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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.
    Last edited by cutestkids; 02-01-2012 at 4:04 PM. Reason: spelling
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 13th Mar 17, 6:11 PM
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    But I don't think it's the one you mention as it's take away only and FAMOUS!
    Originally posted by melanzana
    And - IIRC - expensive too.

    Tonight is garlic & herb spatchcock chicken with pommes savoyard and OH's mushroom, onion, courgette and tomato mix that we usually do with steak.

    I wanted something different to a traditional dinner.
    • karcher
    • By karcher 13th Mar 17, 6:13 PM
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    I've cooked again

    Aubergine, broccoli, green pepper, carrot, mushrooms, onion, garlic and chilli in a spicy tomato be served with IM flatbreads

    Smells good
    Please excuse the occasional absence of capital letters in my posts. My left shift key seems to only work when if feels like it and i often cba to go back and edit
    • spendinglikemad
    • By spendinglikemad 13th Mar 17, 6:19 PM
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    Everything sounding yummy!!!!

    Roast chicken, stuffing and cranberry sauce sandwiches today - best part of a roast over the weekend is the sandwiches on Monday/Tues !

    Made some country veg soup on Saturday using up veg in the fridge and cannellini beans and a bit of bacon (and parmesan rind) so its a hearty soup to have some dinner and use it up

    Got some mince beef hash on the go for tomorrow and procrastinating about getting in the kitchen to make some cookies and traybake and get a casserole on the go for later in the week

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    • karcher
    • By karcher 13th Mar 17, 6:30 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

    Originally posted by Islandmaid
    Oh burger..I want that now

    Looks fabulous and there's my fave Halloumi again *sighs*
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    • Gintotmelinda
    • By Gintotmelinda 13th Mar 17, 6:49 PM
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    Chickpea and potato masala with raita and mango chutney.
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    • Lauralozzle
    • By Lauralozzle 13th Mar 17, 6:59 PM
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    Using up roast leftovers so chicken and leek pie with mange tout and kale.
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    • katkin
    • By katkin 13th Mar 17, 7:03 PM
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    Now I want halloumi, curry, pie and fish and chips

    Just home from work and hungry, hungry hubby is in the back of nine, do I wait or do I eat and wrap his up on a plate? Decisions, decisions..

    Since its prawn stir fry with noodles I reckon I'll wait as I don't think I'd appreciate that microwaved to heat. In the meantime I have an orange and kiwi I didn't manage today.

    Fish and chips, oh boy oh boy
    • caronc
    • By caronc 13th Mar 17, 8:58 PM
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    Peri peri chicken thighs, roast veg, baked spud
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    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 13th Mar 17, 9:57 PM
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    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.
    Originally posted by Slinky
    I am currently ignoring it...although it's hard as its right at my head height where I sit on the sofa...have to keep turning the other cheek...literally

    I've cooked again

    Aubergine, broccoli, green pepper, carrot, mushrooms, onion, garlic and chilli in a spicy tomato be served with IM flatbreads

    Smells good
    Originally posted by karcher
    I love the fact they are now universally known as IM flatbreads on this thread ohhh that gives me an idea for lunch tomorrow - I still have 2 I need to roll out that stuck together (been in the fridge, hopefully ok) ...I'm thinking IM flatbread fish finger wrap for lunch tomorrow...

    Tonight I went retro with fish in the bag and rice with some mixed veg...which OH ate without looking like I was trying to poison him and I didn't have to grate it / mash it / puree it / cover it in spicy sauce to hide the fact it was veg...progress indeed

    Tomorrow I'm thinking Southern Fried Quorn burgers with beans (OH) and prob veg (me) and salad if i get any at the supermarket tomorrow (need lemons and mog food). Now it's finally feeling like spring I'm trying to embrace the desire for salad (except iceberg lettuce which is still eye wateringly £££)
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    • annarichart
    • By annarichart 14th Mar 17, 7:17 AM
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    I'm on the diet so I just have some vegetable and a small cup of low-fat milk for my dinner. It helps me to lose weight and save a large amount of money
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    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 14th Mar 17, 7:50 AM
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    Lunch today will be some more home made soup and half an avocado with low calorie balsamic dressing and supper this evening will be oriental crispy baked salmon and a green veg stir fry with the inevitable 99 calorie fat free yoghurt somewhere in the day! only .6 to go to BMI 25!!!
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    • C J
    • By C J 14th Mar 17, 9:28 AM
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    C J
    Well done, Mrs LW!

    Today I will be making some meals using the leftover chicken from Sunday night's roast - I cooked two large chickens so we'd have plenty to eat (and three of my guests had a preference for chicken legs). So I have a very large bowl of stripped meat in the fridge, and a pressure cooker full of gorgeous smelling chicken stock on the hob.

    The stock will be used to make soups for our lunches this week. Today's will be chicken, vegetable and pearl barley broth.

    For dinners I will be making a chicken and sweetcorn puff pastry pie, some Chinese chicken, bean sprout and water chestnut in black bean sauce, and a chicken and potato curry.

    There should even be enough left to stretch into a couple of lunch dishes, if I'm careful. Maybe some chicken, ham, leek and cheese pasties, and a little chicken and sweetcorn mayo to go on top of two jacket potatoes.

    I like 'cooking days', they are so satisfying!
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    • redlady_1
    • By redlady_1 14th Mar 17, 10:08 AM
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    Pork stir fry last night with LO pork from Sunday. Tonight is HM minced beef and onion pie with boiled spuds as requested by Mr RL
    • lillibet dripping
    • By lillibet dripping 14th Mar 17, 10:31 AM
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    lillibet dripping
    All this talk of Halloumi - I've given in! We're having fried halloumi with green salad and tomato salsa!
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    • freespirit66
    • By freespirit66 14th Mar 17, 12:40 PM
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    Tonights dinner is Chicken Fajitas with Salad
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    • angelpye
    • By angelpye 14th Mar 17, 4:58 PM
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    Tonight for use its meatballs in gravy with cous cous and broccoli. DD's request, never made this line up before but thought would give it a try. Mine are veggie meatballs but beef for madam
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    • spendinglikemad
    • By spendinglikemad 14th Mar 17, 5:31 PM
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    Minced beef and potato hash tonight with bread and butter - I made it last night in case I was really late back but got back on time!! Time to put feet up - just need to reheat the Hash - I had a taste and it was as good as I remembered as a kid!!

    I did finally do some baking so raspberry crumble traybake using up some of last years frozen gold and red raspberries and chocolate cookies - I wonder how long they will last??
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    • babes21
    • By babes21 14th Mar 17, 5:32 PM
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    Tonight's dinner for us will be Spaghetti and Meatballs, yum.
    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 14th Mar 17, 6:01 PM
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    Mrs LW - That's Fab! Your food always sounds so tasty too, so goes to prove you can eat brilliantly eating healthier.

    Now in contrast . Mid week comfort food here

    Bangers, mash, peas and onion gravy

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    • caronc
    • By caronc 14th Mar 17, 6:16 PM
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    Bangers with a potato, courgette and mushroom bake
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