a year of dinners: 2013

Lets try this even more minimalist food log again!
go to january
go to february
go to march
go to april
go to may
go to june
go to july
go to august
go to september
go to october
go to november
go to december

December
01 sunday:  chorizo in a tomato sauce + rigatoni
02 monday:  best ever bolognaise [redux]
03 tuesday:  burritos
04 wednesday:  spiced spinach chicken curry – joe/frank cooks!!
05 thursday:  pasta e piselli (good weekend magazine: march 21 1998)
06 friday:  hot date at hartsyard
07 saturday:  mr t xmas party (feat. suburban chinese food)
08 sunday:  don bbq chicken + don coleslaw
09 monday:  chicken biryani – joe/frank cooks!!
10 tuesday:  pork chops, mustard sauce (nigel slater: kitchen diaries)
11 wednesday:  red beans + rice [redux]
12 thursday:  silvas bbq chicken + pasta bake + leaves from the garden
13 friday:  don’s pancetta in a tomato sauce with pasta spirals
14 saturday:  big gay christmas (feat. broken nose)
15 sunday:  bbq chicken + bessie coleslaw
16 monday:  mussels in cider (abc delicious: more please)
17 tuesday:  potato + leek soup (better homes and gardens magazine: april 1993)
18 wednesday:  chicken rendang – joe/frank cooks!!
19 thursday:  harissa lamb cutlets + cous couse
20 friday:  pasta risotto with peas + pancetta (nigella lawson: nigelissima) – joe/frank cooks!!
21 saturday:  chili + basil stir-fried prawns (donna hay: the instant cook)
22 sunday:  slow-cooked leg of lamb with parmesan and anchovy potatoes
23 monday:  carolina bbq pork (from: michael ruhlman: charcuterie + bessie coleslaw
24 tuesday:  best ever bolognaise (adrian richardson: meat)
25 wednesday:  roast turkey + mash + roast brussels sprouts + leaves from the garden
26 thursday:  roast tomato, salami + asparagus orzo (marie claire: comfort)
27 friday:  turkey soup! feat. xmas turkey
28 saturday:   don’s bbq peri peri chicken with leaves from the garden
29 sunday:  shepherds pie
30 monday:  don’s birthday dinner at oxford tavern
31 tuesday:  salade tahitienne

November
01 friday:  linguine + prawns with roast chili oil (from marie claire: comfort)
02 saturday:  penne with chorizo + onion + tomato sauce
03 sunday:  don’s bbq peri peri chicken with mixed leaves from the garden
04 monday:  best ever bolgnaise [redux]
05 tuesday:  slow cooked lamb curry – joe/frank cooks!!
06 wednesday:  lamb cutlets with mint, chilli + golden potatoes (from nigella lawson: nigelissima)
07 thursday:  salami pizza (from marie claire: kitchen)
08 friday:  chicken tagine [redux]
09 saturday:  shortcut sausage meatballs (from nigella lawson: nigelissima) – joe/frank cooks!!
10 sunday:  red beans + rice (from homesick texan)
11 monday:  fettucini with mushrooms, marsala + marscarpone (from nigella lawson: nigelissima)
12 tuesday:  pasta risotto with peas + pancetta (nigella lawson: nigelissima) – joe/frank cooks!!
13 wednesday:  bacon and brie omelette wedges
14 thursday:  linguine + prawns with roast chili oil (from marie claire: comfort)
15 friday:  roast chicken wings with cracked pepper (from nigel slater: kitchen diaries)
16 saturday:  standing rib roast + potatoes in duck fat + steamed asparagus
17 sunday:  gumbo! with chicken sausage because the turkey sausage had run out
18 monday:  osso bucco [redux]
19 tuesday:  hot date – sushi-ya glebe
20 wednesday:  zaatar lamb with lemon spinach and haloumi (donna hay: beef, lamb + pork)
21 thursday:  GIANT t-bone steak + roasted cauliflower + chili beans
22 friday:  punjabi tomato curry with chicken joe/frank cooks!!
23 saturday:  capricciosa, gamberi + tre carne pizza from nom pizza
24 sunday:  best bbq ribs ever + don’s coleslaw
25 monday:  simple cream pasta with lemon and basil (donna hay: the instant cook)
26 tuesday:  fast asian fish – joe/frank cooks!!
27 wednesday:  dinner out at alfie and hetty
28 thursday:  spiced lentils with lamb cutlets (marie claire: spicy)
29 friday:  paella
30 saturday:  pasta with a pancetta and tomato sauce (with don’s pancetta!)

October
01 tuesday:  cuban black bean soup (women’s weekly: the weekend cook)
02 wednesday:  harissa lamb cutlets with cous cous
03 thursday:  penne with chorizo + onion + tomato sauce
04 friday:  achaari-style chicken curry – joe/frank cooks!!
05 saturday:  lamb cutlets with lemon + rosemary with greens from our garden!
06 sunday:  carne asada – an amalgam of recipes from the InformationSuperhighway
07 monday:  don’s bbq spare ribs + bessie potato salad
08 tuesday:  silvas chicken + chips
09 wednesday:  spice tailor: rustic rogan josh – joe/frank cooks!!
10 thursday:  fast asian fish
11 friday:  hot date at atelier
12 saturday:  giant bbq t-bone steak + bbq asparagus
13 sunday:  bbq chili lime salmon (a recipe of don’s devising) + thrice cooked chips
14 monday:  bacon and cheese burgers + once cooked chips
15 tuesday:  chipotle chicken (marie claire: spicy)
16 wednesday:  slow-cooked lamb sugo [redux]
17 thursday:  spice tailor: original tikka masala – joe/frank cooks!!
18 friday:  capricciosa, gamberi + tre carne pizza from nom pizza
19 saturday:  spicy spanish chorizo with penne in tomato + basil sauce
20 sunday:  chicken tikka with minted yoghurt (abc delicious: more please) – j/f cooks!!
21 monday:  pasta e piselli (good weekend magazine: march 21 1998)
22 tuesday:  moroccan pasta (abc delicious: more please)
23 wednesday:  chili con carne [redux]
24 thursday:  spice tailor: delicate korma curry – joe/frank cooks!!
25 friday:  roast tomato, salami + asparagus orzo (marie claire: comfort)
26 saturday:  don’s bbq butterflied chicken with bessie potato salad
27 sunday:  alpen magrone with don’s applewood bacon!
28 monday:  italian traybake (nigella lawson: nigelissima) – joe/frank cooks!!
29 tuesday:  red beans + rice [redux]
30 wednesday:  bbq chilli + lime ocean trout + bbq asparagus
31 thursday:  spice tailor: keralan coconut curry – joe/frank cooks!!

September
01 sunday:  red beans + rice (homesick texan)
03 tuesday:  steak + beans + mash
02 monday:  west texas stacked enchiladas (homesick texan)
03 tuesday:  steak + beans + mash
04 wednesday:  spiced spinach chicken curry – Joe/Frank cooks!!
05 thursday:  penne with chorizo + onion + tomato sauce
06 friday:  pasta bake
07 saturday:  bbq peri peri chicken + bessie potato salad
08 sunday:  best ever spaghetti bolognaise (adrian richardson: meat)
09 monday:  pea + bacon soup (sbs feast magazine: december 2012)
10 tuesday:  red beans + rice [redux]
11 wednesday:  linguine + prawns with roast chili oil (marie claire: comfort)
12 thursday:  chicken tikka masala – joe/frank cooks!!
13 friday:  bangers + mash
14 saturday:  chicken, olive + lemon tagine (women’s weekly: new casseroles)
15 sunday:  smoky tortilla soup (homesick texan)
16 monday:  beef stew + parsley dumplings (women’s weekly: new casseroles)
17 tuesday:  best ever bolognaise [redux]
18 wednesday:  southern pepper curry (from spice tailor) – joe/frank cooks!!
19 thursday:  slow-cooked lamb sugo [redux]
20 friday:  dinner with joe/frank and bessie at silvas
21 saturday:  don’s bbq peri peri chicken + bessie potato salad
22 sunday:  salade tahitienne
23 monday:  chicken enchiladas
24 tuesday:  linguine + prawns with roast chili oil (marie claire: comfort)
25 wednesday:  capricciosa, garlic crust, gamberi + tre carne pizza from nom pizza
26 thursday:  spice tailor: mangalore herb curry – joe/frank cooks!
27 friday:  pasta risotto with peas + pancetta (nigella lawson: nigelissima) – joe/frank cooks!!
28 saturday:  seven chili texas chile
29 sunday:  don’s bbq peri peri chicken + spicy potatoes (marie claire: spicy)
30 monday:  best ever bolognaise [redux]

August
01 thursday:  penne with chorizo + onion + tomato sauce
02 friday:  fast asian fish
03 saturday:  italian braised pork (women’s weekly: new casseroles)
04 sunday:  slow-cooked lamb curry
05 monday:  new york steak + fried cauliflower
06 tuesday:  gumbo [redux]
07 wednesday:  pasta risotto with peas + pancetta (nigella lawson: nigelissima)
08 thursday:  harissa lamb cutlets + cous cous
09 friday:  salami pizza (base from marie claire: kitchen)
10 saturday:  cuban black bean soup (women’s weekly: the weekend cook)
11 sunday:  slow-cooked lamb sugo (adrian richardson: meat)
12 monday:  beef rendang – Joe/Frank cooks!
13 tuesday:  bangers + mash
14 wednesday:  minestrone [redux]
15 thursday:  capricciosa, proscuitto + tre carne pizza from nom pizza
16 friday:  beef + bean burritos
17 saturday:  roast chicken + potatoes in duck fat
18 sunday:  penne arribiata (post footy)
19 monday:  fast asian fish
20 tuesday:  stuffed and baked ricotta shells
21 wednesday:  chicken noodle soup (adapted from mark bittman: how to cook everything)
22 thursday:  can’t have been very memorable, none of us have any idea what it was!
23 friday:   leek + bacon quiche with green salad
24 saturday:  lamb cutlets with rosemary and lemon + spicy potatoes (marie claire: spicy)
25 sunday:  chili con carne (bbc good food: comfort food)
26 monday:  punjabi tomato curry with chicken Joe/Frank cooks!!
27 tuesday:  simple cream pasta with lemon and basil (donna hay: the instant cook)
28 wednesday:  zaatar lamb with lemon spinach (donna hay: beef, lamb + pork)
29 thursday:  portugese chicken + roast potatoes and bacon + unknown creamy pasta from silvas
30 friday:  alpen magrone
31 saturday:  osso bucco

July
01 monday:  clay pot pork
02 tuesday:  lamb madras-style curry (island curries)
03 wednesday:  cuban black bean soup [redux]
04 thursday:  capricciosa, gamberi + tre carne pizza from nom pizza
05 friday:  pork chops, mustard sauce (nigel slater: kitchen diaries)
06 saturday:  home alone – clay pot pork [redux]
07 sunday:  chicken and vegetable pot roast (marie claire: comfort)
08 monday:  roast tomato, salami + asparagus orzo (marie claire: comfort)
09 tuesday:  pork, chicken and black-eyed bean cassoulet (women’s weekly: new casseroles)
10 wednesday:  red beans and rice
11 thursday:  scotch fillet, bubble + squeak
12 friday:  spiced lentils with lamb cutlets (marie claire: spicy)
13 saturday:  corned beef + mustard sauce (marie claire: comfort)
14 sunday:  salami pizza (base from marie claire: kitchen)
15 monday:  alpen magrone
16 tuesday:  bangers + mash
17 wednesday:  best ever bolognaise [redux]
18 thursday:  linguine + prawns with roast chili oil (marie claire: comfort)
19 friday:  moroccan pasta (abc delicious: more please)
20 saturday:  braised beef cheeks in red wine (women’s weekly: new casseroles)
21 sunday:  carnitas!
22 monday:  pasta e piselli (Good Weekend magazine: March 21 1998)
23 tuesday:  quiche with prosciutto and gruyere
24 wednesday:  nachos! (from sunday’s carnitas)
25 thursday:  red beans and rice [redux]
26 friday:  chicken cape malay curry (something south african)
27 saturday:  capricciosa, gamberi + tre carne pizza from nom pizza
28 sunday:  minestrone (marie claire: comfort)
29 monday:  best ever bolognaise [redux]
30 tuesday:  coconut red beef curry (donna hay: beef, lamb + pork)
31 wednesday:  cheong liew’s braised pork belly (jennifer mclagan: fat)

June
01 saturday:  baked beans in ham sauce + toasted cheese sandwiches (post-footy)
02 sunday:  roast chicken + potatoes roasted in duck fat
03 monday:  simple cream pasta with lemon and basil (donna hay: the instant cook)
04 tuesday:   stuffed + baked ricotta shells
05 wednesday:   linguine + prawns with roast chili oil (marie claire: comfort)
06 thursday:  deconstructed lasagne [redux]
07 friday:  quiche with proscuitto and gruyere
08 saturday:  pepperoni, gamberi + tre carne pizza from nom pizza
09 sunday:  italian braised pork (women’s weekly: new casseroles)
10 monday:  chicken + tarragon pie (bbc australian good food magazine: feb 2009)
11 tuesday:  pork and olive stew (abc delicious: more please)
12 wednesday:  chicken noodle soup (adapted from mark bittman: how to cook everything)
13 thursday:  spaghetti bolognaise [redux]
14 friday:  italian traybake (nigella lawson: nigelissima)
15 saturday:  clay pot pork
16 sunday:  roast chicken + potatoes in duck fat + pan-fried brussels sprouts
17 monday:  fast asian fish
18 tuesday:  zaatar lamb with lemon spinach and haloumi (donna hay: beef, lamb + pork)
19 wednesday:  beef and bean burritos
20 thursday:  harissa lamb cutlets with cous cous
21 friday:  lasagne (pre-packaged)
22 saturday:  beef with red wine
23 sunday:  beef rib with black pepper crust
24 monday:  pasta risotto with peas + pancetta (nigella lawson: nigelissima) Joe/Frank cooks!!
25 tuesday:  potato, spinach + chorizo frittata (marie claire: comfort)
26 wednesday:  cape malay chicken curry (something south african)
27 thursday:  gumbo (with turkey sausage! genius!)
28 friday:  chicken with 40 garlic cloves (australian good food magazine: nov 2009)
29 saturday:  little chicken and vegetable pot pies with potato mash
30 sunday:  best ever spaghetti bolognaise (adrian richardson: meat)

May
01 wednesday:  – oops: failed to record
02 thursday:  – oops: failed to record
03 friday:  – oops: failed to record
04 saturday:  – oops: failed to record
05 sunday:  – oops: failed to record
06 monday:  – oops: failed to record
07 tuesday:  – oops: failed to record
08 wednesday:  – oops: failed to record
09 thursday:  – oops: failed to record
10 friday:  – oops: failed to record
11 saturday:  spaghetti bolognaise (adrian richardson: meat)
12 sunday:  lemon + oregano roast lamb (donna hay: beef, lamb + pork)
13 monday:  deconstructed lasagne (abc delicious: more please)
14 tuesday:  harissa lamb cutlets + cous cous
15 wednesday:  – oops: failed to record
16 thursday:  – oops: failed to record
17 friday:  cheong liew’s braised pork belly (jennifer mclagan: fat)
18 saturday:  pork, chili + fennel sausages with caramelised onion – on a bun (pre-footy)
19 sunday:  welsh lamb pie (sweet + savoury pies )
20 monday:  chili con carne (cooked sunday) (bbc good food: comfort food)
21 tuesday:  red chicken curry (joe/frank cooks!!)
22 wednesday:  hot & spicy chicken biryani (joe/frank cooks!!)
23 thursday:  
24 friday:  bangers and mash (bangers from the lamb delivery)
25 saturday:  slow-cooked beef stronganoff
26 sunday:  lamb vindaloo
27 monday:  kung pao chicken
28 tuesday:  spaghetti bolognaise [redux]
29 wednesday:  spaghetti arrabiata
30 thursday:  zaanse mosterdsoep
31 friday:  salami pizza (base from marie claire: kitchen)

April
01 monday:  mountain macaroni (nigella lawson: nigelissima)
02 tuesday:  shepherd’s pie
03 wednesday:  harissa lamb cutlets + bubble+squeak
04 thursday:  lasagne (store bought)
05 friday:  chicken rendang (joe/frank cooks!!)
06 saturday:  roman pork sausage ragu [redux]
07 sunday:  pork and olive stew (abc delicious: more please)
08 monday:  simple kedgeree (abc delicious: more please)
09 tuesday:  lemon chicken and artichoke pasta (abc delicious: more please)
10 wednesday:  paella
11 thursday:  linguine + prawns with roast chili oil (marie claire: comfort)
12 friday:  rice paper rolls | clay pot pork | tiger prawns in spicy seafood sauce yen for viet
13 saturday:  cuban black bean soup (women’s weekly: the weekend cook)
14 sunday:  roast chicken, potatoes roasted in duck fat + tomato and garlic sauce
15 monday:  potato, spinach + salami frittata (marie claire: comfort)
16 tuesday:  tortilla soup (homesick texan)
17 wednesday:  beef + bean burritos
18 thursday:  chicken massaman curry
19 friday:  gozlemes at sydney cricket ground
20 saturday:  beef stew with parsley dumplings (women’s weekly: new casseroles)
21 sunday:  lamb vindaloo
22 monday:  spaghetti bolognaise [redux]
23 tuesday:  chorizo carbonara (abc delicious: more please)
24 wednesday:  simple cream pasta with lemon and basil (donna hay: instant cook)
25 thursday:  slow-cooked leg of lamb with parmesan and anchovy potatoes
26 friday:  chicken, lemon and olive tagine (women’s weekly: the weekend cook)
27 saturday:  serbian baked beans [redux]
28 sunday:  pizza – italian sausage | half mexicana + tandoori chicken from crust
29 monday:  pasta with brussels sprouts, cheese and potato (nigella lawson: nigelissima)
30 tuesday:  – oops: failed to record

March
01 friday:  shepherd’s pie
02 saturday:  polish at
na zdrowie for joe/frank’s birthday | churros for dessert at san churros (courtesy of lovely joan)
03 sunday:  standing rib roast + roast pumpkin, onion, celery + potatoes roasted in duck fat
04 monday:  stuffed + baked ricotta shells
05 tuesday:  vietnamese beef soup (faux pho) from marie claire: spicy
06 wednesday:  mango chicken curry (joe/frank cooks!!)
07 thursday:  pasta bake (with pasta leftover from 04/03 & bolognaise from 25/02)
08 friday:  fast asian fish
09 saturday:  roman pork sausage ragu
10 sunday:  pork burritos (from guzman y gomez)
11 monday:  fettuncini il lebbio (a recipe of our own devising)
12 tuesday:  linguine with prawns + roast chili oil (marie claire: comfort)
13 wednesday:  roast chicken with roast cherry tomato, garlic cloves, celery and chili
14 thursday:  simple beef pies (donna hay: the instant cook)
15 friday:  chili-caramelised pork on cucumber salad (donna hay: instant entertaining)
16 saturday:  chili con carne (bbc good food: comfort food)
17 sunday:  gumbo (with turkey sausage! genius!)
18 monday:  penne with chorizo + onion + tomato sauce
19 tuesday:  spaghetti bolognaise [redux]
20 wednesday:  beef and bean burritos
21 thursday:  beef madras curry (joe/frank cooks!!)
22 friday:  penne arrabiata
23 saturday:  duck breast with celery, apples + pecans (marie claire: fresh + fast)
24 sunday:  serbian baked beans
25 monday:  pan fried salmon with fennel salad (donna hay: seasons)
26 tuesday:  quiche with proscuitto + gruyere
27 wednesday:  slow-cooked lamb sugo (adrian richardson: meat) [redux]
28 thursday:  pasta risotto with peas + pancetta (nigella lawson: nigelissima)
29 friday:  italian traybake (nigella lawson: nigelissima)
30 saturday:  slow-cooked leg of lamb with parmesan and anchovy potatoes
31 sunday:  salami + basil pizza
* to be honest, the exact order of meals between 08/03 and 20/03 is mostly guesswork. I was Very Bad about recording our meals during this time.

February
01 friday:  pea + pancetta pasta risotto
02 saturday:  beef + bean burritos
03 sunday:  red beans + rice
04 monday:  chicken enchiladas
05 tuesday:  paella
06 wednesday:  pasta bake
07 thursday:  chorizo with tomato + basil (joe/frank cooks!!)
08 friday:  slow-cooked lamb sugo [redux]
09 saturday:  spicy chicken + bean stew
10 sunday:  quiche with proscuitto + gruyere (though we used pecorino & parmesan)
11 monday:  chicken massaman curry
12 tuesday:  seared prawns with mint + yoghurt sauce from marie claire: kitchen
13 wednesday:  roast lamb + steamed asparagus
14 thursday:  mango chicken curry (joe/frank cooks!!)
15 friday:   (takeaway) portugese chicken with garlic sauce + roast potatoes from silvas
16 saturday:   orecchiette with roast tomato + basil sauce from nigel slater: kitchen diaries
17 sunday:  roast chicken + potatoes roasted in duck fat
18 monday:  red beans + rice [redux]
19 tuesday:  scotch fillet + salad of green leaves
20 wednesday:  pea + pancetta pasta risotto
21 thursday:  butter chicken (joe/frank cooks!!)
22 friday:  lasagne + garlic bread
23 saturday:  arroz con chorizo y pimentos
24 sunday:  slow-cooked greek lamb with spicy potatoes (potatoes from marie claire: spicy)
25 monday:  spaghetti bolognaise from adrian richardson: meat
26 tuesday:  fast asian fish with wilted bok choy in butter + garlic
27 wednesday:  lamb cutlets with carprese salad (salad from donna hay: seasons)
28 thursday:  chorizo in tomato + onion sauce with rigatoni

January
01 tuesday:  bbq spareribs + potato salad
02 wednesday:  west texas stacked enchiladas (homesick texan)
03 thurday:  pasta e piselli (made with turkey stock)
04 friday:  chicken massaman curry
05 saturday:  butterflied bbq chicken + spicy potatoes + greens
06 sunday:  carne asada
07 monday:  serbian baked beans [redux]
08 tuesday:  chipotle chicken (marie claire: spicy)
09 wednesday:  bacon & brie omelette wedges (bbc good food)
10 thursday:  nachos!
11 friday: spaghetti bolognaise [redux]
12 saturday:  linguine + prawns with roast chili oil (marie claire: comfort)
13 sunday:  chicken with 40 garlic cloves (australian good food magazine: nov 2009)
14 monday:  fast asian fish (taste.com.au)
15 tuesday:  spicy durban curry
16 wednesday:  pork chops + mustard sauce (nigel slater: kitchen diaries)
17 thursday:  past with chorizo + basil + tomato sauce
18 friday:  crust: margherita; 1/2 tandoori + 1/2 mexican; 1/2 peppercorn wagyu + 1/2 meat deluxe
19 saturday:  grilled chicken with harissa + mint (nigel slater: kitchen diaries)
20 sunday:  slow-cooked lamb sugo (adrian richardson: meat)
21 monday:  bangers and mash
22 tuesday:  penne arrabiata
23 wednesday:  scotch fillet + grilled asparagus
24 thursday:  salade tahitienne
25 friday:  butterflied bbq chicken + mustard & dill potato salad
26 saturday:  lamb rogan josh
27 sunday:  late night coffee brined chicken
28 monday;  italian braised pork (women’s weekly: new casseroles)
29 tuesday:  alpen magrone
30 wednesday:  chicken biriyani – cooked by Joe/Frank! yay pataks!
31 thursday:  salami + basil pizzas

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