thats it - I'm out of ideas - what are you having for dinner tonight

(63 Posts)
yehudiwho Mon 14-Jan-13 16:15:30

if I ask the family they'll either say' I dont mind-whatever '-dp or 'fish fingers/pasta with tomato sauce' ds, I need help

Mintyy Mon 14-Jan-13 16:17:23

Home made minestrone soup, ds will have garlic bread with it, but dh and I will not.

Kyrptonite Mon 14-Jan-13 16:19:06

DCs are having frittatas. DP is having chicken and veg (low carbing) and I don't have a clue what I fancy.

whattodoo Mon 14-Jan-13 16:20:30

Burgers and pasta salad.

Pork and Apple with mash tomortow

Sausage casserole weds.

Pasta and get sauce thurs.

Curry Fri.

Homemade pizza sat.

Quiche Sunday.

cq Mon 14-Jan-13 16:21:06

Chicken kiev (shop bought), mini roasties and cabbage/leeks and peas. Easy and there will not be a scrap of waste. Well, maybe a bit of cabbage on the kids' plates ......

whattodoo Mon 14-Jan-13 16:21:11

get veg

ouryve Mon 14-Jan-13 16:21:13

Hardly inspiring. Naice sausages, chips made in my actifry, baked beans (probably the posh ones with all different beans in if we still have some), mushrooms (for me, no one else likes them on their own) and cherry tomatoes (for DS1, who likes neither mushrooms nor baked beans)

I'm hormonal, achy and clumsy and not up to anything more challenging.

Sallster Mon 14-Jan-13 16:21:15

Pork Tagine - Pork from the freezer, canned chickpeas, carrots, onions, lots of spice and some green olives left over from a dinner party at the weekend.

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Mon 14-Jan-13 16:21:30

Chicken breast stuffed with cheese and wrapped in bacon, cauliflower mash and green beans cooked in butter.

Another one low carbing!

flossy101 Mon 14-Jan-13 16:22:04

Chicken stir fry

GeordieCherry Mon 14-Jan-13 16:22:26

Veggie chilli with nachos, soured cream & melty cheese smile

DoItToJulia Mon 14-Jan-13 16:22:57

Jacket potatoes with homemade cauliflower and broccoli cheese and salad?

I bought some of those posh beans the other day, they look lurvely!

HeyMicky Mon 14-Jan-13 16:23:08

Spicy noodle soup with prawns and loads of asian veg

DoItToJulia Mon 14-Jan-13 16:23:23

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CMP69 Mon 14-Jan-13 16:23:30

JO meatballs and garlic bread for me and DH, Ds is having philly sandwiches as he had school dinners

Chilli with pasta because I forgot to buy rice. actually DP told me we had some

Also this week,

naan bread pizzas with bacon
chickpea curry
chorizo and lentil soup/stew
chorizo and mozzarella pasta
sausage and butterbean stew

Getting good use of my new slow cooker grin

BigStickBIWI Mon 14-Jan-13 16:26:49

DH/DS2 are having vegetable bake. I haven't been doing a very good job of using the veg in my veg box, so tonight is potatoes, cauliflower, onions, peppers and carrots, in a cheese sauce, baked until the top is golden.

I'm low carbing, so that's out for me. Instead, I'm having roast breast of lamb, with a green salad.

Mintyy Mon 14-Jan-13 16:27:27

Ooooh I really wish I could make spicy noodle soup. Asian soups are an area of cooking that I'm sadly lacking in ... I just fear anything I attempted would turn out downright nasty!

belleat40 Mon 14-Jan-13 16:29:18

Leftover cheese sauce with brocolli, cauliflower and peas with pasta for kids. Plus some dough balls.
Leftover pork for me and DH with peppers, onion and mushroom and spicy tomato sauce with rice.

DoItToJulia Mon 14-Jan-13 16:29:46

Recipe please, is it a clear broth type thing, like a wagamama saien soba?

DancingInTheMoonlight Mon 14-Jan-13 16:32:04

Slow cooked leg of lamb left overs from yesterday with cauliflower, green beans and carrot and Swede

Naoko Mon 14-Jan-13 16:32:11

Curly kale and potato mash with sausages. Good oldfashioned Dutch winter food. I've been freezing my tits off all day so I want something warm and filling and comforting.

Pascha Mon 14-Jan-13 16:43:38

spag bog. Sorry. No ideas here.

ihearsounds Mon 14-Jan-13 16:44:56

Orange chicken, broccoli and pasta. Sounds odd, yes I know but it really is scrummy.
Salmon and salad tomorrow.
Curry wednesday.
Skewers and salad on thurday.
Friday meat and lentil bake which I shall also have on Saturday.
Sunday couscous.

Meatballs and pasta! Maybe some homemade ice cream for pud, if I can be bothered making it!

TheFallenMadonna Mon 14-Jan-13 16:46:24

Left over slow roasted pork stir fried with veg, soy sauce, chilli and noodles.

Greensleeves Mon 14-Jan-13 16:47:24

homemade burgers with salad/coleslaw/cheese/relish and wedges

homemade donuts for pud

ds2 has woodcraft tonight so it's a "grab and shove it in" meal

JustPondering Mon 14-Jan-13 16:47:29

Ready cooked roast chicken, ready prepared potato, carrot and parsnip mash and pre prepared carrots and peas that I need to boil [embarrased] with gravy courtesy of Bisto.

Novia Mon 14-Jan-13 16:49:52

Baked cod with a sauce made up of tinned tomatoes, garlic, spinach and feta.

curlyclaz13 Mon 14-Jan-13 16:51:03

tonight meatloaf.
tomorrow pork and chorizo stew
then the rest of the week ?

Tonight I am using the leftover chicken from yesterday's roast to make a lovely warming chicken pie with a potato, sweet potato and carrot mash topping. Chicken will be mixed iwth a white sauce and steamed broccoli. Served with baked beans as it is so cold.

ethelb Mon 14-Jan-13 16:55:58
orangina Mon 14-Jan-13 16:58:46

Chicken thighs cooked w garlic, chorizo and smoked paprika. Made yesterday so should be delicious today. Served w rice and aubergine. Mmmmmmmmmm! Tomorrow probably fresh salmon cooked in miso w rice noodles and broccoli...

Greensleeves Mon 14-Jan-13 16:58:57

tomorrow we are having toad in the hole with carrots, colcannon and gravy

followed by apple pie and custard

FuriousRox Mon 14-Jan-13 17:04:21

Chicken and apricot tagine type thing.
Jacket spods tomorrow prob, with tuna ans sweetcorn.
Salmon with pesto pasta (inspired by another mn thread!) on weds
No idea beyond that.

magimedi88 Mon 14-Jan-13 17:09:18

Beef rogan josh (sp??) & green beans with crunchy garlic & mustard seed. All from Mahdur Jaffrey cookbook.

Chapatis - bought from supermarket.

CryptoFascist Mon 14-Jan-13 17:10:49

DCs are having spag bol.
DH and I are having soup (trimming down the December waistlines!).

yehudiwho Mon 14-Jan-13 17:27:06

I knew you would all make me feel depressed
tagine - on a week day and your kids will eat it?

keep going though I need inspiration and aspirational lives to dream about

Tonight- salmon with a creamy sauce with mushrooms/peas and tiny potatoes
Tues- cheeseburgers with vegetable rice and relish
Weds- enchiladas and salad
Thurs- spaghetti and meatballs
Fri- pizza, salad
Sat- takeaway!
Sun- roast dinner of some description

Sephy Mon 14-Jan-13 17:42:25

Jamie Oliver's pregnancy pasta - balsamic vinegar, tinned tomatoes, grated veg and sausage meat over penne - soooo tasty and quite quick (with a machine to chop veg for you)

twinklesparkles Mon 14-Jan-13 17:59:43

Sausage sandwich with brown sauce smile

Ds in bed and dh at his bro's

Just me and the cat... And I aint sharing lol

Today - veggie shepherd's pie and savoy cabbage
Tuesday - veggie sausage casserole and hassleback potatoes
Weds - either a veggie tagine or a veggie curry
No idea beyond that.

janji Mon 14-Jan-13 18:12:07

Mushroom risotto for me and dd; mushroom linguine for dh and ds.

HeyMicky Mon 14-Jan-13 18:19:12

Sorry, putting DD to bed.

Spicy soup: I use chicken or fish stock, add some tamarind paste, Tom yum paste, lime juice, fish sauce, garlic (squeezy tube!) and chillies. Little bit of palm sugar if needed. All by eye, and to taste. Lemongrass if I have it. You could throw in some coriander if you wanted, although it is Satan's garnish.

(We have a Thai supermarket near us, but most supermarkets stock all of the above, and the pastes last for months.)

Boil it up, throw in prawns and/or chicken, then add bean sprouts, mushrooms, sliced peppers, mange tout, green beans, broccoli, baby sweetcorn, ribbons of carrot - whatever is in the veg bin. Add rice noodles (or supernoodles) at the end.

FreakoidOrganisoid Mon 14-Jan-13 18:22:13

Lentil and bean cottage pie. Puy lentils, black eye beans, carrot and onion with parsnip, swede and potato mash on top. Probably a low carber's nightmare!

chickpea and chorizo stew with garlic ciabatta (sp?) - chorizo, onions, chickpeas, tomatoes, potatoes, red wine and favourite tea grin

IsabelleRinging Mon 14-Jan-13 18:31:45

We had chicken casserole with jacket potato and green beans, yesterday we had lamb (bloody expensive) chops with roasted mediteranean veg and new potatoes, Tomorrow we are having broccoli and cauliflour and macoroni cheese bake, on Wed it will be soup and turkey sandwiches, on Thursday I am doing baked haddock with peas, parsley sauce and Mash.

NeverKnowinglyUnderstood Mon 14-Jan-13 18:36:08

tonight - Pizza
tomorrow chilli con carne and rice with mange tout
Wed - tuna steaks with mash and veg
Thursday - Chicken Thighs with mini new pots and veg
Friday - Spag Bol
Saturday soup
Sunday roast chicken

Quesadillas -yum smile

wordfactory Mon 14-Jan-13 18:38:02

Nigella's Italian Chicken.

Chicken thighs in tinned cherry toms (never used before - very cool), wine, oregano, jar of flame grilled peppers.

Going to serve with rice and green salad.

TheJanuaryProject Mon 14-Jan-13 18:41:21

Tonight - gammon & bean stew from this month's bbc good food. Later in the week - braised beef in red wine/cranberry sauce with mash & greens (from the freezer), pork steaks with Tuscan beans, fish cakes with potato wedges and whatever veg I can find in the fridge and lamb sauce with pasta.

Poppedcorn Mon 14-Jan-13 18:51:46

Boston bean hotpot tonight - a bit like a bolognese but with baked beans and pasta in it. Tastes lovely when it's been slow cooked but just did it on the hob today. Delicious and my boys Hoover it up.

The dc are having lemon soles, floured and gently fried and fennel salad.

Me and dh are having cod fillets with potatpes and olives, and fennel salad.

NUFC69 Mon 14-Jan-13 18:59:08

Tonight we are having pulled pork (first time, and I can't wait to try it), mash and veg, followed by fresh pineapple and icecream.
Tues - the other half of the pork joint (didn't add the barbecue sauce to this), which I will cut into chunks and stir fry with mushrooms, onions, apple, then add spot of cream into which I have mixed grainy mustard, serve with rice.
Wed - moussaka
Thursday - chicken casserole with veg etc
Friday - salmon and fragrant rice
Saturday - Hearty winter casserole
Sunday - roast of some description

VitoCorleone Mon 14-Jan-13 19:01:10

I had chicken and mixed mushroom stirfry.

CheerfulYank Mon 14-Jan-13 19:02:46

Eh, probably burritos. Black beans and onions and peppers sauteed with spices, then wrapped in tortillas with cheese.

Roast chicken. Can't wait!

TaffyandTeenyTaffy Mon 14-Jan-13 19:05:11

Cajun Salmon, mashed potato, green beans and garlic mushrooms...minus the mash for me (low carbing).

ScubaSarah Mon 14-Jan-13 19:11:40

Spicy parsnip and Butterbean soup. Homemade.

RuchedCurtain Mon 14-Jan-13 19:26:26

Tonight is my modified JO 30 min chicken pie, with sweet potato & swede mash, & steamed carrot batons (chicken left over from yest).

Tomorrow is slow cooker beef in ale casserole, with horseradish dumplings and veg.

Weds is homemade pizzas with breadmaker dough, wedges, coleslaw, salad.

Thursday is hm carrot & red pepper soup with hm seeded bread.

Friday is smoked salmon, cream cheese, pesto pasta with peas.

pollycazalet Mon 14-Jan-13 19:35:02

tuna pie with brocolli tonight
Butterbut squash pasta tomorrow
Veggie chilli Wed and Thurs with baked potatoes for the kids.

Respect to those pulling together a cooked pudding with custard!

Rikalaily Mon 14-Jan-13 19:45:26

We had bubble & squeak and gammon, love Sunday roast leftovers.

Bonsoir Mon 14-Jan-13 19:46:18

We had rack of lamb, new potatoes and fresh peas.

<ignores snow outside window>

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