Dinner inspiration

Most weeks I make a food plan – it saves me money to plan the week; firstly I can maximise the ingredients so I don’t throw anything away, and secondly I save money by not going to the shop where I usually get tempted to buy all sorts of nice stuff. I tend to visit the cheapest supermarkets such as ALDI and LIDL first and then go to the better stocked supermarket afterwards for the more specialised ingredients.

Here is a list of dinners I take my inspiration from when making my weekly food plan – the dishes can easily appear on more than one list:

Feel free to ask for details of any of the recipes and feel free to suggest more dishes to put on the list.

PASTA DISHES:

  • Spaghetti and meatballs
  • Spaghetti bolognese
  • Spaghetti carbonara
  • Pasta with broccoli and salmon
  • Lasagna
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Pasta bake
  • Pasta with asparagus, bacon and Parmesan cheese
  • Tortellini with bacon/tomato sauce
FIRM MEATS OR SAUSAGES:
  • Roast beef with horseradish mash
  • Bombay potatoes with sag aloo and some sort of meat
  • Gammon with spinach in a white sauce
  • Pork chops with barley salad
  • Sausage with potatoes, gravy and red cabbage
  • Bangers and mash
  • Pork chops in the oven with a vegetable and tomato sauce on top and melted cheese. Served with rice and salad
  • Chicken wrapped in bacon with tomato risotto served with a green salad
  • Sunday roast with the works
  • Toad in the hole
  • Roast pork with crackling, red cabbage, potatoes and gravy
  • Breaded pork chops
  • Roast chicken with honey and sesame seed baked root vegetables
  • sausages with traditional potato salad
  • Kale and bacon cooked with spicy sausages and potatoes
  • Sausages and potatoe salad
  • Swedish potato dish (onions, hot dog sausages and potatoes cooked in a tomato/cream sauce)
  • Hot dogs
  • Honey roasted chicken with baked vegetables
  • Curried pork chops
  • Filet of pork wrapped in bacon with baked potatoes and salad
FISH:
  • Fish and homemade chips with peas
  • broccoli and salmon quiche
  • Pasta with broccoli and salmon
  • Baked potatoes with chili/baked beans/tuna salad
  • Fish pie
  • Fishcakes with salad
  • Salmon with asparagus and potatoes
  • Whole salmon baked with chopped nuts on top, served with potatoes and coleslaw
  • Parmesan breaded fish with tartar sauce and potato wedges
  • Breaded or fried fish with potatoes and white parsley sauce
  • Fried salmon with spinach and low fat hollandaise sauce
  • Salas Nicoise (lettuce with tuna, boiled eggs, small potatoes, green beans and other vegetables)
TRADITIONAL ENGLISH DISHES:
FOREIGN DISHES:
  • Bombay potatoes with sag aloo and some sort of meat
  • Chicken stir fry with noodles or rice
  • Tortilla wraps with fried chicken, peppers and onion
  • Chinese chicken and broccoli 
  • Mince beef-filled vegetables and couscous salad
  • Chicken coconut curry with rice and flat breads
  • Greek meatloaf with tzatziki, hummous, salad and potatoes
  • Wraps in oven with minced beef and grilled cheese served with salad
  • Curry reis-taffel (a curry chicken sauce with rice and little bowls of cut up vegetables, fruit, dried fruit, nuts and shredded coconut – serve rice with sauce and top with the toppings you prefer)
  • Onion bhajis
  • Lamb samosas
  • Chicke or lamb curry
  • Moussaka

TRADITIONAL DANISH DISHES:

  • Gammon with spinach in a white sauce (hamburgerryg med stuvet spinat)
  • Meatballs in curry sauce (boller i karry)
  • Rice pudding (risengrød)
  • Breaded mince pork patties with beansalad (green beans, chopped onions, salt, pepper, oil and vinegar) served with potatoes (carbonader med bønnesalat og kartofler)
  • Mince beef patties with fried onion, served with potatoes, gravy and a fried egg on top (hakkebøf med løg, kartofler, sovs og et spejlæg)
  • Roast pork with crackling, red cabbage, potatoes and gravy (flæskesteg med svær, rødkål og sovs)
  • Meatballs with cabbage in a white sauce (frikadeller med stuvet hvidkål)
  • Leek and minced pork bake served with potatoes (porre farsbrød med kartofler)
  • Breaded or fried fish with potatoes and white parsley sauce (paneret fisk med kartofler og persillesovs)
  • Meat balls or sausages with traditional potato salad (frikadeller eller pølser med kartoffelsalat)

MINCED MEAT:

  • Wraps in oven with minced beef and grilled cheese served with salad
  • Greek meatloaf with tzatziki, hummous, salad and potatoes
  • Chili con carne with rice or baked potatoes
  • Spaghetti and meatballs
  • Spaghetti bolognese
  • Meatballs with potatoes and salad
  • Mince beef-filled vegetables and couscous salad
  • Cottage pie
  • Sunday roast: a roast piece of meat, roast potatoes, gravy, broccoli and carrots served with Yorkshire puddings)
  • Burgers
  • Breaded mince pork patties with beansalad (green beans, chopped onions, salt, pepper, oil and vinegar) served with potatoes (carbonader med bønnesalat og kartofler)
  • Mince beef patties with fried onion, served with potatoes, gravy and a fried egg on top
  • Baked potatoes with chili/baked beans/tuna salad
  • Lasagna
  • Minced beef patty with chips and bearnaise sauce
  • Meatloaf with baked potatoes or root vegetables
  • Leek and minced pork bake served with potatoes and salad
  • Lamb samosas
  • Meatballs with cabbage in a white sauce
  • Moussaka
  • Meat balls with traditional potato salad
  • cabbage and minced pork in layers in a pan served with potatoes
  • Meatball sub: meatballs, lettuce, jalapeños, tomatoes, shredded red cabbage, dressing

SOUPS: 

POT DISHES:

  • Goulash with mash or rice and salad
  • Swedish sausage-dish (potatoes, hot-dog sausages and onions cooked in a tomato-sauce)
  • Oriental chicken

“TAKE AWAY”:

VEGETARIAN:

  • Onion soup with cheesy breads
  • Potato and leek soup with homemade bread
  • Tomato soup with homemade bread
  • Beans on toast
  • Rice pudding (risengrød)
  • Onion quiche with salad
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Onion bhajis
  • Pita breads with salad and some meat filling of your choice (chicken, minced beef, ham, tuna)

EGGS:

  • Omelet with bacon, tomatoes, chives on rye bread
  • scrambled eggs and beans on toast with bacon
  • The Full English Breakfast
  • Mexican scrambled eggs

LOW CARB:

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