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What's for dinner/tea?

Discussion in 'Lifestyle, Health & Diet' started by acpoynton, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. acpoynton

    acpoynton Well-Known Forumite

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    What are you having for dinner tonight ... I got some sausages from my uncles shop and am doing mash and onion gravy with them plus processed peas!

    Usually it is a Chinese, but just fancied something different tonight!
     
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  3. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    I've got half a side of Rainbow trout, not too sure what to do with it, but decided to buy it as a change from salmon.

    Roast beef diner tomorrow though :)
     
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    le fromage grill├ęs et sandwichs d'oignon
     
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    Chicken.

    Somewhere in the region of 2.5 million chickens are slaughtered each day in the UK alone to feed our chicken habit.

    Imagine being set upon by 2.5 million chickens? I was attacked by four once, and that was scary enough.
     
  7. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Chicken was quite 'special' until around the early to mid '60s.

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    I cooked at lunch so for tea had wensleydale with cranberries, chorizo, french bread, gherkins and a VERY large glass of chardonnay.
     
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    Chicken tikka and chips. I was at work for 6.30am and couldn't be bothered cook tonight. The Windmill chippy were closed, so myself and the daughter in law walked to the one by Spoons. Wasn't too bad,feel a bit bloated now.
     
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    Rationing, and the tail-end of such, at play in that graph?

    Meat in general was 'special' in earlier times, of course.
     
  11. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Partly, but that's not really the reason for the chicken situation - it just wasn't industrialised. It was really just for the odd Sunday dinner. The 'healthy aspect' of white meat hadn't really caught on and people generally bought meat, rather than things with meat in them...
     
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    Of course chicken is one of those things that one encounters in all sorts of places coz it 'grows' so quick. In the absence of our crazy industrialised farming, most developing world villages/towns/cities are awash with the things, roaming freely and consuming god alone knows what.

    In fact - in the aftermath of one of my lengthier absences, i was a bit freaked out upon return, and uttered the phrase "where are all the chickens?", which rather passed into lore amongst the people what know me. Not long after i found myself in deepest, darkest, rural Englandshire, just up the road from an enormous chicken shed, which answered, at least in part, that very question.

    But we digress...
     
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    'Where are all the chickens' Have you ever been past the chicken farm off the A5 by Hatherton? My god there must be millions there laying eggs to keep so many artic lorries going in and out!
     
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    But do you see any chickens? Or just lots of lorries that 'must' be full of chickens?
     
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    Not going to be party to conspirecy theories but it is frightening the industrial scale that is needed to produce the food we consume. A few months ago I read an article in the Sunday Times magazine about the production of beefburgers for Mcdonalds and contray to widely held belief they use proper meat albeit cheaper cuts like flank. What I found amazing was that an average sized herd of 150 cows would be used in one shifts production!
     
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    With and Gram doing their usual thing (andy too) and going right off topic.....what IS IT WITH SOME MEN that they can't just answer the question?

    The question was ...what's for tea?

    for us....well from Sun to Thurs I cook from fresh but fri and sat it's my night off.

    So tonight it was melt in the middle fish cakes and salad. But we did have my home made Ginger cake and ice cream for pud.
     
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    Chicken.
     
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    Ok to answer the original question hotdog and chips at a quiz night. Agree with you about eating fairly healthy Sunday to Thursday but then eating a bit of junk friday and saturday night' Youngs battered cod and home fries and mushy peas is nice and a chinese is a treat once a month. Used to have an Indian take away (rosehill balti) when we lived over Cannock but have been dissapointed with the take aways over here although we have had a couple of fantastic sit downs at Navarna.
     
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    I did have a few sammiches at a friends wedding, but mainly cider. I now have a medical need for a bacon sammich!
     
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    Today it was pig.

    Interestingly (is this right? Ed), although most of our words for the animal itself - cow, pig etc - are derived from Old English whereas the words for the meat thereof derive from French - boeuf, porc etc - chicken is both the name of the animal and the name of the meat and is of OE descent. I would postulate that this state of linguistic affairs has come about due to the ubiquity of the beast along with its relatively low status in the carnivo-heirarchy.

    Tomorrow i shall give the beasts a break, and take my ravenous onslaught to the plant kingdom.
     
  21. Gramaisc

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    Surely few animal have more ubiquity than the pig, or more words for the edible meat product derived from it, or a lower status - witness the insult 'pig'..?

    I had very little for my tea, due to being seriously stuffed at the Radford carvery earlier...

    Currently contemplating some cocoa and a couple of Lidl pains au chocolat.

    Did the Romans have chickens? Edit - it seems that they did - I just have no recollection of them being mentioned during Latin lessons. They are of South East Asian origin and I wondered if they hadn't been introduced at that point..?
     

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