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Started by Tadagee on Aug 8, 2021 9:58:24 AM
Do you have any go to dishes to share?

When you can't think what to make and you want to do something a) simple b) that everyone loves.

For me chicken piccata or pesto.

elderberry - 15 Sep 2021 19:54:28 (#101 of 111)

VERY true

LobsangRampa - 15 Sep 2021 20:00:52 (#102 of 111)

Another vote for fish finger sandwiches. There's a local cafe that does them with chips so I don't bother at home.

Pasta pesto but with the addition of goat's cheese and baked tomatoes (I guess fried would do as well).

just about anything from Diana Henry's Simple.

Catspyjamas17 - 16 Sep 2021 07:15:48 (#103 of 111)

Made something the other day in the spirit of using what was left in the fridge/cupboard which could become a staple.

Found a sachet of something out of one of those taco kits, likely chiplotle paste, which I mixed with honey and oil and coated chunks of red onions, aubergine, courgette, yellow tomatoes, red peppers in an oven proof dish and roasted them for about half an hour, adding ready-made falafel and sweet potato pakora (Aldi) for the last five minutes. Also roasted some carrots with dukkah separately (mainly as one daughter is not much into the other veg, other than the onions). Served it with pumpkin seed brown rice. Made a cheese sauce, also a tomato-based sauce would work, but it was all quite juicy and a sauce wasn't necessary.

It would also work well with kebabs, fish etc. And I normally have some harissa paste in rather than chipotle.

TheExcession - 16 Sep 2021 09:21:00 (#104 of 111)

#92 That sounds like it could compete with the Full English Burger I once invented for artery blocking loveliness. Two burgers, bacon, sausage, fried egg, black pudding, beans inna bun. After eating it I had to have a lie down as I felt dizzy.

A friend of mine who works as a home economics teachers used a photograph of it in one of her healthy eating lessons as an example of 'What Not To Do'.

Catspyjamas17 - 16 Sep 2021 11:20:12 (#105 of 111)


Tagyourit - 16 Sep 2021 11:26:09 (#106 of 111)

We used to do something similar; sos, bacon, black pudding, fried egg, fried onions. Known as "The Chestclutcher".

Catspyjamas17 - 16 Sep 2021 11:30:23 (#107 of 111)

Less amusingly, and with far less consumption involved that C&D's or TE's examples but I made MrCats a sort of Scooby burger and he ended up in A&E that evening, and spent a week in hospital on antibiotics, with a perforated colon. Then on a FODMAP diet for a few weeks after that. Fortunately he recovered quickly and no surgery was required, plus it uncovered underlying diverticulitis, so he knows to be a bit more careful now, and he has had no such symptoms since. Diverticulitis is incredibly common in middle-aged men though. They also gave him full scans for anything cancerous so thank goodness all that was ruled out.

I'm not saying it was the burger wot did it, but perhaps it tipped him over the edge. I'd asked him "Would you like a beef burger or a cheese and onion burger?" And he replied "Both?"

So I made a stack of beef burger and cheese and onion burger in a brioche bun, with sliced tomatoes, melted cheese and onions, chips and veg on the side. That was apparently the offending meal.

JohnIlly - 16 Sep 2021 12:52:13 (#108 of 111)

It would blame it on the brioche.

Catspyjamas17 - 16 Sep 2021 13:09:46 (#109 of 111)

Yeah, that'd be it. *earworm*

Lagopus - 17 Sep 2021 16:08:00 (#110 of 111)

I'm not all that fond of burgers, but often find myself ordering them because they come with chips. A chipless burger is like a hatless dowager duchess.

Lagopus - 17 Sep 2021 16:12:46 (#111 of 111)

My go to quick supper is a few waxy potatoes boiled in their skins and then mixed in a mustardy dressing with flaked smoked mackerel and wild rocket. Or failing that chips in pitta from the kebab shop.

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