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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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    • 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
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 10th Oct 16, 8:04 AM
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    Lunch today will be home made Lentil and Vegetable soup with crusty bread and supper tonight will be a cheese, bacon and onion Yorkshire pudding with broccoli, carrots and peas and onion gravy.
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    • hatful-of-hollow
    • By hatful-of-hollow 10th Oct 16, 8:40 AM
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    Lunch is carrot and coriander soup with a beef sandwich and tonight we're having cod. I have a couple of fresh fillets which I think I will coat in breadcrumbs and shallow fry. Will serve with oven chips and petit pois. I'm going to make an individual mango cheesecake each for pudding.

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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 10th Oct 16, 8:49 AM
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    Last night was honey and mustard glazed ham, carrots, parsnips and roast spuds from the garden and cauliflower cheese

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    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 10th Oct 16, 9:35 AM
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    ... suggested on a whim to make my new colleagues lunch.
    Originally posted by trolleyrun
    Be careful of this; my friend took some food to work and it was "appreciated" and she was encouraged to make/take more - and she did so. Then she realised, they didn't really "appreciate" what she was cooking, they would simply be keen to wolf down any food of any sort that anybody brought into work and put in the kitchen with a "help yourself" note. So she stopped.

    They didn't really "like/appreciate" the effort/food, it was just "look, free food" so they made all the right noises when it appeared.
    • pajama
    • By pajama 10th Oct 16, 11:43 AM
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    Husband working away all week so only myself and daughter to think about feeding until the weekend.

    Lunch for me will be broccoli and stilton soup with a slice of toast.
    Dinner will be half a left over pizza I made saturday with any bits of salad I can find in my nearly empty fridge. Dug a steak out of freezer for daughter which she can have with chips or a portion of left over dauphinoise I found in the freezer and some peas.
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    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 10th Oct 16, 4:36 PM
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    Meat rissole, chips and mixed veg (carrots, green beans, sweetcorn, peas).
    Squirt of ketchup on the side.
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 10th Oct 16, 4:50 PM
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    HM Leek and turkey pie tonight made from some reduced turkey steaks and special offer leeks from lidl

    Also made hubbys fav soup for his flask , vegetable broth, using the stock from yesterday's gammon

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    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 10th Oct 16, 5:39 PM
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    Hi all,

    I have a hankering for Gammon now looking at your dinners, need to get some on the shopping list... Katkin - That chicken looks so juicy- yumm.... Suki - Soup looks, well, Souper - Ha Ha Its proper soup weather now isn't it. I made some sweet potato and coconut soup for lunches yesterday, it's really good, even though I do say so myself

    Tonight is Mellanzane Parmigiana - with HM Bread

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    • katkin
    • By katkin 10th Oct 16, 7:09 PM
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    ^
    Islandmaid that's one of my favourite dishes, but none of the family like it so I only make it to portion up for packed lunches at work.

    I had a look at your blog - it's wonderful! Really enjoyed your writing and pics, the step by step / methods and general chit chat. Your uni son is doing a fine job of his meals, loved that you posted them.

    We are just about to have mince with carrots, broccoli and yes, more kale . There's tatties boiling for hubby, but I'll give them a miss. Hopefully he won't ask for dumplings...I've not made any as I'm a bit piggy (no self control ) when it comes to dumplings.

    No dumplings Monday Harsh.
    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 10th Oct 16, 7:19 PM
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    Thank you Katkin - what a lovely thing to say x I love dumplings too, got to be soft and fluffy on the bottom and crusty on the top - Mmmmmm

    DS is settling into Uni, and the cooking will improve, he does miss HM Cake though LOL
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    • trolleyrun
    • By trolleyrun 10th Oct 16, 10:44 PM
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    Be careful of this; my friend took some food to work and it was "appreciated" and she was encouraged to make/take more - and she did so. Then she realised, they didn't really "appreciate" what she was cooking, they would simply be keen to wolf down any food of any sort that anybody brought into work and put in the kitchen with a "help yourself" note. So she stopped.

    They didn't really "like/appreciate" the effort/food, it was just "look, free food" so they made all the right noises when it appeared.
    Originally posted by PasturesNew
    Don't worry, I've told them I'm not making a habit of it. One of them has baked cakes for us for tomorrow and another brought in donuts today, so everyone is contributing one way or the other
    • freespirit66
    • By freespirit66 10th Oct 16, 10:50 PM
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    Tonights dinner was Lemony Pork Traybake
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    • JIL
    • By JIL 11th Oct 16, 12:19 AM
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    Chicken salad, and jacket potato. I had bought a chicken for yesterday but husband was away all day. So I cut it in half and froze one half and cut the other half into pieces, to cook it quicker. I made a walnut, feta and beetroot side dish to go with it.
    Nice tea for a Monday.
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 11th Oct 16, 8:05 AM
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    Lunch today will be egg mayonnaise salad with diced avocado, beetroot salad and potato salad and supper tonight will be a black pudding hot pot with sprouts for me and broccoli for He Who Knows.
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    • C J
    • By C J 11th Oct 16, 8:18 AM
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    Lunch today is leek and potato soup.

    Supper tonight will be salmon coulibiac served with green beans from the garden. I might add a little steamed spinach and maybe a handful of grated courgette to the salmon mix too as I have plenty in the garden and I think they might go well with it.
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    • hatful-of-hollow
    • By hatful-of-hollow 11th Oct 16, 9:01 AM
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    Lunch today is a tuna salad sandwich on wholemeal followed by a hm peanut butter flapjack.

    Tonight we're having jacket potato with sausage and beans. No pudding - saving my calories as we're off to Cardiff for the night tomorrow to visit DS at uni and will be eating out.
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    • basil92
    • By basil92 11th Oct 16, 9:09 AM
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    I didn't have any dinner last night..only had a pizza in as the cupboards and fridge are bare, but I didn't fancy pizza..in fact only had one scrambled egg and a few handful of peanuts all day!

    So it's pizza for dinner tonight as I CBA to walk to the shop!
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