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    who is having fish for tea today on good friday

    im having onion bhajis

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    My whole family is vegetarian

    I have made blind scouse for us, and we got crusty bread to go with it

    Blind scouse?

    (does it involve a tramp and a bottle of meths?)

    I'm doing my OH a roast chicken dinner(his fave) as it's his birthday:)

    Although it may not seem like it,we are officially in spring.....1st day of spring today folks!

    forgot to defrost something from the freezer....

    is it tradition to have fish on Good Friday?

    jah128;1755567

    Blind scouse?(does it involve a tramp and a bottle of meths?)



    ]Scouse

    Basically, loads of veg and meat boiled up in stock water.

    Blind scouse means there is no meat in it.

    Is really yummy, especially if you make it a while in advance, gives the flavours time to mix.

    jah128;1755567

    Blind scouse?(does it involve a tramp and a bottle of meths?)



    Blind Scouse
    Serves 4
    Preparation time: 15 minutes
    Cooking time: 45 minutes


    Ingredients

    Scouse
    1 leek, washed well and cut into bite sized chunks
    2 medium onions, peeled and cut into bite sized chunks
    3 medium (500g) potatoes, peeled and cut into bite sized chunks
    3 – 4 (300g) carrots, peeled and cut into bite sized chunks
    1-2 handfuls pearl barley (soaked overnight in cold water or soaked in boiling water for an hour)
    1ltr vegetable stock
    1x 410g can butter beans, rinsed and drained
    to taste salt and pepper

    To serve:
    Herb dumplings
    Pickled red cabbage, or chopped pickled beetroot (optional)

    Method

    1. For the Scouse: Put all ingredients except the butter beans in a large saucepan and bring to the boil. Cover with a lid and simmer for 30 minutes.
    2. Add the butter beans, return to the boil then add the dumplings (if using). Replace lid and simmer for a further 15 minutes. Serve in soup plates.

    Dumplings (optional)
    (Makes about 16)


    125g self raising flour
    50g vegetable suet
    1tbs onion, peeled and very finely chopped
    2tsp dried mixed herbs
    to taste salt and pepper
    100ml very cold water
    Mix all dry ingredients. Just before adding to the Scouse, mix in enough cold water to make a rather sticky dough. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls into the boiling soup and continue as point 2.

    So basically vegetable soup? :roll:

    kelly_o_fanatic;1755578

    ]ScouseBasically, loads of veg and meat boiled up in stock water.Blind … ]ScouseBasically, loads of veg and meat boiled up in stock water.Blind scouse means there is no meat in it.Is really yummy, especially if you make it a while in advance, gives the flavours time to mix.


    This is like Lobby from Staffordshire and Lancashire Hotpot.
    Does anyone know what the one for Yorkshire, Newcastle, Brummies/Midlands, Scotland, London and the South equivalents are?

    mmm stew...

    sounds pretty much like the 'irish' stew I normally make + pearl barley (lovely stuff!)

    Leila70;1755586

    So basically vegetable soup? :roll:


    or water with a few ingredients?

    Leila70;1755586

    So basically vegetable soup? :roll:



    Not really, bigger chunks of veg, not blended

    Basically just throw in any veg you have left over into a pan and add stock water and a bit of flour/gravy powder to thicken it.

    We dont use butterbeans or barley (more soup than scouse then)

    yum!!!

    ;1755569

    I'm doing my OH a roast chicken dinner(his fave) as it's his … I'm doing my OH a roast chicken dinner(his fave) as it's his birthday:)Although it may not seem like it,we are officially in spring.....1st day of spring today folks!



    Happy Birthday muckypup XX:-D

    Dont watch the youtube video (linked from wikipedia)

    He over complicates it and its too thick.

    All you need to do is throw roughly chopped veg into a pan, add stock water and some gravy granules or flour (to thicken) and boil.

    If using meat I assume you fry that off a bit first, not sure as dont eat meat.

    Is really yummy, easy to make, nutritious, filling, and uses up left over veg

    Does anyone know what the equivalent of Scouse for Yorkshire, Newcastle, Brummies/Midlands, Scotland, London and the South are?

    warmapplepie;1755645

    Does anyone know what the equivalent of Scouse for Yorkshire, Newcastle, … Does anyone know what the equivalent of Scouse for Yorkshire, Newcastle, Brummies/Midlands, Scotland, London and the South are?



    Probably some sort of stew

    Oh **** i just had sausage on toast

    muckypup;1755569

    I'm doing my OH a roast chicken dinner(his fave) as it's his … I'm doing my OH a roast chicken dinner(his fave) as it's his birthday:)Although it may not seem like it,we are officially in spring.....1st day of spring today folks!



    1st day of spring was yesterday. Either way, thank god it's spring......despite the wintry weather.

    warmapplepie;1755591

    This is like Lobby from Staffordshire and Lancashire Hotpot.Does anyone … This is like Lobby from Staffordshire and Lancashire Hotpot.Does anyone know what the one for Yorkshire, Newcastle, Brummies/Midlands, Scotland, London and the South equivalents are?



    I'm from up North originally but I now reside in Sunny Cornwall.

    Down here, they just whack all the leftovers in a bit of pastry, roll it up, crimp it at the ends, call it a "Cornish pasty" & flog it to Harry the Holidaymaker & his 6 Chav kids for £3 a go!

    I miss proper Scouse.Used to have it when we were kids cos we were dead poor us.
    First ones on the estate with a colour telly WITH teletext.

    karaokecolin;1755721

    I'm from up North originally but I now reside in Sunny Cornwall.Down … I'm from up North originally but I now reside in Sunny Cornwall.Down here, they just whack all the leftovers in a bit of pastry, roll it up, crimp it at the ends, call it a "Cornish pasty" & flog it to Harry the Holidaymaker & his 6 Chav kids for £3 a go!I miss proper Scouse.Used to have it when we were kids cos we were dead poor us.First ones on the estate with a colour telly WITH teletext.


    are you still poor now if you're selling pasties?;-)

    warmapplepie;1755776

    are you still poor now if you're selling pasties?;-)



    Nah- I don't flog them. Apparently, only a Cornishman can make true cornish pasties.

    and yes, I am poor cos i got a Mrs who spends cash like its going out of fashion!!!!!!!!!!!

    No I wouldn't even if I did eat fish anyway.
    I just had potato wedges and a pizza for lunch,had bases in and stuck my own mozarella and peppers on.
    I've got either Bombaby Potato or Lentil Dahl for dinner later with some pilau rice,chips and naan bread.Chips fried egg,Quorn Southern style burger and beans for my partner. Dunno what kids be having yet.

    Mum2Connor&Cerys;1755933

    No I wouldn't even if I did eat fish anyway. I just had potato wedges and … No I wouldn't even if I did eat fish anyway. I just had potato wedges and a pizza for lunch,had bases in and stuck my own mozarella and peppers on.I've got either Bombaby Potato or Lentil Dahl for dinner later with some pilau rice,chips and naan bread.Chips fried egg,Quorn Southern style burger and beans for my partner. Dunno what kids be having yet.



    Do you make your own dahl?

    I tried a recipe a few weeks ago that is absolutely delicious, takes 5 minutes to prepare and then 10 to simmer. Couldnt believe how quick and easy it was, and not many ingredients.

    kelly_o_fanatic;1755966

    Do you make your own dahl?I tried a recipe a few weeks ago that is … Do you make your own dahl?I tried a recipe a few weeks ago that is absolutely delicious, takes 5 minutes to prepare and then 10 to simmer. Couldnt believe how quick and easy it was, and not many ingredients.



    No,its a Sainsburys ready made one. They had a lot stuff in the chillers 5 for 4 and I had a code for Sainsburys in email ( was user specific ) so I shopped there but I mainly use Tescos.I had Aloo Sagg other day,I don't often buy ready made meals but I do buy Indian ones as Sainsburys and Waitrose do good ones.

    Mum2Connor&Cerys;1756001

    No,its a Sainsburys ready made one. They had a lot stuff in the chillers … No,its a Sainsburys ready made one. They had a lot stuff in the chillers 5 for 4 and I had a code for Sainsburys in email ( was user specific ) so I shopped there but I mainly use Tescos.I had Aloo Sagg other day,I don't often buy ready made meals but I do buy Indian ones as Sainsburys and Waitrose do good ones.



    I've had the sainsburys ready meal dahl before. The one I made was pretty similar to that. Quicker to cook though, healthier and cheaper. (Not putting ready meals down though! They come in handy some times and I have only made dahl once, wouldnt go back now that I know how easy it is though)

    I can send you the recipe if you want

    kelly_o_fanatic;1756115

    I've had the sainsburys ready meal dahl before. The one I made was pretty … I've had the sainsburys ready meal dahl before. The one I made was pretty similar to that. Quicker to cook though, healthier and cheaper. (Not putting ready meals down though! They come in handy some times and I have only made dahl once, wouldnt go back now that I know how easy it is though)I can send you the recipe if you want



    Yeh sure will pm u my email addy.
    I'm not big on ready made meals and since we not had a microwave for 6 mths or so now,time you waited for something to be done in oven you might aswell started from scratch anyway. But we been quite busy with stuff lately so been a tad lazy in cooking dept.

    Mum2Connor&Cerys;1756278

    Yeh sure will pm u my email addy.I'm not big on ready made meals and … Yeh sure will pm u my email addy.I'm not big on ready made meals and since we not had a microwave for 6 mths or so now,time you waited for something to be done in oven you might aswell started from scratch anyway. But we been quite busy with stuff lately so been a tad lazy in cooking dept.



    Sent it to you

    We dont use ready meals a lot, and have never had a microwave (I do most of the cooking and wont let parents get a microwave because I think you end up eating more junk!)

    Never tried cooking any sort of indian food before though because I thought it would be too complicated. Couldnt believe how simple it was, and didnt require loads of ingredients (I actually had everything in the cupboard anyway!)

    We're having fish and chips from the chipper

    Wabbit pie with Fresh Veg and sauted potatos yummy yummy

    kelly_o_fanatic;1755966

    Do you make your own dahl?I tried a recipe a few weeks ago that is … Do you make your own dahl?I tried a recipe a few weeks ago that is absolutely delicious, takes 5 minutes to prepare and then 10 to simmer. Couldnt believe how quick and easy it was, and not many ingredients.


    do you have lots of cooking tips?

    warmapplepie;1756983

    do you have lots of cooking tips?



    Dunno, I like cooking but I sort of make it up as I go along and then repeat the ones we like (not made anything that hasnt been eaten, but some are asked for more than others)

    We are all vegetarian though so no meat/fish.

    I tend to stick to savoury foods. Not really got a sweet tooth, but my parents have so I do make sweet things for them, but I cook savoury stuff daily.

    You're guaranteed fish every Friday for din-dins at my folks house.

    leefal;1757022

    You're guaranteed fish every Friday for din-dins at my folks house.


    Friday is usually Fish and Chips day

    Salmon and new potatoes here....

    We've had ostrich steaks!

    well i have just had sausage casserole wanted something to stick to my ribs as its bloomin freezin here in glasgow the night and just had a flurry of snow !!!yes first day in spring indeed

    well if your cooking ! what time

    suze;1758004

    We've had ostrich steaks!


    ostrich steaks, wine....Suze is rich from all the bargains.
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