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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 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!

    When you live alone there's nobody to spot your early onset dementia and point out where you're going wrong

    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.
    • dekaspace
    • By dekaspace 20th Apr 17, 11:31 PM
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    Yesterday took a single chicken breast out of freezer, grilled it then added it to jars worth of sweet and sour and added 4 tiny chillis to it and made rice.

    Today for lunch had home made corned beef hash, and for tea had another chicken breast from grill added to chow mein and chiis with spaghetti as no noodles.
    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 21st Apr 17, 7:40 AM
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    Tonight we'll be having chicken and bacon pie, with mashed potatoes, cauliflower cheese and broccoli.
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    • fourcandles
    • By fourcandles 21st Apr 17, 8:00 AM
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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.
    Originally posted by JIL
    Ooh, yes, that's tonight's tea decided - tuna pasta bake. The fridge is bare until I do my shop tomorrow so I'll chuck in whatever I can find (I think there's half a bag of prawns in the freezer )

    Last night I did salmon with pesto and roasted vegetables. DS1 complained as usual because I put aubergine and cherry tomatoes in, both of which he hates.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 21st Apr 17, 8:04 AM
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    Mrs LW - thanks for the suggestions. It already had 600ml of milk in and flour so it's quite gloopy.

    It would have made a lovely filling for impossible quiche but OH said he didn't really like the pie so I'm doing a gratin topped with packet stuffing for my lunch with half of it & I'll have the rest on granary toast for tomorrow's lunch.

    Dekaspace - I love corned beef hash!

    Tonight is pasta with meatballs, mushrooms and peppers.
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 21st Apr 17, 8:13 AM
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    Picnic lunch today as we're planning a walk round some lovely gardens that have lots of rhododendrons this morning. So I'll pack us some crackerbreads, low calorie cheese triangles, baby tomatoes, a container of olives each, a banana each and a low fat blackcurrant yoghurt each too.

    Supper tonight will be a quorn sweet potato meat loaf (we can have the rest cold with salad tomorrow) which I'll serve hot with steamed carrots, peas, sweetcorn and oil spray oven baked cooked new potatoes along with some gravy.
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    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 21st Apr 17, 8:22 AM
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    ... low calorie cheese triangles...
    Originally posted by MrsLurcherwalker
    I go through phases, but for the last four months these have been a staple in my fridge

    I'm on about the 4th packet this year already! I love just opening the fridge door and grabbing one for "supper"/a snack late in the evening
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 21st Apr 17, 8:31 AM
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    Me too PN, I like the Laughing Cow light ones with Cheddar in the red packets which are only 25 calories and actually taste like cheese.....not soap which some of them do!
    Go forward with the vision even if no one else can see it!

    Some people use words to reflect who they want to be, but actions ALWAYS show who they really are!
    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 21st Apr 17, 9:26 AM
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    Hi all,

    Date Night tonight

    Making some Coconut Dhal out of the bendy Veg in the fridge for lunches next week, will make some chapati too - all for the freezer till I need them



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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 21st Apr 17, 10:15 AM
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    Me too PN, I like the Laughing Cow light ones with Cheddar in the red packets which are only 25 calories and actually taste like cheese.....not soap which some of them do!
    Originally posted by MrsLurcherwalker
    I bought some of the 'Seriously Strong' spreadable squares (they do original and a lighter version) to take on a flight last summer to eat with cheddar biscuits washed down with a G&T.
    It was like having a mile-high picnic.

    I put them in our 'liquids' bag though to be sure of not being stopped by Security.
    • karcher
    • By karcher 21st Apr 17, 10:23 AM
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    I cooked last night!

    Sauteed onion, garlic in olive oil then added green beans and a load of fresh spinach and cooked wholewheat spaghetti.

    Pudding was 2 slices of wholemeal toast, butter and marmalade.
    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
    • gt568
    • By gt568 21st Apr 17, 4:02 PM
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    friday means one thing....Homemade chicken kebabs.
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    • BOBS
    • By BOBS 21st Apr 17, 4:50 PM
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    Feeling so lethargic I dont have energy to make tea so possibly frozen pizza which I know is so stodgy will make things worse
    • mcculloch29
    • By mcculloch29 21st Apr 17, 5:22 PM
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    I was looking forward to skinny tomato soup with hm bread and the final pirukad.
    My tummy had other ideas so it was a mug of Oxo and peppermint tea instead, and supper will be the same. I think it may have been an overdose of lovely crusty hm bread for brekky that did it. I have memories of similar instances.

    Oh well. The soup has a use by date of today but they freeze perfectly well.

    The soup is the New Covent Garden one, the normal price in Tesco is £2.35, this week they were two for £1 in Heron Foods. Is it any wonder that I absolutely love Heron?
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    • JIL
    • By JIL 22nd Apr 17, 12:44 AM
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    I don't mind cooking, in fact I actually enjoy it, apart from Fridays, I don't know if that's because I am tired or because we have always had an easy tea on a Friday.
    So I opened the freezer door and started to look for the breaded fish, but gave up, so oh went to the fish and chip shop and bought two children's fish and chips with peas, it was well worth £6.80 and we ate them in front of the TV and on our knees.
    • creative gal
    • By creative gal 22nd Apr 17, 7:05 AM
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    Tonight will be date night in Birmingham, not sure where we're going yet, but very much looking forward to it.


    Yesterday, the planned tea of gammon did not materialise due to me being laid up in bed with a migraine.
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 22nd Apr 17, 7:41 AM
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    We're all out of soup in the fridge so I'll be making some cauliflower cheese soup this morning to see us through the weekend as I already have a cauliflower. I'll have it with some cooked chicken and He Who Knows will have a ham sandwich with his.

    Supper this evening will be a quorn stroganoff which has new potatoes in it already and some peas and a low calorie rhubarb yoghurt afterwards if it's wanted.
    Go forward with the vision even if no one else can see it!

    Some people use words to reflect who they want to be, but actions ALWAYS show who they really are!
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 22nd Apr 17, 9:11 AM
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    We're having pizza.

    Bought a half-price pepperoni one and will take off the pepperoni, add extra cheese, mushrooms, red & green peppers, red onion and chorizo and then replace the pepperoni.
    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 22nd Apr 17, 9:17 AM
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    Going to use a couple of the Market Porter Steaks I bought earlier this month on a MSE voucher.

    Dauphinois Potatoes and Home Grown Asparagus - Chocolate Fondants for dessert - DH's favourite



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