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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Jan1 on Thu Nov 13 2014, 20:33

    zand wrote:
    eddie1 wrote:As I write this Jan is in the kitchen preparing tonight's grub, A beef casserole with carrots, leeks, mushrooms and green peppers, to be served with cabbage and mashed buttered swede. Thank god she is back, I won't tell you what sort of crap I ate the previous two nights, it was low carb ready meals, whether it was food is open to debate.

    Awwww.  Can Jan cook for me too?  Low carbing would be so easy if I had her to cook for me.  Smile

    I served up a delicious helping for you Zand ........ I hope in 'a virtual' world it tasted good? lol!

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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Jan1 on Thu Nov 13 2014, 20:37

    Karen wrote:Tonight's dinner was salmon fillet with cauliflower and broccoli florets, sugar free jelly with cream. Smile

    Wanted to add a sauce to main course, but the mixes are way too high in carbs - any suggestions for LC cheese/white sauce please?
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    I love salmon fillets ...... and your dinner sounds lovely.

    I tend to cook my salmon fillets simply in butter, but could you use some double cream and grated cheese mixed together and warmed gently? I'm no 'Delia' but it may work?

    And I see Paul's suggested a great idea.  Smile

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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Jan1 on Wed Nov 19 2014, 19:28

    Dinner tonight is 'Coq Au Vin' served with cabbage and brocolli. Smile

    Red wine mixed in with the chicken gravy makes it taste extra good.

    ..... Although I do also enjoy a glass of chilled white to accompany this dish - well why not !

    All the best Jan

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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Paul1976 on Wed Nov 19 2014, 20:00

    Jan1 wrote:Dinner tonight is 'Coq Au Vin' served with cabbage and brocolli. Smile

    Red wine mixed in with the chicken gravy makes it taste extra good.

    ..... Although I do also enjoy a glass of chilled white to accompany this dish - well why not !

    All the best Jan

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    LOVE Coq-Au-Vin! Smile I've tweaked it recently too so instead of adding chopped bacon-I substitute with chopped Chorizo sausage instead which gives it a whole new lift. Smile Paprika and Chicken-Best friends! Smile

    Agree about the white wine to serve with too,The red wine is all cooked off by the time it's ready to serve so a nice chilled white goes great with the chicken dish.

    Cheers

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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Jan1 on Sun Nov 23 2014, 17:51

    Some may think our choice of Sunday evening dinner strange but I have a wonderful shepherds pie cooking in the kitchen at the moment. Mince beef with onion, chopped tomatoes, mixed herbs salt and pepper and a lovely buttery mash of swede and a little carrot --- topped with grated cheese.

    Actually that may make it a Cumberland Pie ? sunny

    I don't mind the aroma is wonderfull ....waft ..... waft over to you LOL

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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Jan1 on Mon Dec 01 2014, 12:22

    As it's December .....dark nights, chillier days perhaps it's time for a nice warming casserole. Question

    Has anyone got a favourite that they particularly enjoy for 'dinner tonight' Smile

    Thanks and ......

    All the best Jan
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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Avocado Sevenfold on Mon Dec 01 2014, 19:44

    I had sprouts tonight.  All this talk of Christmas made me fancy them.  I blame Jan  Very Happy

    Sprouts stir fried in olive oil and lemon juice with feta, sun dried tomatoes and toasted almonds.  With celeriac and cashew roast.  Very festive santa

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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Jan1 on Wed Dec 03 2014, 18:48

    Avocado Sevenfold wrote:I had sprouts tonight.  All this talk of Christmas made me fancy them.  I blame Jan  Very Happy

    Sprouts stir fried in olive oil and lemon juice with feta, sun dried tomatoes and toasted almonds.  With celeriac and cashew roast.  Very festive santa



    santa santa  santa  santa  lol!

    Christmas is coming and this does look a very festive recipe ......thanks.

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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Jan1 on Wed Dec 03 2014, 18:51

    Brrrr with this chilly day - it's a winter warmer pork casserole tonight - it's smelling great.

    I'll have to look up the ingredients and post again later Smile

    Are you having a casserole tonight ?

    All the best Jan
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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by mo1905 on Wed Dec 03 2014, 19:33

    I had a beautiful 3 egg mushroom omelette tonight, slightly burnt, just how I like it ! 3 eggs though in a week ! Isn't that dangerous or something ;-)


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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Jan1 on Wed Dec 03 2014, 22:56

    Jan1 wrote:Brrrr with this chilly day - it's a winter warmer pork casserole tonight - it's smelling great.

    I'll have to look up the ingredients and post again later Smile

    Are you having a casserole tonight ?

    All the best Jan

    Here's the ingredients and method for a lovely warming pork casserole.

    Ingredients: Serves two
    2 pork loin chops cut into small pieces
    1 large leek sliced
    1/2 large courgette sliced
    1/2 large carrot sliced
    1 hand full of button mushrooms
    1 teaspoon of dried mixed herbs
    Approx. 3/4 pint of gravy stock
    Salt and pepper to taste.


    Method
    Clean, cut and place all ingredients in a casserole dish or earthenware oven proof pot with lid. Pour over the stock and cook at 190c in an electric oven for approx. 90 mins. (Gas mark 5.)

    Can be served with additional vegetables such as cabbage or mashed swede.

    What could be easier, very low carb, real food and tastes great. Perfect for a cold winters night.  

    Bon Appetit

    Jan

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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Sarah on Thu Dec 04 2014, 18:59

    I must be mad, salad tonight - left over salad leaves to use up so a few scallops from the freezer and slices of chorizo, both fried and chucked on top of salad. Might have a cheeky glass of wine with it. Wink
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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by mo1905 on Thu Dec 04 2014, 19:21

    Sarah wrote:I must be mad, salad tonight - left over salad leaves to use up so a few scallops from the freezer and slices of chorizo, both fried and chucked on top of salad. Might have a  cheeky glass of wine with it. Wink

    Salad is acceptable, as long as it's backed up with vino ;-)


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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Jan1 on Thu Dec 04 2014, 21:26

    mo1905 wrote:
    Sarah wrote:I must be mad, salad tonight - left over salad leaves to use up so a few scallops from the freezer and slices of chorizo, both fried and chucked on top of salad. Might have a  cheeky glass of wine with it. Wink

    Salad is acceptable, as long as it's backed up with vino ;-)

    Yes, a glass of vino ......whether it's cheeky or not !

    How about a highly acceptable glass of chardonnay ? cheers

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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Jan1 on Fri Dec 05 2014, 20:55

    Had one of our favourites tonight. Salmon fillets, which were cooked wrapped in foil with a little butter. A mix of peppers slowly cooked in the oven and cauliflower cheese. What a great low carb meal. Plus of course that wonderful cheese ...for more details on the cheese please read the 'What is your favourite cheese' thread.

    Some lowcarb fruits with thick double cream to finish .....now that's a good Friday Night or any nights meal  sunny

    Hope you're Friday night is going well.

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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Jan1 on Thu Dec 11 2014, 20:54

    Well you may have read on another thread we had chicken last night.
    So tonight, for a change, I bought some gammon steaks. I cooked them in the oven and during the later stages of cooking added some double cream and grated cheddar cheese. Served with cabbage and buttery mashed swede. Was very nice and made a change.

    However, I couldn't resist a look around at gammon recipe ideas - well - I came across this one.

    Gammon and Broccoli Cheese Grill

    Ingredients (Serves 1 - so adjust as necessary)
    1 smoked gammon steak
    1 small head of broccoli, cut into small florets
    50g of cheddar cheese, grated
    150ml of milk
    1/4 tsp English mustard
    1 tbsp plain white flour
    1 tbsp margarine/butter (I'd use butter)

    Method
    1.Preheat the grill to high. Place the gammon steak on a baking tray and grill for 5 minutes on each side, or until cooked and golden.
    2.While the gammon is under the grill, cook the broccoli in lightly salted boiling water for 5-6 minutes, or until tender. Drain and set aside.
    3.To make the cheese sauce, melt 1 tbsp margarine/butter in a saucepan. Stir in the flour and cook over a medium heat for 1 minute. Turn down the heat and add only as much milk as the mixture can absorb to make a slightly smoother paste. Work the paste into a smooth and glossy consistency before adding a little more milk. Repeat until the paste has a creamy consistency. Gradually stir in the remaining milk and turn up the heat. Bring to the boil and simmer, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens. Stir in the mustard and two thirds of the grated cheese and season with salt and pepper.
    4.Mix the cooked broccoli into the sauce and spoon onto the gammon steak. Sprinkle on the remaining cheese and grill for 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and golden.
    5.Transfer to a plate and serve immediately.

    Cook's tips

    Cut 1cm snips into the sides of the gammon steak to stop it curling too much when cooking

    Original recipe idea here: http://resourcefulcook.com/recipes/view/9spio-gammon-broccoli-cheese

    ..........

    This cheese sauce is made with flour so may not suit everyone - the recipe is only a suggestion.

    As a thought might this work with cauliflower florets instead of broccoli ?
    Or perhaps a mix of broccoli and cauliflower florets?

    Bon Appetit

    All the best Jan
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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Paul1976 on Thu Dec 11 2014, 21:01

    Jan1 wrote:Well you may have read on another thread we had chicken last night.
    So tonight, for a change, I bought some gammon steaks. I cooked them in the oven and during the later stages of cooking added some double cream and grated cheddar cheese. Served with cabbage and buttery mashed swede. Was very nice and made a change.

    However, I couldn't resist a look around at gammon recipe ideas - well - I came across this one.

    Gammon and Broccoli Cheese Grill

    Ingredients (Serves 1 - so adjust as necessary)
    1 smoked gammon steak
    1 small head of broccoli, cut into small florets
    50g of cheddar cheese, grated
    150ml of milk
    1/4 tsp English mustard
    1 tbsp plain white flour
    1 tbsp margarine/butter (I'd use butter)

    Method
    1.Preheat the grill to high. Place the gammon steak on a baking tray and grill for 5 minutes on each side, or until cooked and golden.
    2.While the gammon is under the grill, cook the broccoli in lightly salted boiling water for 5-6 minutes, or until tender. Drain and set aside.
    3.To make the cheese sauce, melt 1 tbsp margarine/butter in a saucepan. Stir in the flour and cook over a medium heat for 1 minute. Turn down the heat and add only as much milk as the mixture can absorb to make a slightly smoother paste. Work the paste into a smooth and glossy consistency before adding a little more milk. Repeat until the paste has a creamy consistency. Gradually stir in the remaining milk and turn up the heat. Bring to the boil and simmer, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens. Stir in the mustard and two thirds of the grated cheese and season with salt and pepper.
    4.Mix the cooked broccoli into the sauce and spoon onto the gammon steak. Sprinkle on the remaining cheese and grill for 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and golden.
    5.Transfer to a plate and serve immediately.

    Cook's tips

    Cut 1cm snips into the sides of the gammon steak to stop it curling too much when cooking

    Original recipe idea here: http://resourcefulcook.com/recipes/view/9spio-gammon-broccoli-cheese

    ..........

    This cheese sauce is made with flour so may not suit everyone - the recipe is only a suggestion.

    As a thought might this work with cauliflower florets instead of broccoli ?
    Or perhaps a mix of broccoli and cauliflower florets?

    Bon Appetit

    All the best Jan
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    That sounds REAL good to me! Cheers for posting Smile I love smoked Gammon and will be having a roasted smoked gammon joint with my roast chicken on xmas day with plenty of cold cuts left to serve with cauliflower cheese and various pickles boxing day. Smile

    Cheers

    Paul


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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Jan1 on Sat Dec 27 2014, 18:57

    Back to good old fashioned 'Bangers and Mash' the mash made with swede of course. It's been quite cold today and this warming meal with thick onion gravy is just perfect.

    No turkey in sight  lol!

    All the best Jan
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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Jan1 on Mon Jan 12 2015, 11:21

    Sunday Night Dinner was actually a Shepherds Pie topped with buttery swede mash - who says Sundays have to be a roast. Minced beef, onions, chopped tomatoes topped with swede. Simple and low carb .....very tasty.

    Anyone got any ideas for a nice midweek dinner?

    All the best Jan
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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Sally on Mon Jan 12 2015, 11:45

    Tonight, I'm going to start with a couple of single portion, deep, oven proof pie dishes (one each), arrange various lightly cooked veg inside, trying to fill up the space, rather than just line the bottom.  These could include broccoli, green beans, asparagus.  Then I might pop in some strips of red pepper and/or pieces of tomato.  Another possibility is a bit of smoked salmon or other tasty fish.  As you can see, it's a matter of what's in the fridge, what might be leftover from another meal and if I can be bothered to pop out for anything.  Then a good handful of grated cheese into each bowl, which is then topped off with a couple beaten eggs, with cream in each one.  Final topping, a bit more grated cheese, maybe a few seeds.
    Then into the oven at about 180 for, maybe 20 to 25 minutes, or whenever a quick inspection says, "that looks done".  
    All in all, not a precision piece of work.  Serve with side salad.
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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Jan1 on Mon Jan 12 2015, 15:09

    Sally wrote:Tonight, I'm going to start with a couple of single portion, deep, oven proof pie dishes (one each), arrange various lightly cooked veg inside, trying to fill up the space, rather than just line the bottom.  These could include broccoli, green beans, asparagus.  Then I might pop in some strips of red pepper and/or pieces of tomato.  Another possibility is a bit of smoked salmon or other tasty fish.  As you can see, it's a matter of what's in the fridge, what might be leftover from another meal and if I can be bothered to pop out for anything.  Then a good handful of grated cheese into each bowl, which is then topped off with a couple beaten eggs, with cream in each one.  Final topping, a bit more grated cheese, maybe a few seeds.
    Then into the oven at about 180 for, maybe 20 to 25 minutes, or whenever a quick inspection says, "that looks done".  
    All in all, not a precision piece of work.  Serve with side salad.
    Sally

    This sounds good to me Sally.

    It's just started raining here .....so I may just do as you are doing .....and that is look in my fridge and see if a great tasting low carb meal can be made with ingredients already there plus frozen white fish I may have bought when on special offer LOL

    Who says low carb cannot be home made and gourmet tasting sunny

    Now I still need a good mid-week recipe  scratch

    All the best Jan
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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by horfilmania on Tue Jan 13 2015, 04:16

    I had nothing to eat today as it's a fasting day Very Happy
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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Jan1 on Sat Jan 17 2015, 18:41

    Well I had thought about sausages for tonight's meal but decided instead on chicken thighs and drumsticks all cooked with skin on. Some lovely cauliflower cheese and you've probably guessed it mashed swede with plenty of butter. Quality dinner I think  sunny

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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by Jan1 on Thu Jan 22 2015, 18:25

    BRRR it's been a cold day so just right for a great casserole you'd think Question

    But actually we're having salmon, and it will be delicious. Smile

    Have you got any snow in your part of the world and are sitting down to a casserole tonight or something different Question

    All the best Jan

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    Re: What did you have for dinner tonight?

    Post by cold ethyl on Fri Jan 23 2015, 14:45

    Tonight is roast pork dinner. I popped it slow cooker with an onion before I came out and some cyder vinegar and sage and a bit of gravy granules. Mr ethyl will pop it in oven before he comes to collect me and I will roast some swede and have it with cauli cheese , a few carrots and runner beans.

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