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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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    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 12th Mar 17, 12:14 AM
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    I was missing your down to earth grub x
    Originally posted by kerri gt
    I've been posting it elsewhere so didn't want to double post

    For the record, today was:

    egg/soldiers for breakfast.
    tex mex cheese/potato pie, beans and sausages for lunch
    cheese toastie for tea.

    Also scoffed: 5 chocolates, 6 bourbon biscuits
    • karcher
    • By karcher 12th Mar 17, 4:06 AM
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    Last night: x 4 Fish Fingers with lettuce and mayo in x 2 Ciabatta rolls with a sliced tomato on the side.
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    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 12th Mar 17, 8:09 AM
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    Today I've just had weetabix for breakfast, will have some more of the crustless quiche for lunch, and dinner will be a starter of leek and potato soup, and then roast beef with all the trimmings.
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    • C J
    • By C J 12th Mar 17, 9:32 AM
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    I've invited all the family round for dinner tonight (a bit ambitious, as I'm still not moving well and am easily exhausted!) and will be doing a Moroccan-spiced cauliflower soup with crusty bread, oils and dukkah to start and then a full roast chicken dinner. Yesterday I made a baked Malteser cheesecake for pud so at least that's one less thing to do today. I'm sure Mister C J will help with peeling veg etc though.
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 12th Mar 17, 9:45 AM
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    I've invited all the family round for dinner tonight (a bit ambitious, as I'm still not moving well and am easily exhausted!) and will be doing a Moroccan-spiced cauliflower soup with crusty bread, oils and dukkah to start and then a full roast chicken dinner. Yesterday I made a baked Malteser cheesecake for pud so at least that's one less thing to do today. I'm sure Mister C J will help with peeling veg etc though.
    Originally posted by C J
    I hope Mr CJ will also help with putting things in and taking things out of the oven.

    Enjoy your day but don't overdo it.

    Lunch today will be olive tapenade - black or green or maybe both - with baguette.

    Dinner will be some form of shepherd's pie - could be beef, lamb, pork, chicken or turkey, whichever has been in the freezer the longest & I find first.

    Beef/lamb will have savoy cabbage added to the mash, any 'white' meat will have swede.
    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 12th Mar 17, 10:35 AM
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    I had planned a chilli, rice and nachoes today, but DS is coming back for a training shift for his new seasonal job on Wednesday and he loves a chilli.

    So, using up meal today Gammon, Cauliflower cheese and roasted root veg



    Also have some rhubarb from the garden, will make a crumble and custard for pud

    Leftover gammon for this weeks sarnies for Hubby
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    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 12th Mar 17, 11:43 AM
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    I'm chucking a 43p pasty into the oven and nuking some sides of bubble/squeak and beans. Big splash of manly brown sauce will transform this gastronomic delight into a meal that will send shock waves of excitement crashing through social media

    Pushing the boat out as this is a "big ticket item" which will cost 80p to put together! But it's Sunday, so less scrimping, eh!
    Last edited by PasturesNew; 12-03-2017 at 11:49 AM.
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 12th Mar 17, 1:11 PM
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    Nice warm bowl of home made lentil and tomato soup for lunch with some chicken for me and toast for him and supper tonight will be oven cooked turkey schnitzel with German potato salad and green beans followed by a cherry, apple and prune compote and some 0% Greek yoghurt.
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    • melanzana
    • By melanzana 12th Mar 17, 2:52 PM
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    Bear with me it's a bit long.

    We were at a funeral in Dublin. They are two day (minimum) events. First day deceased is waked at home. There is enough food to feed an army and lashings of tea (no alcohol that day though). Might sound odd but we are used to the deceased being in the next room and everyone talking and OMG laughing, and reminiscing.

    So there was a choice of Irish Stew and/or Coddle. I had a bit of both, and was transported back to my childhood. Absolutely mouthwateringly good. Coddle is an old Dublin dish and sounds disgusting but is just so so tasty and filling. Food of the gods for the poor of the time. My mother used to make it and we gobbled it up. Fed and watered on Friday so.

    So next day the funeral was at 10am. After the committal in the cemetery we were invited back to an hotel for lunch. Everything under the sun on the menu. I had salmon in a lemony sauce with buttered potatoes and veg (we love our spuds lol).

    Then the funeral group decanted to the bar, where drinks were laid on and a great hoolie (that's Irish for a party) took place. This is normal, don't worry, we enjoy funerals once the interment is over.

    Then at 4pm platters of sandwiches were passed around.

    I am not eating much today. Maybe an omellette or something.
    • Lauralozzle
    • By Lauralozzle 12th Mar 17, 3:29 PM
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    It's Sunday so a roast was in order.

    Roast chicken, roast potatoes, roast parsnips, carrots, cauliflower, kale, Yorkshire pudding, stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy

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    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 12th Mar 17, 7:57 PM
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    Been out training this morning, then home and a frenzy of housework, OH remarked on the state of the hall floor (must be bad for him to notice) so all floors streamed, bathroom was then spontaneously cleaned, kitchen cleaned, and some DIY.

    Jacket spud in oven ATM. Will prob have with beans and cheese.

    Found that a pile of leaflets that were sat on the windowsill have caused the white paint underneath to yellow...anyone got any ideas on how to remedy this without repainting?
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    • melanzana
    • By melanzana 12th Mar 17, 8:34 PM
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    A lovely thread.
    • caronc
    • By caronc 12th Mar 17, 8:40 PM
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    Braised steak in a mushroom & onion gravy with root veg mash
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    • VintageHistorian
    • By VintageHistorian 12th Mar 17, 8:45 PM
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    Steak baguette, followed by half a pack of Galaxy Minstrels.
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    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 12th Mar 17, 9:11 PM
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    Found that a pile of leaflets that were sat on the windowsill have caused the white paint underneath to yellow...anyone got any ideas on how to remedy this without repainting?
    Originally posted by kerri gt


    I think if you just leave it uncovered the yellowing may well fade. Give it a stiff ignoring for a while and see what happens.
    • Kittenkirst
    • By Kittenkirst 12th Mar 17, 9:47 PM
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    Asian style pork mince with wholewheat noodles & white cabbage salad. Was scrumptious and a small portion for lunch with the cabbage salad
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    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 13th Mar 17, 8:02 AM
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    More Lentil and Tomato soup for lunch today with chicken for me and a ham sandwich for He Who Knows and supper tonight will be 'skinny' Chicken Pasta Caprese with a green leafy salad. 99 calorie fat free yoghurt for pudding if wanted.
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    • mcculloch29
    • By mcculloch29 13th Mar 17, 10:59 AM
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    Yesterday was a 'not very hungry' day - a big bowl of porridge for brunch, then a very 'old fashioned' tea. Sardines on toast with a milk jelly (raspberry), which we often had for tea on Sunday.

    I love coddle. Haven't had it for a while. A late BF of my sister's was Irish (from the North), and made a lovely version. I have all the ingredients in, usually. It's a good use of the thick bacon I get in the 2 for 1.49 900g mis-shapes packs from Heron.

    The best porridge I've ever had was in Dublin as was the best fish and chips too (other than my mum's). The name of the restaurant escapes me, but it's one that was in the guidebooks.They had ancient dark wood furniture and Victorian tiling, I think they fry with beef dripping. This was almost twenty years ago... hope it's still there. The fish was hanging off the plate.
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    • melanzana
    • By melanzana 13th Mar 17, 1:57 PM
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    Yesterday was a 'not very hungry' day - a big bowl of porridge for brunch, then a very 'old fashioned' tea. Sardines on toast with a milk jelly (raspberry), which we often had for tea on Sunday.

    I love coddle. Haven't had it for a while. A late BF of my sister's was Irish (from the North), and made a lovely version. I have all the ingredients in, usually. It's a good use of the thick bacon I get in the 2 for 1.49 900g mis-shapes packs from Heron.

    The best porridge I've ever had was in Dublin as was the best fish and chips too (other than my mum's). The name of the restaurant escapes me, but it's one that was in the guidebooks.They had ancient dark wood furniture and Victorian tiling, I think they fry with beef dripping. This was almost twenty years ago... hope it's still there. The fish was hanging off the plate.
    Best fish and chips in the UK? Whitby.
    Originally posted by mcculloch29
    Best chipper in Dublin is Burdocks down by Christchurch Cathedral.

    But I don't think it's the one you mention as it's take away only and FAMOUS!

    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 13th Mar 17, 6:07 PM
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    Meat Free Monday here and all I really want now is fish and chips

    Hey Ho - dinner was Field Mushrooms with Halloumi, vegetable rice and a Corrander and lime yogurt dressing. It was yummy and used up lots of odds and ends in the fridge

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