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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 Apr 17, 10:26 PM
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    Pushed the boat out here. Smoked haddock in chive and butter sauce, on a bed of spinach and topped with a poached egg, crushed new potatoes, love them with a drizzle of olive oil. A side of steamed green veg, kale, green beans, asparagus, tenderstem broccoli and peas. Really nice.
    Husband had leftover apple crumble, I had some chocolate with a cup of tea for afters.
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 18th Apr 17, 8:00 AM
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    I'm delighted to be able to say that this morning I'm under (only just) BMI 25, it's a fab feeling to be classified as 'normal' weight for my height and to NOT be classified as obese or even overweight any longer and it's not been too difficult to do really, just having to remember every day what I was not going to eat. Thanks for being on the journey with me and supporting me with your kindness and encouragement its helped so very much and I appreciate it enormously, there were wobbly days when it made the difference between my will power keeping me off the chocolate and cheese or not! I'm still going to keep to the eating pattern we've been using as I want to get down to 22.5/23.5 BMI and be able to stay there long term. I couldn't have done it without your being here guys, you're better than a teddy bear in terms of comfort any day of my life!!!

    Lunch today will be leek and potato soup made with the very last few leeks going up to flower from the garden plot with chicken for me and toast for He Who Knows and supper this evening will be oven cooked bacon chops with oven roasted new potatoes and red cabbage casserole followed by stevia sweetened rhubarb from the allotment and 0% Greek yoghurt.
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    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 18th Apr 17, 8:25 AM
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    Well done MrsLW. I'm still trying to find my willpower.

    Not sure yet what I'm having for tea, but I like what JIL had last night.
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    • mcculloch29
    • By mcculloch29 18th Apr 17, 9:07 AM
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    After Easter indulgence, my tummy is saying it would like things plain and simple. Well done Mrs LW on the weight loss, I bet a return to walking probably did its bit for that as well.
    My calorie needs are nowhere near what they once were now that arthritis prevents me from fast walking.
    I think I had better have something like porridge for breakfast, and perhaps some green tea or peppermint tea rather than a mocha coffee.
    Not a drop of alcohol taken over Easter either but as I don't get hangovers it wouldn't have mattered anyway.

    On the plus side I have some absolutely gorgeous new pans to try out, that Amazon sent me to review.

    I haven't got any recipes planned to use them today, ( I cook my porridge in the microwave in a £1 plastic lidded Sistema dupe bowl) but no doubt they will see sterling service soon.
    Erma Bombeck, American writer: "If I had my life to live over again... I would have burned the pink candle, sculptured like a rose, that melted in storage." Don't keep things 'for best' - that day never comes. Use them and enjoy them now.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 18th Apr 17, 9:09 AM
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    Well done Mrs LW.

    Tonight's dinner will be tuna risotto with onions, mushrooms, red & green peppers. some spring onions I have left over and maybe a few frozen peas.
    Oh - and tuna.
    • freespirit66
    • By freespirit66 18th Apr 17, 1:47 PM
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    Dinner tonight will be Chicken with Cashew Nuts with Rice
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    • gt568
    • By gt568 18th Apr 17, 1:50 PM
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    Chicken fajita wraps
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    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 18th Apr 17, 5:37 PM
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    Well done MrsLW As I have said before, your food always sounds lush, and definitely not a rabbit food diet

    Szechuan Beef here - loads of Veg was really tasty

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    • pretz
    • By pretz 18th Apr 17, 6:15 PM
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    Dinner tonight needed to be quick and easy after sitting out the front nattering with the other mums watching the children play outside. So a quick whizz round the fridge and we had blt baguettes with air fried wedges. Full tummies, happy kids and back to playing for them.
    • JIL
    • By JIL 18th Apr 17, 7:20 PM
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    We had salad and lots of it, didn't realise I could feel this full on salad.
    I had mine with hard boiled egg and tuna, husband had chicken from Sunday, we had a side salad from aldi that had quinoa and nuts, with mixed leaves, cucumber, tomatoes, celery, red onions, peppers, grated carrot, beetroot. Good job I didn't do the usual potato dish with it.

    I had to wait an hour before a cup of tea and a biscuit.
    • caronc
    • By caronc 18th Apr 17, 7:26 PM
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    Roast chicken thighs, flat mushroom, baked spud and HM coleslaw
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    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 19th Apr 17, 7:13 AM
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    He Who Knows is off fishing today and has a packed lunch, I shall have soup and chicken for mine and supper this evening will be spaghetti Bolognese made with quorn mince, a green salad and a low fat yoghurt.
    Go forward with the vision even if no one else can see it!

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    • WeeMidgie
    • By WeeMidgie 19th Apr 17, 7:42 AM
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    Using up scraps of chicken from a carcase. So will fold them into a sauce made with diced sauteed onion, pureed carrots, grated ginger and lemon with a dash of tamari, wrapped in a couple of chickpea flour pancakes and with some green veg on the side.
    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 19th Apr 17, 10:36 AM
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    Lunch will be some noodles with prawns, and dinner will be salmon pasta (hm from the freezer). Mmm bit of a theme there.
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    • freespirit66
    • By freespirit66 19th Apr 17, 1:46 PM
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    Dinner tonight is Sweet and Sour Chicken with Noodles
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    • gt568
    • By gt568 19th Apr 17, 1:54 PM
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    Salmon and roasted vegetables.
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 19th Apr 17, 2:07 PM
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    I'm trying out Mary Berry's potato, leek and cheese pie.

    Cheating by using bought puff pastry instead of making my own flaky pastry though.

    Not sure what to serve with it, OH wants baked beans.
    • Missli
    • By Missli 19th Apr 17, 3:09 PM
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    Chilli (from my slow cooker), rice and avocado
    • purpleybat
    • By purpleybat 19th Apr 17, 4:28 PM
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    I'm trying out Mary Berry's potato, leek and cheese pie.

    Cheating by using bought puff pastry instead of making my own flaky pastry though.

    Not sure what to serve with it, OH wants baked beans.
    Originally posted by Pollycat

    nothing wrong with buying pastry I think.
    I don't buy shortcrust (I have a food processor so easy to make loads to freeze) but id never attempt any other type.
    tonight when sleeping beauty nephew wakes up (he flew in from Canada this morning) we'll be having lidles spinach and cheese swirlie pastry thingy with various salads. am hoping he likes potato salad cs there's lots! dad'll be over tho and he loves it
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    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 19th Apr 17, 5:43 PM
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    Freezer forrage tonight as busy day - HM frozen Chicken, Bacon and leek pie filling, topped with sliced potato with salad

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