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    • JIL
    • By JIL 10th Jan 18, 12:20 AM
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    JIL
    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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    • GooeyBlob
    • By GooeyBlob 10th Nov 18, 3:59 PM
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    GooeyBlob
    Last night's reductions were bags of carrots and sliced leeks (33p total) so had yellow sticker stew with carrots, leeks, onions, potatoes, parsnip and half a beef stock cube. Cost of ingredients used was under 20p
    Saved many thousands of pounds over the past decade by brewing my own booze.
    • K80 Black
    • By K80 Black 10th Nov 18, 5:18 PM
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    My new freezer has arrived, as has been filled up! I have so many things to choose from - but I'm likely going to have some sort of quorn thing, chips and corn on the cob. When it's just me, convenience all the way.

    +1 for the No bull burgers - they're delish! I'm waiting for them to be reduced to 1 again and stocking up, definitely better than one of the 'mostly potato and a few peas' burgers some stores sell.
    • Olliebeak1951
    • By Olliebeak1951 10th Nov 18, 6:07 PM
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    DGD1 has left us and DGD2 has arrived back again for tonight - it's been proper 'musical beds' here this week .

    Just put some baby pots to soak in cold water prior to cooking. Will be having Steamed Mixed Veg with Bassa Fillet for OH and Pork Steaks for DGD2 and me .

    Made a pan of Root Veg & Tomato Soup earlier - just waiting for it to cool down before 'whizzy-ing' it up to put into containers for Freezer .
    Last edited by Olliebeak1951; 10-11-2018 at 6:09 PM.
    • Frith
    • By Frith 10th Nov 18, 6:10 PM
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    Kedgeree tonight. The lady at Sainsbury’s a while back gave me 3 dinner’s worth of smoked fish for 60p so used 1 of those, omelette rather than boiled eggs, onion, rice and peas.

    Very nice!
    Verschlimmbesserung
    • mrs motivated
    • By mrs motivated 10th Nov 18, 9:50 PM
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    I was out most of the day Christmas shopping and came home shattered and couldn't be bothered, so just threw a pizza in and made some salad to have with it.
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    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 11th Nov 18, 8:10 AM
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    Shoulder of lamb with dauphinois potatoes, spiced red cabbage and broccoli, fruit crumble for pud

    Edit: Hubby didn't fancy crumble, so made chocolate fondant instead, loads of lamb left, so that will be used for lamb and butternut squash curry though the week
    Last edited by Islandmaid; 11-11-2018 at 3:11 PM.
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    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 11th Nov 18, 1:18 PM
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    No cooking for me today as I go to my youngest DDs for dinner on a Sunday but I am taking along an apple pie and some cookies I made yesterday which will no doubt vanish with my strapping grandsons
    Quot Libros,Quam Breve Tempus. 2018:Food Budget only Total end of October since Jan 307.43 15th November 19.80 first shop of the month
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 11th Nov 18, 2:23 PM
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    We've just had steak with ale pie from the local butchers with mashed potato and steamed veg and gravy followed by plum crumble and ice cream and we are now going for a walk to shake it all so we can watch the rugby on the TV which is recording.....oh we're full!!! but it's lovely!
    Thumpers mum was right - if you can't find anything nice to say don't say anything at all!
    • hatful-of-hollow
    • By hatful-of-hollow 11th Nov 18, 2:44 PM
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    We'll be having roast chicken, roast potatoes, stuffing, carrots, peas and gravy tonight. I've just made a cauli cheese as well, some for tonight and rest to go in the freezer. A YS choc cheesecake for dessert.
    • Frith
    • By Frith 11th Nov 18, 4:53 PM
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    Macaroni cheese for son2 tonight. Son1 and I will be having a bit of that with some previously made casserole from the freezer.
    Verschlimmbesserung
    • Litha
    • By Litha 11th Nov 18, 5:06 PM
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    This is my first post on this thread, be gentle. :-)
    Tonights offering is Home-made Chicken Bhuna/Dopiaza ( Hairy Bikers recipe) accompanied by HM fried rice and a first attempt at vegetable pakora ( recipe from the takeaway secret)
    followed by a lovely HM deep apple & cinnamon pie ( bero baking book)with cream
    Linda x
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    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 11th Nov 18, 5:28 PM
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    Hi Litha lovely to have you at the family table, welcome xxx.
    Thumpers mum was right - if you can't find anything nice to say don't say anything at all!
    • Liz3yy
    • By Liz3yy 11th Nov 18, 5:33 PM
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    We're being lazy tonight so it's chicken gujons, chips, onion rings and bread rolls all from the freezer, with some token salad on the side
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    • Liz3yy
    • By Liz3yy 11th Nov 18, 5:34 PM
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    We'll be having roast chicken, roast potatoes, stuffing, carrots, peas and gravy tonight. I've just made a cauli cheese as well, some for tonight and rest to go in the freezer. A YS choc cheesecake for dessert.
    Originally posted by hatful-of-hollow
    Sounds amazing, I want to do a full roast one weekend but DH isn't overly keen on chicken and insists we have beef instead, the cost though.....
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    • joedenise
    • By joedenise 11th Nov 18, 5:47 PM
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    This is my first post on this thread, be gentle. :-)
    Tonights offering is Home-made Chicken Bhuna/Dopiaza ( Hairy Bikers recipe) accompanied by HM fried rice and a first attempt at vegetable pakora ( recipe from the takeaway secret)
    followed by a lovely HM deep apple & cinnamon pie ( bero baking book)with cream
    Linda x
    Originally posted by Litha
    Welcome. The curry sounds good. Let us know how it is - not tried the HB's recipe, although do others of theirs. Particularly like their braised beef & onions!

    Denise
    • Liz3yy
    • By Liz3yy 11th Nov 18, 5:52 PM
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    Liz3yy
    This is my first post on this thread, be gentle. :-)
    Tonights offering is Home-made Chicken Bhuna/Dopiaza ( Hairy Bikers recipe) accompanied by HM fried rice and a first attempt at vegetable pakora ( recipe from the takeaway secret)
    followed by a lovely HM deep apple & cinnamon pie ( bero baking book)with cream
    Linda x
    Originally posted by Litha
    I love a bhuna, it's my fave curry - your menu tonight sounds amazing
    They have the internet on computers now?! - Homer Simpson

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    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 11th Nov 18, 5:53 PM
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    Hi Litha
    Note to self - STOP SPENDING MONEY !!
    • Olliebeak1951
    • By Olliebeak1951 11th Nov 18, 10:07 PM
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    This is my first post on this thread, be gentle. :-)
    Tonights offering is Home-made Chicken Bhuna/Dopiaza ( Hairy Bikers recipe) accompanied by HM fried rice and a first attempt at vegetable pakora ( recipe from the takeaway secret)
    followed by a lovely HM deep apple & cinnamon pie ( bero baking book)with cream
    Linda x
    Originally posted by Litha
    Welcome, Litha - your evening meal sounds absolutely !

    As DGD2 (Caitlin age 11) was here for 'an overnighter', we both went to Church this morning for Remembrance Day Church Parade. Followed that with lunch in Costa - Breakfast Wrap for Caitlin and Gluten Free Spicy Parsnip for me - and then a 'whoopsie sprint' around Mr T's .

    Evening meal was Chicken Thigh Fillets - roasted with a coating of Paprika/Cayenne Pepper/Chilli Powder/Garlic Powder - and served with Spicy Sweet Potato Fries, Onion Rings and Salad ......................... went down a treat all round . DGD2 even added extra Sweet Chilli Sauce to hers !
    • Cappella
    • By Cappella 12th Nov 18, 8:57 AM
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    Cappella
    Today we're having the same as yesterday 😊
    Homemade turkey, ham and mushroom pie with a wartime recipe potato pastry, mashed carrot and swede, cabbage, and mashed potatoes and gravy.
    An apple, banana or pear to fill any gaps.
    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 12th Nov 18, 9:13 AM
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    Lunch today will be garlic mushrooms on toast and supper this evening will be the rest of the steak pie (not as good as it looked) and yesterdays veg as bubble and squeak. Plum crumble and fat free Greek yoghurt if wanted and the obligatory black coffee of course!
    Thumpers mum was right - if you can't find anything nice to say don't say anything at all!
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