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    • cutestkids
    • By cutestkids 2nd Jan 12, 4:03 PM
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    What are You Making For Dinner Tonight ?
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    • 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.
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    • Smoosh
    • By Smoosh 9th Oct 16, 12:12 AM
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    Roasted butternut squash & sage risotto with brie & Quorn bacon lardons
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    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 9th Oct 16, 7:52 AM
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    Tea last night, spread over the evening, was a tube of pr1ngles. Today we are going out for a meal as we're off work at the moment. How many courses I have will depend on how much I weigh when I step on the scales later.
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    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 9th Oct 16, 8:44 AM
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    You are all welcome to come we've got room and judging by the amount of leftovers from supper you won't be going hungry either!!!

    Lunch today will be bangers and mash (at request of DD) with onion gravy and some steamed veg followed by the other half of the apple sponge I made on Friday. Supper tonight will be cheese, oatcakes and a coxs apple as He Who Knows is running DD home this afternoon.
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 9th Oct 16, 12:44 PM
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    Last night was braised pork belly in chilli bean sauce with boiled rice

    • C J
    • By C J 9th Oct 16, 12:49 PM
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    C J
    A day or so ago I watched a Mary Berry cookery programe, and by some coincidence all today's meals are replicated from that. I had run out of ideas and it was nice to be spoon-fed some inspiration

    Lunch is therefore home made peppered smoked mackerel and lime pate with sourdough toast.

    Supper tonight will be coq au vin with some creamy mash and veg of some sort from the garden. Pudding will be creme caramel which I made yesterday and which is now nicely chilled in the fridge waiting to be upturned onto a plate.

    We still have lots of heritage tomatoes in the greenhouse, and a few small courgettes left. I picked the tomatoes yesterday, chopped and steeped them overnight. They are currently dripping slowly through a jelly bag to make tomato essence which I'll use to make a tomato, garlic, grated courgette and parmesan risotto for tomorrow night's supper.
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    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 9th Oct 16, 1:24 PM
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    Suki - I could dive into that Pork, it looks great

    Lyn - I've pinched your bangers and mash for next week

    I have a day to myself, Hubby has gone to the 'North Island' to a trade fair, so I am being lazy and having a ready meal posh fish pie.

    I have made sweet potato and coconut soup and HM rolls for my lunches this week, a small loaf for tomorrow's dinner, and a load of cake for my work and his.

    Appliances are taking care of the cleaning up - so I will sit and watch a film this afternoon without having to explain the storyline LOL For hubby, if it's not a war film, it doesn't count

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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 9th Oct 16, 1:35 PM
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    Begger off pollycat, I found Mrs LW first and its me she's feeding
    Originally posted by suki1964
    That's done it!
    Last night was braised pork belly in chilli bean sauce with boiled rice

    Originally posted by suki1964
    I'm coming round to your house for some of that yummy-looking pork.
    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 9th Oct 16, 2:21 PM
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    I agree that the pork dish looks amazing.
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    • hatful-of-hollow
    • By hatful-of-hollow 9th Oct 16, 3:23 PM
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    Have just got back from a five and a half mile walk along the coast and am now making some carrot and coriander soup for lunches in the week.

    Tonight we're having an easy dinner of pukka pie (chicken and mushroom) that was on special offer with new potatoes and veg, followed by fresh fruit and yogurt. Haven't got the energy to do much more than that. When the soup is done, I'm going to put my feet up with a good book until it's time for dinner..
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    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 9th Oct 16, 3:33 PM
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    Home made pie of Cottage

    Note the Toe Nail onions and diced carrots. I could had bought the diced carrots for 1.49, instead I got a months worth for 70 pence!

    Added to delicious pan gravy
    Topped and ready for firing in the oven. Topped with cheese, toms and decorative herbs! And one for the freezer!

    Now I am often asked about the instant lumpy custard and how you make it!

    If you start with lumps, you just get lumps.
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    • Purple kitten
    • By Purple kitten 9th Oct 16, 3:39 PM
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    Toad in the hole for us tonight.
    • flubberyzing
    • By flubberyzing 9th Oct 16, 4:00 PM
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    Yesterday was cheesy tuna pasta... Tonight will also be cheesy tuna pasta, as I have cheese that really needs eating before it starts to turn! Luckily I'm quite content to have the same meal a couple of nights in a row, and there's no one else here to complain!
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    • Gintotmelinda
    • By Gintotmelinda 9th Oct 16, 7:52 PM
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    HM chicken, ham and leek pie with roast potatoes, carrots, kale and peas.
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    • mrs motivated
    • By mrs motivated 9th Oct 16, 8:02 PM
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    We had a gammon joint served with roast parsnips and potatoes and homemade cauliflower and broccoli cheese.....and just warming up an apple crumble we've finally managed to make space for 3 hours after dinner .

    It must be all those fab pics you've all been posting that made me hungry again.
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    • Frith
    • By Frith 9th Oct 16, 8:19 PM
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    I made a chicken chow mein from yesterday's roast chicken plus courgette, tomatoes, peppers and pineapple. Had with wholemeal egg noodles.

    Pudding was 2 flavours of HM ice cream with pears poached in grape juice.
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    • basil92
    • By basil92 9th Oct 16, 9:13 PM
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    I had veg chilli (out of the freezer) and pasta last night after a few beers in a beach bar..

    Tonight I'm not sure, my cupboards and fridge are pretty bare...
    Got one last frozen baguette, a couple of tomatoes and half a cucumber..

    Sandwich time again methinks...
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    • freespirit66
    • By freespirit66 9th Oct 16, 9:30 PM
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    Dinner tonight was Pizza Topped Chicken and Salad
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    • JIL
    • By JIL 9th Oct 16, 9:45 PM
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    Just mooched around today, made a big pan of soup using aldi super six veg and some pulses I soaked overnight, some buttermilk bread rolls and a carrot cake. So that was today's and probably tomorrows food.
    • katkin
    • By katkin 9th Oct 16, 9:52 PM
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    Some lovely pics and dinner ideas here. It's my favourite thread.

    Finally had the 2 day marinaded fake Nandos syle peri peri chicken. Spicy rice, salad etc on the side.

    I manged 2 Next time I'll add more lime and chillies.

    • trolleyrun
    • By trolleyrun 9th Oct 16, 11:03 PM
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    I've spent most of the evening making lunch for tomorrow. I've recently started a new job so suggested on a whim to make my new colleagues lunch. They all agreed that tomorrow is a good idea... I've made a pasta dish for 11. Eeek! It's quite funny, really, as I was running round my minute kitchen thinking, how will I fit everything in a pot?? I've utilised all my baking bowls and have portioned it all up for the morning. Only when I had done all that did I realise I've not actually ate any dinner
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