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    • cutestkids
    • By cutestkids 2nd Jan 12, 3:03 PM
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    What are You Making For Dinner Tonight ?
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    • 2nd Jan 12, 3:03 PM
    What are You Making For Dinner Tonight ? 2nd Jan 12 at 3:03 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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    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 16th Mar 17, 5:31 PM
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    Had a bit more time on my hands today, so tried something new to us.

    Shanghai Style Belly Pork with stirfry Veg noodles

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    • Gintotmelinda
    • By Gintotmelinda 16th Mar 17, 5:32 PM
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    Macaroni cheese topped with crunchy breadcrumb and cheese mixture and baby leaf salad.
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    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 16th Mar 17, 6:02 PM
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    Mash and beans tonight (mash liberated from the freezer), Quorn sausages for OH and grilled turkey breast (again from the freezer) for me.

    Not sure what tomorrow will be - might be a 'fend for yourself' / grab something from the freezer night.
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    • katkin
    • By katkin 16th Mar 17, 7:16 PM
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    Loving all the sausage and mash dishes happening tonight. I'll have to add sausage casserole to my menu plan next week.

    IslandMaid I adore pork belly dishes and especially anything with a eastern theme. Your meal looks delicious.

    We're not big lamb eaters, hubs finds it too greasy and it's the most expensive meat to buy here. A bit surprising as the countryside is full of lambs.. Anyhoo, I have lamb steaks from the butchers that I'm going to treat like beef steaks by doing a quick pan fry. I feel that a sauce of some sort would be nice but it's going to be a big crunchy fruity salad side and oven wedges for him. Im still not doing potato because of lent, it's soooo hard.
    • karcher
    • By karcher 16th Mar 17, 7:35 PM
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    I have mainly been eating cheese and toast today with 0.5 of a tomato in a cheese and mayo toasty late afternoon

    I may have the remaining portion of my aubergine, spicy tomato sauce thing later with some rice or I may just have some more bread and cheese

    I'm really not worthy of this thread
    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
    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 16th Mar 17, 7:42 PM
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    I have mainly been eating cheese and toast today with 0.5 of a tomato in a cheese and mayo toasty late afternoon

    I may have the remaining portion of my aubergine, spicy tomato sauce thing later with some rice or I may just have some more bread and cheese

    I'm really not worthy of this thread
    Originally posted by karcher
    Bread and cheese....the reason food was invented yum!
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    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 16th Mar 17, 7:49 PM
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    may just have some more bread and cheese

    I'm really not worthy of this thread
    Originally posted by karcher
    Not worthy - phahh - Bread and cheese - LUSH....
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    • katkin
    • By katkin 16th Mar 17, 7:51 PM
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    I have mainly been eating cheese and toast today with 0.5 of a tomato in a cheese and mayo toasty late afternoon

    I may have the remaining portion of my aubergine, spicy tomato sauce thing later with some rice or I may just have some more bread and cheese

    I'm really not worthy of this thread
    Originally posted by karcher
    Of course you are worthy! What about sticking your aubergine mix on bread and baking in the oven topped with cheese?
    • VintageHistorian
    • By VintageHistorian 16th Mar 17, 8:03 PM
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    Tonight was meant to be sausage sandwich and beans, but I got home later than planned so it was scrambled eggs on toast.

    Yesterday was chicken fajitas, which were nice but I must remember to get some more milk next time as they were a little hotter than I thought they would be (I'm not good with any spicy XD)
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    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 17th Mar 17, 7:10 AM
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    Oh I wish.....bread and cheese is the food of the Gods!!!!!

    Lunch today will be partaken on the train up to DD1 where I'm off for the weekend for a concert and will be a chicken salad and some dried fruit and peanuts and supper this evening will be one of DD2s inventions which is chicken breasts spread with pesto and topped with low fat mozzarella and tray baked in the oven on a bed of baby spinach, cherry tomatoes and asparagus spears. The whole lot is drizzled with a smidgeon of olive oil, seasoned with salt and black pepper and popped into the oven for around 40 minutes until the cheese is beautifully melty, the veg is cooked and the chicken breasts are properly cooked through. It's yummy!!!
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    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 17th Mar 17, 11:39 AM
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    Have a lovely weekend MrsLW

    No cooking for me today as it's Date Night

    Made a lazy Lime Cheesecake, the one where you mix cream, condensed milk and lime juice- used gingernuts for the base, so that's weekend puds sorted

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    • freespirit66
    • By freespirit66 17th Mar 17, 12:24 PM
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    Dinner tonight is Ham Salad with Crusty Bread
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    • stressedoutmumof1
    • By stressedoutmumof1 17th Mar 17, 1:22 PM
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    Spaghetti Carbonara and Garlic Bread
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 17th Mar 17, 1:26 PM
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    So yesterday we had:
    Starters - Lamb Keftedes (Lamb meatballs, breadcrumbs, onion herbs, and mint sauce) and Sucuk (Special Turkish spicy sausage pan fried with fresh tomatoes and peppers).

    Mains - Kleftiko for me (Joint of lamb slowly cooked in the oven with oregano, garlic and herbs) and Beef Stifado (Diced beef in red wine sauce, onion and herbs, slow cooked in olive oil) for OH.
    With a nice bottle of rioja.

    Lovely meal and we were served by the nicest young waitress you could hope to meet.

    Tonight I'm doing Spicy Turkish Lamb's Liver Albanian Style.
    Had put it on the menu before we decided to eat out yesterday.

    Will serve it on some flat-breads (embarrassingly not home-made (sorry, IM) - I have a bit of a hangover tbh, after we left the restaurant we went to the pub and polished off another bottle of wine ).
    And some yoghurt and mint.

    First time making so hope it goes OK.
    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 17th Mar 17, 2:08 PM
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    We're having shop bought meatballs in hm tomato sauce with pasta, and garlic bread.
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    • gt568
    • By gt568 17th Mar 17, 3:21 PM
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    Chinky then boozer.
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    • Mayflower10cat
    • By Mayflower10cat 17th Mar 17, 3:27 PM
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    Homemade Pizza!! With goats cheese and artichokes to top it. My favourite fakeaway.
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 17th Mar 17, 3:39 PM
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    I had some meatballs/tomato sauce, so I lobbed some spaghetti into the nuker and then mixed the two together and headed for the sofa.

    I'd have put more "interesting bits and pieces" in there too except I didn't have anything else I could've used.
    • caronc
    • By caronc 17th Mar 17, 5:55 PM
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    M&S southern fried chicken & coleslaw with a baked spud
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    • Gintotmelinda
    • By Gintotmelinda 17th Mar 17, 6:05 PM
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    Another home made Pizza here. Feta cheese, roasted peppers and cheddar cheese. I usually put pepperoni and cherry tomatoes on as well but didn't have any in.


    I love making pizza dough in my bread machine and DH slices the vegetables. Result! Just an assembly job.
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