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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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    • C J
    • By C J 9th Feb 18, 9:36 AM
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    Islandmaid, your cookery school day out sounds wonderful - I am quite envious!

    It's fish for supper here tonight: I have some skinless basa fillets which I am going to wrap in baking parchment parcels with some crushed butter beans, preserved lemon and fresh parsley which will be baked in the oven for around 15 mins and served with steamed green beans. Skyr yogurt and mixed berries for pud. Plus a glass or two of wine, yay Friday!!
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 9th Feb 18, 9:54 AM
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    My lovely Hubby also presented me with tickets for a weekend in France this weekend for Valentines, its a poshish booze cruise but how lucky am I x
    Originally posted by Islandmaid
    Very, very lucky, Islandmaid.
    Can you send him over here to give the OH some tips, please.
    (although we are going to Bali for 3 weeks for my significant birthday later this year - but that was my idea)

    Really enjoyed reading about your lesson.

    Tonight is a fairly basic tomato-based pasta dish as I have some mushrooms and red & green peppers to use up.
    • whmf00001
    • By whmf00001 9th Feb 18, 9:55 AM
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    I am making a cabbage soup for lunch then from my Gusto order I will make the Smoky Fish Cakes, Greens & Curried Mayo. Just half of fish cakes as only me. Others will go back into freezer after cooking, greens etc back into fridge for a few days. I made the Sicilian chicken Wednesday and it was excellent, something I would never have tried.
    • Islandmaid
    • By Islandmaid 9th Feb 18, 10:02 AM
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    Thanks guys...

    I must say there are some lovely sounding meals being done, I am making notes and pinching ideas all over

    Running round like a loon today, getting the house straight before we leave at 6 this evening, we won’t be eating till 9 pm ish, so will have a bowl of HM lentil and bacon soup for late lunch.

    Hoping for Mussels in cider tomorrow lunch time maybe with a few oysters to start, and Kir to drink.

    Off to the hyper market in the morning to stock up on booze and food, taking a few freezer boxes for storage - Hubbies Birthday in a few weeks so we are having a bbq party - lists are being made
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    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 9th Feb 18, 10:04 AM
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    Oh what a difference a good night's sleep makes to outlook eh?

    Lunch today will be home made goulasch soup and supper this evening will be a new to me Roast Cauliflower Cheese from a Riverford Veg book I picked up in a charity shop served with new potatoes and steamed carrots, beans and wilted spinach. Blueberries and plain skyr for pud and a cup of black coffee to finish with.
    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 9th Feb 18, 10:08 AM
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    Tonight's dinner will be belly pork slices, slow roasted in bbq sauce, with roasted veg and either couscous or rice, not sure which yet.

    No cooking for me then till Monday as tomorrow we are going away for the weekend to Manchester to see family.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 9th Feb 18, 10:14 AM
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    I am making a cabbage soup for lunch then from my Gusto order I will make the Smoky Fish Cakes, Greens & Curried Mayo. Just half of fish cakes as only me. Others will go back into freezer after cooking, greens etc back into fridge for a few days. I made the Sicilian chicken Wednesday and it was excellent, something I would never have tried.
    Originally posted by whmf00001
    This sounds very interesting.
    Would you mind sharing the recipe or posting a link or giving the name of the book it came out of please.
    • caronc
    • By caronc 9th Feb 18, 10:21 AM
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    HM fish pie, green beans & savoy cabbage
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    • tighteningthebelt
    • By tighteningthebelt 9th Feb 18, 11:22 AM
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    Dinner will be fish cakes made with sardines. With green peppers onions and tomatoes sauted with herbs and black pepper.
    Braised celery with bread and butter for lunch.
    • gt568
    • By gt568 9th Feb 18, 3:59 PM
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    Having sushi this evening!
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    • euronorris
    • By euronorris 9th Feb 18, 4:15 PM
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    Cottage Pie. Made earlier in the week, portioned and frozen, so will just be popping it in the oven
    • maddiemay
    • By maddiemay 9th Feb 18, 5:08 PM
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    Yummy pork sausage from local butcher, swede and potato mash, carrots, green beans and broccoli, will make some gravy, but sadly cannot eat onion gravy.

    Defrosted some blackberry and apple so hoping to make a sponge topped pud to go in the oven alongside a Victoria sponge, to make it worth putting the oven on.
    • MrsPear
    • By MrsPear 9th Feb 18, 5:38 PM
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    IslandMaid- the second cookery lesson sounded wonderful. Enjoy your booze cruise. You are very lucky.

    Yesterday we had chicken fajitas with salad and rice.

    Today we went to the fish shop at the request of the youngest - they choose red sausages, piece of chicken and chips. I have leftovers from yesterday in the fridge. Yogurt and fruit for afters.
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    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 9th Feb 18, 8:30 PM
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    Ended up with chips, poached egg and bacon. OH had chips and beetroot. Proper CBA 'cooking'
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    • Wednesday2000
    • By Wednesday2000 10th Feb 18, 5:40 AM
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    Tonight will be HM pizza with a green salad. Fresh fruit for dessert.
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    • foxyloxy11
    • By foxyloxy11 10th Feb 18, 8:22 AM
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    banger, mash. veg and onion gravy tonight
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    • MrsLurcherwalker
    • By MrsLurcherwalker 10th Feb 18, 8:25 AM
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    Goulasch soup for lunch with chicken for me and a sandwich for He Who Knows. Supper this evening will be salmon steaks with new potatoes and a green salad. 99 calorie fat free yoghurt and a cup of black coffee.
    Thumpers mum was right - if you can't find anything nice to say don't say anything at all!
    • foxyloxy11
    • By foxyloxy11 10th Feb 18, 8:27 AM
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    Forgot dinner!- left over Chilli garlic chicken and rice from t last night
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    • creative gal
    • By creative gal 10th Feb 18, 8:55 AM
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    We'll be using up the mini gammon steaks. Not sure what we're having with them, but will be having Gu Billionaire cheesecakes for pud!
    • Jazee
    • By Jazee 10th Feb 18, 8:57 AM
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    I've just had a fried egg in a wholemeal bap for breakfast - delicious if a little naughty. Not sure what I'll have for lunch, but dinner tonight is YS ready meal curries, only 85p each. Saves me cooking as we're decorating today.
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