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Themadcatparade Tue 27-Oct-20 11:28:32

My mum left me and the family a bag of black peas so I’m currently cooking up a Carby storm of back peas with carrots and celery, dauphinois potatoes and some veg on the side for a bit of greenery.

My house smells amazing and I love this time of year!

I have also no u her some rainbow carrots for a twist on a veg casserole for tomorrow night grin

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Themadcatparade Tue 27-Oct-20 11:30:47

bought should that say hmm

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Turnedouttoes Tue 27-Oct-20 11:31:03

I have the most horrendous shingles which meant we had to cut our holiday short. Then we got home to news that a close family member of DP had died unexpectedly.

I think we deserve a takeaway tonight sad

Themadcatparade Tue 27-Oct-20 11:34:31

You certainly deserve a take away tonight! sad I hope you feel well enough to eat?

Sorry about the awful time you are your family are going though, I hope things start picking up for you all flowers

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Toilenstripes Tue 27-Oct-20 11:36:19

Chicken a la king over rice. Never made it before. 😬

eatthatbueno Tue 27-Oct-20 11:37:19

Vegetable pizza blush Not very adventurous

BiddyPop Tue 27-Oct-20 11:42:26

DD will be making chicken curry using a jar of sauce, over rice, with puppodums, for tonight.

I will probably do tomorrow as that is sausages and pasta sauce - although she may do that.

I haven't thought ahead to Thursday (maybe a Mexican fajita type wraps night), Friday DH wants proper fish and chips takeaway, and either Saturday or Sunday I want a proper steak dinner for my birthday.

I keep trying to get back into cooking properly, but work is very busy and DD is fussy when she's home (she stays in school past dinner time 3/4 nights/week but then DH and I are working so time not on our side to get creative).

I'm hoping to do roasted chicken thighs on a bed of tomatoes, onions and peppers one night next week, and a proper hearty beef stew another night.

badlydrawnbear Tue 27-Oct-20 11:43:21

Thai green curry

AdoraBell Tue 27-Oct-20 11:44:25

Leftover beef, probably mashed potato and veg.

Camomila Tue 27-Oct-20 11:48:17

I'm at my parents house, my dad is making 'special chicken wraps' - I can't wait, I've been up since 5.

MonkeyPuddle Tue 27-Oct-20 11:48:21

We’ll be having chicken thighs with some tagliatelle in carbonara sauce with some peas and broccoli. I’m a bit obsessed with peas at the minute.

amusedtodeath1 Tue 27-Oct-20 11:49:25

Indian butter chicken, pilau rice and Naan. It's in the slow cooker now and smells amazing.

Also baking cinnamon buns and Gingerbread men soon, just waiting for my butter to soften.

Themadcatparade Tue 27-Oct-20 11:50:42

@badlydrawnbear one of my faves!!

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lastqueenofscotland Tue 27-Oct-20 11:51:14

Vegan spag bol- making the mince out of lentils, mushroom and walnuts

Themadcatparade Tue 27-Oct-20 11:51:43

@MonkeyPuddle same on the pea front I’m adding them to everything at the minute. Even instant noodles (the curry type with peas are so good).

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Turnedouttoes Tue 27-Oct-20 11:52:58

Thank you @Themadcatparade I don’t really feel well enough to eat but am having to take so many tablets that I feel worse if I have a completely empty stomach so having little nibbles here and there.
A naan bread dipped in tikka masala sounds perfect grin

Themadcatparade Tue 27-Oct-20 11:53:02

@lastqueenofscotland oooh nice I never thought about adding walnuts. I usually do mine with finely diced carrots, celery and mushrooms (we try and stay away from farty lentils if we can grin )

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Crunchymum Tue 27-Oct-20 11:54:16

Meatballs later, all prepped and marinating.

Will do with spaghetti and garlic green beans.

Littlebreadandbutterflies Tue 27-Oct-20 11:54:24

Butternut squash risotto with sage and parmesan. Love this in Autumn!

Themadcatparade Tue 27-Oct-20 11:54:25

@Turnedouttoes oh that does sound good, will defo fill an empty stomach!

Well you will have to make a promise to yourself that when you are all back up and well enough to eat properly you’ll have to treat yourself to the mother of all feasts!

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EternalOptimist7 Tue 27-Oct-20 11:54:54

Roast chicken thighs, dauphinois potatoes ( courtesy of Aldi), roast parsnips & peas

namechanged21x Tue 27-Oct-20 11:55:34

Slow cooked meatballs and spaghetti tonight smile

Themadcatparade Tue 27-Oct-20 11:56:05

I love squash!!

We do our risotto with leeks and mushroom and wine and loads of cream... squash is a new take on it I’ll have to look up a recipe

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MonkeyPuddle Tue 27-Oct-20 11:56:51

DS and I will be mailing some smartie biscuits this afternoon as well.
And I’ve got some chia seeds and fruit soaking in the fridge. Not tried it before but I’m about to give birth and could do with the extra fibre grin

Littlebreadandbutterflies Tue 27-Oct-20 11:59:26

It's delicious! I roast most of it and make it into a puree before stirring it through the risotto with some cream and parmesan.

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