • C J
    • By C J 22nd Mar 17, 6:36 PM
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    C J
    Clearly influenced by Mary Berry making this on her 'Everyday' programme recently, I've just made a leek, cheese and potato puff pastry pie which is nearly ready and smells lovely. Pudding is Aldi Super Six plums gently stewed with a little cinnamon and served with Greek yogurt.
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    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 22nd Mar 17, 6:38 PM
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    kerri gt
    Welcome Bumblebear hope you're feeling better for something to eat.

    Easy dinner here tonight - quorn cottage pie (ready meal) with a sliced tomato cooked on it for me and mixed veg, beetroot and beans with cheese on his for OH.
    Feb 2015 NSD Challenge 8/12
    JAN NSD 11/16

    • katkin
    • By katkin 22nd Mar 17, 6:48 PM
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    Tonight we are having ham, mushroom and tomato omelettes with a little sprinkling of cheese with a salad and hm red coleslaw. Bread and butter on the side for hubby.

    Boy do you get your money's worth out of a red cabbage - it gives and gives for pennies! It's a pity I don't like it hot/cooked haha.
    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 22nd Mar 17, 6:56 PM
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    Katkin have you tried a quick pickled Red Cabbage?

    I use a large lock and lock box, mix 2 cups red wine vinegar (I've used white vinegar with no issue), a cup of water, 2 tablespoon of sugar, a crushed cloves of garlic, salt and pepper, stir together.

    Finely slice half a head of red cabbage, add to the pickle mix, stir together- I put the lid on and shake - then leave for a couple of hours - shake again - you can eat it at this point, but tastes better after a night in the fridge

    Just an idea
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