Pie & Croquettes

On 20th September 2014, This was dinner

A quick and cheap one after spending the day¬†reorganising the kitchen, and YES I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I’ve stopped posting lazy food as it’s own post but I was impressed with this Sainsbury’s chicken pie and Mr S’ presentation. ūüėČ


This was dinner…20th September 2014.

Chinese Takeaway (A This Was Dinner Favourite)

On Tuesday we sold the car! We are car-less! Quite an amazing feat in the 21st century I know, but as I get the train to work anyway and Mr S is going to be working from home, it felt pretty pointless to have such a big car and all the expenses that go with it.

We live pretty close to town so walking has never been a problem for us, in fact, given the choice we would rather get a bit of fresh air than be stuck in a car.

That said – we celebrated by going for a couple of drinks and ending with a Chinese takeaway. I just checked and it’s over two months since our last one. “I don’t bloody believe it!”

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We went with deep fried squid, vegetable vermicelli and mixed satay.

This was dinner…17th June 2014.


I laid around today, finally watching episodes of The Tunnel, Grimm and Arrow, some going as far back as April 2013. I also had to listen to the relentless banging of the builders next door, but there’s another story that I could start a whole new blog on.

So what to do? It’s back to work tomorrow – BOO! We settled on a kebab, trying one we hadn’t used before and it was bloody lovely. Yes, to all you kebab haters – bloody lovely!


This was dinner…23rd April 2014.

Ham, Egg & Chips

I did well this week but for whatever reason, probably forgetting to get anything out of the freezer, we ended up with ham egg and chips. The tomatoes were going to waste so I cooking them in a little oil, adding some purée and a little red wine vinegar instead of just smothering the dinner with ketchup.


Served with a slice of buttered bread to make a nice egg and chip butty.

This was dinner…16th April 2014

What’s in the Fridge & Pantry Sandwich

What was going to be a trip to the shops for food only ended up being another DIY day, putting up shelves and finishing my room. I was back in town again at 5pm for some little bit’s to finish off, spending my money on trinkets which Mr S pretends he doesn’t care about but I know he does really.

Once we had finished, two¬†very tired DIYers couldn’t even be bothered to pick up the phone for a takeaway so ended up with this instead.

A ham & cheese sandwich, a chip butty and some crisps.


This was dinner…12th April 2014

Not Cooking Again

I do feel guilty when I don’t go to the market but I really fancied a lie in. I didn’t drink all the wine last night and Mr S wasn’t that late so this was not alcohol induced. I think it was just the first weekend in a while when we haven’t had a pile of stuff to do.

We just lazed around¬†watching TV/films with the intention of shopping at about 6pm but when it came around to it we couldn’t be bothered to leave the house so all that left was a takeaway – our favourite – Chinese.

Deep Fried Squid with Peppercorn & Spiced Salt
Deep Fried Squid with Peppercorn & Spiced Salt
Crispy Shredded Smoked Chicken
Crispy Shredded Smoked Chicken
Szechuan Beef and Vegetable Vermicelli Singapore Style
Szechuan Beef and Vegetable Vermicelli Singapore Style

This was dinner…5th April 2014.

Crisp Sandwich

Today I had a crisp sandwich for dinner. Yes, a crisp sandwich. I didn’t have much of an appetite and was definitely coming down with something.

I didn’t even take a photograph of the sandwich I was too tired to get my phone or camera. So here’s a photo of my favourite crisps instead – I could eat them by the bucket-load.


Yes – This was dinner…28th March 2014.