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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 17th Oct 16, 7:34 PM
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    Use ups tonight, I had cauliflower, broccoli and leeks in a cheese sauce, a bit like island maids, I used up some brown bread crumbs, mixed with cheese and used it as a topping, I also put sunflower and pumpkin seeds on top.
    Husband had some of the above with belly pork and warmed up roast potatoes and parsnips which were better tonight, more crispy. I also steamed some green beans that had seen better days.
    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 17th Oct 16, 7:38 PM
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    JIL - never thought of using seeds on the topping - great idea

    FrugalinShropshire - bet your kitchen smells lush
    Last edited by Islandmaid; 17-10-2016 at 7:46 PM.
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    • Tink_04
    • By Tink_04 17th Oct 16, 7:51 PM
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    Slow cooker sausage casserole - perfect night for it!
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 17th Oct 16, 9:17 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
    Originally posted by FrugalinShropshire

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    • Smoosh
    • By Smoosh 17th Oct 16, 9:24 PM
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    We've been out all evening doing a massive reduced shop so we're having bits frm that for dinner. So for me is YS butternut squash risotto (I've added goats cheese to it) and for OH is lots and lots of YS sushi.

    Followed by a YS berry trifle
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    • PenguinOfDeath
    • By PenguinOfDeath 17th Oct 16, 9:49 PM
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    Peri peri coated chicken thigh with rice, courgette and sugar snap peas
    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 17th Oct 16, 10:29 PM
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    Stir fry here tonight - noodles, veg and sweet n sour sauce. OH spiced his up with Sambal and I added crayfish to mine - then picked them out as they were too fishy for some reason. Oh and a handful (all that was left) of chopped cashews went in from a bag that's been open since we moved (5mths ago) and i was darned if I was gonna throw them out.

    not sure about tomorrow - might be shepherds hash for me and something else for OH (being veggie) I also have some more mince in the fridge i need to cook into something - could just do shepherds pie base with no potato and then have the mince handy for a yorkshire or something.
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    • C J
    • By C J 18th Oct 16, 8:12 AM
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    Using up some of the leftover boneless leg of roast lamb from Sunday, tonight will be a lamb and sweet potato tagine with herby lemon couscous. There's easily enough to make 2 (maybe 3) x meals for two, plus a couple of lunches.

    The last of the Monmouth Pudding for Mister CJ's dessert.
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    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 18th Oct 16, 9:59 AM
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    Yesterday I CBA. I'd bought a 6-pack of "mini naan bread" from L*dl and so I had one of those for lunch and one for tea. Pop into toaster, wait a minute or so, eat.

    As there are six .... I'll probably have the same again today.

    Or I might nuke some chips ...

    It'll be one of the above, or both .... who knows.
    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 18th Oct 16, 1:34 PM
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    Chicken Casserole here, I overbought the super 6 at Aldi last week, so needed a use up - swede, parsnips, carrots, onions, leeks, chicken thighs all into the slow cooker for the day, add some HM frozen Yorkshire puddings and some frozen runner beans which next door gave us when they had a glut - yummy 😋

    Loads there so enough for 2 freezer portions for us and one for MIL

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    • FrugalinShropshire
    • By FrugalinShropshire 18th Oct 16, 1:56 PM
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    Vege chilli and baked poatoes here and I have just made a blackcurrant mousse with a jelly and the rest of a tin of evaporated milk.
    My granola is to die for, in fact I woke up during the night and was nearly tempted by a very early breakfast.
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    • Purple kitten
    • By Purple kitten 18th Oct 16, 2:00 PM
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    It will be pork roast tonight, I have to cook it up today or we would risk losing it. it will go with mash and hm apple sause.
    • pajama
    • By pajama 18th Oct 16, 2:32 PM
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    I'm having veggie mince & onion in gravy. Daughters having a chicken breast. We shall have these with roast spuds, Yorkshire puds and steamed veg. I've been craving rice pudding for days but had no pudding rice in. Bought the rice today so rice pud tonight, yum.
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    • thefamousexcuse
    • By thefamousexcuse 18th Oct 16, 3:09 PM
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    tonight we are having black pudding stuffed chicken with steamed greens, mashed potato and peppercorn sauce.

    Thats if my Rugrat, sorry I mean DD decides to behave herself and I don't have a nervous breakdown before dinner time!
    I have enough money to last me the rest of my life......until I go and buy something!

    • freespirit66
    • By freespirit66 18th Oct 16, 4:24 PM
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    Dinner tonight is Diet Coke Chicken and HM Chips
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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 18th Oct 16, 5:49 PM
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    Night off for me tonight as I am off to quiz night at the pub and get a meal there included
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    • Tink_04
    • By Tink_04 18th Oct 16, 6:42 PM
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    Chicken stir fry for us tonight - not what I fancy but got some stuff that needs using up so its probably for the best!
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    • basil92
    • By basil92 18th Oct 16, 6:50 PM
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    I had the other Tuna steak with salad for a very late lunch today.

    I can't decide yet what to have for dinner. I've been craving mashed potatoes for some reason recently, but never buy potatoes. However, I bought some yesterday so may have some with baked beans..or a may have a pizza...not sure yet?
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 18th Oct 16, 7:24 PM
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    Something new for us tonight, Nigellas Spanish chicken. Chicken thighs, chorizo, new potatoes, red onions,chucked an a roasting tin for an hour

    Served with peas and broccoli for those that like ( I don't)

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    • Mr_Singleton
    • By Mr_Singleton 18th Oct 16, 7:43 PM
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    "Bream Stuffed with Walnuts & Pomegranates"

    from Diana Henry's new book "Simple: Effortless food, Big Flavours" Pg 130.

    Fish somewhat boney but easy to make and as Ms Henry points out a bit of a mid-week treat.

    Last edited by Mr_Singleton; 18-10-2016 at 7:48 PM.
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