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    • JIL
    • By JIL 10th Jan 18, 12:20 AM
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    What are you making for dinner 2018.
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    • 10th Jan 18, 12:20 AM
    What are you making for dinner 2018. 10th Jan 18 at 12:20 AM
    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...
    Last edited by JIL; 10-01-2018 at 12:32 AM.
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    • Need2bthrifty
    • By Need2bthrifty 9th Aug 18, 1:14 PM
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    Iíve defrosted a portion of last weeks tomato risotto and will have a go at making taleggio and basil stuffed arancini, never made this before so fingers crossed it all holds together.
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    • MandM90
    • By MandM90 9th Aug 18, 2:51 PM
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    Green beans (from the garden), homemade vegan chilli, rice. Simples. Will portion and freeze some for lunches for when we get home from hols on the 20th to save spending £££ on a sandwich at work
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    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 10th Aug 18, 7:43 AM
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    Our meal last night was delicious, really hit the spot

    Tonight a chicken and chorizo traybake, with HM bread for DH - easy, simple tasty x
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    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 10th Aug 18, 8:08 AM
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    OH has requested fish again so I will need to rustle it up with something.
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    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 10th Aug 18, 8:47 AM
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    He Who Knows as gone fishing with a packed lunch and I will have poached egg on avocado on toast! lucky ME!!!

    I'm defrosting a lamb shank (singular) for supper to make us Icelandic meat soup for supper, it's a staple out there and is more like a stew than a soup and the cooler weather means it is just right for today. Some gooseberries from the freezer will be cooked too and I have some double cream to finish from an earlier recipe and I shall make gooseberry fool for pudding and then of course coffee.
    Thumpers mum was right - if you can't find anything nice to say don't say anything at all!
    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 10th Aug 18, 8:14 PM
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    OH has requested fish again so I will need to rustle it up with something.
    Originally posted by kerri gt
    He then decided he really wanted scampi so I ended up going up to the Coop to buy some at a new extortionate convenience store price. However I did get two chicken breasts YS to65p, and two packs of smokey beef kebabs (6 in a pack) for £1 a pack. The kebabs will be split to portions of 2 a meal and I'll portion the chicken breasts up to freeze too so I guess they balanced out the scampi fleecing.

    Had it with chips, and peas for me, curry sauce for OH.
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    • dangerbadger
    • By dangerbadger 10th Aug 18, 9:41 PM
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    Tonight I have had:
    A bowl of granola
    A yoghurt
    A plate of bombay potatoes
    2 handfuls of dried dates
    A slither of cheese, followed by one more slither and then a giant hunk of the stuff
    A mini ice lolly
    A child's leftover pasta and pesto

    I suspect I may be a tad hormonal...
    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 10th Aug 18, 9:56 PM
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    Tonight I have had:
    A bowl of granola
    A yoghurt
    A plate of bombay potatoes
    2 handfuls of dried dates
    A slither of cheese, followed by one more slither and then a giant hunk of the stuff
    A mini ice lolly
    A child's leftover pasta and pesto

    I suspect I may be a tad hormonal...
    Originally posted by dangerbadger
    What the body craves, the body needs
    Note to self - STOP SPENDING MONEY !!
    • dangerbadger
    • By dangerbadger 10th Aug 18, 9:59 PM
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    What the body craves, the body needs
    Originally posted by Islandmaid
    It just demanded rice pudding and more cheese. I complied.
    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 11th Aug 18, 8:00 AM
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    We're having spag bol tonight. It's been in the slow cooker since 4.30am so will just need reheating later. Inspired by Mrs LW, I'm making gooseberry fool for pud.
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    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 11th Aug 18, 8:18 AM
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    Pea and ham soup from the freezer for lunch and corned beef hash for supper, using things up from freezers and stores so I don't have to get rid of much before we move. Gooseberry fool (hope you enjoy yours Jazee) for pudding and a cup of coffee.
    Thumpers mum was right - if you can't find anything nice to say don't say anything at all!
    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 11th Aug 18, 10:56 AM
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    Hubby is on duty tonight cooking one of his signature dishes chicken Kiev from scratch, with salad for me, a few new potatoes for him
    Note to self - STOP SPENDING MONEY !!
    • wouldbeqaulitymoneysaver2
    • By wouldbeqaulitymoneysaver2 11th Aug 18, 1:34 PM
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    If I behave myself homemade Tirimisu..
    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 12th Aug 18, 4:57 PM
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    We ended up taking MIL out for lunch today, as she was feeling a bit lonely x we went to a lovely pub, that does simple food really well, DH had Lamb and rosemary pie, MIL had a small portion of Cottage pie, both with seasonal local veg, I had a smoked haddock and broccoli bake, with a huge salad, it was all bloomin lovely . After, we went to Havenstreet steam railway, and had a little jaunt on a steam train, with vanilla ice creams as a treat - just a lively day

    Supper will be lightly fried whitebait and shell on prawns with HM bread and butter for DH, salad for me - homemade aioli and tartar sauce too
    Note to self - STOP SPENDING MONEY !!
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 12th Aug 18, 5:02 PM
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    Soup from the freezer for lunch pea and ham with a roll and supper will be the rest of yesterdays hash with some extra added potato and baked beans and lashings of ketchup, real rib sticker.
    Thumpers mum was right - if you can't find anything nice to say don't say anything at all!
    • Mr_Singleton
    • By Mr_Singleton 12th Aug 18, 7:31 PM
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    Was thinking about supper in my local book shop this afternoon. Fancied fish but realised I do not actually have many (3/4?) fish cookbooks. Picked up a copy of Barts Fish Tales*

    The wet fish counter at the Waitrose a few doors up had a deal on swordfish steaks which I prefer over tuna so got some

    Did the Grilled swordfish with lentils & salsa verde (pg.376) with a side salad. Did it on a griddle rather than grill which is a bit of a faff to clean. Enjoyed it.

    *The book is o.k but was expecting it to be better. Any good fish cookbooks recommendations that do not include the words stein or rick greatly appreciated.
    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 12th Aug 18, 7:51 PM
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    Mr S - dunno what to suggest, don't tend to use cookbooks for seafood.

    We tend to eat what we or friends have caught and cook it simply, tonight's whitebate was dusted in cornflour and paprika, the prawns fried in garlic butter.

    Our recent Bass was BBQ'd with ginger, lemon grass and spring onions.

    Mackerel chargrilled, salted and a squirt of lemon.

    When we visit Cadiz it's much the same, catch it, kill it eat it
    Note to self - STOP SPENDING MONEY !!
    • dangerbadger
    • By dangerbadger 12th Aug 18, 9:51 PM
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    Cereal and toast tonight, as I am on my own and couldn't be bothered to cook anything.
    • JIL
    • By JIL 12th Aug 18, 11:25 PM
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    We were away for the weekend, lovely not to cook but the look on husband's face when his haddock and triple cooked chips were served on Friday. Served on a huge plate, with a small dish of mashed up peas on one side, with a small piece of battered haddock on the other. He was on the point of asking about his chips, when I pointed out they were under the fish. Five in total!!
    Back to cooking today, I made potato dauphinose, beef, yorkshire puddings, broccoli, carrots, peas and garden green beans. Husband was very appreciative.
    • C J
    • By C J 13th Aug 18, 6:27 AM
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    Shepherds pie for us tonight, using some of the roast lamb left over from yesterday.

    Mister CJ really liked the pudding I made recently, the sponge base topped with thick custard and covered with stewed apple and has requested more of the same for this weeks puds.
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