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: # 216970Post phil55494
Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:53 pm

Meat stew made from stuff found in the bottot of the freezer. Pheasant, home made bacon, beef? lamb? mutton? Some sort of red meat it was. Cooked up in a mix of home made duck stock and Old Peculier. Served up with 3 root mash and a bottle of rioja :-)
There is some left to make up a meal later in the week as well.

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Re: What are we all having for dinner?

Post: # 217322Post zaxdog
Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:57 am

We are out for dinner today and as I have seen the menu in advance I can say I will be having:

Haggis stack (layered with black pudding and bacon)
Chestnut and apple soup (new one on me)!
Roast beef with roast tatties and loads of veggies
Clootie dumpling and ice cream!

The OH will have to roll me home :wink:

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Post: # 217326Post TheGoodEarth
Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:29 pm

I am also out for lunch today and will be having:

SPICED SWEET POTATO & BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP
with crème fraîche and ciabatta

TRADITIONAL ROAST TURKEY
with an apricot and chestnut stuffing, bacon wrapped chipolatas and a cranberry gravy

LEMON & ORANGE TART
with clotted cream
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Post: # 217335Post Milims
Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:00 pm

We are invited to a friends for dinner - so I'm not sure what we'll be eating, but i'm sure that what ever it is will compliment lots of wine perfectly! :wink: :lol:
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Post: # 217346Post eco-mick
Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:46 pm

May be shot for this lol but I am eating my way through cupboard stocks etc to use up non organic and food I shouldn't really have anymore.

This evenings meal was Swedish IKEA meatballs with the Mushroom sauce (non organic stuff) and home grown Mashed Spuds - I couldn't eat as much I cooked off - 15 balls with the 20 odd I cooked off to empty the bag - cat had the remains of the sauce and meatballs but licked all the sauce away - hummm think that says something about them meatballs?

Birds got the following today - remains of the toast to finish off the old loaf I made, and rest of the ginger cake thingys from LIDL that I've taken a turn for a worse with (broke out in Hives the other day)

Still come jan 1st it will be the new start on the eating front here in this house..I will go fully 100% organic (Veggies will all be home grown down the allotment to stop excessive plastic coming into this house) and more healthy too as I would like to be bit slimmer come summer (about 4st I think lol)

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Re: What are we all having for dinner?

Post: # 217532Post bonniethomas06
Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:29 pm

We are on a bit of a pre-xmas eating regime, where I try not to eat too much meat and just have plain food so that we are ready for the rich stuff to come!
Last night we had a raclette - (if you haven't heard of this you have to investigate, it is a fantastic gadget that sits on your tabletop and you cook food on it as you go). So basically it was just pickles, cheese (but mild stuff like edam not xmas cheese), boiled potatoes and sliced onions and veg. Mmmmmm

Tonight I will have something simple like pesto pasta with an egg on top - tomorrow soup I suspect...all nice easy on the stomach stuff and NO BOOZE!

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Post: # 217534Post Millymollymandy
Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:36 pm

Just don't buy raclette cheese Bonnie if such a thing exists in the UK. I bought some and had to give it to the wild birds, it makes my mum's stinky Camembert smell like roses. :lol: :lol: :lol:

I have been eating salad for 3 nights so far and also tonight (with something else obviously) because I know that soon I will be eating enormous amounts of sweet calorie laden naughty goodies. Can't wait! :mrgreen:
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Post: # 217540Post zaxdog
Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:23 pm

I am not as virtuous as you guys! Tonight we are on roast beef, roast tatties, carrots and sprouts. The excess beef will be made into sandwiches for tomorrow's lunch with some strong mustard for my OH whilst I am on the mainland doing the last of the Christmas shopping!

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Post: # 217548Post Milims
Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:05 pm

Roast Beef, Yorkshire pudding, roat tatties, carrots, neep, sweet corn, peas, brussels, roast parsnip. How can I so precise? Because I started it yesterday just before we had a power cut!
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Post: # 217570Post Shirleymouse
Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:08 pm

We were meant to have a party on Saturday which got cancelled because of the snow. After 4 "meals" of party food we've wanted something plain plus we haven't ventured to the shops in the snow so been using up odds and ends. Last night we had a casserole of parsnips, carrots, potatoes, lentils and onion cooked in veg stock with a massive spoonful of grainy mustard thrown in which was delish. Tonight I roasted a load of tomatoes with some garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper and then blitzed it with a stick blender and had with spagetti which was also delish!

Friends coming over tomorrow so might have to brave the snow and go shopping as we've eaten all the fresh stuff now!

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Post: # 218293Post zaxdog
Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:42 pm

We finished the Christmas dinner last night (an Aldi thee bird roast that gave the two of us three lunches and three dinners each with plenty for the animals too)!

Comfort food in order tonight as it is so grey and miserable outside so goulash is in the slow cooker to serve with rice this evening! :cheers:

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Post: # 218294Post Millymollymandy
Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:55 pm

Turkey and Xmas pudding......Day 5. :lol:
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Re: What are we all having for dinner?

Post: # 218295Post Berti
Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:57 pm

oh goodness millymollymandy, must have been a HUGE bird if its day 5!

tonight I am alone and make myself a vegetarian shepherds pie: puree, leek, tomato sauce, soy, thyme, red wine.
tres simple! and cheap. only had to get the leek.

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Re: What are we all having for dinner?

Post: # 218296Post Millymollymandy
Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:07 pm

No, only a 2.5kg bird. We normally manage 3-4 dinners from a 1.5kg chicken plus enough left over for sandwiches so 5 days of meals from 2.5kg turkey plus enough for sandwiches for my hubby for a couple of days as well is pretty good. It is mostly all disguised in pie form now though!!!
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Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:58 pm

turkey and ham and leek pie :santa:
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