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    • cutestkids
    • By cutestkids 2nd Jan 12, 4:03 PM
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    What are You Making For Dinner Tonight ?
    • #1
    • 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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    • artydoll
    • By artydoll 6th Dec 12, 2:23 PM
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    Made a beef stew for today,mostly came from freezer ,beef cubes,swede,parsnips,sliced leek.all came from freezer,been freezing them when I buy them,portioning them and chucking in the freezer

    OH got a sliced loaf out yesterday and asked what was in all the little plastic bags ?
    So today I showed him when I made the stew lol.
    It was so quick even got him to peel a few potatoes for it.
    • Popperwell
    • By Popperwell 6th Dec 12, 2:28 PM
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    Still on the ham butties...I refuse to waste the YS meat even if it has gone past the date on the lable. It looks, smells and tastes ok. And is in a fridge that is at the correct temperture.

    May do a meal later, ham, baked beans eggs, mushrooms and chips.

    May open a can of rice pudding afterwards.

    Similar to previous meals I mentioned earlier in the week.

    Then perhaps I can do something else over the weekend.
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    • Fruball
    • By Fruball 6th Dec 12, 2:30 PM
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    Lazy dinner of pizza and garlic bread
    • Frith
    • By Frith 6th Dec 12, 2:59 PM
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    We're having tea at my mum and dad's tonight. :-)

    Made a large quantity of meatballs today though, so have some in the fridge for tomorrow's tea and another meal's worth in the freezer.

    Have been trying to use the soup up from the freezer so I had a portion for lunch today... and yesterday...
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  • DuckEggGingham
    Aubergine sliced length ways, roasted off in the oven, then putting lots of cheese on top of them and finishing them off under the grill served with soya mince done in a pepper and tomato based sauce.

    Lots of weird and wonderful meals for the next 2 weeks as I use up what is in the freezer ready for lots of Christmas leftovers lol!
  • Josslette
    Chicken Goujons in wraps with reggae reggae sauce mixed into mayo. Served with potato wedges and salad. It's soooo cold out there!
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    • Metranil Vavin
    • By Metranil Vavin 6th Dec 12, 4:27 PM
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    Metranil Vavin
    mmm some of these dinner's are making me hungry, and it's only 4.30!

    I'm going to cobble together a chilli I think as OH is out at his work Xmas party tonight, and I have mine tomorrow night so will make enough for him tomorrow too.

    mmmmm chilli..
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    • Popperwell
    • By Popperwell 6th Dec 12, 4:33 PM
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    They always make me hungry and if someone was cooking them for me that would be lovely but cooking for one I do tend to go for the simple and easy meals. I have the best of intentions but then they tend to go by the wayside.
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    • trolleyrun
    • By trolleyrun 6th Dec 12, 6:02 PM
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    No need for me to cook tonight as I'm going out for a meal It's been ages since I had a meal out, so I'm really looking forward to it
    • McpPsl
    • By McpPsl 6th Dec 12, 7:34 PM
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    Rack of Lamb
    Changed our Meal Plan today after noticing a Rack of Lamb sitting in the freezer begging to be eaten.

    With the Rack of Lamb we had root mash, consisting of potatoes, swede, carrots, butter and parmasan cheese also a medley of vegetables made up of brussel sprouts, broccoli and cabbage, served with lots of gravy.
    • soba
    • By soba 6th Dec 12, 9:18 PM
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    Made a beef stew yesterday and was planning on making pie with it today but the puff pastry in the fridge had gone off - a very unappealing grey colour and covered in black specks.
    So we had stew, chips, peas and y puds.
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    • vixtress
    • By vixtress 6th Dec 12, 9:39 PM
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    Had chicken fajitas with heaps of side salad last night which was so simple but totally and utterly scrumptious

    Tonight I'm cooking my favouritest ever dinner (OH and DD3 favourite too!)...

    Ginger pork and dauphinoise pototoes

    The ginger pork was a recipe I found in a £1.99 recipe book last year and it's now my speciality!! lol


    Oh I can't wait! Mouth watering
    Originally posted by HeadAboveWater
    Any chance of the pork recipe? Sounds delicious
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    • Fruball
    • By Fruball 7th Dec 12, 9:46 AM
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    Found some very nice looking stewing beef in the freezer (which I am desperate to empty!) so I am going to make a simple stew and serve it with rice.
    • skader
    • By skader 7th Dec 12, 12:24 PM
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    Making chicken and leek pie today from the hairy bikers book
    Going to make the double crust myself as well
    Fingers crossed!
    • ruby_eskimo
    • By ruby_eskimo 7th Dec 12, 3:15 PM
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    We're having Chilli tonight. Just hope OH doesn't make it too hot!
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  • Rossy2692
    Made some ciabatta stylee rolls today so am making Nando's stylee chicken sandwiches with a few chips
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    • WantToBeSE
    • By WantToBeSE 7th Dec 12, 4:40 PM
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    quick pasta in tomato sauce with grated cheese on top, with garlic bread.
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    • mogwai
    • By mogwai 7th Dec 12, 6:03 PM
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    either HM lasagne or since DH is at work dinner may order in pizza and garlic bread mm
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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 7th Dec 12, 7:21 PM
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    I have some left over cooked chicken from DDs that was headed for either the dogs or the bin ,but luckily my son-in-law donated it to me as he knows I hate waste and will have it with lettuce,tomatoes,cuecumer,beetroot,radish and cooked left over charlotte potato's from last night basically an almost free meal and when I have stripped whats left of the chicken off that I don't eat tonight it will make me a nice curry for tomorrow nights dinner, so two freebie meals meatwise.
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    • CT19720
    • By CT19720 7th Dec 12, 9:16 PM
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    Finally got around to making the lamb kebab loaf from the takeaway secreat book today.

    We all absolutley loved it, and served it in pitta with chips and salad.

    Trying to do one new receipe a week, and think next weeks will be 'pulled pork', if I can find a nice receipe off the internet.
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