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

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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

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 ?

overmydeadbody Mon 14-Jan-13 16:53:49

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


With potato wedges

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

MoreCrackThanHarlem Mon 14-Jan-13 17:40:53

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!

pettyprudence Mon 14-Jan-13 18:29:33

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

TherapeuticVino Mon 14-Jan-13 18:36:15

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.

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