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What are you cooking tonight?

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Alex S, Sep 24, 2022.

  1. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    so far we've had pork scratchings and cheesy garlic bread.
  2. Jamie

    Jamie pfm Member

    Pukka steak and kidney pie, chunky chips and baked beanz.
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  3. Bjork67

    Bjork67 pfm Member

    Shit n sugar with rice.
  4. unclepuncle

    unclepuncle pfm Member

    Chicken curry and basmati rice

  5. Jezzer

    Jezzer Passionate

    Fried rice noodles:

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  6. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    I did a one-pot pasta thing as an experiment. Note to self - pasta dishes are best when you cook the sauce separately from the pasta. The only exception is lasagne etc and even they involve pre cooking the sauce(s). I've known this for years, I still ignore my own advice now and again.
  7. cctaylor

    cctaylor pfm Member

    Considering the date, it will be Haggis, Neeps and Tatties to mark the birthday of our national bard.
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  8. mjw

    mjw pfm Member

    As above. A pal in Inverness supplies us from his local butcher.
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  9. eguth

    eguth pfm Member

    Likewise me. However, I don't do tatties and, as I did when living in Scotland, put tomato puree on the haggis for a flavourful sauce. It will be washed down with German lager.

    By the way, first written record of haggis being eaten is in England, in about the 1400s. Are we certain that haggis did not originate in England?
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  10. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    It depends what you call haggis. I am sure that people have been pushing various bits of meat and offal into pigs' and cows' intestines and cooking it as some form of sausage for millennia. I'm equally sure that they would bulk it out with whatever vegetables or cereals they had to hand. Oats would be a favourite. The presence of nutmeg and coriander in the traditional recipe indicates that it is a post-Crusades invention, as these ingredients would not have existed in any commercially available quantity in northern Europe prior to that, so C12 on, which fits with it being recorded in the British Isles in the C13.
  11. mjw

    mjw pfm Member

    or, as my Scottish wife would say, ‘wash yer mouth out’.
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  12. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs looking backwards, going forwards

    Haggis, Neeps and Tatties, slathered in butter.
  13. eguth

    eguth pfm Member

    ' Hagais' or 'hagese' first record in England ,[cookbooks: Liber Cure Cocorum (Lancashire & also another; 'Hagius of a Schepe'): both c. 1430.]
  14. Tumeni Notes

    Tumeni Notes pfm Member

    Never mind tonight, today we made pizza dough for 4 week's worth of Friday night pizza, batch-cooked 8 portions of chicken paprika, 2 double portions of braised steak in gravy, and half a dozen portions of mince.

    That's the freezer well stocked for the coming weeks

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