What are we all having for dinner?

You all seem to be such proficient chefs. Well here is a place to share some of that cooking knowledge. Or do you have a cooking problem? Ask away. Jams and chutneys go here too.
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Re: What are we all having for dinner?

Post: # 214330Post Green Aura
Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:44 pm

The smoked hough is cooking nicely with some split peas in the slow cooker.

BTW - how do you folks cook pulses in the slow cooker? When I tried this a while back the split peas were still hard after a full days cooking on high, so the last couple of times I've done it I've brought them to the boil in a pan and then chucked them in. A bit of a faff but still better than using the oven - even though they always cook perfectly in there! :roll: :lol:
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Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:51 pm

Linda Mc cartney sausage mash and gravy, nom!
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Re: What are we all having for dinner?

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Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:20 pm

Tonight. South indian garlic chilli chicken with pilau rice a cucumber raita and lime pickle washed down with a nice glass or two of red wine.
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Re: What are we all having for dinner?

Post: # 214356Post JulieSherris
Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:20 pm

Hmm.... let me see...... it's only me here.... oh, I know!! :wink:
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Re: What are we all having for dinner?

Post: # 214396Post Millymollymandy
Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:49 am

Gordon Bennett woman, haven't you moved onto sugar puffs by now? :lol:

I have finally mastered blind baking and made a very nice quiche. Yet I also made mini quiches and they don't have soggy bottoms without being blind baked. :dontknow:

However shan't be making quiche very often that's for sure, as it costs about 3 times as much as buying a frozen one, and that's using milk not double cream (you MUST be joking!). :shock: Just butter and cheese not to mention feta and brocolli, that's at least 6 euros gone..... :( ...... and 5 hours out of my life! :lol:
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Re: What are we all having for dinner?

Post: # 214398Post Millymollymandy
Sat Nov 13, 2010 7:03 am

Green Aura wrote:The smoked hough
What is a hough?
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Post: # 214401Post oldjerry
Sat Nov 13, 2010 7:08 am

What I go off in when I get bought quiche for dinner?? !

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Post: # 214416Post JulieSherris
Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:24 am

Millymollymandy wrote:Gordon Bennett woman, haven't you moved onto sugar puffs by now? :lol:
It's sad huh? The thing is, I still can't explain why, but I know that if I eat a 'proper' meal then about an hour later I'm craving them,and then I'm on edge until it's time for a bowl! At least my shopping list is easy most weeks! :iconbiggrin:
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Post: # 214426Post Green Aura
Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:55 am

Millymollymandy wrote:What is a hough?
It's the Scottish spelling of hock :lol: Well I presume it is - I always ask for a hock and this is what they give me. The only thing is, I've only been able to find smoked :dontknow: They don't seem to use them plain.

They also use smoked ribs to make broth - being a newbie to the beast I bought a sheet thinking they'd be really tasty done Chinese style - they're soooooooo salty the only thing you can do is boil them. Didn't make that mistake twice :pukeright:
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Re: What are we all having for dinner?

Post: # 214437Post zaxdog
Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:22 am

Yes I think the english term for a hough is "hock". Best way in the world to make soup! What do english people boil to flavour a broth? :shock:

Tonight is spag bol with little rolls full of garlic butter washed down with a bottle of sparkling water! Might even get some clootie dumpling and ice-cream for pud!

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Post: # 214439Post Milims
Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:03 pm

Now my Granny used to buy hough and kidney - hough or perhaps hoff was shin beef whereas a hock is a ham hock/hough
I did wonder how well lentils would go with beef :dontknow: :scratch:
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Re: What are we all having for dinner?

Post: # 214444Post Millymollymandy
Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:35 pm

Is it pronounced hock or hoff in Scotland then? I was calling it hoff this morning whilst reading it, although of course it might have been pronounced like Slough for all I know. :lol:
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Re: What are we all having for dinner?

Post: # 214485Post Green Aura
Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:37 pm

Hock, well it is by me anyway - it's either right or they think I know no better because I'm English (probably not too wide of the mark :lol: :lol: :lol: )
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Re: What are we all having for dinner?

Post: # 214486Post zaxdog
Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:51 pm

I have always pronounced it as "haw" but that may well be a central belt thing :icon_smile:

Green Aura, don't worry as long as you don't say the dreaded "lock" instead of loch you should be fine!

On the topic of dinner the weather here is so horrid we have popped tonights spag bol in the freezer and my OH is making a big pan of chips, something we rarely have!

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Re: What are we all having for dinner?

Post: # 214489Post Green Aura
Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:21 pm

zaxdog wrote:don't say the dreaded "lock" instead of loch
No chance, I wouldn't dare! :lol: :lol:

Last night we had the meat with boiled potatoes, kale and some of the split peas (they were still a bit hard :oops: ) and tonight we had the rest of the split peas etc in a stew. It's been on all day again in the slow cooker and they still have a bite. I give up I'm going back to the oven :roll:
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