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    • JIL
    • By JIL 20th Jun 17, 12:15 AM
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    What are you making for dinner tonight?
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    • 20th Jun 17, 12:15 AM
    What are you making for dinner tonight? 20th Jun 17 at 12:15 AM
    Am I imagining it?
    My post count has gone down significantly and this thread seems to have disappeared, is this a coincidence?

    What's happened?
    Last edited by JIL; 20-06-2017 at 12:18 AM.
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    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 9th Jul 17, 11:16 PM
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    Yeah, it wasn't what I especially wanted, but due to a combination of very little money and poor planning, there really was no other choice tonight. Luckily it was just leftovers, so took just minutes to microwave as I'm not sure I could have coped if the oven had had to be on!
    Originally posted by dangerbadger
    I cooked a beef and Guinness casserole last week, it's all portioned in the feeezer - thankfully I was able to stay out of the kitchen while the oven was on. Still, will enjoy it when the weather cools and we're all grumbling about that.

    Actually I have no idea about dinner tomorrow, OH is just too hot to want anything really, neighbours had a BBQ today so now i REALLY REALLY REALLY want a burger
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    • JIL
    • By JIL 10th Jul 17, 12:05 AM
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    I really wanted some roast potatoes, parsnips and veg with a Yorkshire pudding and gravy but it is far too hot.

    So we had a quick tapas meal. Oven on for 25 mins. I made Spanish omlette, garlic prawns, padron peppers, alioli, bread, olives, manchego, chorizo, more garden lettuce, Spanish meatballs from freezer and a vege rice.

    Strawberries and cream courtesy of tcb for afters.
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 10th Jul 17, 7:59 AM
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    It's still hot here and we're expecting thunderstorms through the day. He Who Knows is off fishing early to make the most of the day and has a packed lunch so I will have just a bowl of soup for my lunch, it's really too uncomfortable to want to eat much.

    I'll make a chilli mole for our suppers for the next couple of days, I have a really tasty vegan recipe that just gets better as it gets older and I'll serve it with some tortilla chips and a home made tomato salsa, I might make cashew soured cream to go with it too and it will be a light but nourishing meal. A fat free yoghurt for pudding if it's wanted and a cup of black coffee to finish with.
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    • C J
    • By C J 10th Jul 17, 8:23 AM
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    I bought a large pack of 'wonky' mushrooms over the weekend from Aldi for £1.30 and they've provided several very economical meals. We've had saut!ed mushrooms with yesterday's cooked breakfast, a lovely mushroom stir fry using homegrown beansprouts and pak choi from the garden, and a really delicious mushroom stroganoff last night - and I still have a bowl full of mushrooms left to use for tomorrow's supper (diced courgettes, garlic and spinach all from the garden,saut!ed with the mushrooms and mixed with a little cooked penne pasta in a cheese sauce and oven baked - it's delish!)
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    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 10th Jul 17, 8:54 AM
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    SCORCHIO here yesterday.
    SCORCHIO here today.

    I've just rushed out to get a loaf of bread - it'll be sandwiches here today, tomato, tomato/cheese, egg/tomato,cheese/pickle .... I'll make a batch and box them up in the fridge to be grabbed when I fancy a nibble without the slightest hint of prep/cooking.
    • Hollyharvey
    • By Hollyharvey 10th Jul 17, 10:44 AM
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    I fancied trying something different today and went for a wander around the supermarket earlier and picked up a chicken and chorizo paella. It's not something that I would make for myself and when I saw it I just fancied it. Hopefully I will enjoy it


    I shall just make myself a tuna mayo sandwich for lunch.


    There are some strawberries that need using up today so they will be pudding.
    • dangerbadger
    • By dangerbadger 10th Jul 17, 11:34 AM
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    It'll be a cottage pie type of affair here. I've just thrown some mince in the slow cooker with various veggies that were looking pretty ropey and a can of baked beans to pad it out a bit more. There's mash in the freezer, so I'll defrost that and chuck it on top of the mice mix later. We'll have it with cabbage and sweetcorn.
    • MandM90
    • By MandM90 10th Jul 17, 11:42 AM
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    Last night was pulled jackfruit in buns with HM coleslaw.

    Lunch will be HM coleslaw, salad leaves, toms, cuc, red pepper hummus, olives and pickles.

    Not sure about dinner. We're potentially visiting a friend in London tonight if he gets up to his Marylebone flat from his country house in time, which apparently is dependent on whether his wife needs their driver in the afternoon (how the other half lives!) If that's the case we will just mercilessly raid his kitchen. If not, it'll be spaghetti with HM pesto and peas, or jacket spuds in front of telly and I might treat my driver/PA* to a beer.

    *that would be me.
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    • Snorkypants
    • By Snorkypants 10th Jul 17, 12:46 PM
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    Certainly do

    Swedish Beetroot, Apple and onion Salad

    Cooked beetroots, diced (as many as you like)
    A sweet eating apple or two cored and diced same size as the beetroot (leave the skin on)
    A good sized onion, red or white chopped as small as you can
    Soured cream/ light soured cream or half and half soured cream and Greek plain yoghurt/0%fat Greek plain yoghurt
    a couple of teaspoons of Dijon/wholegrain/Swedish mustard
    fresh or dried dill to taste
    sea salt and fresh ground black pepper

    All together into a big bowl and mix until evenly distributed, test for seasoning and adjust to your liking.

    If liked you could add a little white wine/cider vinegar or lemon juice and also a little sugar/stevia 'lightens' the taste but we like the original.

    Put leftovers in a sealable jar and keep in the fridge, keeps for a good week and the dressing turns a beautiful rose pink as it matures!
    Originally posted by MrsLurcherwalker

    Brilliant! Thank you!
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    • hatful-of-hollow
    • By hatful-of-hollow 10th Jul 17, 1:57 PM
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    Jacket potatoes for us tonight, filled with cheese, ham, mushrooms and onions, to be served with a salad and some hm coleslaw. Sugar free jelly for pud.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 10th Jul 17, 3:58 PM
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    Today will be home-made moussaka (I've been making this for over 40 years) with Greek salad.
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    This ^^^^ take 2.

    It's currently lashing it down here, very muggy though.
    I hope the rain will clear the air a bit.
    • Gintotmelinda
    • By Gintotmelinda 10th Jul 17, 4:00 PM
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    DH and visiting DS are having turkey meatballs in sauce with pasta. I will have yesterday's leftover chilli with vegetables.
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    • gt568
    • By gt568 10th Jul 17, 4:15 PM
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    Fried eggs and chorizo.
    Down with the signature fascists!!
    • caronc
    • By caronc 10th Jul 17, 5:49 PM
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    Veggie pasta
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    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 10th Jul 17, 6:25 PM
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    Meat Free Monday here

    HM Sweet Potato Falafel (patties) in Lettuce Wraps with Red Cabbage 'slaw and Greek Yoghurt

    Still having probs getting the small pics - so apologies in advance, it must be something to do with the 'new' view in forum, never had an issue with pics in the old version I use

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    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 10th Jul 17, 6:50 PM
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    Pics are fine on my browser IM

    Tonight OH had mushy peas on toast and I had the other half of the rumbledethumps and corned beef (bit overloaded with corned beef today as I also had it in a sarnie for lunch but trying to use up stuff OH won't eat while I'm away).

    Burger in a bun I think tomorrow night with the last of the lettuce.
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    • loocyloo
    • By loocyloo 10th Jul 17, 10:04 PM
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    left over chilli with freshly cooked rice tonight - although we all ate at separate times, so DS only had rice ... as he couldn't find the huge tub marked CHILLI in the fridge ... it was right in front of his eyes , but he's a teenager, so i'll just be grateful he actually ate the rice and didn't resort to toast and cereal!
    • gonebust
    • By gonebust 10th Jul 17, 10:14 PM
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    Sirloin steak, garlic mushrooms, roasted tomatoes peas and duchesse spuds

    Lovely

    Shared a steak and actually managed to cook to perfection considering I was still actually hanging lol
    • JIL
    • By JIL 10th Jul 17, 11:30 PM
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    Just me,daughter and dog home tonight so we went for a walk and had tea in a village pub. Sitting in the sunshine eating a curry and nan bread. It was a very pleasant way to spend a Monday evening.
    • Witless
    • By Witless 11th Jul 17, 12:58 AM
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    T'painter is coming 3/4 days early (weather forecast dictates indoor work so he's swapped me with an outdoor job) so this evening/night was clearing the living room (stripping stereo/tv etc) and sanding the banisters: the culinary consequence being my evening meal was a tomato sandwich & a Coke Zero.
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