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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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    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 16th Oct 16, 7:07 PM
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    Can I join you and PN...I'm feeling much the same as you.

    I had some large slices of seeded wholemeal bread toasted with loads of butter and honey for brunch.

    I made a huge chilli yesterday made with some homegrown aubergines and peppers (plus mushrooms) but one of the aubergines had a maggot in it and whilst that obviously got thrown away...I can't bring myself to eat any of it.

    I ended up having tuna sandwiches and crisps last night so I really should eat the chilli tonight..but I just can't face it in case some of that was infested too

    I absolutely hate wasting food, but I have a feeling it may end up in the bin
    Originally posted by basil92
    Sure, pull up a chair, I've just mad a shepherds pie, the gravy was too thick so I added some water, and now my mash is sinking into it. I really do give up. on the other hand, to my knowledge, it doesn't have and added 'protein' other than the mince and I think it's gonna taste ok so there's more than enough to go round.

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    • scottishbrummy
    • By scottishbrummy 16th Oct 16, 7:13 PM
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    Random veggie left over chicken couscous - was actually quite nice. I sauteed an onion and then added grated courgette, yellow pepper, leftover chicken, fresh chilli and a few dry spices, then once couscous soaked combined it all together. And I even had some leftover for lunch tomorrow
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    • basil92
    • By basil92 16th Oct 16, 8:57 PM
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    Can I join you and PN...I'm feeling much the same as you.

    I had some large slices of seeded wholemeal bread toasted with loads of butter and honey for brunch.

    I made a huge chilli yesterday made with some homegrown aubergines and peppers (plus mushrooms) but one of the aubergines had a maggot in it and whilst that obviously got thrown away...I can't bring myself to eat any of it.

    I ended up having tuna sandwiches and crisps last night so I really should eat the chilli tonight..but I just can't face it in case some of that was infested too

    I absolutely hate wasting food, but I have a feeling it may end up in the bin
    Originally posted by basil92

    OK so I binned it...

    Not sure what I'm going to have now...
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    • trolleyrun
    • By trolleyrun 16th Oct 16, 9:58 PM
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    Beef casserole in the slowcooker with carrots, potatoes, celery, cauliflower and peppers (using what I have in). I used a slow cooker liner I bought in Aldi a few weeks ago and wowser! Firstly, the casserole is delicious, secondly, the liner is amazing! No scrubbing or much cleaning at all required afterwards. I know it's not really OS but it saves my sanity and it was around 70p for 5 liners. I'm glad I made enough for tomorrow's lunch.
    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 16th Oct 16, 10:05 PM
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    Beef casserole in the slowcooker with carrots, potatoes, celery, cauliflower and peppers (using what I have in). I used a slow cooker liner I bought in Aldi a few weeks ago and wowser! Firstly, the casserole is delicious, secondly, the liner is amazing! No scrubbing or much cleaning at all required afterwards. I know it's not really OS but it saves my sanity and it was around 70p for 5 liners. I'm glad I made enough for tomorrow's lunch.
    Originally posted by trolleyrun
    Ahhhhhhh, but if the liners free up your time to do something else and saves on the cost of cleaning products a teeny bit then it's still in my book
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    • trolleyrun
    • By trolleyrun 16th Oct 16, 10:08 PM
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    Ahhhhhhh, but if the liners free up your time to do something else and saves on the cost of cleaning products a teeny bit then it's still in my book
    Originally posted by kerri gt
    It really is one of the best purchases I've made. I'm glad I bought quite a few packets. I found with my old slow cooker that everything started to taste the same after a while so hopefully the liners will avoid this. I'll save on cleaning products and hot water as well, as you say. Happy days
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 16th Oct 16, 10:26 PM
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    OK so I binned it...

    Not sure what I'm going to have now...
    Originally posted by basil92

    Crisp sarnie and a bottle of red is my go to
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 16th Oct 16, 10:29 PM
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    It really is one of the best purchases I've made. I'm glad I bought quite a few packets. I found with my old slow cooker that everything started to taste the same after a while so hopefully the liners will avoid this. I'll save on cleaning products and hot water as well, as you say. Happy days
    Originally posted by trolleyrun
    Working in a kitchen liners saved our sanity. Bain Marie on all day was horrendous to clean before we got liners. Just think about how much hot water, nails and time you are saving

    I would say in the cause of old style and mse, don't throw them out empty. At least save them to line a tin can to collect meat fat or something
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • trolleyrun
    • By trolleyrun 16th Oct 16, 10:33 PM
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    Good thinking, Suki! I'll keep that in mind, thank you
    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 16th Oct 16, 10:53 PM
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    Sure, pull up a chair, I've just mad a shepherds pie, the gravy was too thick so I added some water, and now my mash is sinking into it. I really do give up. on the other hand, to my knowledge, it doesn't have and added 'protein' other than the mince and I think it's gonna taste ok so there's more than enough to go round.

    Took myself Xmas shopping for the afternoon to cheer myself up - which worked, temporarily.
    Originally posted by kerri gt
    Have decided I shall refer to my sloppy shepherds pie as 'shepherds hash' That way the result sounds a little more intended.
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 16th Oct 16, 10:59 PM
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    Have decided I shall refer to my sloppy shepherds pie as 'shepherds hash' That way the result sounds a little more intended.
    Originally posted by kerri gt

    I'd have slopped a tin of baked beans on it and said nowt
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 16th Oct 16, 11:02 PM
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    I'd have slopped a tin of baked beans on it and said nowt
    Originally posted by suki1964
    As i was the only one eating it, I knew exactly what it looked like, and it had half a tin of beans in it already three portions to go..two in the freezer, one in the fridge. It will be fine, I just get frustrated when I put effort into cooking and it doesn't quite work out plus I'm a bit blue ATM anyway so keep having to remind myself that worse things happen at sea and to hold it all together.
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 16th Oct 16, 11:11 PM
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    As i was the only one eating it, I knew exactly what it looked like, and it had half a tin of beans in it already three portions to go..two in the freezer, one in the fridge. It will be fine, I just get frustrated when I put effort into cooking and it doesn't quite work out plus I'm a bit blue ATM anyway so keep having to remind myself that worse things happen at sea and to hold it all together.
    Originally posted by kerri gt

    Awww (((((((((big hugs))))))))))


    I did so struggle to eat a balanced meal when I cooked for myself so I really do feel your pain

    I just stopped bothering for years and lived off crisp sarnies, cheese, eggs, and plain pasta with just butter and pepper

    Even now I'd rather have toast then a meal
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    • stressedoutmumof1
    • By stressedoutmumof1 17th Oct 16, 11:43 AM
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    Love that everyone's menus have an autumnal feel now


    Tonight we will having Beef Bourguignon with Mash and Peas
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    • basil92
    • By basil92 17th Oct 16, 5:06 PM
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    Awww (((((((((big hugs))))))))))


    I did so struggle to eat a balanced meal when I cooked for myself so I really do feel your pain

    I just stopped bothering for years and lived off crisp sarnies, cheese, eggs, and plain pasta with just butter and pepper

    Even now I'd rather have toast then a meal
    Originally posted by suki1964
    Sounds just like me

    However, today, I have bought some Tuna Steaks and I'm going to have them tonight with a mixed leaf rocket and tomato salad drizzled in olive oil and a large chunk of freshly baked baguette with loads of butter on...

    Go me....
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    • Purple kitten
    • By Purple kitten 17th Oct 16, 5:11 PM
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    House of poorlies here means it is leftovers, I will add rice and cabbage, and grated carrott to create a bowl of mince and rice, topped with a little strong cheese.
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 17th Oct 16, 5:55 PM
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    I've a beef casserole on, lots of red wine, carrots, leeks,swede in it

    Boiled spuds for those that do and dumplings for those that don't ( me)
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    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 17th Oct 16, 6:09 PM
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    Hi all,

    It looks like I went a bit 'Wild in the aisles' at Aldi last week with their Super 6 - Veg overload Not that it matters at 45p - I have sliced and frozen 2 packs of leeks and a bag of parsnips, the largest swede in the world is being devoured but by bit, mashed yesterday, the rest chopped for today and tomorrow's meals.

    Tonight Meat Free Monday extravaganza is root veg crumble with HM Bread, the crumble is some bread whizzed up with Parmesan, garlic and herbs, the veg is swede, parsnip, sweet potato, carrot, onion and leek, with a cheese sauce - made a white loaf (made some rolls too). Really cheap dinner, and mostly use up's



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    • Gintotmelinda
    • By Gintotmelinda 17th Oct 16, 6:33 PM
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    Home made chicken balti (used paste) with rice, naan bread and onion bajis.The menfolk wolfed it down and there is enough for grandbaby's lunch tomorrow-he's nearly 29 months.
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    • FrugalinShropshire
    • By FrugalinShropshire 17th Oct 16, 7:29 PM
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    Egg, beans and chips here and they were the best hm chips ever. I used my chipper machine and tossed the chips with light olive oil and cornmeal. I then baked them for just under 50 minutes. Just gorgeous!
    I have some granola baking at the moment and have made ratatouille for later in the week, along with a batch of tomato soup in the pressure cooker
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