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Old May 9th 2014, 2:36 am
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Originally Posted by BEVS
It's a bit chilly.

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Chilli con Carne, BEVS? I'll be right over

I did a kinda Tuscan pork ragout......with couscous. I know ...it doesn't sound right but it was actually quite nice.
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Old May 10th 2014, 4:59 pm
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My delusions are not exactly of grandeur but more of lost marbles ... despite having written myself a list with the itemised description 'Sunday Dinner' ; thus leaving myself a degree of spontaneity to get whatever I fancied. (Oops sorry, who am I trying to kid?) whatever was on special in the meat department at Pak n Save.

However, I forgot to look for anything remotely Sunday dinner related; so we're going very downmarket today and having toad-in-the-hole.
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as it's mothers day MrF and youngest son are doing a Sunday roast chicken donner followed by crumble and custard/ice cream
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Old May 10th 2014, 9:51 pm
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Originally Posted by MrsFychan
Sunday roast chicken donner
Ooh er, took a while for the penny to drop, I was thinking of a Sunday roast dinner wrap, a la Pita Pit style.
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Originally Posted by Bo-Jangles
My delusions are not exactly of grandeur but more of lost marbles ... despite having written myself a list with the itemised description 'Sunday Dinner' ; thus leaving myself a degree of spontaneity to get whatever I fancied. (Oops sorry, who am I trying to kid?) whatever was on special in the meat department at Pak n Save.

However, I forgot to look for anything remotely Sunday dinner related; so we're going very downmarket today and having toad-in-the-hole.
I nipped to Countdown in Whanga yesterday to get something in for Sunday dinner. I went there in a good mood & came back seriously depressed. A month in the UK among the likes of Tesco, Sainsbury's, Waitrose & M&S has spoiled me.

I feel your pain B-J
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Ate out tonight.... Fish and Chips

Or for you lot Fush n chups
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Having a down day so have ordered Hell's Pizza for tea.
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Originally Posted by Vitalstatistix
Having a down day so have ordered Hell's Pizza for tea.
Hope you're feeling better Did the pizza help?

We are having pizza tonight. All homemade, this is my third attempt and they are getting better each time, trial and error!
I have yet to determine the optimal dough thickness and have no idea how you make them circular without cutting round a plate. I've seen them throw the dough around to get the shape and thinness but I'm more likely to destroy the kitchen.
Vaguely rectangular pizzas with odd bits sticking out are fine
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Hope you're feeling better Did the pizza help?

We are having pizza tonight. All homemade, this is my third attempt and they are getting better each time, trial and error!
I have yet to determine the optimal dough thickness and have no idea how you make them circular without cutting round a plate. I've seen them throw the dough around to get the shape and thinness but I'm more likely to destroy the kitchen.
Vaguely rectangular pizzas with odd bits sticking out are fine
A bit better today thanks. Trip back to Blighty has made me realise how lonely & bored I am in NZ. I have a lot of lovely friends but they are always either at work or messing about on their boats or with their family at weekends. Just feeling sorry for myself. Hoping OH will get a new job elsewhere (Singapore/Dubai/Australia).

Try rolling the dough out into a circle. As long as it tastes good, does it matter what shape it is? No it doesn't
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Home made vege quiche with gruyere cheese . I'll stick that with summat or other.
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Old May 13th 2014, 9:14 pm
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I went a bit MKR today - salmon fillet baked with chilli sauce and ginger, baked kumara and coleslaw jazzed up with coriander and spring onions.

I expect the two bitchy ones would give me nil points due to lack of thought about the colour scheme.
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Homemade pea and mint soup with shop bought ciabatta . Not made the soup before but it was delicious and sooooooo easy.
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Originally Posted by Vitalstatistix
A bit better today thanks. Trip back to Blighty has made me realise how lonely & bored I am in NZ. I have a lot of lovely friends but they are always either at work or messing about on their boats or with their family at weekends. Just feeling sorry for myself. Hoping OH will get a new job elsewhere (Singapore/Dubai/Australia).

Try rolling the dough out into a circle. As long as it tastes good, does it matter what shape it is? No it doesn't
I know how you feel

The circle thing didn't work, it turned into an ovoid circular rectangle with bulges out the sides. Had a kind of rustic charm.
I also needed to make the dough thinner but it tasted good. Rolling it out is like trying to get a stubborn cat into a box-it just keeps wriggling its way back to where it wants to be.
Oh well, at least he was impressed
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Old May 22nd 2014, 12:00 pm
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Having the Pea & mint soup again tonight, followed by homemade rice pud. It's comfort food season.
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And we're having fish pie and baked beans - also comfort food! Quite tempted to go carb-mental and do a rice pudding too, seeing as it's friday n'all. How do you do yours, Vital? I bake it with part milk, part condensed milk and about half a nutmeg grated on top. Sometimes I do the pan method with egg (Edmond's style) which dh likes more cos it's like UK tinned rice pud, but I prefer the baked one with crispy edges ... delish!
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