Here’s some ideas for dinner

One of my workmates asks me every day, “what’s for dinner?” Since we get home so late we always plan our meals out a week or two ahead, write it up on the blackboard in the kitchen and don’t have to think each day what to make. It’s a great way to operate and one I heartily endorse.

Here’s a random unordered list of dinner ideas that we’ve had recently that I hope will provide inspiration for others.

Almost all our meals are also eaten with a good dose of salad – either green salad or Vietnamese slaw (hopefully Tom will share the recipe to that soon). The list follows…

  • Baked potato and tuna with salad
  • Spaghetti and venison meatballs
  • Asian noodle bowl – noodles, chilli, fresh greens, lots of herbs and lots of flavoured stock
  • Fresh pasta and veges
  • Lamb chops and quinoa
  • Homemade fish and chips
  • Caramalised onion tart
  • Sardine bake
  • Tamarind beef and veges
  • Baked fish and baked potatoes
  • Chicken Pad Thai
  • Lasagna
  • Roast chicken, veges and rice
  • Lemon and lentil chicken soup
  • Tom Yum Soup
  • Tuna burgers
  • Savoury mince on baked potatoes
  • Smoked salmon salad
  • Walnut bread and pumpkin soup
  • Potato and vegetable frittata
  • Moroccan fish tagine
  • Tomato soup and bread
  • Homemade pizza
  • Roast lamb, veges
  • Summer harvest stew
  • Falafel burgers
  • Massaman chicken curry
  • Chilli squid, rice and salad
  • Spaghetti bolognase
  • Chicken pie and vegetables
  • Spinach soup and bread
  • Salmon, rice and peas
  • Dry potato curry with greens
  • Chicken casserole
  • Fish curry and rice
  • Sardines on toast
  • Spicy fish and rice stew
  • Chicken and chorizo jambalaya
  • Sausage and potato frittata
  • Kedgeree
  • Tomato soup with feta toasties
  • Sri Lanken chicken curry
  • Rogan Josh
  • Soft tacos with chicken and guacamole
  • Chicken drums and couscous
  • Beef massaman curry
  • Vegetarian sausages, baked potato and salad
  • Nachoes with mince, guacamole and salsa
  • Smoked fish salad
  • Pea and rocket soup
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4 Responses to Here’s some ideas for dinner

  1. Rhiannon says:

    That pretty much all sounds incredible.
    (Any chance you could pretty please share some recipes? Your walnut bread, massaman curry, and lemon and lentil chicken soup sound especially delish! )

  2. Therese says:

    Some great meal ideas here Emma. I generally do a week ahead, but I like the idea of 2 weeks at a time. My family seem to like to know what is coming up – am going to try that walnut & sage bread later in the week too.

    • tomandemma says:

      Great! Let me know how it goes. Once when I got super inspired at the library I did about six weeks ahead, which was a great way to be motivated about cooking in winter when we came home in the dark.

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