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Re: What's for Dinner (Lunch, Elevenses, Second Breakfast, etc.)

Postby phalarope » Sun Dec 24, 2017 06:53 pm

Chicken wings braised in low sodium soy sauce for Christmas Eve lunch. So simple and so yum. Sprouts boiled in bacon fat, sweet potato fries, and hot cider to complete the meal.

Tomorrow's 'festive' meal will be dictated by my MIL, and oh so boring. :roll: She's even dictated what I will wear. :shock: I thought I was finished with that tyranny when my own grandmother passed away 30 years ago.
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Re: What's for Dinner (Lunch, Elevenses, Second Breakfast, etc.)

Postby Nonny Mouse » Tue Dec 26, 2017 03:56 am

Perfect turkey - actually moist! Herb and pancetta dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy not quite thick enough but oh well, cucumber&tomato salad, cranberry sauce, and chocolate cherry trifle.
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Re: What's for Dinner (Lunch, Elevenses, Second Breakfast, etc.)

Postby chrisboote » Wed Dec 27, 2017 08:40 am

phalarope wrote:She's even dictated what I will wear

And what would have happened if you had not adhered to said dress code?
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Re: What's for Dinner (Lunch, Elevenses, Second Breakfast, etc.)

Postby phalarope » Thu Dec 28, 2017 03:49 am

chrisboote wrote:
phalarope wrote:She's even dictated what I will wear

And what would have happened if you had not adhered to said dress code?

MAJOR whinging and constant criticizing of me to Mate (her only child, who is a SAINT for putting up with the rest of her idiotsincracies. To be charitable, she suffers from debilitating anxiety, but also refuses to deal with it apart from making Mate miserable). She is the Queen of inappropriate gifts, and I can't be bothered to keep track of all the tat she's given me over the years and then wants me to trot out for display at Christmas, including cheap jewelry appropriate for the pre-teen set (I don't wear jewelry except for a big oyster brooch and the delightful stuff given to me by my Discworld family). I know, I know, I should keep a box just for her junk, but I swear I'd lose the box.... :roll: In the end I wore what I wished to, and since Mate dressed down I looked pretty good in comparison, and Mate kept up a commendable babble the whole time that she completely forgot about wanting to see specific items. Yay Mate! :thumbr:
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Re: What's for Dinner (Lunch, Elevenses, Second Breakfast, etc.)

Postby chrisboote » Sat Dec 30, 2017 07:55 am

Just made two huge boboties for the weekend
Bread on
About to start on the banana bread

But most important of all, noticed my post was stuck in draft, I must have hit save, not submit

So if anyone wants to come and play boardgames this weekend, in Virginia Water, we have open house from 11 today until about 5 tomorrow

You're all welcome

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Re: What's for Dinner (Lunch, Elevenses, Second Breakfast, etc.)

Postby Sandra » Sat Dec 30, 2017 02:14 pm

Can't make your place - might have to organise one ourselves next year (with you as games supplier :D )

We've decided to have a couple of days of easy - pizza and spag bol. It'll be nice to be running the dishwasher once a day for a change.
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Re: What's for Dinner (Lunch, Elevenses, Second Breakfast, etc.)

Postby Grace Speaker » Sat Dec 30, 2017 03:09 pm

Just PM'd you - wish I could, for the baked goods alone :wink: but have already made a commitment to be down, or possibly up, the Elephant & Castle to see some friends before they bugger off back to Madrid for several months. Any left-over baked goods would be gratefully received at the next Drummers' meet however. . . she said hopefully :D
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Re: What's for Dinner (Lunch, Elevenses, Second Breakfast, etc.)

Postby Nonny Mouse » Sun Dec 31, 2017 05:44 pm

tonight for New Year's Eve dinner: smoked pork shoulder with tortillas, guac, and salsa, and chocolate mousse for dessert.
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Re: What's for Dinner (Lunch, Elevenses, Second Breakfast, etc.)

Postby Nonny Mouse » Mon Apr 16, 2018 02:18 am

I am very nicely full of bbq chicken and roasted brussels sprouts.
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Re: What's for Dinner (Lunch, Elevenses, Second Breakfast, etc.)

Postby Sandra » Mon Apr 16, 2018 08:31 am

Still cleaning up from roast turkey (1/4 crown) with all the bits (including crispy bacon from on top, pigs in blankets, etc) we had yesterday (still happy tummy :D )
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Re: What's for Dinner (Lunch, Elevenses, Second Breakfast, etc.)

Postby chrisboote » Mon Apr 16, 2018 09:35 am

Last night I made a Moroccan lamb casserole (lamb, onions, tomatoes, dates, apricot, about fifteen herbs & spices)

It was supposed to last most of the week

It was rather delicious, so now I've only got one bowl left :(
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Re: What's for Dinner (Lunch, Elevenses, Second Breakfast, etc.)

Postby phalarope » Tue Apr 17, 2018 01:43 am

Lamb chops, baked potato, steamed spinach. I had to control myself with the chops; they are like lamb lollipops. Could have eaten all 8 at one go and then been without 3 meals for the week. Consoled myself with a kitkat smeared with peanut butter.
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Re: What's for Dinner (Lunch, Elevenses, Second Breakfast, etc.)

Postby Darren » Tue Apr 17, 2018 08:31 am

You don't actually need to make your own dessert there...

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Re: What's for Dinner (Lunch, Elevenses, Second Breakfast, etc.)

Postby phalarope » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:00 pm

Darren wrote:You don't actually need to make your own dessert there...

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Have never seen one of those over here in the Colonies. :( In fact, regular KitKats here are nasty - dreadful chocolate - I buy only the dark ones.
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Re: What's for Dinner (Lunch, Elevenses, Second Breakfast, etc.)

Postby steeljam » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:16 pm

If it is KitKats you want then the Japan Centre is the place to visit.
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