a year of dinners: 2017

Key: N = new | 5:2 = 5:2 | cooked by: J/F = joe/frank ~ J = joan ~ B = bessie | R = redux [freezer / leftovers] | T = take-away ~ home delivery | O = eating out

february
01 wed zurich-style diced veal
02 thu pork in mysterious sauce bought in tokyo + rice + salad
03 fri best ever bolgnaise [redux] R
04 sat roast chicken wings with cracked pepper modified with chats + garlic
(from: nigel slater: kitchen diaries)
05 sun pulled pork [redux] with soft buns and don’s coleslaw
06 mon don’s burgers + don’s coleslaw
07 tue steak + corn-on-the-cob + salad
08 wed pasta risotto with peas + pancetta
(heavily modified from nigella lawson: nigelissima)
09 thu jamie’s shiner bock chili [redux] R
10 fri best ever bolgnaise [redux] R
11 sat DID NOT RECORD! DNR
12 sun home delivery: surjits T
13 mon take away: red rooster
J/F uni orientation
T
14 tue harissa lamb cutlets (a recipe of my devising) with cous cous + green leaves
15 wed steak + salad
16 thu asian grilled chicken + salad N
17 fri shepherd’s pie
18 sat chicken massaman curry
(curry paste from: mae ploy
19 sun slow-cooked lamb sugo
(from: adrian richardson: meat)
20 mon skirt steak with chimichurri + salad N
21 tue lamb cutlets with lemon and rosemary + cous cous + salad
22 wed best ever bolognaise [redux] R
23 thu asian grilled chicken + rice + salad
24 fri roast chicken wings with cracked pepper modified with chats + garlic
(from: nigel slater: kitchen diaries)
25 sat red beans + rice [redux] R
26 sun salami pizza [new oven!]
27 mon chorizo in tomato, basil and onion sauce with penne
28 tue lamb + beans (apparently this was new and scored 3/5 – no idea where it was from or what it was!) N
january
01 sun
02 mon gumbo
(from: an amalgam of recipes on the InformationSuperhighway)
03 tue potato, salami + spinach frittata
(from marie claire: comfort)
04 wed spice tailor: chicken keralan coconut curry J/F
05 thu steak, beans, leaves
(beans from angela dowden: the 5:2 cookbook)
5:2
06 fri chili con carne
(from: bbc good food: comfort food)
07 sat don’s bbq chicken legs + potato salad
08 sun best ever bolognaise
(from: adrian richardson: meat)
09 mon jamie’s shiner bock chili
10 tue steak, beans, leaves
(beans from angela dowden: the 5:2 cookbook)
5:2
11 wed spice tailor: chicken tikka masala J/F
12 thu korean grilled chicken breast N | 5:2
13 fri pulled pork [redux] + don’s coleslaw + soft buns
14 sat hot date: rakuen sushi leichhardt O
15 sun BBQ butterflied lamb leg + tzatziki + salad + flatbread
(from: adrian richardson: meat)
16 mon grilled chicken with harissa and mint
(from:
nigel slater: kitchen diaries)
17 tue arugula salad with crispy proscuitto, parmesan + fried eggs N | 5:2
18 wed lamb salad with spinach, goats cheese + chickpeas
(from: adrian richardson: meat)
19 thu panko “fried” chicken
(from: mimi spencer: fast cook)
20 fri alpen magrone
(dead link)
21 sat nesting roast chicken
(modified from the londoner)
22 sun buffalo mozzarella lasagne
23 mon harissa lamb cutlets (a recipe of my devising) with cous cous + green leaves
24 tue korean grilled chicken breast 5:2
25 wed kung pao chicken
26 thu slow cooked lamb with parmesan and anchovy potatoes
27 fri passage to india: butter chicken J/F
28 sat home delivery: surjits T
29 sun don’s marinated butterflied BBQ chicken + corn-on-the-cob
30 mon red beans + rice [redux] R
31 tue steak, roast veg, rocket
(I think this was where we abandoned 5:2)
5:2