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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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    • C J
    • By C J 19th Apr 17, 6:12 PM
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    Tonight we are having home made cod and crab fishcakes with salad.

    This morning I did a quick shop in Aldi and stocked up on their Super Six veg offers, as I think they will change tomorrow. I've spent the afternoon cooking for the freezer - six portions of cauliflower cheese, ten portions of cauliflower, potato, spinach and mushroom curry, and three litres of Moroccan-spiced cauliflower soup. I also bought four packs of the 19p leeks (each pack had four big leeks in it) and I have chopped/bagged/frozen those to make several batches of leek and potato soup in the near future. I'm back at work in a couple of weeks' time after an extensive period of sick leave and although I am now much better I think I'm going to find it exhausting to begin with, so am filling the freezer with as much home made ready-to-go stuff as I can, in preparation.
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    • fourcandles
    • By fourcandles 19th Apr 17, 7:21 PM
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    Love this thread, so much inspiration when I'm stuck for ideas!

    Tonight I did Hunter's Chicken from a Slimming World recipe (I'm not in SW but it's a really tasty recipe!) with oven chips and peas.
    • Corona
    • By Corona 19th Apr 17, 7:54 PM
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    Chicken curry - made with a small bag of leftover chicken from the freezer; a sliced onion & 2 cloves of garlic; chicken stock; bit of cornflower; curry powder (of course) and a cubed mango (reduced price, bought yesterday), served with rice. (I love the combination of chicken or turkey, with mango )
    • JIL
    • By JIL 19th Apr 17, 8:00 PM
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    Quick tea tonight, mashed potatoes, cauliflower, peas, carrots, red cabbage, gravy, Yorkshire puddings, vege sausages for me, roast pork in gravy for oh.
    Really enjoyed it.
    • caronc
    • By caronc 19th Apr 17, 9:15 PM
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    Quick dinner of cumberland sausage and mash (both from the freezer) with green beans and gravy
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    • VintageHistorian
    • By VintageHistorian 19th Apr 17, 9:31 PM
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    Tonight we had quiche Lorraine, chips, and salad.

    Tomorrow it'll be chicken and chorizo pasta!
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    • beluga
    • By beluga 19th Apr 17, 9:55 PM
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    Tonight I had soup made from HM lamb stock, lentils, barley and spinach (odd combo but what I had in at the time), with a toasted roll and some sliced gammon from the weekend. All leftovers or oddments that wanted using up
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    • pretz
    • By pretz 19th Apr 17, 10:13 PM
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    Dinner tonight was roasted salmon, new potatoes, asparagus, carrots and broccoli all smothered in lemon and dill. Absolutely delist even the mini-monsters who hates fish tried it and asked for some. Win win I say.
    • mcculloch29
    • By mcculloch29 20th Apr 17, 12:16 AM
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    I did a quick and easy favourite yet again, Jack Monroe's Creamy Salmon Pasta With A Chilli Lemon Kick. I hadn't intended to make this, but I'd accidentally left a tub of quark out of the fridge when putting the shopping away. It had to be used so 250g of quark replaced the usual yogurt in this. It made the sauce creamier, but otherwise it tasted the same, This can be prepared in around 15 mins from scratch, it really is a lovely alternative to ready meals when you have no time to cook,
    The quark more than doubled the usual cost of making this super-economical meal, but I did enjoy it, and the fact that the quark wasn't wasted.
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    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 20th Apr 17, 7:40 AM
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    Lunch today will be our usual home made soup with some quorn mini scotch eggs for me and with mini scotch eggs and toast for He Who Knows.

    Supper this evening will be jacket potatoes with baked beans and cheese and a nice big salad followed by a low fat gooseberry yoghurt each.
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 20th Apr 17, 8:15 AM
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    I bought 496gm of lamb's liver yesterday reduced to 54p so it will be liver and bacon casserole tonight.

    As there's only 2 of us I might skimp on the liver and save half for next week in a different dish.
    I'd pop it in the freezer, I don't like liver that's been in too long but find that a week or so is fine.

    That would be really cheap at 13.5p per portion of protein.
    • mcculloch29
    • By mcculloch29 20th Apr 17, 8:42 AM
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    I bought 496gm of lamb's liver yesterday reduced to 54p so it will be liver and bacon casserole tonight.

    As there's only 2 of us I might skimp on the liver and save half for next week in a different dish.
    I'd pop it in the freezer, I don't like liver that's been in too long but find that a week or so is fine.

    That would be really cheap at 13.5p per portion of protein.
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    That's got me thinking along the same lines, using some of my "cooking bacon" mis-shapes from Heron Foods. The lambs' liver is 1 a pound in there. It's small pieces that are ideal for casseroles. I use a packet of Aldi stuffing for a topping- made up, unlike when I use it to coat fishcakes.
    I can't remember when I last had stuffing as stuffing with a roast meal.
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    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 20th Apr 17, 9:11 AM
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    Mmm must make liver and bacon casserole some time.

    Tonight we're having Coop meal deal as it's easy - boneless breaded chicken and chips which I love, with some coleslaw.

    Just remembered I bought a cooking for one recipe book at the village event on Saturday, must take a look at it.
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    • hatful-of-hollow
    • By hatful-of-hollow 20th Apr 17, 9:25 AM
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    Last night we had a soup and crumble night - hm carrot and coriander served with bread and some cheese, followed by apple and sultana crumble and ice cream.

    Tonight we're having an aldi piri piri spatchcock chicken with new potatoes and salad, with low fat yogurt and berries for pud.
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 20th Apr 17, 9:37 AM
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    I'm trying out Mary Berry's potato, leek and cheese pie.
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    Re this - I have some filling left over and don't really want to use it in another pie.

    I'm thinking that if I can thin it down with a bit of veg stock, it might make into soup but not sure if it will work with the cheese in it.

    I'm not going to throw it away so any other suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 20th Apr 17, 2:15 PM
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    It ought to make a really nice soup if you blitz it with some milk and maybe add a chicken stock cube or it would make a lovely impossible quiche if you whisked it into some eggs should be very savoury and creamy OR if you made some big Yorkshire puddings as the container it would make a really nice filling for those!
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    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 20th Apr 17, 6:18 PM
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    Still using up Easter bits and pieces here

    Chicken marinated in olive oil, lemon, garlic and oregano with advacado salad, blue cheese dressing and Jacket potatoes

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    • Gem-gem
    • By Gem-gem 20th Apr 17, 8:41 PM
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    60g Spaghetti with a prawn, mushroom and tomato and basil sauce. Made from scratch. With a salad on the side.
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    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 20th Apr 17, 8:47 PM
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    I had tonight's dinner "planned", it was spuds I cooked at lunchtime, with some cocktail sausages I opened 4-5 days ago and 1/3rd of a tin of beans from about 2 days ago.

    Then I bought a curry/rice - put it away in the fridge for tomorrow, put something in the freezer, then opened the fridge and took out the curry and cooked it.

    Wrong meal!!! That was tomorrow's!

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    So tomorrow will be spuds/sausages/beans ... and today was the curry/rice. AND .... it wasn't that good.

    I also had a cheeky little chocolate trifle .... which was one of a pack of three, so I'll have one tomorrow and one on Saturday too.
    • JIL
    • By JIL 20th Apr 17, 10:47 PM
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    Tuna pasta bake here, used up some baby tomatoes, olives and some odd ends of cheese. Nothing special but it was quick to make.
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