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9 Bog Standard Basic Dinners – It will all work out in the end.

The world has gone fecking bananas. 7 months on and I’m still not used to it. Last night for instance I was out with a group of friends for dinner and no matter what we spoke about it always came back to COVID-19. At one stage mid-conversation I asked one of them is this real, are we really having this conversation and she was exactly the same, none of us are used to this and I don’t think we ever can be.

It is a waiting game. Time will pass. Everything will change again and it will all work out in the end – ‘How?’… you ask…. ‘I don’t know it always does’ … and if you’re unsure about that then I recommend you take the time to watch or rewatch ‘Shakespeare in Love.’

In the meantime it’s good to ground yourself with familiar and comforting things like these 9 bog standard basic dinners.

1. Chilli Con Carne

2. Ratatouille Chicken

3. Pan fried whiting, carrot & parsnip mash, mashed potatoes & parsley sauce

4. Bangers & Mash with red onion gravy, swede & side of crispy potato skins

5. Baked paprika chicken & potatoes with super fast veg

6. Baked Salmon, Baked courgette topped with Parmesan & lemon & chilli couscous

7. Chicken & chickpea curry

8. Spaghetti Bolognese

9. Bacon & Cabbage with mash and parsley sauce


xo Sheila.


Irish Author - Dubut romantic fiction novel 'Good Enough' published in 2021. 'Gimme Dinner' a collection of 50 great dinner recipes published in 2022. 'Enjoy' published by Mercier Press in 2016 .'Gimme the Recipe' published in 2012. Work in admin of our Food Safety Consultancy business - Industrial Management Systems with my husband Denis.