What’s for Dinner?

MONDAY 21 NOVEMBER, 2011: Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken

SUNDAY 23 OCTOBER, 2011: Lamb Shanks with Wasabi Mash and steamed greens

SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER, 2011: Salmon two ways. Salmon en croute and Salmon En Papillote with paper bag vegetables

THURSDAY 20 OCTOBER, 2011: Steak with steamed vegetables

WEDNESDAY 19 OCTOBER, 2011: Pizza!

TUESDAY 18 OCTOBER, 2011: Spaghetti bolognese

MONDAY 17 OCTOBER, 2011: Tuna mornay with risoni

SUNDAY 16 OCTOBER, 2011: Balinese Chicken with Aromatic Rice

SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER, 2011: Thai take away

FRIDAY 14 OCTOBER, 2011: Terriyaki chicken and rice

THURSDAY 13 OCTOBER, 2011: Spaghetti Bolognese

WEDNESDAY 12 OCTOBER, 2011: Spaghetti Carbonara with vegetables

TUESDAY 11 OCTOBER, 2011: Green chicken curry and rice

MONDAY 10 OCTOBER, 2011: Roasted vegetable frittata

SUNDAY 9 OCTOBER, 2011: Terriyaki chicken with steamed rice and vegetables

SATURDAY 8 OCTOBER, 2011: Roasted lamb rumps with lemon potatoes, mint salsa verde and yoghurt sauce with paper bag vegetables

SUNDAY 11 SEPTEMBER, 2011: Goan chicken curry with steamed rice and papadams

WEDNESDAY 24 AUGUST, 2011: Waghu Beef Kebabs and Steamed Vegetables

TUESDAY 23 AUGUST, 2011: Spaghetti and Meatballs

MONDAY 22 AUGUST, 2011: Simple Boiled Eggs and Soldiers

SUNDAY 21 AUGUST, 2011: Hearty Beef Casserole

SATURDAY 20 AUGUST, 2011: Fish and Chips from Blue Ocean Seafood

FRIDAY 19 AUGUST, 2011: Lamb Curry and Steamed Rice

THURSDAY 18 AUGUST, 2011: Tuna Mornay

WEDNESDAY 17 AUGUST, 2011: Honey and Orange Sauteed Cabbage with Kanga Bangas and Mash

TUESDAY 16 AUGUST, 2011: A night out for Thai

MONDAY 15 AUGUST, 2011: Coq au Vin in the slow cooker

SUNDAY 14 AUGUST, 2011: Turkish Gourmet Pearl Couscous Pilaf with Spicy Grilled Lamb

SATURDAY 13 AUGUST, 2011: Spaghetti and Meatballs

FRIDAY 12 AUGUST, 2011: Thai Chicken Balls

THURSDAY 11 AUGUST, 2011: Pasta Cabonara

WEDNESDAY 10 AUGUST, 2011: Spinach and Fetta Frittata

TUESDAY 9 AUGUST, 2011: Breakfast for Dinner – eggs, spaghetti and little sausages

MONDAY 8 AUGUST, 2011: Roasted pumpkin, tomato, haloumi and lamb pasta with English spinach

SUNDAY 7 AUGUST, 2011: The Real McCoy Shephard’s Pie

SATURDAY 6 AUGUST, 2011: Slow Cooked Lamb Shoulder with Roasted Vegetables


FRIDAY 5 AUGUST, 2011:  Chicken Schnitzel with Mash and Vegetables

THURSDAY 4 AUGUST, 2011: Steak with Haloumi and Rocket Salad

WEDNESDAY 3 AUGUST, 2011: Honey Lemon Chicken Wings with Sauteed Broccoli, Zucchini and Baby Spinach


TUESDAY 2 AUGUST, 2011: Green chicken curry and steamed coconut rice

MONDAY 1 AUGUST, 2011: Tuna mornay with jasmine rice

SUNDAY 31 JULY, 2011: BBQ with friends – Marinated Steak with Potato Dauphinois and Roast Pumpkin and Rocket salad

SATURDAY 30 JULY, 2011: Bangers and Mash with steamed vegetables

FRIDAY 29 JULY, 2011: Fish & Chips

THURSDAY 28 JULY, 2011: Chicken Stirfry with Noodles

WEDNESDAY 27 JULY, 2011: Lasagne and salad


TUESDAY 26 JULY, 2011: Fried Rice with Pepper Sausages

MONDAY 25 JULY, 2011: Roasted Vegetable Pasta

SATURDAY 23 JULY, 2011: Post-race day dinner at Harvey’s

FRIDAY 22 JULY, 2011: Will’s birthday dinner request – take away pizza

THURSDAY 21 JULY, 2011: Spaghetti Bolognese

MONDAY 18 JULY, 2011: Honey Lemon Chicken Wings with Lentil Feta Salad

WEDNESDAY 13 JULY to SUNDAY 17 JULY, 2011: Time out on Hamilton Island

TUESDAY 12 JULY, 2011: Roasted Vegetable Pasta with Boccoccini

MONDAY 11 JULY, 2011: Grilled chicken with Haloumi with Santorini Salad 

SATURDAY 9 JULY, 2011: Friends for BBQ Dinner: Rocket, sundried tomato and feta salad with steak. Followed by chocolate puddings for dessert.

SATURDAY 2 JULY, 2011: Spaghetti and Meatballs

FRIDAY 1 JULY, 2011: Ahmets, at Southbank

THURSDAY 30 JUNE, 2011: Minestrone Soup

WEDNESDAY 29 JUNE, 2011: Steak and steamed vegetables

TUESDAY 28 JUNE, 2011: Tomato Soup

FRIDAY 24 JUNE, 2011: Lamb green curry with rice

THURSDAY 23 JUNE, 2011: Sausage pilaf

MONDAY 20 JUNE, 2011: Vegetarian Quiche with green salad

SUNDAY 19 JUNE, 2011: Lamb with Plum Paste, based on Donna Hay’s Quince Lamb, Jill Dupleix’s Duck Fat Potatoes, Cauliflower and Pumpkin


SATURDAY 18 JUNE, 2011: School Fete snacks and treats

FRIDAY 17 JUNE, 2011: Lamb spaghetti bolognese

THURSDAY 16 JUNE, 2011: Jill Dupleix’s Korean beef with rice and steamed vegetables

WEDNESDAY 15 JUNE, 2011: Pumpkin Soup

TUESDAY 14 JUNE, 2011: Blue Ocean Seafood for take-away fish & chips – delicious, great quality and huge serves. We’ll be going back!

MONDAY 13 JUNE, 2011: Vegetable omlettes

SUNDAY 12 JUNE, 2011: Roast lamb and vegetables

SATURDAY 11 JUNE, 2011: Home made pizza

FRIDAY 10 JUNE, 2011: Take-away burgers!

THURSDAY 9 JUNE, 2011: Goodfillas, the best greek food in Camp Hill

WEDNESDAY 8 JUNE, 2011: Smoked Salmon Pasta with Vodka Cream Sauce

TUESDAY 7 JUNE, 2011: Tuna ‘impossible’ quiche

MONDAY 6 JUNE, 2011: Karen Gutman’s Israeli Couscous Soup

SUNDAY 5 JUNE, 2011: Roast Beef and vegetables

SATURDAY 4 JUNE, 2011: Spaghetti Bolognese

MONDAY 30 MAY, 2011: Savoury Tart

THURSDAY 26 MAY, 2011: Spaghetti Bolgnese with garlic and parmesan damper rolls


WEDNESDAY 25 MAY, 2011: Pasta cabonara

TUESDAY 24 MAY, 2011: Lamb kebabs with leftover roast meat, mixed greens, homous and bbq sauce

MONDAY 23 MAY, 2011: Vegetarian fried rice

SUNDAY 22 MAY, 2011: Roast lamb with homous and roasted vegetables

SATURDAY 21 MAY, 2011: Fabulous dinner party at Jo & Mark’s.  Devine!

FRIDAY 20 MAY, 2011: Lemon chicken pasta

THURSDAY 19 MAY, 2011: Lemongrass Snapper and Beer Batter Chips from The Fish Monger’s Wife. YuM!

WEDNESDAY 18 MAY, 2011: Chicken with Haloumi and Honey

TUESDAY 17 MAY, 2011: Home made pizzas

MONDAY 16 MAY, 2011: Ricotta and spinach pasta with pesto and roasted pumpkin

SUNDAY 15 MAY, 2011: Roast lamb and vegetables

SATURDAY 14 MAY, 2011: Chicken Laksa

FRIDAY 13 MAY, 2011: Some nights, when you’re home alone, it’s nice to just have toast and a cup of tea.

THURSDAY 12 MAY, 2011: Tuna and sweet corn quiche with garden salad

WEDNESDAY 11 MAY, 2011: Roast chicken and vegetables

TUESDAY 10 MAY, 2011: John’s birthday dinner at Singh’s at Coorparoo

MONDAY 9 MAY, 2011: Chicken Biryani

MONDAY 2 MAY, 2011: Sausage and haloumi pasta (opps…forgot about meat-free Monday)

SUNDAY 1 MAY, 2011: Lamb mini rump roast with roasted vegetables

SATURDAY 30 APRIL, 2011: Steak Burgers

FRIDAY 29 APRIL, 2011: Shepherd’s Pie & Eton Mess


THURSDAY 28 APRIL, 2011: Chicken Stirfry

WEDNESDAY 27 APRIL, 2011: Rosemary and Lamb Pies

TUESDAY 26 APRIL, 2011: ‘Perfect Roast Lamb’ with vegetables

MONDAY 25 APRIL, 2011: Moroccan Lamb Meatballs

SUNDAY 24 APRIL, 2011: BBQ Steak and Roasted Vegetable Salad with Smashed Potatoes

SATURDAY 23 APRIL, 2011: Toast…the end of an exhausting camping trip

FRIDAY 22 APRIL, 2011: Chilli prawns and pasta

THURSDAY 21 APRIL, 2011: Roast dinner at Coolum Bowls Club

WEDNESDAY 20 APRIL, 2011: Butter Chicken and Naan bread

MONDAY 19 APRIL, 2011: Spaghetti Bolgnese

FRIDAY 15 APRIL, 2011: Rosemary Lamb Backstrap with Red Pepper & Haloumi Salad

THURSDAY 14 APRIL, 2011: Chinese at Landmark Chinese Restaurant

WEDNESDAY 13 APRIL, 2011: Chilli Thai Prawns

TUESDAY 12 APRIL, 2011: Fried Rice

MONDAY 11 APRIL, 2011: Spaghetti Bolgnese

SUNDAY 10 APRIL, 2011: Roast Pork & Vegetables

SATURDAY 9 APRIL, 2011: Dinner on QF634 Melbourne to Brisbane

FRIDAY 8 APRIL, 2011: Dinner at Cumulus Inc.

THURSDAY 7 APRIL, 2011: Dinner at Movida

WEDNESDAY 6 APRIL, 2011: Dinner at Flower Drum

TUESDAY 5 APRIL, 2011: Dinner on QF637 Brisbane to Melbourne

MONDAY 4 APRIL, 2011: Roasted vegetable pasta

SUNDAY 3 APRIL, 2011: Lamb chops with roasted vegetables

SATURDAY 2 APRIL, 2011: BBQ at Mum & Dad’s

FRIDAY 1 APRIL, 2011: Marinated steak with greek salad

THURSDAY 31 MARCH, 2011: Korma chicken curry with steamed rice

WEDNESDAY 30 MARCHI, 2011: Tuna mornay with rice

TUESDAY 29 MARCH, 2011: Teriyaki Chicken Stirfry

MONDAY 28 MARCH, 2011: Feta & Eggplant Fettucine

SUNDAY 27 MARCH, 2011: Singh’s at Coorparoo

SATURDAY 26 MARCH, 2011: Korean Beef Stirfry, based on Jill Dupleix’s Korean Beef in Lettuce Cups

FRIDAY 25 MARCH, 2011: Home made pizza, using my favourite pizza base recipe

THURSDAY 24 MARCH, 2011: Sizzler with the boys

WEDNESDAY 23 MARCH, 2011: Steamed rice and veges with sweet chilli sauce…I love cooking for one!

TUESDAY 22 MARCH, 2011: Kids in the Kitchen – Ham and Cheese Twists with veges

MONDAY 21 MARCH, 2011: Roasted Vegetable and Feta Pasta

SUNDAY 20 MARCH, 2011: Lamb & rosemary sausages with Greek salad

SATURDAY 19 MARCH, 2011: Panko crumbed chicken with steamed vegetables

FRIDAY 18 MARCH, 2011: Pies and beer at the Rugby

THURSDAY 17 MARCH, 2011: Colcannon with Guiness Stew

WEDNESDAY 16 MARCH, 2011: A warm up to St Patrick’s Day- Sausages and Champ Mash with Eschalot Gravy

TUESDAY 15 MARCH, 2011: Pizza…takeaway

MONDAY 14 MARCH, 2011: Spiced Haloumi Pasta

SUNDAY 13 MARCH, 2011: Plum and Rosemary Lamb Shanks

SATURDAY 12 MARCH, 2011: BBQ with my lovely sister and brother-in-law

FRIDAY 11 MARCH, 2011: Spaghetti Bolognaise

THURSDAY 10 MARCH, 2011: La Provence at Coorparoo. Nice night out with the girls main was disappointing but dessert was fabulous


WEDNESDAY 9 MARCH, 2011: Quick lamb curry

TUESDAY 8 MARCH, 2011: Mexican wraps with guacamole

MONDAY 7 MARCH, 2011: Roast chicken and chips…take away!

SATURDAY 5 MARCH, 2011/SUNDAY 6 MARCH, 2011: An inflight selection from QANTAS

FRIDAY 4 MARCH, 2011: Bistro Vendome, a fantastic French restuarant and the most divine street in the city. Fairly lights are strung up right down the street. It’s spectacular. We ate at the bar as it was incredibly busy and we hadn’t booked. 1420 Larimer Denver.
Appetizer: shared Escargots de Bourgogne and Steak Tartare, Main: Canard à l Érable (maple glazed duck leg confit), Dessert: shared Blood Orange Chocolate Crepe

THURSDAY 3 MARCH, 2011: Ill Posto, a gorgeous, tiny Italian restaurant in down town Denver. 2011 East 17th Avenue. There menu changes daily so you’re guaranteed truly seasonal cooking.
Appetizer: Polenta with rainbow carrots, Main: Pork Belly, Dessert: Creme Brulee at the D Bar.

WEDNESDAY 2 MARCH, 2011: Vietnamese, somewhere near Englewood, Colorado.

TUESDAY 1 MARCH, 2011: Biaggi’s Ristorante, Englewood, Colorado.

MONDAY 28 FEBRUARY, 2011: Sullivan’s Steak House, Omaha. Fantastic, local beef.

SUNDAY 27 FEBRUARY, 2011: Room service! Salmon on mash. Yum!

SATURDAY 26 FEBRUARY, 2011: Room service – Philly Burger with chips.  Oh my!

FRIDAY 25 FEBRUARY, 2011: Lamb shoulder…left overs with steamed veges

THURSDAY 24 FEBRUARY, 2011: Slow roasted lamb shoulder with roasted potatoes and carrots and steamed greens

WEDNESDAY 23 FEBRUARY, 2011: Chicken Stirfry with steamed rice

TUESDAY 22 FEBRUARY, 2011: Rack of lamb with roast vegetables

MONDAY 21 FEBRUARY, 2011: Sausages with mushroom sauce, dutch cream mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables (we’ll return to meat-free Monday next Monday!).


SUNDAY 20 FEBRUARY, 2011: Burgers

SATURDAY 19 FEBRUARY, 2011: Sausage sizzle at the school

FRIDAY 18 FEBRUARY, 2011: Drinks & nibbles & more drinks

THURSDAY 17 FEBRUARY, 2011: Spaghetti and meatballs

WEDNESDAY 16 FEBRUARY, 2011: Lamb Kofta with white bean puree from Monday night) and greek salad

TUESDAY 15 FEBRUARY, 2011: Stirfried thai vegetables and vermicelli noodles

MONDAY 14 FEBRUARY, 2011: Lamb and rosemary skewers with white bean puree (from Donna Hay Magazine Issue 37) served with Greek salad. We normally adhere to meat-free Monday but have made an exception on this Valentine’s Day.

SUNDAY 13 FEBRUARY, 2011: Silverwood Organics Rosemary & Lamb Sausages with steamed veges, simple & delicious

SATURDAY 12 FEBRUARY, 2011: Vietnamese Prawn Noodle Salad

FRIDAY 11 FEBRUARY, 2011: Dinner at Singh’s

THURSDAY 10 FEBRUARY, 2011: Spaghetti Bolgnese (that tastes even better the second night!)

WEDNESDAY 9 FEBRUARY, 2011: Spaghetti Bolgnese

TUESDAY 8 FEBRUARY, 2011: Homemade Pizza

MONDAY 7 FEBRUARY, 2011: Maple baked sweet potato and fetta frittata.

SUNDAY 6 FEBRUARY, 2011: Sausages with salad…doesn’t get much more Aussie, or simple than that.

SATURDAY 5 FEBRUARY, 2011: Herb and Creme Fraiche tarts with steamed greens; Pumpkin, bacon and feta quiche.

FRIDAY 4 FEBRUARY, 2011: Leftovers from Chinese New Year celebrations

THURSDAY 3 FEBRUARY, 2011: Chinese New Year celebrations

WEDNESDAY 2 FEBRUARY, 2011: Tuna mornay and rice

TUESDAY 1 FEBRUARY, 2011: Spicy Barbecue Marinated steak with roast potatoes and creamed spinach

MONDAY 31 JANUARY, 2011: Quiona and Almond Stuffed Mushrooms for Meat-free Monday

SUNDAY 30 JANUARY, 2011: Bacon and Herb Chicken Rissoles with Spinach Salad.

SATURDAY 29 JANUARY, 2011: Fish & Chips!

FRIDAY 28 JANUARY, 2011: Green Chicken Curry

THURSDAY 27 JANUARY, 2011: Tuna and Rocket Tagliatelelle

WEDNESDAY 26 JANUARY, 2011: Aussie Beef and Beer Pie for Australia Day

TUESDAY 25 JANUARY, 2011: Mexican wraps

MONDAY 24 JANUARY, 2011: Swiss Brown Mushroom pasta

SUNDAY 23 JANUARY, 2011: Homemade Burgers

SATURDAY 22 JANUARY, 2011: Dinner with friends

FRIDAY 21 JANUARY, 2011: Chicken Korma

THURSDAY 20 JANUARY, 2011: Fried rice with chicken

WEDNESDAY 19 JANUARY, 2011: Bill Granger’s Caramel Chicken

TUESDAY 18 JANUARY, 2011: Beef and Blackbean Sauce

MONDAY 17 JANUARY, 2011: Butterflied lamb shoulder with roast vegetables.

SUNDAY 18 JANUARY, 2011: Roast chicken and chips

SATURDAY 17 JANUARY, 2011: Green chicken curry

WEDNESDAY 5 JANUARY, 2011: Sausage and Pumpkin Curry

TUESDAY 4 JANUARY, 2011: Goodfillas Greek Restaurant. Yum!

MONDAY 3 JANUARY, 2011: Korean Beef stir fry

SUNDAY 2 JANUARY, 2011: Lamb Gyros

SATURDAY 1 JANUARY, 2011: Ham and roasted vegetables

FRIDAY 31 DECEMBER, 2010: New Year’s Eve party: Smoked Salmon with Beetroot & Vodka Crème Fraîche with Jill Dupleix’s Smoked Salmon Martini (yes – that’s smoked salmon in the Martini!); followed by Seven Hour Roast Lamb with mint salsa verde and yoghurt sauceUltimate Gratin Dauphinois and greens with a balsamic glaze; followed by my sister’s to die for Toblerone Cheesecake. Yum!

THURSDAY 30 DECEMBER, 2010: Roast chicken caesar salad

WEDNESDAY 29 DECEMBER, 2010: Chicken pasta with pesto and roasted capsicum.

TUESDAY 28 DECEMBER, 2010: The Norman Hotel for steak. Yum.

MONDAY 27 DECEMBER, 2010: Wagamammas

SUNDAY 26 DECEMBER, 2010: Ham and salad, of course.

SATURDAY 25 DECEMBER, 2010: Leftover ice-cream cake…it is Christmas Day, after all 

FRIDAY 24 DECEMBER, 2010: Maple, honey and spice-basted ham with glazed pears (December 2010, Delicious); Lemon and mint prawns, and green salad

THURSDAY 23 DECEMBER, 2010: Roasted vegetable frittata

WEDNESDAY 22 DECEMBER, 2010: Spaghetti Bolognese

TUESDAY 21 DECEMBER, 2010: Chicken stirfry with h0iken noodles

MONDAY 20 DECEMBER, 2010: Beans and Wilted Rocket from Jill Dupleix’s Totally Simple Food

SUNDAY 19 DECEMBER, 2010: Tuna Bake

SATURDAY 18 DECEMBER, 2010: Birthday dinner at Goodfillas Greek Restaurant.


FRIDAY 17 DECEMBER, 2010: Mmmmm, my turn to try the Shepherd’s Pie.  Devine!

THURSDAY 16 DECEMBER, 2010: Shepherd’s Pie for the boys while I went out to Cross Town with the girls.

WEDNESDAY 15 DECEMBER, 2010: Strozzapreti with roast vegetables and pesto

TUESDAY 14 DECEMBER, 2010: Chicken stirfry with Singapore Noodles

MONDAY 13 DECEMBER, 2010: Vegetable and pesto quiche for meat-free Monday

SUNDAY 12 DECEMBER, 2010: Pasta Cabonara

SATURDAY 11 DECEMBER, 2010: Dinner at the Norman Hotel

FRIDAY 10 DECEMBER, 2010: Christmas Party!

THURSDAY 9 DECEMBER, 2010: Tuna Pilau

WEDNESDAY 8 DECEMBER, 2010: Mexican pizzas with guacamole.

TUESDAY 7 DECEMBER, 2010: Lamb Rendang with coconut rice

MONDAY 6 DECEMBER, 2010: Dinner at Jellyfish

SUNDAY 5 DECEMBER, 2010: Butter Chicken with rice and naan

SATURDAY 4 DECEMBER, 2010: Dinner at the Polo Club

FRIDAY 3 DECEMBER, 2010: Christmas Party and Dinner at Tarragindi Bowl’s Club

THURSDAY 2 DECEMBER, 2010: Sweet Chilli Beef Noodles

WEDNESDAY 1 DECEMBER, 2010: Roast chicken and vegetables

TUESDAY 30 NOVEMBER, 2010: Roast lamb rumps & lemon potatoes with mint salsa verde and yoghurt sauce

MONDAY 29 NOVEMBER, 2010: Vegetarian Quiche

SUNDAY 28 NOVEMBER, 2010: Steak with mushroom sauce and vegetables

SATURDAY 27 NOVEMBER, 2010: Tuna mornay and rice

FRIDAY 26 NOVEMBER, 2010: Takeaway Pizza

THURSDAY 25 NOVEMBER, 2010: Quiche Lorraine and salad

WEDNESDAY 24 NOVEMBER, 2010: Mechoui (Marinated Lamb backstrap)

TUESDAY 23 NOVEMBER, 2010: Green Chicken curry and rice

MONDAY 22 NOVEMBER, 2010: Creamy Pumpkin Pasta

SUNDAY 21 NOVEMBER, 2010: Jill Dupleix’s slashed roast lamb with yoghurt sauce. Yum!

SATURDAY 20 NOVEMBER, 2010: Green Lamb Curry – interesting…I normally do chicken but I had some diced organic lamb from my Silverwoods pack so gave it a go. It was quite nice, but I think I prefer chicken with my green curry!

FRIDAY 19 NOVEMBER, 2010: Spaghetti Bolognese

THURSDAY 18 NOVEMBER, 2010: Ricotta Ravioli with wilted spinach and salmon

WEDNESDAY 17 NOVEMBER, 2010: Hot dogs…with the works.  It was just the boys & I so what the heck!

TUESDAY 16 NOVEMBER, 2010: Thai Chicken Balls with salad

MONDAY 15 NOVEMBER, 2010: Tuna mornay with rice

SUNDAY 14 NOVEMBER, 2010: Sing’s Kitchen, Coorparoo

SATURDAY 13 NOVEMBER, 2010: Kids School Christmas Concert and BBQ

FRIDAY 12 NOVEMBER, 2010: Scales and Ales at Bulimba with the girls

THURSDAY 11 NOVEMBER, 2010: Lamb souvlaki with homous

WEDNESDAY 10 NOVEMBER, 2010: Slow Cooked Lamb Shoulder with roast eggplant, pumpkin and carrot

TUESDAY 9 NOVEMBER, 2010: Roast chicken and vegetables

MONDAY 8 NOVEMBER, 2010: Asian beef salad

SUNDAY 7 NOVEMBER, 2010: Friends for dinner. Marinated steak with salads and lyonnaise potatoes

SATURDAY 6 NOVEMBER, 2010: Takeaway Thai from Sing’s at Coorparoo

FRIDAY 5 NOVEMBER, 2010: Dinner at Conviction Kitchen

THURSDAY 4 NOVEMBER, 2010: Drinks and fabulous lamb canapes at Brett’s Wharf courtesy of Silverwood Organics

WEDNESDAY 3 NOVEMBER, 2010: Steak with spinach and feta salad

TUESDAY 2 NOVEMBER, 2010: 10 vegetable thai stirfry – yummy stirfry loaded with veges – carrot, broccoli, spinach, beans, snow peas, zucchini, shallots, capsicum, mushrooms, eggplant

MONDAY 1 NOVEMBER, 2010: Oversized Stuffed Mushrooms for meat-free Monday

SUNDAY 31 OCTOBER, 2010: Slow Cooked Lasagne

SATURDAY 30 OCTOBER, 2010: Spiced lamb cutlets with mashed potato & peas

FRIDAY 29 OCTOBER, 2010: Homemade Pizzas for six: Potato, Rosemary and Lemon, proscuitto and roasted eggplant, bbq chicken and sundried tomato and ham & pineapple.

THURSDAY 28 OCTOBER, 2010: Sausage Hot Pot

WEDNESDAY 27 OCTOBER, 2010: Dinner at Roman Empire, Carindale.  Fantastic Italian food!

TUESDAY 26 OCTOBER, 2010: Lamb Kofta

MONDAY 25 OCTOBER, 2010: Roast Vegetable Frittata for meat-free Monday

SUNDAY 24 OCTOBER, 2010: Assyrian Lamb Racks with Pea Salsa, crash-hot potatoes (a favourite from Jill Dupleix) and roasted carrots, parsnips, pumpkin and beetroot.

SATURDAY 23 OCTOBER, 2010: Lamb Pilaf with Spinach

FRIDAY 22 OCTOBER, 2010: Peasant at The Barracks

THURSDAY 21 OCTOBER, 2010: Chicken mini roast and vegetables

WEDNESDAY 20 OCTOBER 2010: Crazy work day…time for take away.

TUESDAY 19 OCTOBER 2010: Chinese chicken with vegetables and rice.

MONDAY 18 OCTOBER 2010: Pork and vegetable stirfry.

SUNDAY 17 OCTOBER 2010: 10 Vege Spaghetti Bolognese. I’m continuing to work towards the ‘Weigh it Up‘ principle of eating 15 different fruit, vegetables, nuts, grains and seeds. A breakfast buffet, that we have been treated to at the Hyatt over the last few days, has made it very easy to consume at least eight or ten different fruits, nuts and seeds. For dinner tonight I added carrot, leek, garlic, pumpkin, celery, purple basil, chives, parsley, rosemary, and oregano to my other bolognese ingredients. I’m not sure if ‘Weigh it Up’ count herbs in the Rule 15 but I hope so!

SATURDAY 16 OCTOBER 2010: BAFA Ball at Hyatt Coolum

FRIDAY 15 OCTOBER 2010: Noodles at Hyatt Coolum

THURSDAY 14 OCTOBER 2010: Pizza Cafe at Hyatt Coolum

WEDNESDAY 13 OCTOBER 2010: Grilled Snapper with steamed vegetables from Weigh it Up.

TUESDAY 12 OCTOBER 2010: Tuna Rissoles with steamed vegetables

MONDAY 11 OCTOBER 2010: Korean Beef from Totally Simple Food with coconut rice and stir fried vegetables

SUNDAY 10 OCTOBER 2010: Jill Dupleix’s Chicken Pies from Totally Simple Food

SATURDAY 9 OCTOBER 2010: Baked Spaghetti from Jill Dupleix’s Totally Simple Food

FRIDAY 8 OCTOBER 2010: Gorgeous meal at the lovely Ball at Portside.

THURSDAY 7 OCTOBER 2010: Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli with bacon and peas.

WEDNESDAY 6 OCTOBER 2010: Jill Dupleix’s Chicken Tikka with rice from Totally Simple Food.

TUESDAY 5 OCTOBER 2010: Jill Dupleix’s Korean Beef inLettuce, served with Sesame Mangetout both from Totally Simple Food. 

MONDAY 4 OCTOBER 2010: Jill Dupleix’s Jump in the Pan Chicken from Totally Simple Food. This was my second attempt and it was much better than the first time around. Delicious.

SUNDAY 3 OCTOBER 2010: Fish & Chips

SATURDAY 2 OCTOBER 2010: Roast Chicken and veges at Mum’s house. Yum – I love a great home cooked meal, especially when somone else cooks it.

FRIDAY 1 OCTOBER 2010: Dinner at 5th Element and Baked Spaghetti for those left at home!

THURSDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2010: Thai Green Curry with Coconut Rice

WEDNESDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2010: Steak with mushroom sauce and mashed potato from Totally Simple Food by Jill Dupleix.

TUESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2010: Aubergine and lamb from Totally Simple Food by Jill Dupleix. Absolutely divine.  Perfect in every way.  To think I thought I’d cooked the best from Totally Simple Food already.  There’s still more to come.

MONDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2010: Mini meatloaf, mashed potato and peas. Junior Masterchef inspired my boys to get cooking, and it was quite delicious.

SUNDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 2010: Stir-fried Mexican Beef with mexican beans and cheese in mini mountain bread cups. The mini mountain bread cups were so simple to make. Simply quarter a piece of mountain bread and press it in to a mini muffin pan. Bake for 3 minutes in a preheated oven. Spoon beef, beans and cheese into the cup. Top with guacamole, if you have any! Pick up and eat.

SATURDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 2010: Chicken Stirfry

FRIDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2010: Dinner – toast. Beverage – champagne, of course! Final day of crazy work hours, too exhausted to cook…but I’ll be re-energised tomorrow.

THURSDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2010: Still busy, busy, busy with corporate mergers and take overs so John made fried rice…with sultanas…interesting and delicious.

WEDNESDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2010: Too busy to cook so we had takeaway chook.

TUESDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2010: Penne with Tuna from Jill Dupleix’s Totally Simple Food. I think this must be a dish for men…the boys in the house loved it but I wasn’t such a fan.

MONDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 2010: Chicken Stir Fry with Cinnamon Coconut Rice  all from Jill Dupleix’s Totally Simple Food. An absolute hit with the kids. This was divine.

SUNDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2010: Pork with Apple, Duck Fat Potatoes and Wilted Spinach all from Jill Dupleix’s Totally Simple Food. Duck Fat Potatoes were restaurant quality (in taste at least!).

SATURDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 2010: Dinner out with the Metcalfes!

FRIDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2010: Salt and Pepper Steak, Drunken Potatoes and Spanish Salad all from Jill Dupleix’s Totally Simple Food. Steak was very good!

THURSDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 2010: Caramel Salmon and Lime from Jill Dupleix’s Totally Simple Food. Devine! Also tried the Paper Bag Veggies from Jill’s TSF. Lovely – but definitely shouldn’t be served with the salmon! My mistake!


WEDNESDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2010: Spicy Pork Noodles from Jill Dupleix’s Totally Simple Food.

TUESDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2010: Spanish Meatballs with Baked Feta Bread from Jill Dupleix’s Totally Simple Food.

MONDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2010: Goats Cheese Cannelloni and Fattoush from Jill Dupleix’s Totally Simple Food.  Fattoush was sensational, as was the cannelloni.

SUNDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2010: 35,000 feet Butter Chicken courtesy of QANTAS.

SATURDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 2010: The beautiful Brigid’s 50th birthday celebrations in Sydney.

FRIDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2010: Spinach and cheese ravioli with pesto and roast vegetables.

THURSDAY 9 SEPTEMBER 2010: Dinner with mum’s from school at Sing’s Coorparoo. Yum!!! Fish & Chips for the boys.

WEDNESDAY 8 SEPTEMBER 2010: To continue my uninspiring theme this week tonight we will be having Fried Rice possibly with more leftover roast chicken.

TUESDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2010: Chicken, bacon and corn impossible quiche. Simple but delicious.

MONDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 2010: Lemon, zucchini and chicken pasta.

SUNDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2010: Roast chicken and veges.

SATURDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 2010: Lamb (and Feta) Sausage Pilaf. Ho hum…not all that yum :(. We had some delicious Lamb & Feta sausages but the meal ended up being fine but nothing special – but the River Fire fireworks were spectacular.

FRIDAY  3 SEPTEMBER 2010: Curry night! Figueredo’s Beef Madras. You have to try these curry powders and the recipe on the packet. They are divine. But if you can’t be bothered cooking and you’re in Brisbane try the restaurant.

THURSDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2010: Dinner with the girls at Alegria, Park Road, Brisbane. The paella was sensational. Those left at home had cheese omelette and left over minestrone!

WEDNESDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 2010: Chicken Stir Fry. Ho hum, but yum.

TUESDAY 31 AUGUST 2010: Minestrone Soup with Parmesan Garlic Toast. I stole the Parmesan toast recipe from this minestrone recipe on Epicurious.

MONDAY 30 AUGUST 2010: Baked Moroccan Chicken and Rice with Moroccan-style carrot salad. These were delicious together. The carrot salad was really nice!

SUNDAY 29 AUGUST 2010: (Flaming) Garlic and Lemon Butterfly Chicken. I love it when I don’t have to cook…especially when the results were this spectacular!

SATURDAY 28 AUGUST 2010: BBQ steak with Mushroom sauce, steamed vegetables and lyonnaise potatoes.

FRIDAY 27 AUGUST 2010: Pasta with Chicken, Curly Endive, and Blue Cheese. Wow – this was gooood!

THURSDAY 26 AUGUST 2010: Take Away!

WEDNESDAY 25 AUGUST 2010: Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli with Pesto. Ho hum!

TUESDAY 24 AUGUST 2010: Bacon, Mushroom and Tomato Risotto. I need more risotto practice.

MONDAY 23 AUGUST 2010: Rosemary and garlic roast lamb with roasted vegetables. Love a lamb roast.

SUNDAY 22 AUGUST 2010: Marinated steak, feta & green onion rissoles, pumpkin & goats cheese salad, feta & tomato salad (from Jill Dupleix’s Totally Simple Food). If you are a fan of goats cheese please try this salad. It is divine.

SATURDAY 21 AUGUST 2010: Chinese Chicken Rice

FRIDAY 20 AUGUST 2010: 5TH Element with the girls. Great cocktails and delicious tapas. Those left at home had left overs!

THURSDAY 19 AUGUST 2010: Homemade Pizza 
You have to try this: 200g natural yoghurt mixed with a cup of s-r flour. Cook for 10 minutes at 180 C, then add pizza toppings and cook for another 15 minutes. So simple.

WEDNESDAY 18 AUGUST 2010: Jill Dupleix’s Baked Spaghetti. Looks pretty average here but it tastes spectacular. Think of a fantastic spag bolg x 10! Yum.

TUESDAY 17 AUGUST 2010: Vegetable Curry with Yoghurt. A healthy choice!

MONDAY, 16 AUGUST 2010: Maple baked chicken with sweet potato. A simple meal that’s a real treat. Be sure to cook the veges for 20-30 minutes longer than recommended in the recipe.

SUNDAY, 15 AUGUST 2010: Corned Beef with Peppercorn Sauce. What a boring first post!!!!


4 thoughts on “What’s for Dinner?

  1. Call me crazy but I think I might try the maple baked chicken on the girls…….what’s not to love about it?….but that said I won’t get my hopes up to high.

    • It was delicious. The chicken was so tender. But – be warned – the veges definitely need to cook for longer than the time on the recipe. I think they need at least an extra 20 minutes. I used mixed Chicken pieces but I think it would be delicious with thighs, especially if you can get them with the skin on.

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