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What Is For Tea?

Post: #288187 bonniethomas06
Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:37 am

Thought this might be fun - I love nosing into what people are having for dinner and sometimes it can be the inspiration for trying something different.

So, what are you having for dinner?

On my part this is a bit of a cop-out this week as our lovely pub has just brought back 'stone baked pizza night', so we are off to give that a try. But I did make soup for lunch today - first Leek and Stilton of the season, with oatcakes. Love it!!

You?
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Post: #288188 diggernotdreamer
Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:20 am

The way things are going we could be having my Nan's favourite when we asked what was for tea and she would say bread and pull it. I don't know maybe another stir fry, I go out into the garden and find bits and pieces of stuff, last night it was red pepper, finger aubergine, onion, garlic, courgette, carrot and red and tuscan kale, added cooked rice, grated fresh turmeric, stem ginger, a bit of harrisa and some soy sauce, oh and a few Atlantic prawns I found in the freezer.

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Re: What Is For Tea?

Post: #288189 Odsox
Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:18 am

Dead simple tonight, mushroom omelette and chips.
We have a glut of eggs and potatoes. :iconbiggrin:
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Post: #288190 Green Aura
Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:21 pm

I've had a spousal request for Spag Bol. I can't remember the last time we had it and he even dug the mince out of the freezer last night. The lad means business! :lol:

In other news I've just made my first ever batch of cultured butter - bloomin' gorgeous.
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Re: What Is For Tea?

Post: #288191 bonniethomas06
Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:05 pm

Haha Odsox what was I thinking - we are all just going to be 'omelette omelette omlette'!

Digger that sounds amazing, I cannot WAIT for this time next year, I will be doing the same I hope.

Maggie - pray tell more about cultured butter? Never heard of it?
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Post: #288192 Green Aura
Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:09 pm

Well, you'll just have to wait a little longer, Bonnie. I've just written a piece for the blog - I just need to try and remember how to post it now.
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Post: #288193 Odsox
Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:23 pm

Green Aura wrote:In other news I've just made my first ever batch of cultured butter - bloomin' gorgeous.

Is that the same as the homemade butter made with ripened cream that I grew up with ?
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Re: What Is For Tea?

Post: #288194 Green Aura
Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:34 pm

Maggie

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Re: What Is For Tea?

Post: #288195 bonniethomas06
Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:05 pm

Oooh great post, thanks! Sounds amazing, how satisfying to make it yourself. Guessing 600ml equates to about 600g - what's that, three 'normal' packs? Amazing for 50p. Do you think it is worth making for the taste if the cream was full price?
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Post: #288196 Green Aura
Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:28 pm

I don't know really. I don't think the price would compare favourably with the organic butter we get with our veg box. But it might be worth considering - nothing was wasted.

Oh my...I've just realised we can have a cream tea. Buttermilk scones, homemade cultured butter, raw cream and homemade jam. I really need my own cow. :lol:
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Post: #288197 Odsox
Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:45 pm

That's pretty much the same Maggie.
We had a Jersey cow and the cream was skimmed from the evening milk and put in a basin. Then when enough had been collected it was churned and made the most gorgeous orange coloured butter.

The morning milk was used for general use and the evening milk was skimmed and poured down the drain :shock:

Different times ...
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Re: What Is For Tea?

Post: #288198 baldybloke
Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:41 pm

Probably going to useful a bacon and mushroom risotto. Did do a lovely sweet potato curry the other day so could reheat some of that.
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Re: What Is For Tea?

Post: #288199 Brewtrog
Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:53 pm

Slow cooked beef stew for us, Grandpa's with us tonight so it can't be anything remotely spicy, so (in my dad's view) most my usual cooking is out the window.

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Re: What Is For Tea?

Post: #288200 Green Aura
Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:12 am

Beet braised lentils and belly pork. Hopefully sufficient will be left for dinner on Friday (tomorrow is our broth day).
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Re: What Is For Tea?

Post: #288201 bonniethomas06
Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:54 am

Some kind of porky, apple saucy casserole thingy for us tonight to use up the contents of the meat box. Probably with mash - it's chilly and I fancy something warm and comforting. Hoping there is green cabbage in our veggie box but if not I shall get some braised red cabbage on the go with grated beetroot and apple in it. Can you tell we have an apple tree that is going crazy at the moment?
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