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Dawn
07-01-2010, 06:18 PM
You know. Like your gran used to make in the depths of winter. We've had beef casserole and turkey casserole already this week.

Tonight we have shepherds pie with baked beans followed by rhubarb crumble and custard. Proper snow food. :thumbsup:

mumof2
07-01-2010, 06:21 PM
shepherds pie here too! :thumbsup:

wdwgrandma
07-01-2010, 06:24 PM
Well, I'm home sick (for the second day) with laryngitis. So I'm fixing beef stroganoff - if John remembers to stop on the way home and get sour cream.

Tinker
07-01-2010, 06:41 PM
I had beef stronanoff yesterday, Donna . Hope you feel better soon . :hug2:
Today I shredded the left over pork from NYD and made barbeque . We put it over egg noodles and finished it with the side of sauerkraut .
Snow coming here later tonight .

Johnie
07-01-2010, 06:54 PM
No snow here but it has been cold. I am craving a turkey pot pie so that may be what I'm having for supper.

Ursula
07-01-2010, 06:55 PM
OMG! Shepherds pie here too! I made me soup yesterday and that is nearly gone.

Skywatcher
07-01-2010, 06:57 PM
Lamb casserole and roastie yummy and warming

Dawn
07-01-2010, 07:19 PM
School closed again tomorrow. Pasta bake or toad in the hole?

keith
07-01-2010, 07:31 PM
Hope you feel better soon Donna!

Lancashire hot pot for me :yes:

lisaw
07-01-2010, 07:32 PM
Toad in the Hole Dawn :thumbsup:

Shepherds Pie here and a veggie version for Caitlin and I.

I need to make a crumble tomorrow :yes:

wdwgrandma
07-01-2010, 07:37 PM
Let me tell you, I don't know what a lot of those dishes are, but I'd love a description! For example - toad in the hole??? What on earth is that?

cloud
07-01-2010, 07:53 PM
We just had lovely home made cornish pasties!!!!they were at least 12inches long and lovely and juicy...

Skywatcher
07-01-2010, 08:38 PM
mmmm cornish pasties - my fav are from the shop on the quay at St Ives

Tinkfan
07-01-2010, 08:38 PM
We've had sphaghetti with meatballs, turkey casserole, and bread pudding! Roast lamb tomorrow, basketball tonight.

wdwgrandma
07-01-2010, 08:40 PM
Basketball???

foreverducky
07-01-2010, 08:55 PM
Who knew that those across the pond ate basketballs and toads??? :lol:

mumof2
07-01-2010, 09:04 PM
Toad in the Hole Dawn :thumbsup:

Shepherds Pie here and a veggie version for Caitlin and I.

I need to make a crumble tomorrow :yes:


yes, veggie version for me too!

mumof2
07-01-2010, 09:12 PM
Toad in the hole - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toad_in_the_hole)

for you Donna!

Disneybumble
07-01-2010, 09:18 PM
I read something today that said "custard runs through our(brits) veins".. How true. The kidlets had hot dogs and corn on the cob. We had a weightwatchers quiche.

mumof2
07-01-2010, 09:20 PM
Mrs B, where's the photo you posted ages ago of your yummy looking toad in the hole?

wdwgrandma
07-01-2010, 09:20 PM
Toad in the hole - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toad_in_the_hole)

for you Donna!
Sounds yummy!!!

Johnie
07-01-2010, 09:22 PM
ok that toad in a hole looks yummy!

josh.p.
07-01-2010, 10:15 PM
Yesterday I made a red-wine rissoto. I liked it but much prefer the version with white wine, the red wine colour was offputting. The smell is :awesome: though :yes:

Today I got the train over to liverpool and went here (http://www.redhot-worldbuffet.com/liverpool-one/index.html) I highly reccomend it :yes:

keith
07-01-2010, 10:18 PM
Today I got the train over to liverpool and went here (http://www.redhot-worldbuffet.com/liverpool-one/index.html) I highly reccomend it :yes:

agreed! it's the only part of Liverpool one, other than the apple store, thats any good :lol:

Tink
07-01-2010, 10:20 PM
For those of you having Toad in the Hole, lay a place for me, please. :yes: I used to make it quite often, but haven't done so in years.

For those having Shepard's pie, lay a place for Herself! :D :D

josh.p.
07-01-2010, 10:42 PM
agreed! it's the only part of Liverpool one, other than the apple store, thats any good :lol:
I can't believe the quality of food when compared to the price! Under 8pp for the lunch buffet and the food is just as good as any non-buffet restaurant. Initially I thought it might be a case of them being a jack of all trades and an expert of none, but every single dish I tried was spot on :yes:

Ursula
07-01-2010, 11:20 PM
Yum hot sizzling toad in the hole made with British bangers.

Tinkfan
07-01-2010, 11:41 PM
:wave::taunt: I meant to say I wasn't cooking because we had basketball tonight!!! And dang, I wish I wasn't allergic to pork, I love sausages!!

Ursula
07-01-2010, 11:51 PM
:unsure::unsure::unsure: I know I promised to be good..... but............but.... someone help me out here.....

josh.p.
08-01-2010, 12:20 AM
:unsure::unsure::unsure: I know I promised to be good..... but............but.... someone help me out here.....
:line:

Tinkfan
08-01-2010, 01:06 AM
:unsure::unsure::unsure: I know I promised to be good..... but............but.... someone help me out here.....

Honestly woman, get your mind out of the gutter..... Thanks Josh!!!

Tinkfan
08-01-2010, 01:08 AM
:unsure::unsure::unsure: I know I promised to be good..... but............but.... someone help me out here.....

Honestly woman, get your mind out of the gutter!!! Thanks Josh :yes:

Deb
08-01-2010, 06:35 AM
I made proper broth yesterday, with the gammon left over from New Year, and leeks, carrots, parsnips, potatoes and lentils, with suet dumplings!! Yum!! Enough left over for lunch today too :thumbsup:

Dawn
08-01-2010, 06:45 AM
It appears we're completely out of toads so unless I can get to the butcher today we'll have to rethink.

Tink
08-01-2010, 07:51 AM
How can that possibly be??? You ALWAYS have sausages! :eek:

Suet dumplings? :unsure:

Deb
08-01-2010, 10:15 AM
How can that possibly be??? You ALWAYS have sausages! :eek:

Suet dumplings? :unsure:

Beef suet and flour mixed with water and seasoning, shaped into balls and simmered in a broth, or a stew. They go sort of fluffy. Or you can put them on top of a stew in an oven and the bits in the liquid stay soft and the top goes crispy. A traditional British thing :yes:

Dawn
08-01-2010, 11:13 AM
Got my toads now. Just got to try and remember the recipe for the hole.:unsure:

Tinkfan
08-01-2010, 12:21 PM
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dumbo77
08-01-2010, 02:22 PM
so far this week ive made boiled ham n turnip mash, sausage casserole,roast gammon with chips n pinapple,beef goulash with thick homemade crusty bread, but now for the serious winter food. . . treacle sponge n custard, jam sponge n custard, chocolate sponge n custard now for the more noticable among you ,you'll see a theme here SPONGE N CUSTARD :yes: its just so comforting n warming in this weather and my whole family just love it. tonights tea is a nice fish pie with a mash potatoe top n parsley sauce followed by. . . . . (all together) sponge n custard of which the sponge is a ginger sponge.

if any of you can dig your way thru the snow to pontefract your more than welcome to shre my sponge n custard xx

Deb
08-01-2010, 02:26 PM
Ooooo, I love love love treacle sponge and custard!!!!! Yum!!!

mumof2
08-01-2010, 02:31 PM
sausages in onion gravy - oh no i have no onions, ok....sausages in gravy with mash and veg, or toad in the hole?

Tinkfan
08-01-2010, 03:45 PM
Lamb chops, mashed potatoes, cheddar biscuits, fresh green beans, salad and chocolate cream pie :yes:

Tinkfan
08-01-2010, 03:46 PM
so far this week ive made boiled ham n turnip mash, sausage casserole,roast gammon with chips n pinapple,beef goulash with thick homemade crusty bread, but now for the serious winter food. . . treacle sponge n custard, jam sponge n custard, chocolate sponge n custard now for the more noticable among you ,you'll see a theme here SPONGE N CUSTARD :yes: its just so comforting n warming in this weather and my whole family just love it. tonights tea is a nice fish pie with a mash potatoe top n parsley sauce followed by. . . . . (all together) sponge n custard of which the sponge is a ginger sponge.

if any of you can dig your way thru the snow to pontefract your more than welcome to shre my sponge n custard xx

Care to share a recipe?

josh.p.
08-01-2010, 03:50 PM
I'm having some veggie sausage rolls for my lunch :)

wdwgrandma
08-01-2010, 03:51 PM
I think John is making chicken cacciatore today. Yum!!! We had blueberry scones with clotted cream, blueberry preserves and sliced strawberries for breakfast. Also yum!!!

MystikPiglit
08-01-2010, 04:38 PM
Had: beef stew and dumplings / toad-in-the-hole / lamb hotpot.
Tonight: meatloaf and jacket potatoes.
Weekend: lamb shanks with mash / beef & ale pie.

All homemade. :yes:

mumof2
08-01-2010, 04:56 PM
well i think we can safely say everyone *has* been having proper snow food! :thumbsup:

Skywatcher
08-01-2010, 05:06 PM
I'm cooking a nice big Chicken Tikka Masala when I get home with lashings of doble cream :D

Dawn
08-01-2010, 05:17 PM
Just about to brown my toads before sticking them in the hole. Mash potatoes and steamed carrots, swede and brocolli with onion gravy.

Got a lump of gammon defrosting for the weekend. :D

Dawn
08-01-2010, 06:21 PM
We've just eaten our toads and it was the best one all week. Steven said "I love it, can you make it again tomorrow?"

daveann
08-01-2010, 06:38 PM
thats what you want to here a kid say :)

Tinkfan
08-01-2010, 09:02 PM
Just about to brown my toads before sticking them in the hole. Mash potatoes and steamed carrots, swede and brocolli with onion gravy.

Got a lump of gammon defrosting for the weekend. :D

Is gammon like Cornis hens?

mumof2
08-01-2010, 10:45 PM
Is gammon like Cornis hens?


bacon joint

http://www.britishbacon.com/gammon.htm

Tinkfan
08-01-2010, 11:52 PM
Thanks Mairead, boy was I off!! Our country style hams are processed the old way, but I never knew how some were cured! Yech, makes me glad to be allergic to pork. :yes:

Tink
10-01-2010, 04:39 PM
Country ham is very different from the light pink hams that are commonly found in the supermarket. They are indigenous to the south, particularly Virginia, and require special handling to make them edible.

They have been described as being similar to prosciutto, but that is not the case at all! :eek: Raw cured in salt, yes, but not nearly the same creamy quality as the Italian version, nor the Spanish serrano.

Dawn
10-01-2010, 04:45 PM
Pasta bake tonight. :D

daveann
10-01-2010, 05:03 PM
we had roast chicken carrotts roast potatoes and parsnips and seet potatoe :)

Ursula
10-01-2010, 06:53 PM
Chinese tonight... yum. Got no choice really been at A & E all afternoon. Saw loads of people with broken legs and arms.

josh.p.
10-01-2010, 07:17 PM
Why where you in A&E Helly? I'll be 10 that it involves a crayola related incident?! :rotfl:

I had spring rolls, cantonese sauce and noodles for my tea tonight :yes: I made them myself too :D

mumof2
10-01-2010, 09:08 PM
oh no Helly, hope all is ok?



Pasta here today too, i can see a pattern forming here Dawn, same foods on same days..... shepherds pie, sossidges and now pasta - spooky!

What are we having for tea tomorrow? :tongue:

Tinkfan
11-01-2010, 12:22 AM
Homemade cream of tomatoe and basil soup with turkey pannini's here, stew tomorrow with dumplings:yes: At this rate will gain 20 pounds by the time this is over!!

Tink
11-01-2010, 12:47 AM
We had roast pork tenderloin, steamed asparagus, and a salad... nothing too different from our regular way of eating.

Would have liked to do a big old pot roast though. :sigh:

Ursula
11-01-2010, 07:57 AM
Why where you in A&E Helly? I'll be 10 that it involves a crayola related incident?! :rotfl:

I had spring rolls, cantonese sauce and noodles for my tea tonight :yes: I made them myself too :D


oh no Helly, hope all is ok?



Pasta here today too, i can see a pattern forming here Dawn, same foods on same days..... shepherds pie, sossidges and now pasta - spooky!

What are we having for tea tomorrow? :tongue:

Will pm you.

dumbo77
11-01-2010, 09:55 AM
my very basic sponge cake mix

200g caster sugar, n softened butter or marg(i use stork)
4 large eggs
200g self raising flour
2tbsp milk
2tbsp cold coffee (not very strong just enough to taste)


sift the flour n set to one side , mix the sugar n butter together til light n fluffy add the beaten eggs n whisk then add the flour a little at a time n keep whisking then add the milk n coffe again whisk.
grease a baking tin i tend to use a 9inch rectangle one put your chosen flavouring in the bottom (syrup, chocloate chips,stem ginger etc) then pour the cake mixture on top place in a preheated oven set at 180 degrees for 20 mins stick a swewer in the middle when it comes out clean the cake is cooked.
now this is the important bit leave to cool in the tin do not try n turn out.

while the cake is cooking make a simple basic custard and serve together yummy
tonight we are having homemade carrot n coriander soup with a rhubarb cake n custard :yes:

Tink
11-01-2010, 01:06 PM
Hope you are ok, Helly! :hug2: Take care now and stay out of harm's way! :yes:

Tinkfan
11-01-2010, 02:06 PM
my very basic sponge cake mix

200g caster sugar, n softened butter or marg(i use stork)
4 large eggs
200g self raising flour
2tbsp milk
2tbsp cold coffee (not very strong just enough to taste)


sift the flour n set to one side , mix the sugar n butter together til light n fluffy add the beaten eggs n whisk then add the flour a little at a time n keep whisking then add the milk n coffe again whisk.
grease a baking tin i tend to use a 9inch rectangle one put your chosen flavouring in the bottom (syrup, chocloate chips,stem ginger etc) then pour the cake mixture on top place in a preheated oven set at 180 degrees for 20 mins stick a swewer in the middle when it comes out clean the cake is cooked.
now this is the important bit leave to cool in the tin do not try n turn out.

while the cake is cooking make a simple basic custard and serve together yummy
tonight we are having homemade carrot n coriander soup with a rhubarb cake n custard :yes:
Mmmmm! Thanks!

mumof2
11-01-2010, 02:37 PM
i *love* tomato and basil...yum yum yum!


i've decided we'll have pizza and salad tonight.

arkvilla
11-01-2010, 05:08 PM
We're having Chilli con carne

Should warm us up :yes:

Sandra

Dawn
11-01-2010, 05:24 PM
Turkey casserole tonight. :D

josh.p.
11-01-2010, 11:26 PM
I made another Risotto tonight! :rotfl: ever since Brit asked what to make I've been trying to perfect the recipe and this time I think I was close.

I made a thai one (I know that sounds silly because risotto is italian) but I put chillis, green beans and baby corn in it, with some chilli sauce. I then roasted red peppers and sweet potato cubes and put this in the risotto towards the end. I made a spicy vegetable stock with chives, chillis, ginger, shallots and garlic in. The stock gave the risotto a spicy flavour which was nice :yes:

Ursula
12-01-2010, 02:24 PM
Thanks Tink X

Keep your plastic microwaveable Christmas pudding bowls... make a basic sponge cake mix, place jam or syrup in bottom of the bowl and put sponge mix on top... microwave until cooked (only minutes) and Voila! piping hot syrup sponge and custard... yummy and extremely quick. Sometimes I put sultanas in the cake mix and no jam or anything in the bottom of the bowl and a nice fruity sponge is made, add custard.
The sponge rises and is light and fluffy. You'll never steam a sponge pudd for hours ever again.

dumbo77
13-01-2010, 03:21 PM
tonights meal for dh and the boys is cooking away in the oven . . .jacket potatoes with a home made chicken chilli bubbeling away on the stove and to acompany it there is grated cheese, shredded springonions n creme fraiche.
my tea tonight will be a little different as im going out with the girlies wooo hoooo i shall be having a rather nice steak n chips in the local italian followed by some rather tasting cocktails :yes: and ive told dh that i might turn up in the small hours of the morning in a taxi n very very drunk :taunt:

Dawn
13-01-2010, 04:03 PM
More snow today so more snow food.

Toad in the hole - as requested by Steven - followed by rhubard crumble and custard. :D

Britchick
13-01-2010, 04:38 PM
because we don't often have time midweek to do a toad in the hole from scratch we cheat and buy the large yorkshire puddings- put in there a dollop of mashed potatoes, peas, tesco finest pork and apple sausages and bisto gravy with redcurrant jelly added to it. Perfick!

we're having spag bol tonight though!

mumof2
13-01-2010, 04:57 PM
beef stew and dumplings for them, vegetable one and dumplings for me :thumbsup:

MystikPiglit
13-01-2010, 05:12 PM
Haggis tonight. Mmmmmm :D

Tink
13-01-2010, 07:24 PM
I do so want to try haggis one day. :yes:

Probably have another salad with some left over roast turkey that I bought at the grocery store last night. Not so exciting, but better than eating at the local restaurants. :sigh:

Britchick
13-01-2010, 08:10 PM
love haggis! we have some in the freezer

josh.p.
13-01-2010, 08:14 PM
Pizza and chips tonight :)

mumof2
13-01-2010, 08:17 PM
uh-oh, i have a cold oven....was able to cook on the top though. The heating element broke AGAIN, i swear it goes every 6 months.

Tinkfan
14-01-2010, 12:26 AM
Chicken wraps, salad, mandarin oranges for us, basketball game 4:30 -6:00. So late dinner!

dumbo77
18-01-2010, 06:15 PM
tonight we are having slow roasted pork shoulder with crispy crackeling , mash tatties and carrots with gravy, apple sauce and yorkshire puds.
ds's have had pizza n chips followed by ice cream and butterscotch sauce.
dh wants raspberry sauce n sponge with custard for his pud so thats what im about to go and make

Dawn
18-01-2010, 06:18 PM
Tonight we are having Famous Moes Pizza. :D

dumbo77
20-01-2010, 01:46 PM
ok i know there isnt any snow really anymore but i love this thread now so im going to keep posting if that ok with everyone.:hug2:

tonights tea will be a little bit more special we have friends coming round so im cooking :yes:
there is currently a pan of carrot soup on the stove and i have just put the pate in the fridge so its set for tonight.
i have a shoulder of lamb which i have rubbed with some cumin,salt,pepper,saffron and a few other dried spices cooking in the oven (i like to cook it for around 8 hrs nice n slowly on a very low heat 100 degrees) which i shall be serving with my cous cous salad that has fresh corriander and roasted tomatoes in with pomegranate seeds aswell.
for pudding im doing a very simple cheese board and crackers and apricots/ figs etc.

Tink
20-01-2010, 01:48 PM
You do know dumbo77 that it's impolite to make people drool, yes? :wink:

When is dinner, please? Set an extra plate, won't you? :D :D

Dawn
20-01-2010, 03:51 PM
chicken casserole tonight. :thumbsup:

Tinkfan
20-01-2010, 06:16 PM
:wave: We still have plenty of snow here at home, I'll share mine Dumbo77!!! i like this thread too!! Tonight is tossed salad, cheese tortellini with a tomatoe vodka sauce, with grilled chicken for Ty and I and grilled shrimp for DH. Forgot to get the crusty bread though :sorry:

josh.p.
20-01-2010, 07:22 PM
I'm just going to have some toast tonight as I had a really late lunch and Im not hungry but know that I will be a bit later! More of a supper I suppose! :unsure:

Tinker
20-01-2010, 07:44 PM
I wish we'd get proper snow, but I made homemade hamburger soup yesterday and today I made chicken casserole . It was so good Au Gratin Potatoes, boneless chicken breast cooked and cubed, cream of mushroom soup & peas . Yum !!!

dumbo77
22-01-2010, 01:35 PM
You do know dumbo77 that it's impolite to make people drool, yes? :wink:

When is dinner, please? Set an extra plate, won't you? :D :D


we always have space at the table n dinner is usually around 6pm


:wave: We still have plenty of snow here at home, I'll share mine Dumbo77!!! i like this thread too!! Tonight is tossed salad, cheese tortellini with a tomatoe vodka sauce, with grilled chicken for Ty and I and grilled shrimp for DH. Forgot to get the crusty bread though :sorry:

i'd love some of your snow i ust love how it makes my garden look clean n neat n tidy n magical when it sparkles (kinda reminds me of edward cullens skin from twilight)

tonights tea is going to be veg curry made with cauliflower aubergines onion potatoes tinned tomatoes sultanas and cumin fenugreek n coriander seeds.we are having my bejewelled rice (basmati rice with sultanas pomegranate seeds n diced peppers) with it and a few home made nan breads (jamie oliver recipe) for pudding ive gone all out n made a really happy pudding of . . . . .sherry trifle:tongue: :tongue:i know some people consider it a bit 70's but we all like it and it just makes us smile n laugh when we eat it.

Tinkfan
22-01-2010, 02:04 PM
What are sultanas? I like trifle too but haven't put sherry in it!!!You sound like a fantastic cook, do you have children living at home? You can come and cook for us any time!!!

Tink
23-01-2010, 01:07 PM
Sultanas are golden raisins. :yes:

Another delicious sounding dinner! Jaimie Oliver! Haven't heard about him much lately. Is he still a popular and visible figure in the UK?

I think I did hear that he was coming over here to do some work on eco farming, or cooking or something like that.

I used to really like his Naked Chef show. He was so irreverent and his meals looked so good!!!

josh.p.
23-01-2010, 07:44 PM
I made a lentil curry again tonight :yes: :D I sort of made the recipe myself, last time I was experimenting in the kitchen. Tonight I made a bigger pot so just double the ingredients for a bigger one :yes:

250g Red Lentils (I use 250g for a small pot and about 400g for a bigger one)
2 Sweet Potatos (Cubed)
1/2 red onion (Chopped finely)
1/2 brown onion (Chopped finely)
1 Tin of tomatoes

You can choose whatever vegetables you add other than those, but tonight I added;
2 Chopped tomatoes
1 Aubgergine chopped (I Microwaved it for 1 minute with a few fork pricks in it to soften first)
Cauliflower Florets
2 Carrots, cubed
Curry Powder, and other spices you may want to use!
1pt vegetable stock
1 Tbspoon Maple syrup or sugar

I put the lentils in the stock until they are almost mushy, then drain the stock away. Then I put some olive oil in the bottom of a pan, fry off the onions and then add all the spices. Once they are sizzling quite loudly, then add the sugar, stir and then add the chopped tomatoes and sweet potato.

Once they are softened slightly, add in the lentils and the can of tomatoes, stir for a while then add the other vegetables. At this point I stir until its really bubbling, then cover and let it simmer for a while. Keep it on a low heat until it gets quite thick. It usually takes about 20 minutes. but be sure to keep stirring as it is quite thick it can burn the pan :yes:

The one I make tastes like jamiacan curry, rather than indian, sort of sweet but with a bit of a kick. :yes: Our family is addicted! I find it tastes better if you leave the lid on after it's simmered, and take it completely off the heat, leave it to cool and then eat it :yes: It thickens and the veggies go really soft :yes:

Tink
24-01-2010, 02:17 AM
Josh, I swear, you NEED to go to culinary school. You have chef written all over you.

I can just see you making incredible vegetarian, and vegan dishes. :yes:

josh.p.
24-01-2010, 05:46 PM
Josh, I swear, you NEED to go to culinary school. You have chef written all over you.

I can just see you making incredible vegetarian, and vegan dishes. :yes:
I'd love to, however there are none in my area. Perhaps it's something I'll do in the future!

Tink
24-01-2010, 08:32 PM
There is this one... :D :D :D :D
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Orlando (http://www.chefs.edu/orlando/)

josh.p.
24-01-2010, 09:45 PM
WOW. :thud:

dumbo77
24-01-2010, 10:11 PM
What are sultanas? I like trifle too but haven't put sherry in it!!!You sound like a fantastic cook, do you have children living at home? You can come and cook for us any time!!!


thank you for the compliment, i have 2 teenage sons one of which has cystic fibrosis (its because we have to be careful what he eats that i have basically self taught myself and we rarely eat proccessed food well apart from the odd maccie d's :taunt:)your all more than welcome to share any meal with us the more the merrier in my book.

tonights tea was quite a special occasion (dh's leg is free of infection and finally the bone is starting to "knit" together) so i went a little mad n made a three bird roast, you debone a turkey and a chicken which you wrap around a duck. so it goes duck wrapped in chicken wrapped in turkey all held together with panchetta strips. you cover it in butter and salt n pepper.put in a roasting dish (sitting on a bed of onions n carrots) and cook on 200 degrees for 3 n a half hours. baste the "bird" every half hour with melted butter. now those of you on a diet might not want to read on from this bit:unsure: serve with potatoes which have been par boiled then sliced and put in a dish covered with double cream n parmesan cheese (bake this for the last hour of cooking the bird). serve with steamed green beans and a plum sauce (stone n pith the plums then stew down in a pan til a third of the original quantity) . for pudding today we had yet another sponge n custard ,,, the sponge in question was a chocolate sponge cake with chocolate sauce (i added a little drambuie to mine n dh's).

dumbo77
24-01-2010, 10:12 PM
I made a lentil curry again tonight :yes: :D I sort of made the recipe myself, last time I was experimenting in the kitchen. Tonight I made a bigger pot so just double the ingredients for a bigger one :yes:

250g Red Lentils (I use 250g for a small pot and about 400g for a bigger one)
2 Sweet Potatos (Cubed)
1/2 red onion (Chopped finely)
1/2 brown onion (Chopped finely)
1 Tin of tomatoes

You can choose whatever vegetables you add other than those, but tonight I added;
2 Chopped tomatoes
1 Aubgergine chopped (I Microwaved it for 1 minute with a few fork pricks in it to soften first)
Cauliflower Florets
2 Carrots, cubed
Curry Powder, and other spices you may want to use!
1pt vegetable stock
1 Tbspoon Maple syrup or sugar

I put the lentils in the stock until they are almost mushy, then drain the stock away. Then I put some olive oil in the bottom of a pan, fry off the onions and then add all the spices. Once they are sizzling quite loudly, then add the sugar, stir and then add the chopped tomatoes and sweet potato.

Once they are softened slightly, add in the lentils and the can of tomatoes, stir for a while then add the other vegetables. At this point I stir until its really bubbling, then cover and let it simmer for a while. Keep it on a low heat until it gets quite thick. It usually takes about 20 minutes. but be sure to keep stirring as it is quite thick it can burn the pan :yes:

The one I make tastes like jamiacan curry, rather than indian, sort of sweet but with a bit of a kick. :yes: Our family is addicted! I find it tastes better if you leave the lid on after it's simmered, and take it completely off the heat, leave it to cool and then eat it :yes: It thickens and the veggies go really soft :yes:



what a great recipe do you mind if i nick it :sorry: :sorry: i think it would go really well my slow roasted cumin lamb leg that i do

josh.p.
24-01-2010, 10:20 PM
Feel free :) I added it for anyone to make it themselves :yes: I forgot to mention-I find it better to 'over cook' the lentils so that they are more like the consistency of mushy peas or similar, but it's down to personal preference :)

Let me know how it goes down :yes:

josh.p.
24-01-2010, 10:23 PM
The leg of lamb sounds like it'd go really well with the dish btw :yes: I will do a leg of lamb for the rest of the family next time I make the curry :yes:

Tink
25-01-2010, 01:01 AM
Dumbo77 that meal is incredible. They call that a turducken here. :yes: I've not ever had one, let alone made one! :eek:

So, Josh? Do you want me to speak with your parents? :D They'd come to know us and then you could do the upstairs guest room, eh? We aren't so very far from the academy. :D :D You'd need a little car... :D :D

This could work you know. :D

josh.p.
25-01-2010, 12:01 PM
My bags are packed :D

Tinkfan
25-01-2010, 12:22 PM
Josh I think Tink is right, you appear to have a real interest and talent here!!!They must have a school in London?! Although Orlando would be great, we could all come and visit you whenever we're down :thumbsup:!!!

Tinkfan
25-01-2010, 12:23 PM
Tink, I may need that guest room if I can't get everyone in line here LOL!

Tink
25-01-2010, 01:18 PM
We have two. :D :wiggle:

Josh, just imagine, creating new and wonderful vegan and vegetarian dishes. You could be the next Josh XXXXX (I was going to say Jamie Oliver, but I'd rather you be yourself)! :D

Yep, if you don't want Orlando, there is always that other place over there in France that might be ok. :wink: :lol:

dumbo77
25-01-2010, 02:28 PM
tonights offerings will be a very simple jacket tatties n cheese n beans for my 3 boys as i have to go in to work and organise some accounts:thumbsdown: also have a few disciplinary matters to take care of (work shy receptionist) . so as i will be home late im will be having a very late tea consisting on prawn noodle soup with fresh coriander n chillis.

josh.p.
25-01-2010, 05:42 PM
We have two. :D :wiggle:

Josh, just imagine, creating new and wonderful vegan and vegetarian dishes. You could be the next Josh XXXXX (I was going to say Jamie Oliver, but I'd rather you be yourself)! :D

Yep, if you don't want Orlando, there is always that other place over there in France that might be ok. :wink: :lol:
:rotfl: I'd seriously love to go to culinary school! :yes:

Tinkfan
26-01-2010, 02:19 AM
:slap: Just do it!!!

dumbo77
27-01-2010, 01:52 PM
roast chicken tonight with apricot n sage stuffing , served with mash potatoes , creamed leeks and honey glazed carrots.
pudding is my youngest sons favourite of angel delight layers( strawberry/ chocolate/ then banana with whipped fresh cream on top)

Tinkfan
27-01-2010, 01:56 PM
STOP!! You're killing me, just drooling here......Have no idea tonight most likely left overs (shepards pie) Basket ball at 5:00:thumbsdown:

dumbo77
29-01-2010, 10:55 PM
tonights tea was at our local steak house/italian restaurant.
for starters dh n I had grilled foie gras with truffle oil n a balsamic reduction
for mains we both plumped for the rump steak medium rare i had a jacket tattie with mine dh had mash we both had a peppercorn sauce (dh said my own tastes better) there where some green beans but i was being good (secretly saving myself for pudd!!!!)
pudding dh had tiramisu and i had the cheese board with fresh figs n apricots.
we managed to polish off a nice bottle of red wine (well I mainly polished it off dh had 1 glass) now we are home we decided to have a few baileys (well its cold n they warm u up). thats all for tonight folks im gonna wait til its starts snowing tomorrow then i shall get my baking gear out n bake some cakes :yes: did i mention i love snow food !!

josh.p.
29-01-2010, 10:58 PM
The cheeseboard sounds lovely!!! Yum Yum.

I made rissoto stuffed peppers tonight! I seriously think I'm addicted to cooking rissoto :yes: I was out of wine so I didn't add any and I honestly think I prefered this to the white wine I usually add in. It was bascially a left over rissoto though, as I used up some ingredients that where close to being thrown out, spring onions, garden peas and a few pieces of quorn mince. Still tasted lovely though. :yes:

Tinkfan
29-01-2010, 11:47 PM
:wave: When are you going to come cook for us Josh!!! I'm hungry!

josh.p.
30-01-2010, 12:06 AM
Hey.. in NY there are gonna be a TON of better places for you to eat! LOL

Johnie
30-01-2010, 04:11 AM
well it seems we are going to get a foot of snow starting after midnight. I am currently baking pies, pumpkin now and the cherry one is cooling. Let me tell you how crazy Virginia is.....there are places already announcing closures for the weekend and we have NO SNOW YET!!

Tinkfan
30-01-2010, 02:30 PM
:wave:Well, Josh can cook the main course and Johnnie can bring dessert!!!I love pie :yes::yes::yes: My address is.....

dumbo77
06-02-2010, 04:17 PM
well it seems we are going to get a foot of snow starting after midnight. I am currently baking pies, pumpkin now and the cherry one is cooling. Let me tell you how crazy Virginia is.....there are places already announcing closures for the weekend and we have NO SNOW YET!!


is there any chance u could post the recipe for your pumpkin pie? ive always wanted to make one but hadnt a clue where to start:wave:

Tinkfan
06-02-2010, 05:03 PM
is there any chance u could post the recipe for your pumpkin pie? ive always wanted to make one but hadnt a clue where to start:wave:
I've got one, deep dish or regular?

Tinker
06-02-2010, 05:05 PM
We got about 10 inches of snow .It stopped now, but the winds are causing it to blow & drift . I'm happy at least we got more than we've had this winter season . My girlie and I took the two Shelties out for a long walk to pick up the wine . Now, getting ready to have an English Muffin & cream cheese and going to sleep till tonight . Then I'm making buffalo wings and sausage, pepper & onion sandwiches .
Jim is been put up at the Hilton in Flemington . They got 14 inches and all night time managers are staying put .

Dawn
06-02-2010, 05:09 PM
Roast gammon tonight followed by rhubarb crumble.

Tink
06-02-2010, 11:49 PM
Well, we're in the mix now. To commemorate the horrible snow that is falling in the northeast (and not so far north! :eek: ) we are having Julia's Coq au Vin. It smells wonderful!

We are also having (look out!!!! DESSERT!!!!) a wonderful chocolate ganache layer cake. Too wrong to be believed, but that's part of what the eating healthy is all about, eh? It's to console us too. We didn't carpe diem that incredible new tv that was on sale... :sigh:

But dinner is going to be incredible. :D

Tinker
07-02-2010, 01:49 AM
My best girl Sally and I made the sausage peppers & onions . One pot is hot sausage , the other mild, both with sauce . Tomorrow we are making buffalo style chicken tenderloins . Going to the Chili Bake Off across the bridge early tomorrow . Different ales & chili . :eek:

josh.p.
07-02-2010, 12:06 PM
We're going for a pub tea tonight :)

Tinker
07-02-2010, 03:30 PM
Cheers

Tink
07-02-2010, 03:43 PM
Well, it's SUPERBOWL SUNDAY!!!! GO SAINTS!!!

We'll be having our Superbowl party food later this evening. Doesn't really qualify as snow food, but it's fun regardless. :yes:

Dorothy
07-02-2010, 04:40 PM
I'm doing chili since it's snowing again and it's cold and well.........it's easy to make and I feel lazy today :lol:

Tinkfan
07-02-2010, 11:33 PM
Well, it's SUPERBOWL SUNDAY!!!! GO SAINTS!!!

We'll be having our Superbowl party food later this evening. Doesn't really qualify as snow food, but it's fun regardless. :yes:
So what's on the menu? I made barbeque hamburgers , stuffed potatoes, cheesy salsa dip, and coconut layer cake! Along with the regular nibbles of course! Your dinner last night made me drool BTW!!

dumbo77
09-02-2010, 10:58 PM
I've got one, deep dish or regular?


well im gonna be really cheeky here and say both please:sorry: thank you x