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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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    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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    • determined new ms
    • By determined new ms 18th Oct 16, 8:28 PM
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    I couldn't be bothered to cook so lo had lo pasta and bolognese from sat & I had a bowl of hm BNS soup I made yesterday with toast. Was delish!
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    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 18th Oct 16, 9:22 PM
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    Thorough decadence today DD2 treated us to Pizza out at lunchtime and by the time we'd driven back from the west country we were so hungry we got chips from the fish and chip shop with a sausage for him and a mushy pea fritter for me.....and they were smashing!!!
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    • Nomoonatall
    • By Nomoonatall 18th Oct 16, 9:52 PM
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    Stone Soup! Unfortunately my neighbours hate me, so it's a bit bland...and crunchy!

    Hope it'll soften up by tomorrow!
    • JIL
    • By JIL 18th Oct 16, 11:59 PM
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    Night off for me, working away so I had a nandos, which was loads of olives, halloumi and mushroom pitta, corn and spicy rice. I think they were having pasta and meatballs at home.
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 19th Oct 16, 8:04 AM
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    Lunch today will be cold wartime sausage pie with home made coleslaw and chutney and supper tonight will be bubble and squeak with streaky bacon and poached eggs. Apple crumble left if we need it.
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    • Wednesday2000
    • By Wednesday2000 19th Oct 16, 8:15 AM
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    Jackets with baked beans and cheese. Lovely.
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    • C J
    • By C J 19th Oct 16, 8:23 AM
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    Tonight will be another portion of the lamb tagine I made yesterday. I ended up padding it out with diced sweet potatoes, tinned chickpeas and a few handfuls of spinach from the garden .... and it was really tasty. Perfect spicy comfort food now the evenings are getting cooler.

    I've run out of puddings for Mister CJ but I have quite a lot of spare eggs as the hens are still laying very well so I might make a large creme caramel tonight so he has puds for the next few days
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    • The all new me
    • By The all new me 19th Oct 16, 8:26 AM
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    cold wartime sausage pie
    Sounds interesting..... what is it?
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 19th Oct 16, 8:34 AM
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    It's a pack of sausage meat mixed with a few chopped rashers of streaky bacon, a chopped onion, a chopped apple and some brown sauce baked in a shortcrust pastry in a deep sided pie/cake tin for a couple of hours at a low temperature 160deg C/gas Mk 3. It's nice hot but nicer cold when it slices like a pork pie and keeps well for a few days in the fridge. The original recipe is in a Marguerite Patten book of wartime recipes called The Victory Cook Book. It's useful for a buffet type meal at Christmas instead of making individual sausage rolls.
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    • C J
    • By C J 19th Oct 16, 9:58 AM
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    Ooh, I like the sound of that.
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    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 19th Oct 16, 12:31 PM
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    Living the single life of always and almost only ever seeming to eat "leftovers", I'd opened a pack of tortillas the other week, so still ploughing through those (pack of 8). I'd also got chickpeas I'd bought months ago.... and 6 cans of tuna that've been lurking for 2 years that need using up.

    So it'll be a simple chickpea and tuna mix as a wrap filling ... and, guess what .... that'll produce a pot of leftover filling to put in the fridge for either "later on, got to plough through it", or tomorrow as "OMG that again".



    I've still got 4 tortillas .... if they go in the freezer I'll simply never fancy them again and they'll take up space.

    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 19th Oct 16, 12:35 PM
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    ... wartime .... pie...
    Originally posted by MrsLurcherwalker
    What the recipe books don't tell you is that a lot of people didn't have an oven at the time, so couldn't make themselves a pie. Pies had to be taken to the bakehouse, baked there, then collected later

    My mum's household didn't have an oven until just before the war when they moved into a new social housing road from their 1850s 2-up-2-down cottage and into a 4-bed "council house" (not council, it was a privately funded and built small estate).

    I doubt baking any kind of pie was high on the agenda, or understanding, of my G-gran (born 1880) who hadn't seen an oven by then (aged about 55), so maybe she didn't even bother to buy one as she was "used to what she was used to".
    My mum was pretty rubbish at pastry, probably because she never tried cooking it until the 1960s. Gran's was "so so", she made Xmas mince pies (thick pastry that was), but that was her lot and you'd not write home about them!
    • Gintotmelinda
    • By Gintotmelinda 19th Oct 16, 3:55 PM
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    Cauliflower cheese, jacket potato, sausages and green beans.
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 19th Oct 16, 4:46 PM
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    Liver and bacon. I've still got a load of leeks so will hide some in there, and there's cauliflower to be used. I think I'll cook it all then make a cauliflower cheese for tomorrow with and chuck in the left over broccoli and the last of the leeks and serve with toad

    Sounds like a plan
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 19th Oct 16, 4:59 PM
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    Living the single life of always and almost only ever seeming to eat "leftovers", I'd opened a pack of tortillas the other week, so still ploughing through those (pack of 8). I'd also got chickpeas I'd bought months ago.... and 6 cans of tuna that've been lurking for 2 years that need using up.

    So it'll be a simple chickpea and tuna mix as a wrap filling ... and, guess what .... that'll produce a pot of leftover filling to put in the fridge for either "later on, got to plough through it", or tomorrow as "OMG that again".



    I've still got 4 tortillas .... if they go in the freezer I'll simply never fancy them again and they'll take up space.

    Originally posted by PasturesNew
    I don't know if you use your hob or if that's something you avoid?

    If you can use it and have a frying pan, you could make quesadillas - toasted sandwiches - using the tortillas. Just heat the pan dry, put in a tortilla, chuck in tuna, cheese, onions, whatever , put another tortilla on top and when the bottom one is crisp, flip it over and toast the other side

    Or you could cut them up, dry fry till crisp, and use to dip. If you have a blender or even a potato masher you could make a pretty tasty dip out of the chick peas, oil, garlic, or whatever flavouring you have
    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 19th Oct 16, 6:08 PM
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    Some lush sounding meals again -

    Lyn your pie sounds yummy, is that from a war time cookbook?

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    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 19th Oct 16, 6:19 PM
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    It's in the Marguerite Patten 'The Victory Cookbook' ISLANDMAID x.
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    • PenguinOfDeath
    • By PenguinOfDeath 19th Oct 16, 8:15 PM
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    Pan fried seabass fillets with braised cavalo nero, mash and lemon butter.

    Dead tasty for something so simple
    • freespirit66
    • By freespirit66 19th Oct 16, 10:03 PM
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    • By kerri gt 19th Oct 16, 10:40 PM
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    Pan fried seabass fillets with braised cavalo nero, mash and lemon butter.

    Dead tasty for something so simple
    Originally posted by PenguinOfDeath
    Cavelo nero here too, had it with a portion of my shepherds hash and some flat yorkshires I think (based on a 'help me' thread I started about my failing puds, I need to up the egg or reduce the other ingredients - annoying as when I was a student I could make fluffy yorkshires no problem - now I can make 101 other things and not a yorkie)

    Not sure about tomorrow - I do have a chicken and tarragon pie in the freezer so might have that with some veg. Am fully embracing the autumn foods but at this rate I'll be the size of a house by Dec 1st

    Love the look of the wartime pie recipe too - I have some sausage meat in the freezer from...err.r....might actually be last xmas so reckon I might give it a whirl. Ohhh...I have some dried prunes from a previous pie too...I wonder if that would work in it somehow.
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