a year of dinners: 2014

December
01 mon linguine + prawns with roast chili oil
(from marie claire: comfort)
02 tue steak + slow roasted veg 5:2
03 wed lamb cutlets + chunky taboubleh
(from: marie claire: fresh + fast)
04 thu sarah raven’s chicken puttanesca
(from: fast diet: recipe book)
5:2
05 fri pasta risotto with peas + pancetta
(heavily modified from nigella lawson: nigelissima)
06 sat lasagne inspired pasta bake
07 sun BBQ butterflied lamb leg + don’s coleslaw
08 mon best ever bolognaise [redux] R
09 tue baked pork tenderloin with fennel
(from: fast diet: recipe book)
5:2
10 wed porterhouse steak + roast veg 5:2
11 thu spice tailor: chicken tikka masala J/F
12 fri gumbo [redux]
13 sat BBQ butterflied chicken + bessie’s potato salad
14 sun shepherd’s pie
15 mon green chilli and lemon chicken with couscous
(from: marie claire: fresh + fast)
16 tue skipper soup
(from: fast diet: recipe book)
5:2
17 wed spice tailor: chicken keralan coconut curry J/F
18 thu baked thyme, middle harbour seasoning and lemon barramundi parcels + green salad 5:2
19 fri bessie’s birthday dinner!
manjit’s indian: balmain
20 sat don and carol date!
fujiyama: leichhardt
21 sun BBQ chicken legs (with Don’s secret BBQ sauce) + don’s coleslaw
22 mon lemony, prawny pasta
(modified simple cream pasta with lemon + basil from: donna hay: the instant cook)
23 tue eye fillet + green salad 5:2
24 wed chorizo in tomatoey sauce with penne
25 thu beef rib roast | slow roasted veg | potatoes roasted in duck fat
26 fri roast lamb mini-leg with garlic, rosemary and mustard + steamed green beans
27 sat minestrone [redux] + buttery toast
28 sun BBQ butterflied chicken + spicy potatoes
(potatoes from: marie claire: spicy)
29 mon bangers + mash + steamed asparagus
30 tue passage to india: butter chicken J/F
31 wed happy new year!
cheese + meat + crackers + bread + olives + apples + cider + beer + wine
November
01 sat take away: chicken bulgogi, beef bulgogi, mongolian beef, fried rice
(from: open korea)
02 sun slow-cooked lamb sugo
(from: adrian richardson: meat)
03 mon bbq lamb cutlets marinated in lemon and rosemary + spicy potatoes(potatoes from: marie claire: spicy)
04 tue skipper soup
(from: fast diet: recipe book)
5:2
05 wed skinny bouillabaisse
(from: fast diet: recipe book)
5:2
06 thu gumbo [redux] R
07 fri roast lamb mini-leg with garlic, rosemary and mustard + potatoes roasted in duck fat
08 sat rogan josh
(from: women’s weekly: new casseroles)
09 sun duck breast with celery, apples and pecans
(from: marie claire: fresh + fast)
10 mon pork chops, mustard sauce
(from:nigel slater: kitchen diaries)
11 tue lemon-scented sticky chicken + green salad
(from: fast diet: recipe book)
5:2
12 wed beef burritos – old el paso style
13 thu baked thyme, middle harbour seasoning and lemon barramundi parcels + green salad 5:2
14 fri spice tailor: punjabi tomato curry J/F
15 sat coconut red beef curry
(from: donna hay: beef, lamb + pork)
16 sun best ever bolognaise [redux] R
17 mon chipotle chicken
(from: marie claire: spicy)
18 tue sarah raven’s chicken puttanesca
(from: fast diet: recipe book)
5:2
19 wed zaatar lamb with lemon spinach and haloumi
(from: donna hay: beef, lamb + pork)
20 thu porterhouse steak + slow roasted veg 5:2
21 fri passage to india: chicken madras J/F
22 sat bbq butterflied chicken + bessie’s potato salad
23 sun salade tahitienne
24 mon lemon-scented sticky chicken + green salad
(from: fast diet: recipe book)
5:2
25 tue skinny bouillabaisse (sans mussels)
(from: fast diet: recipe book)
5:2
26 wed spice tailor: spiced spinach curry J/F
27 thu carol birthday!
alpen magrone
28 fri cuban black bean soup [redux] R
29 sat fast asian fish + stir fried veg
30 sun chicken with 40 garlic cloves (australian good food magazine: nov 2009)
October
01 wed fragrant pho
(from: fast diet: recipe book)
5:2 + N
02 thu passage to india: mango chicken J/F
03 fri don and carol date!
bbq pork roll (c) | tacos (d) at oxford tavern
04 sat chili con carne
(from: bbc good food: comfort food)
05 sun rogan josh
(from: women’s weekly: new casseroles)
06 mon bbq pork ribs + don’s coleslaw
07 tue baked thyme, middle harbour seasoning and lemon barramundi parcels + salad 5:2
08 wed pasta risotto with peas + pancetta
(heavily modified from nigella lawson: nigelissima)
09 thu sarah raven’s chicken puttanesca
(from: fast diet: recipe book)
5:2 + N
10 fri bbq butterflied chicken + bessie’s potato salad
11 sat best ever bolognaise
(from: adrian richardson: meat)
12 sun carne asada (a recipe of don’s devising)
13 mon chili con carne [redux] R
14 tue gumbo [redux] R
15 wed skipper soup
(from: fast diet: recipe book)
5:2 + N
16 thu porterhouse steak + salad 5:2
17 fri passage to india: chicken korma J/F
18 sat pork and olive stew
(from: abc delicious: more please)
19 sun bbq butterflied chicken + don’s coleslaw
20 mon nachos!
21 tue sarah raven’s chicken puttanesca
(from: fast diet: recipe book)
22 wed shepherds pie [base redux] R
23 thu baked thyme, middle harbour seasoning and lemon barramundi parcels + salad 5:2
24 fri potato, spinach + salami frittata (from: marie claire: comfort)
25 sat massaman curry, bbq pork neck, singapore noodles, rice
(home delivery from: thai power
26 sun best ever bolognaise [redux] R
27 mon bbq butterflied chicken + don’s coleslaw
28 tue lo-lo meatballs + kale
(from: fast diet: recipe book)
29 wed zurich-style diced veal
30 thu skinny bouillabaisse
(from: fast diet: recipe book)
5:2
31 fri spice tailor: southern pepper curry J/F
September
01 mon best ever bolognaise [redux] R
02 tue baked thyme and lemon barramundi parcels + slow roasted veg 5:2
03 wed cuban black bean soup [redux] R
04 thu porterhouse steak + roast fennel 5:2
05 fri cassoulet [redux] R
06 sat portuguese chicken + chips
take away from silvas
07 sun gumbo with turkey sausage!
(from: an amalgam of recipes on the InformationSuperhighway)
08 mon harissa lamb cutlets with cous cous + green leaves
09 tue porterhouse steak, roast tomatoes + green salad 5:2
10 wed spice tailor: chicken tikka masala J/F
11 thu baked thyme and lemon barramundi parcels + sauted cabbage 5:2
12 fri shepherd’s pie
13 sat bbq butterflied chicken + don’s coleslaw
14 sun italian braised pork
(from: women’s weekly: new casseroles)
15 mon chorizo in tomato, basil and onion sauce with rigatoni
16 tue porterhouse steak + roast veg 5:2
17 wed chili con carne [redux] R
18 thu baked thyme, middle harbour seasoning and lemon barramundi parcels + roast veg 5:2
19 fri footy food! hot roast beef rolls & chips
20 sat bangers in onion gravy + mash
21 sun clay pot pork
22 mon spice tailor: chicken punjabi tomato curry J/F
23 tue porterhouse steak + sauted cabbage 5:2
24 wed gumbo [redux] R
25 thu melbourne 1: golden gate hotel
26 fri melbourne 2: albert park hotel
27 sat post grandfinal misery meal: cheese + meats + filo parcels with tzatziki
28 sun capricciosa, gamberi + tre carne pizza
(takeaway from: nom pizza
29 mon middle eastern meatloaf
(from: women’s weekly: best ever collection)
N
30 tue lemon-scented sticky chicken with roasted veggies
(from: fast diet: recipe book)
5:2 + N
August
01 fri carol home alone
heinz spanish beans on toast
02 sat rogan josh
(from: women’s weekly: new casseroles)
03 sun pork, chicken and black-eyed pea cassoulet
(from: women’s weekly: new casseroles)
04 mon quiche lorraine + green leaves
05 tue harissa lamb cutlets (a recipe of my devising) with cous cous + green leaves
06 wed best ever bolognase [redux] R
07 thu alpen magrone
08 fri duck + pineapple curry
(from: abc delicious: more please)
09 sat bbq butterflied chicken + don’s coleslaw
10 sun cuban black bean soup
(from: women’s weekly: the weekend cook)
11 mon passage to india: chicken tikka masala
12 tue lamb shank and barley soup [redux] R
13 wed chicken saganaki meatballs with risoni
14 thu roast lamb mini-leg with garlic, rosemary and mustard + potatoes roasted in duck fat + steamed snow peas
15 fri don and carol date!
spencer guthrie
16 sat chili con carne
(from: bbc good food: comfort food)
17 sun roast chicken + potatoes roasted in duck fat
18 mon best ever bolognaise [redux] R
19 tue pork, chicken and black-eyed pea cassoulet [redux] R
20 wed penne arribiata (with don’s bacon!)
21 thu chicken noodle soup
(modified from: mark bittman: how to cook everything)
22 fri fast fish tagine
(from: women’s weekly: best ever collection)
23 sat rogan josh
(from: women’s weekly: new casseroles)
24 sun minestrone
(from: marie claire: comfort)
25 mon steak + green leaves
26 tue potato, olive + capsicum frittata + flatbreads with roasted peppers and zucchini (bess)
(both from: women’s weekly: best ever collection)
N
27 wed red beans + rice [redux] R
28 thu passage to sri lanka: coconut + cashew chicken J/F
29 fri capricciosa, gamberi + tre carne pizza
(takeaway from: nom pizza
30 sat beef stew with parsley dumplings
(from: women’s weekly: new casseroles)
31 sun slow cooked lamb with parmesan and anchovy potatoes
July
01 tue spice tailor: southern pepper chicken curry J/F
02 wed potato + leek soup (better homes and gardens magazine: april 1993)
03 thu linguine + prawns with roast chili oil
(from marie claire: comfort)
04 fri bbq butterflied chicken + don’s coleslaw
05 sat bangers in onion gravy + mash
06 sun red beans + rice
(from: homesick texan)
07 mon scotch fillet + steamed asparagus
08 tue stuffed and baked ricotta shells
09 wed zaanse mosterdsoep
10 thu lamb shank and barley soup with lots of veggies (heavily modified)
11 fri duck and pineapple curry
(from: abc delicious: more please)
N
12 sat footy food!
golzeme, chicken + chips, popplers + chips
13 sun roast chicken + potatoes roasted in duck fat + steamed asparagus
14 mon celebration at oxford tavern
steak x 2, chicken burger, pulled pork burger
15 tue osso bucco [redux] R
16 wed roast chicken wings with cracked pepper
(from: nigel slater: kitchen diaries)
17 thu pataks: chicken tikka masala J/F
18 fri chorizo with tomato, garlic and onion sauce + penne
19 sat corned beef (brined by don!) + mustard sauce
(from: marie claire: comfort)
20 sun serbian baked beans [redux] R
21 mon minestrone [redux]
22 tue steak (using this excellent method) + bubble & squeak
23 wed burritos – old el paso style
24 thu simple cream pasta with lemon + basil
(from: donna hay: the instant cook)
25 fri passage to india: butter chicken J/F
26 sat best ever bolognaise
(from: adrian richardson: meat)
27 sun lamb shank and barley soup with lots of veggies (heavily modified)
28 mon zurich-style diced veal
29 tue gumbo with turkey sausage!
(from: an amalgam of recipes on the InformationSuperhighway)
30 wed roast tomato, salami + asparagus orzo
(from: marie claire: comfort)
31 thu spice tailor: chicken rogan josh J/F
June
01 sun osso bucco + mash
02 mon lamb rogan josh
(from: women’s weekly: new casseroles)
03 tue paella
04 wed chicken cacciatore [redux] R
05 thu spice tailor: punjabi tomato curry J/F
06 fri pasta risotto with peas + pancetta
(heavily modified from nigella lawson: nigelissima)
07 sat salami pizza
(base from: marie claire: kitchen)
08 sun bacon, turkey + cider pie
(from: pies: sweet and savoury)
N
09 mon lasagne inspired pasta bake
10 tue roast lamb mini-leg with garlic, rosemary and mustard + potatoes roasted in duck fat
11 wed chorizo in a tomato and onion sauce with rigatoni
12 thu wcoic 2014 day one N
13 fri wcoic 2014 day two N
14 sat wcoic 2014 day three N
15 sun wcoic 2014 day four N
16 mon wcoic 2014 day five
17 tue wcoic 2014 day six
18 wed wcoic 2014 day seven
19 thu wcoic 2014 day eight N
20 fri wcoic 2014 day nine N
21 sat wcoic 2014 day ten N
22 sun wcoic 2014 day eleven
23 mon wcoic 2014 day twelve
24 tue wcoic 2014 day thirteen
25 wed wcoic 2014 day fourteen
26 thu wcoic 2014 day fifteen
27 fri melbourne 1: dinner at french brasserie
28 sat melbourne 2: dinner at kenzan
29 sun best ever bolognaise [redux] R
30 mon minestrone [redux] R
May
01 thu best ever bolognaise [redux] R
02 fri harissa lamb cutlets (a recipe of my devising) with cous cous + green leaves
03 sat lamb shank and barley soup with lots of veggies (heavily modified) N
04 sun serbian baked beans
05 mon takeaway from tom yum tom gang
06 tue bangers in onion gravy + mash
07 wed steak + sauted cauliflower + rocket
08 thu spice tailor: spiced spinach curry J/F
09 fri ropa vieja [redux] R
10 sat hot spanish chorizo in onion and tomato sauce with penne
11 sun welsh lamb pie
(from: pies: sweet and savoury)
12 mon slow-cooked lamb sugo [redux] R
13 tue linguine + prawns with roast chili oil
(from marie claire: comfort)
14 wed pataks: spicy butter chicken J/F
15 thu harissa lamb cutlets (a recipe of my devising) with cous cous + green leaves
16 fri west texas stacked enchiladas
(from: homesick texan)
17 sat joan’s birthday dinner!
(at efendy
18 sun chicken a la cacciatore
(from: adrian richardson: meat)
19 mon chili con carne [redux] R
20 tue beef stew [redux] R
21 wed lamb + barley soup [redux] R
22 thu slow-cooked lamb sugo [redux] R
23 fri asian home gourmet: butter chicken J/F
24 sat potato + leek soup (better homes and gardens magazine: april 1993)
25 sun minestrone alla milanese
(from: women’s weekly: the weekend cook)
26 mon roast lamb mini-leg with garlic, rosemary and mustard + potatoes roasted in duck fat + steamed asparagus
27 tue quiche with prosciutto and gruyere + green leaves
28 wed pataks: spicy butter chicken J/F
29 thu chili con carne [redux] R
30 fri capricciosa, gamberi from nom pizza</a
31 sat mustard and herb beef wellington
April
01 tue pasta e piselli (good weekend magazine: march 21 1998)
02 wed slow-cooked lamb sugo [redux] R
03 thu spice tailor: chicken tikka masala J/F
04 fri bangers in onion gravy + mash
05 sat chili con carne
(from: bbc good food: comfort food)
06 sun welsh lamb pie
(from: pies: sweet and savoury)
07 mon braised oxtail with mustard + mash
(from: nigel slater: kitchen diaries)
08 tue chipotle chicken
(from: marie claire: spicy)
09 wed moroccan pasta
(from: abc delicious: more please)
10 thu red beans + rice [redux] R
11 fri chorizo in a tomato, basil + onion sauce with rigatoni
12 sat OH NOES! THE DIARY IS BLANK!!!
13 sun roast chicken + potatoes roasted in duck fat + steamed asparagus
14 mon spice tailor: southern pepper curry J/F
15 tue deconstructed lasagne [redux] R
16 wed bbq butterflied chicken + bessie’s potato salad
17 thu harissa lamb cutlets (a recipe of my own devising) + spciy potatoes
(from: marie claire: spicy)
18 fri slow cooked lamb with parmesan and anchovy potatoes
19 sat takeaway from tom yum tom gang
20 sun linguine + prawns with roast chili oil
(from marie claire: comfort)
21 mon best ever bolognaise [redux] R
22 tue simple cream pasta with lemon + basil
(from donna hay: the instant cook)
23 wed lamb rogan josh [redux] R
24 thu paella
25 fri shepherd’s pie (a recipe of my own devising)
26 sat melbourne 1: post footy room service at the park hyatt
27 sun melbourne 2: dinner at gazi
28 mon slow-cooked lamb sugo [redux] R
29 tue pasta risotto with peas + pancetta
(heavily modified from nigella lawson: nigelissima)
30 wed pork chops, mustard sauce with wilted spinach
(from nigel slater: kitchen diaries)
March
01 sat steak and kidney pie
(from pies: sweet + savoury) + mash
02 sun ropa vieja
(from women’s weekly: new casseroles)
03 mon nachos! from the carne asada left-overs
04 tue chicken tagine [redux] R
05 wed best ever bolognaise [redux] R
06 thu cuban black bean soup [redux] R
07 fri Hobart 1: dinner at remi de provence
08 sat Hobart 2: dinner at rockwall bar + grill
09 sun Hobart 3: dinner at new sydney hotel
10 mon shepherd’s pie [redux = base] R
11 tue pork chops, mustard sauce with wilted spinach from the garden
(from nigel slater: kitchen diaries)
12 wed pulled pork [redux] on soft buns with don’s coleslaw R
13 thu linguine + prawns with roast chili oil
(from marie claire: comfort)
14 fri don’s bbq butterflied chicken + don’s coleslaw + spicy potatoes (from marie claire: spicy)
15 sat family dinner (with don’s aunt and uncle + ajax) at kazbah
16 sun standing rib roast + potatoes in duck fat + steamed asparagus
17 mon punjabi tomato chicken curry J/F
18 tue burritos (old el paso style)
19 wed farfalle arrabiata
20 thu linguine + prawns with roast chili oil
(from marie claire: comfort)
21 fri best ever bolognaise [redux]
22 sat slow-cooked lamb rogan josh
23 sun capricciosa, gamberi, garlic crust + tre carne pizza from nom pizza
24 mon chorizo in a tomato sauce with farfalle
25 tue chicken biriyani J/F
26 wed simple cream pasta with lemon + basil
(from donna hay: the instant cook)
27 thu pasta risotto with peas + pancetta
(heavily modified from nigella lawson: nigelissima)
28 fri ropa vieja [redux] R
29 sat red beans + rice
30 sun beef with red wine
31 mon asian home gourmet: chicken rendang J/F
February
01 sat don bbq’s butterflied chicken + don’s coleslaw
02 sun roman pork sausage ragu
03 mon gumbo
[redux]
R
04 tue cheong liew’s braised pork belly
(from jennifer mclagan: fat)
05 wed quiche with prosciutto and gruyere + leaves from the garden
06 thu penne arrabiata with don’s bacon
07 fri ravoli with pesto and pinenuts + baby spinach, rocket, goats cheese + pinenut salad
joan cooks!!
J
08 sat gumbo (new batch!)
(an amalgam of various sources)
09 sun pork, apple + cider pies
(from donna hay: the new classics)
N
10 mon chicken rendang J/F
11 tue italian traybake
(from nigella lawson: nigelissima)
12 wed best ever bolognaise
[redux]
R
13 thu baked tomato and ricotta shells
(from donna hay: the new classics)
N
14 fri hot date at phd marrickville
15 sat capricciosa, gamberi from nom pizza
16 sun chicken with 40 garlic cloves (australian good food magazine: nov 2009)
17 mon alpen magrone
18 tue bbq t-bone steak + bbq asparagus in olive oil and lemon
19 wed roman sausage ragu [redux] R
20 thu linguine + prawns with roast chili oil (marie claire: comfort)
21 fri deconstructed lasagne
(from abc delicious: more please)
22 sat J/F birthday: dinner at hartsyard
23 sun don’s bbq butterflied chicken + don’s coleslaw
24 mon harissa lamb cutlets (a recipe of my devising) with cous cous + green leaves
25 tue red beans + rice [redux] R
26 wed gumbo [redux] R
27 thu chicken rendang J/F
28 fri carne asada
(an amalgam of recipes from the InformationSuperhighway)
January
01 wed chilli con carne
(from bbc good food: comfort food)
02 thu blackened spiced fish with cucumber salad
(from donna hay: the instant cook)
N
03 fri bbq t-bone steak + greens from garden + spicy potatoes
(from marie claire: spicy)
04 sat bbq terikyaki salmon with a cucumber salad and twice cooked hand-cut chips
(from bbc good food and the japanese food report)
N
05 sun alpen magrone
06 mon cuban black bean soup
[redux]
R
07 tue punjabi chicken tomato curry
Joe/Frank cooks!!
J/F
08 wed simple cream pasta with lemon + basil
(from donna hay: the instant cook)
09 thu hot spanish chorizo in tomato sauce with farfalle
10 fri potato + spinach frittata
(from marie claire: comfort)
11 sat carnitas!
12 sun too tired to cook dinner at oxford tavern
13 mon duck breast with celery, apples and pecans
(from marie claire: fresh + fast)
14 tue shakshuka N
15 wed red beans and rice
[redux]
R
16 thu zataar lamb with lemon spinach
(from donna hay: beef, lamb + pork)
17 fri chicken tikka with minted yoghurt
(from abc delicious: more please)
J/F
18 sat BBQ Giant T-Bone Steak + BBQ asparagus with lemon
19 sun salami + rocket pizza
(from marie claire: kitchen)
20 mon quiche lorraine + salad of cucumber + leaves form the garden
21 tue spaghetti bolognaise
[redux}
R
22 wed west texas stacked enchiladas
(from homesick texan)
23 thu linguine + prawns with roast chili oil
(from marie claire: comfort)
24 fri bbq lamb cutlets with lemon and rosemary + caprese salad
(salad from donna hay: seasons)
25 sat bangers in tomato gravy + mash + peas
26 sun chilli con carne
[redux]
R
27 mon chicken, olive + lemon tagine
(from women’s weekly: the weekend cook)
28 tue pasta risotto with peas + pancetta
(from nigella lawson: nigelissima)
J/F
29 wed beef stroganoff N
30 thu hot spanish chorizo in onion and tomato sauce with penne
31 fri spicy durban curry J/F

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