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Offline CarolineW

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What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: October 08, 2010, 12:53:02 pm »
Hi,
just thought I'd start a new thread to see if it's helpful.  For those of us not usually organised enough to do a meal plan, but thinking one day ahead / on the day  :D

I'm planning to do a stir fry turkey dish tonight (coconut, ginger and lemongrass sauce) in the TMX tonight, with steamed jasmine rice.  I only hope that fussy DD1 likes it!
« Last Edit: October 08, 2010, 12:55:08 pm by CarolineW »
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Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2010, 08:11:42 am »
Great idea for a thread CarolineW. We're having all the curry leftovers from last nights meal.
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Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2010, 11:11:42 am »
Love it Caroline.....we have this thread on the "taste" forum, and it's very inspirational  ;)

Tonight I made open beef enchilada's (using Julie O's beef enchilada recipe)......Love the sauce!

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Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2010, 07:00:56 am »


I haven't had lunch yet, and that's exactly what I feel like!!

I have no idea what I'm cooking for tea tonight. DS 2 will be home and loves his food. I'm checking out cookdinner.com right now and I think this looks nice:Tangy Lemon, Spinach and Broccoli Soup
A great cook is one who can rustle up a fabulous family meal with some freezer burnt chops, wilted carrots, sprouting potatoes and cabbage that's gone brown on the cut edges.
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Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2010, 07:26:09 am »
Left over vegetarian lasange here.

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Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2010, 07:59:38 am »
we having a simple 3 in one varoma meal, chicken, potato and veg .
i am in need of some motivation, feeling very slack atm!!!
i need to make cyndis gluten free bread and have a big bag full of pears to make sum pear jam (dh has been nagging me to make this for him for ages) but i just dont feel like cooking atm, it must be this beautiful sunny weather we are having all i want to do is go outside and enjoy it!!
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Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2010, 08:04:13 am »
Hubby is picking up a couple of our fave wood fired pizza's on the way home.

I'm still moving furniture around, and just can't be bothered cooking tonight  :P
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Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2010, 08:21:54 am »
Had a heap of veg that needed using up so we are having Italian Shepherds Pie from the EDC (with some sweet potato in the mash). It was so wintery this morning I thought this would be appreciated.  Now I think a BBQ out in the sunshine would have been a better idea.  :)

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Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2010, 08:50:31 am »
Well, I have three Chicken Breasts defrosting, but still not quite sure. Probably a Baf's Chicken, but not sure what flavour yet...
A great cook is one who can rustle up a fabulous family meal with some freezer burnt chops, wilted carrots, sprouting potatoes and cabbage that's gone brown on the cut edges.
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Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2010, 10:07:08 am »
Made a Donna Hay recipe called Honey & Lemon Roasted Chicken using a small free range chicken cut into quarters.  Was really nice served with Judy's parmesan potatoes, mashed sweet potato and green beans. :)


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Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2010, 11:32:22 am »
Looks lovely.  Those potatoes are so yummy.  Must make them again!  :)

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Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2010, 11:50:02 am »
mmn mmn mmn JO! Is this the recipe you used for the chicken?
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Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2010, 12:25:16 pm »
CP it's similar, here it is, very simple as are  most of Donnas.  ;D

HONEY & LEMON ROASTED CHICKEN

2 tblsp lemon juice
90g honey
2 tblsp olive oil
sea salt and cracked black pepper
1 brown onion, cut into wedges
1.5kg whole chicken, quartered (I used a small free range chook, about 1.3kg and quartered it myself)
1 lemon, sliced
2 tblsp fresh rosemary leaves   
   
Preheat the oven to 200C.
Place the lemon juice, honey, oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl and stir to combine.

Place the onion, chicken, lemon and rosemary in a baking paper lined baking dish
Brush the chicken with the honey mixture (I poured what was left over the top)  and roast for 45 minutes or until golden and cooked through. (I also turned the chicken over when I could see it was nice and golden on the first side).

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Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2010, 12:33:37 pm »
Oh that chicken looks divine! Saving that recipe!

Tonight we had a panicked, don't have enough time for the planned meal, makeshift dinner that was great. Made some lovely organic beef and basil sausages into a lovely 'mince' sauce for burrito's. Only took 15 mins to make (was going to do sausages, mash and onion gravy, with steamed veg, but only had 45 mins to be cooked and kids eaten and cleared, lol) and was so tasty and nice.
http://thermomixmeals.blogspot.com/2010/10/monday-11-october-burrito-sauce.html

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Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2010, 02:54:26 pm »
I have some cooked pork with Italian tomato sausages and lefterover vegetables in the fridge, so I'm going to use Thermomixer's Frittata Recipe that uses the Varoma.I usually use the frying pan, so it will be interesting to see what happens. :D :D
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