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    • JIL
    • By JIL 9th Jan 18, 11:20 PM
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    What are you making for dinner?
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    • 9th Jan 18, 11:20 PM
    What are you making for dinner? 9th Jan 18 at 11:20 PM
    There were problems with the original thread in that it disappeared and could not be reinstated.

    So a new thread was created and we all started again, unfortunately that thread also seems to have joined it's predecessor.

    So here's a new one. We need to hear about Suki's lamb casserole and Island Maid is back from Amsterdam and must have delights to tell us about.

    Maybe if the old one can be found then this can be merged?

    Anyway without further ado...
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    • C J
    • By C J 16th Jun 19, 1:02 PM
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    Oh my goodness. This sounds lovely. Do you have the recipe?.
    Originally posted by Maisy_Moo
    Do you mean the giant Jaffa Cake? It’s a shop bought sponge flan case (I suspect that HM would be much nicer, but I don’t have much spare time this w/e). I then dissolve an orange jelly pack in orange juice instead of water, and as it is cooling down I add a tin of drained mandarin orange segments. I have a round deep pie dish which is roughly the same circumference as the flan case, so I line this with cling film and pour the orange jelly and fruit into this to set. Then when it is chilled and set, I invert it into the flan case and peel off the cling film then top with melted chocolate which has had a tablespoon of cream mixed into it to soften it a bit.

    If you pour the orange jelly straight onto the sponge base (even if it is half set) it just sinks straight in and makes everything soggy. I have found by trial and error it is best to set the orange layer in another dish altogether and add it separately.

    Served with a dollop of cream, it’s really lovely.
    Last edited by C J; 16-06-2019 at 1:04 PM.
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    • mrs motivated
    • By mrs motivated 16th Jun 19, 3:52 PM
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    Hi All,

    Sunday Roast for us, pork, carrots, peas and broccoli, roast potatoes, yorky puds. Only 2 of us today so will dice the leftover pork to use in a biryani later in the week.

    Just made a crust less quiche which will do for lunches with some salad for the next day or so, so quite organised considering we are in the middle of decorating.
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    • C J
    • By C J 16th Jun 19, 4:35 PM
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    Home made meatloaf from the freezer for us tonight, with cauliflower, carrots and peas. I really want some mashed potatoes with it but it's a CARBS ARE THE DEVIL day, so no.

    I've also cooked ahead for tomorrow's meat free Monday supper - I've made a mushroom, cashew nut, and cream curry called Makhani Kumbe. It's lush.
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 16th Jun 19, 5:40 PM
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    Meals changed round today so main meal at lunchtime. DH is cooking a leg of lamb on the BBQ - DH, partner & child coming. I will do potatoes & veg indoors.

    Tonight we'll have some cheese on toast with a bit of salad.

    Denise
    Originally posted by joedenise
    Lunch was so big don't think I'm going to be needing the cheese on toast tonight!

    Denise
    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 16th Jun 19, 7:52 PM
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    Another portion of sausage with honey and mustard sauce (remaining portion in the freezer), with mash n chives and some petit pois.

    Yesterday was two helpings at a big Buffett place by the stadium, plus choc fountain covered marshmallows and fruit for pud....was totally stuffed.
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    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 17th Jun 19, 7:55 AM
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    More soup for lunch today and cold gammon with new potatoes and salad for supper followed by rhubarb crumble and custard.
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    • klew356
    • By klew356 17th Jun 19, 9:35 AM
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    lunch is sweetcorn and chorizo chowder with some cold meat and supper will be a small roast gammon joint with pineapple, mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli and broad beans and the last of a blueberry and pear crumble i made a couple f days ago with some custard.
    Originally posted by mrslurcherwalker
    sounds delish!:t
    • klew356
    • By klew356 17th Jun 19, 9:51 AM
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    Yesterday was a late brunch of bacon rolls and a lot of running about here there and everywhere, had intended on having steak last night but when it came down it to I couldn’t be bothered to prepare and didn’t think it would be appreciate due to tiredness so had a lovely and very plain cheese omelette, immense, Gavin and Stacey style.
    Tonight is steak night and later in the week its mince based, maybe lasagne for a change. Lunches will be coronation chicken sandwiches then egg orientated. Hopefully getting keys to new house on Thursday so dinners need to be made and ready to ping!
    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 17th Jun 19, 12:35 PM
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    Fast day today

    Yoghurt and fruit for breakfast
    HM veg soup for lunch
    Cauliflower cheese for dinner

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    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 17th Jun 19, 2:58 PM
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    Duck wraps here.
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    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 17th Jun 19, 5:37 PM
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    Still working my way through the Quorn stuff OH can't / won't eat now - so southern coated quorn burger for me tonight with Jersey Royals and petit pois.

    Did a bit of a top up shop in Lid! today and realised really how much cheaper it is than other stores - have been using Sainsbobs to stock OH up on GF stuff - £38 the other night for barely a basket worth of food
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    • klew356
    • By klew356 18th Jun 19, 6:42 AM
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    steak, didn't get it eaten last night either, jeez
    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 18th Jun 19, 7:43 AM
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    Not sure what today will bring - OH is having mexican rice and 'something' and I shall investigate the freezer / cupboard stocks to come up with something for me.
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    • C J
    • By C J 18th Jun 19, 11:25 AM
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    Beef burritos for us tonight.
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    • Maisy_Moo
    • By Maisy_Moo 18th Jun 19, 12:52 PM
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    Do you mean the giant Jaffa Cake? Itís a shop bought sponge flan case (I suspect that HM would be much nicer, but I donít have much spare time this w/e). I then dissolve an orange jelly pack in orange juice instead of water, and as it is cooling down I add a tin of drained mandarin orange segments. I have a round deep pie dish which is roughly the same circumference as the flan case, so I line this with cling film and pour the orange jelly and fruit into this to set. Then when it is chilled and set, I invert it into the flan case and peel off the cling film then top with melted chocolate which has had a tablespoon of cream mixed into it to soften it a bit.

    If you pour the orange jelly straight onto the sponge base (even if it is half set) it just sinks straight in and makes everything soggy. I have found by trial and error it is best to set the orange layer in another dish altogether and add it separately.

    Served with a dollop of cream, itís really lovely.
    Originally posted by C J
    thank you so much. I will certainly be making this.

    dinner tonight is cold gammon (cooked and eaten hot yesterday with a baked potato and salad) with some h/m roasties which I partially cook and then freeze in batches. Would love some mash but I've batch cooked up the whole 12.5kg bag of spuds and OH doesn't like mash.
    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 18th Jun 19, 1:25 PM
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    Prawn and lemon pasta here.

    Kerrie - ouch’s to the LC shopping, maybe hubby should shop for his own dietary requirements for a week and see how much it is
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    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 18th Jun 19, 3:50 PM
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    Last of the gammon sliced with poached eggs, oven chips and peas and there's rhubarb crumble for filling up any gaps after that.
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    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 18th Jun 19, 5:48 PM
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    Prawn and lemon pasta here.

    Kerrie - ouchís to the LC shopping, maybe hubby should shop for his own dietary requirements for a week and see how much it is
    Originally posted by Islandmaid
    I did think that, but it would prob end up costing us more

    Well I was going to roast a YS chicken I'd picked up on Sunday but upon opening it not only did it smell iffy, the wings and one end were going grey it is now residing in the food recycling bin. In hindsight I recall the pack leaving liquid on the counter when I paid for it (told the lady serving so she could wipe it up) so I'm guessing it wasn't fully sealed properly (not good then it was residing with other YS items). I know it was the second day last it's use by but it certainly shouldn't have been going grey imo. Anyway, customer services gave me the £ back in points so that's something, and perhaps if it wasn't sealed on Sunday I dodged a bullet there anyway.

    So dinner for me was pasta with spinach from the freezer and some grated cheese, OH had his Mexican rice mix.

    The cat has chicken I'd already roasted previously so she's happy too.
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    • JIL
    • By JIL 19th Jun 19, 12:25 AM
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    We had sausages, cheese and chive mash, fried onions, broccoli, green beans, carrots and gravy.
    I then had Christmas pudding and custard for afters.

    Last night we had baby potatoes done in the actifry, spinach, feta, mushroom and tomato quiche, coleslaw and salad.
    • cybermum
    • By cybermum 19th Jun 19, 1:02 PM
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    Last night was king prawns in a tomato sauce with linguine and some basil from the garden. I had cheese on toast because I wasn't hungry.
    DH is Italian and a chef so pasta seems to feature a lot for us and with 3 growing boys they wolf it down . Tonight is spaghetti ragu, we made a huge pan this morning and it is simmering away. We will have more than enough left over for a lasagne later this week too. Tons of fruit to get through so that is afters sorted with some ice cream .
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