Food Q&A  permalink

Ideas please?

This discussion has been closed.

Messages: 1 - 12 of 12
  • Message 1. 

    Posted by tizmelouise (U2996944) on Wednesday, 20th July 2011

    Inspire me please. I’m working from home tomorrow and often take the opportunity to cook something that benefits from a long slow cook to put in the freezer but I cant think what to do tomorrow? I often do a spag bol or cottage pie that sort of thing but want to do something different? I cant eat anything with chilli in and am trying to be ‘good’ so something reasonably healthy would be appreciated… many thanks in advance!

    Report message1

  • Message 2

    , in reply to message 1.

    Posted by Chris_Beds (U14727454) on Wednesday, 20th July 2011

    This always goes down well.

    www.food.com/recipe/...

    Report message2

  • Message 3

    , in reply to message 1.

    Posted by Dee (U3082905) on Wednesday, 20th July 2011

    liver & bacon
    spanish chicken
    pork & mushrooms with apple & sage in cider
    coq au vin
    beef in Guinness
    lamb shanks ("crumplehorn" style or Morrocan)



    Report message3

  • Message 4

    , in reply to message 3.

    Posted by Ramona Andrews BBC Food host (U14570541) on Wednesday, 20th July 2011

    I love doing belly of pork when I have a day at home, but that’s not exactly healthy. I thought this recipe looked amazing when I saw it on The Greedy Italians weeks ago: www.bbc.co.uk/food/r... What about an Irish stew? www.bbc.co.uk/food/r... Cobbler? Moussaka? Or hot pot? www.bbc.co.uk/food/r...

    Report message4

  • Message 5

    , in reply to message 3.

    Posted by Fruitcake (U1141715) on Wednesday, 20th July 2011

    Crikey, 'crumplehorn' is a blast from the past - wonder what happened to Andrew? Have you got the recipe please Dee?

    Slow cooked pulled pork is amazing, not the most healthy dish but so so good!

    I'm keen to have a go at boston baked beans at some point, actually thinking about it the two would work very well together!





    Report message5

  • Message 6

    , in reply to message 5.

    Posted by tizmelouise (U2996944) on Wednesday, 20th July 2011

    Fruitcake i've got a recipe for pulled pork that i intend doing - but not till I've lost my 'holiday' weight!!! I'd never heard of it till we were in America so cant wait to try recreating it really!!!

    I think I'll go with the morrocan chicken it sounds lovely - I'll let you know how it goes thanks - will not be eating it thurs tho - I presume it freezes ok? Do you know Chris? Thanks for all the ideas its great to be able to get ideas here!

    Report message6

  • Message 7

    , in reply to message 6.

    Posted by Chris_Beds (U14727454) on Wednesday, 20th July 2011

    Yes it freezes OK. It says for 6 but it's more like 9 (in this house anyway!)

    Report message7

  • Message 8

    , in reply to message 5.

    Posted by Dee (U3082905) on Wednesday, 20th July 2011

    Crikey, 'crumplehorn' is a blast from the past - wonder what happened to Andrew? Have you got the recipe please Dee?  

    www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...

    Last we heard of Andrew he was in Canada (think his wife is Canadian), firstly Toronto then Ontario

    It would be great for some of the old posters to fund their way back here - Andrew, Potboiler (John) Pfiff, Lucy Irvine, Rock the Mouse, Terrytubojr (Josh) , FCQ & Ian etc. It is always good, i think to have a mix of new & long-term members of any group because each brings different things to it.

    I used the advanced search which is very useful for really old MB stuff
    www.google.co.uk/adv...

    Report message8

  • Message 9

    , in reply to message 2.

    Posted by tizmelouise (U2996944) on Thursday, 21st July 2011

    Hi, I've made the chicken tagine taday and have just got it out the slow cooker - very nice!!!! And totally different from what I normally do so thank you for that!! I didnt have preserved lemons so i added less vhoney and spoonful of chunky marmalade but its quite sweet so wont do that again, but even tho its sweet its still delish and I wish we were having it tonight but its for the freezer!! So anyway thanks again for that and I can recommend it!

    Report message9

  • Message 10

    , in reply to message 9.

    Posted by Chris_Beds (U14727454) on Thursday, 21st July 2011

    Good - I'm glad it passed the test! smiley - smiley

    Report message10

  • Message 11

    , in reply to message 1.

    Posted by Sidpickle (U14495445) on Thursday, 21st July 2011

    Bit late

    In the summer on a hot day any cooking can make the kitchen unbearable, but slow cooking in the oven can just about be OK. I've recently started to oven cook chickens VERY slowly . So far results are good and keeps the chicken very moist whilst ensuring it gets cooked right through. Breast down in a roasting bag on a rack to get the heat all round. 1 hour at 100 c (fan assisted) and the 2 hours at 80 c. (similar temperatures to simmering in stock) Hot enough to pasturise the bird right through but not so hot that all the fat runs out. Cool it down in the bag so that it can take back a bit of the fat that has melted. Lovely cold or the legs reheats perfectly.

    Report message11

  • Message 12

    , in reply to message 8.

    Posted by Fruitcake (U1141715) on Friday, 22nd July 2011

    Crikey, 'crumplehorn' is a blast from the past - wonder what happened to Andrew? Have you got the recipe please Dee?  

    www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...

    Last we heard of Andrew he was in Canada (think his wife is Canadian), firstly Toronto then Ontario

    It would be great for some of the old posters to fund their way back here - Andrew, Potboiler (John) Pfiff, Lucy Irvine, Rock the Mouse, Terrytubojr (Josh) , FCQ & Ian etc. It is always good, i think to have a mix of new & long-term members of any group because each brings different things to it.

    I used the advanced search which is very useful for really old MB stuff
    www.google.co.uk/adv... 
    Thanks Dee. I'll give the recipe a go when shanks are on special! I do remember everyone raving about it about it at the time (love the inclusion of bisto gravy granules!)

    I did know that Andrew was in Canada, I think you're right that his wife is Canadian. Hope he's having a good time anyway!

    It would be great to see some of the old poster back again - I still follow Josh and Schmoof's blogs amongst others.

    Thanks for the tip on the advanced search - that is very handy! smiley - smiley

    Report message12

Back to top

About this Board

BBC Food messageboard

or register to take part in a discussion.


The message board is currently closed for posting.

This messageboard is closed.

This messageboard is reactively moderated.

Find out more about this board's House Rules

Search this Board

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.