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sherazade Thu 06-Mar-08 20:50:54

i'm just being nosy/ looking for fresh ideas.

my staple dishes are:


lasagne, spaghetti bolognese, meatballs in tomato sauce, moussaka (sp?)


chicken curry (usually with spinach added coz dd loves it), chicken stiryfry with noodles, chicken paella/risotto, chicken soup, roast chicken dinner


lamb casserole, lamb and kidney bean stew or any other veg, lamb curry

soups: barley and mushroom soup, vegetable soup

and fish and chips, probably once a week, home made.

how about you?

SpeckledHen Thu 06-Mar-08 20:56:31

chicken curry but beef good too
spag bol
cottage pie
trout or salmon baked in foil parcel with lemon or lime and lots of veg - roast sweet and normal potato wedges
fish pie
lovely pork chops in cider sauce
lloyd grossman pasta sauce if feeling lazy

lucharl Thu 06-Mar-08 20:59:24

mmmm, I'm hungry...

jerk chicken and rice
lamb chops
lamb or beef stew
spanish omelette
salady stuff
beetroot or squash soup
fish and chips from the chippy!

MehgaLegs Thu 06-Mar-08 21:03:35

I do lots of pasta salady type dishes where I cook a big bowl of pasta and then add any combination of the following;

cherry toms, cucumber, pepper, capers, anchovies, chorizo, boiled egg, goats'cheese, parmesan

Anything goes really, the boys love it.

eternalstudent Fri 07-Mar-08 13:02:39

spinach, mushroom and lemon pilaf

chorizo and bean stew

chicken and bacon cider casserole

vegetable curry

roast mediterranean veg and halloumi pitta pockets

greek salad

veggie shep pie

Carmenere Fri 07-Mar-08 13:06:59

Burritos made with quorn mince and baked in the oven with melted low fat mozzarella on top.

Veg and lentil curry

Sausages and mash with onion gravy

Jerk chicken with coconut rice and mango and avocado salsa

Pad Thai

Puy lentils braised with tomatoes and fennel served with baked goats cheese.

Teriake Salmon or Tuna with noodles and veg.

They are my staples at the moment, it changes every couple of weeks.

TooTicky Fri 07-Mar-08 13:08:24


pasta with tomato sauce

veg risotto

veg biryani

quinoa pilaff

root veg stew and dumplings

veg pie/pasties

veggie sausage rolls


sophy Fri 07-Mar-08 19:45:26

Roast chicken
Shepherd's pie
Fish pie
Thai fish curry
Lentil soup
Baked salmon with herbs/spices or pesto
Spag bol
Spag carbonara
Blackberry & apple crumble
Beetroot and feta cheese

janeite Fri 07-Mar-08 20:15:33

Current staples (we usually eat them once every couple of weeks until we get bored) are:

- veggie chilli with salad and tacos
- lentil soup with naan bread (we all love this and have it at least once a month)
- falafel with fatoush, tsatsiki etc
- baked potatoes, veggie sausages and cauliflower cheese
- veggie curries of various kinds
- baked sweet potatoes with chickpea casserole
- pasta with peppers, tomatoes etc

tassisssss Fri 07-Mar-08 20:18:55

current staples (and I do go through phases)

pasta and bolognese/chilli/lasgane

sausage casserole and mash

pasta with meatballs and tom sauce

bacon and butternut risotto

tomato and green bean risotto

bacon, leek and potato pie


baked pots and fillings

roast chicken followed the next day by chicken casserole and rice

DiscoDizzy Fri 07-Mar-08 20:29:32

Mine are:

Spag Bol
Beef Hotpot Haggerty (favourite)
Meatballs with tomato sauce
Chicken and Leek Hotpot
Tatie Pot
Chicken Piri piri
Beetroot and feta cheese salad
Vegetable soup
Roast Chicken
Roast Lamb
Steak Pie
Chicken Curry

DeeRiguer Fri 07-Mar-08 20:32:19

change a bit with the seasons, smile, atm its a bit:

tomato leek risotto grilled salmon

home made tomato sauce w/ anchovies penne pasta
or with spaghetti w/ parmesean

tomato aubergine parmesean bake

yes, you spotted a bit of a theme...but i can get fresh plum toms at 60p per pound atm..yum...

marinated lime chili ginger soy tuna steak w/ warm lentil salad with roast onions peppers garlic

prawn and spinach curry naan and basmati

veg soup lentils split peas and loads of veg seasonal

jap rice sea bass nori pickles and wasabi

salads ..lots of
atm its
cucumber mint and garlic w/ yogurt dressing
red cabbage carrot fennel winter salad

Alishanty Sun 09-Mar-08 10:39:56

homemade veg soups/stews
roast chicken/lamb beef with roast potatoes etc
spag bol, lasagne, cottage pie, with beef mince or vege mince
fish and chips
curries - prawn korma, dopiaza and dansak or with vege pieces
macaroni cheese with salad or veg
jacket potatoes with salad
pasta with pesto, olives, peppers etc
pizza homemade and bought
sausage casserole or sausage and mash.

franch Wed 15-Oct-08 21:33:22

Just searched the archive for 'staple dishes' - knew there'd be a thread like this - just what I need right now as my cooking routine has gone right out the window since DD1 started school. Am planning on getting a slow cooker which should help I hope. Anyway thought I'd revive this useful thread - I will add my list to it once I get back to 'normal', hopefully after half term ...

katylou25 Thu 16-Oct-08 11:08:56

Chicken tikka with veg rice
Noodles and chicken stirfry
Sausages h/m wedges and veg/salad
mince - spag bol, tacos
wraps - chicken and salad, mince, sausages, breaded chicken etc
pizza mostly h/m

franch Thu 16-Oct-08 20:16:09

That's great, thanks katy

bozza Thu 16-Oct-08 20:24:58

Mine are:

spag bol
turkey meatloaf
meat and potato pie
sausage and mash
sausage casserole
lettuce risotto (bit summery though, might revert to a more wintery one)
chicken and veg crumble
macaroni cheese with whatever added
pasta carbonara
pizzas on either packet base mix or pittas
pork meatballs with pasta and tom sauce
tuna fishcakes with wedges and corn on the cob
shepherd's pie

nannyL Thu 16-Oct-08 20:43:19

things i always sem to be cooking

Spag bol
Cottage pie
Chilli con carne
Meat balls with my yummy sauce

Roast chicken
Chicken curry (mild)
Chicken with tomatoe sauce with rice
Chicken Casserole
Chicken goujans made by me
Chicken Pie (nigella how to eat, yum)
Thai chicken

Sauasage and mash
Toad in the hole
Sausagse casserole
this summer bean making a sausage and courgette pasta sauce so have added that to my sausage meals wink
Cow Boy Casserole

Fish Pie
Fish Gougans
Tuna pasta bake
Smoked haddock with rice
Fish N Chips

Roast 'meat'
'meat' casseroles / stews
'meat' with pots and veg

Macaroni cheese (+/- bacon / tomatoe)
Cauliflower cheese
Pasta with tomatoe and mascarpone sauce
Pasta with napolitana sauce
Filled tortilini / Canneloni etc
Pasta + any fresh sauce from waitrose

Filled Jacket Potatoes
Scrambled egg
Rolls / sandwiches / pitta / wrap

that is mostly what i cook, and all of my charges eat all of the above wuthout fuss grin (despite havung used to be fussy wink)

franch Fri 17-Oct-08 10:57:43

Many thanks! I'll be back after half term requesting recipes methinks ...

Lemontart Fri 17-Oct-08 11:05:44

oooh so many of those lists sound really lovely. Eternalstudent - I am really inspired.

franch Fri 17-Oct-08 19:06:26

Me too!

TattooedGrrrl Sat 18-Oct-08 14:58:36

Bolognaise, curry (thai or indian), roast chicken, stir fry with noddles, lentil and veg soup, meatballs and burgers.

Very bored though! Need to get some new dishes i think.

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