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What's for tea tonight? (pt7)

Discussion in 'suburban75' started by editor, Aug 5, 2008.

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  1. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    Following on from part 6, say hi to part 7!
  2. mrsfran

    mrsfran Slightly less bulbous

    Hi Part 7!
  3. Voley

    Voley The Vole That Dare Not Speak Its Name

    Pt. 7? :eek:

    Pretty impressive. There's only the 'what's on the CD player' that beats that, surely?

    Anyhow, I'm having grilled Chicken breast fillets, patatas bravas and salad, I think.

    ETA: But I've got a bit of beef that wants eating up so I might have that. It was vitally important that I come back and edit this post to tell you that, wasn't it?
  4. CharlieAddict

    CharlieAddict nekomimi rocks!!!

    milkshake for tea.
  5. sojourner

    sojourner Lord of the Ponce

    Oh I'm so proud - my baby is now 7! *wipes tear from eye*


    Thanks to everyone who is obsessed with food, for making this such a huge success. I'd like to thank you all, and god, and my dog, and my cousin's cousin's sister's auntie's husband for making it all worthwhile :cool::cool:


    *stumbles off podium*
  6. baldrick

    baldrick ooooh timewarp

    dunno :confused:

    this is normal for me though, generally i poke around in the fridge, freezer and in the cupboards and see what's in. i'm not organised enough for meal planning :oops:

    we had roast veg and tomato pasta last night though, that was nice.
  7. sojourner

    sojourner Lord of the Ponce

    In reply to Scallywag re pesto - I've never made it before, so if anyone does have any tried and tested recipes (I mean, how hard can it be, eh? eh?), let's have 'em
  8. mrsfran

    mrsfran Slightly less bulbous

    I do :D

    http://101things.wordpress.com/2006/04/01/pesto/

    Pesto is one of those things which is absolutely always worth making yourself because it tastes so much fresher and it’s incredibly easy. I mean really, really easy. Made in five minutes easy.

    To make the amount shown in the above picture (which should serve four):

    Ingredients
    Basil (about 30 leaves)
    100ml good olive oil
    40g pine nuts (you can toast these if you like, I don’t always bother)
    50g Parmasan cheese, freshly grated. If you can get pecorino cheese, use 25g pamasan and 25g pecorino
    Salt

    Cooking

    “Cooking” is a bit of a misnomer, because all you need to do is bung it all in the blender and whizz it until it’s the consistency you want. Ta dah! I think it’s even nicer the next day when the ingredients have had the chance to get to know each other. It’ll keep in the fridge for a few days (but not much longer).
  9. Voley

    Voley The Vole That Dare Not Speak Its Name

    That was beautiful. :)

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  10. sojourner

    sojourner Lord of the Ponce

  11. Cpatain Rbubish

    Cpatain Rbubish Defenders of the world we make believe in...

    I am torn between Wildebeest and Zebra for my main course tonight, with perhaps Chilli and Garlic Locusts or Chocolate Covered Scorpion on the side :D

    E2A Mother natures loser or cute stripey horse, I am excited by this choice :)

    Although there's although there's also Croc & Kangaroo on the menu, I'll not be asking fort a doggy bag though! Mwah, mwah, mwah.
  12. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    *applauds*

    :D :D
  13. feyr

    feyr evil evil monkey!

    i dunno :( i have a quiche, some pasta, some ham, some bacon, some cheese, and some eggs. oh and some tzatiki. and probably some random bits in the freezer. its just me and feyror tonight, the others have gone to wales till sunday for a family thing
  14. ScallyWag II

    ScallyWag II New Member

    No garlic missfran? Maybe that's why mine didn't taste so good cos i used it?

    What olive oil do you use?
  15. mrsfran

    mrsfran Slightly less bulbous

    You could put garlic in, I do sometimes. The recipe above adapated from The Silver Spoon, which doesn't include garlic.

    I use extra-vrigin olive oil. No special brand or anything though.
  16. mrsfran

    mrsfran Slightly less bulbous

    I've been reading an interesting book about the history of Italian cooking - it turns out that the orthodox Genovese pesto ingredients - basil, olive oil, cheese - is a fairly recent dictate. Cookbooks up to 100 years ago all listed pestoes involving coriander, fennel, no nuts, walnuts, ricotta, all kinds of things.

    So basically, make it up as you go along.
  17. May Kasahara

    May Kasahara blasphemous sponge

    Jacket potatoes with coleslaw :cool:

    My aunt and her husband are coming to stay tomorrow, which will be lovely, except that I offered to cook dinner and have only now realised that I have never cooked for any member of that side of the family and have no idea what they like/don't like or what to make. What's a good safe veggie option that's unlikely to cause controversy, but will still be tasty and yum?
  18. northernhord

    northernhord Well-Known Member

    lasagne is always a good one with a bit of a salad:)
  19. sojourner

    sojourner Lord of the Ponce

    melanzane parmiggiana? (ont wiki i believe)
  20. May Kasahara

    May Kasahara blasphemous sponge

    Very true, cheers hord :) Think I've got the necessary stuff in as well... :hmm:
  21. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    oooh yeah, there's a puy lentil lasagne recipe on missfran's site I keep meaning to try, that might be a winner. Or spinach and ricotta lasagne.
  22. ScallyWag II

    ScallyWag II New Member

    Ta!

    One of my most memorable holiday moments was on a cycling trip in Italy, pulling up to a campsite on the outskirts of Genova and riding through fields of basil. The smell was fantastic and the pesto pasta that night was so so good :cool:

    Wouldn't mind having a go at rocket or a corriander pesto either. THis is making me very hungry :D
  23. dolly's gal

    dolly's gal killing things

  24. dodgepot

    dodgepot New Member

  25. moomoo

    moomoo Not so yummy mummy

    We had pork chops, mashed potato, carrots, broccolli and green beans. With gravy and apple sauce. :)
  26. Nixon

    Nixon peanut butter n.w.o.

    I have some chicken breasts and some nice prawns in the freezer..and bits and bobs.But im just cooking for me,so feeling a little uninspired..And im ungry already :(
  27. Detroit City

    Detroit City This post is my opinion..

    last night I had kebabs and aloo-gobi :)
  28. feyr

    feyr evil evil monkey!

    either an omlette (unlikely) or a curry with all the trimmings and fizzy pop as i just found £20 in a xmas card from last year( i've been sorting out big boxes of paperwork and assorted crap)
  29. Mogden

    Mogden Damn my shit is good

    *passes over tissues*

    We had homemade chips, baked beans and a big fat pork chop! We've been having much less meat lately so I thought we deserved a treat.
  30. mentalchik

    mentalchik far too big for her boots

    A nice bowl of sainsbury's cranberry wheats !
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