What’s For Dinner At Your House? (Sponsored + Giveaway)


This post is sponsored by Menulog

I recently attended a thermomix demonstration and the first thing they did was go around the room and ask us all to describe a typical week of food in our home.

How embarrassing.

After explaining that I don’t really cook and neither does my husband, we went through a typical week of food in our home.

  • Sunday: Roast (beef) and veg
  • Monday: Tandoori chicken with salad
  • Tuesday: Nachos
  • Wednesday: Pasta with home made sauce
  • Thursday: Takeaway
  • Friday: Takeaway
  • Saturday: Takeaway
  • Repeat

We went around the room and as we reached the last person she observed “What a great way to get to know people!” Throughout the room there were answers varying from “I can’t be bothered cooking when I’m at home alone so I just chuck some veggies in a stir fry and that’s it” to “I make everything from scratch” to “I’ve been making the same things every week for the past 20 years”.

I felt ridiculously embarrassed that I was the only one who relied on takeaway to get through the week, but in my defence it’s very rarely food like McDonalds or Pizza Hut, it’s more like chicken, salad & chips from the chicken shop, Indian and Thai. I console myself with the fact that we’re still getting our vitamins, even if they’re coming at a much higher cost than making them at home (although at $15 for the two of us, it’s not hitting my wallet as hard as you might think).

But we all know I kind of suck when it comes to household tasks, so I don’t feel like it should come as a shock to anyone.

Please tell me I’m not alone.

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What’s for dinner at your house? 

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  • Competition opens 12pm Friday 15 August 2014 and closes Friday 29 August 2014
  • Entry is open to residents of Australia only.
  • Entries will be judged on creativity. 
  • Total prize pool $80. 
  • Prize of 1 x $80 Menulog voucher to be used for delivery from a local restaurant of the winner’s choice
  • Winner will be notified via reply comment on KK&T and will have 48 hours to claim their prize. In the event of the prize not being claimed, another winner will be selected. 
  • The voucher will be valid for 1 month after the winner is announced and is for one use only. The winner will receive their voucher via email as soon as they contact KK&T. 

This post is sponsored by Menulog. All opinions are my own. 

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  • Gary

    For me a typical week is:
    Sunday slow roast joint of meat like a lamb shoulder so I have lunch meat for work
    Monday is always salmon
    Tuesday is often roasted Chicken Maryland with salad or vegetables
    Wednesday I will often make a soup from scratch, e.g., pumpkin or cauliflower soup
    Thursday is often a go out to dinner night
    Friday is occasionally KFC takeaway or another takeaway or go out
    Saturday night maybe go out or a nude burger
    That would be a typical week for me.

    • http://kikiandtea.com/ Tamsin Howse

      What’s a nude burger?
      Your week looks suspiciously like mine!

      • Gary

        It’s a burger with everything except the bun. It’s a way of reducing carbohydrates will enjoying all the good stuff about a burger. Some people replace the bun with lettuce leaves to still hand hold the burger while others use a knifer and fork and eat it off a plate.

  • http://hutchiesabroad.wordpress.com/ carohutchison

    If only we had takeaway!

    Feeding small children seems to be a road to snoresville. Our weekly menu consists of
    Curry (not made from scratch, but usually a pouch of something)
    Spaghetti bolognaise/lasagne
    Fish and mash
    stir fry
    fried rice with the leftovers from the stir fry
    a roast
    shepherd’s pie with the roast leftovers

    I LOVE to eat well and interestingly but my kids are very reluctant to try new things. The thought of takeaway for me and my husband while the kids eat something simple is a pipe dream at the moment, especially as takeaway is a bit beyond our budget.

    • http://kikiandtea.com/ Tamsin Howse

      Definitely needing that voucher then!

      • http://hutchiesabroad.wordpress.com/ carohutchison


  • jody buhagiar

    I cook every night. Its a luxury to be able to get takeaways.Tonights menu is Endive soup with turkey meatballs. Its delicious, healthy and the kids help roll the meatballs 😀 Crusty bread to dunk, yum !!

  • Karina Lee

    Steamed fish with ginger, shallots and soy sauce. It’s the one dish that my husband can cook well!

  • Jules

    Last night I made a huge amount of satay chicken with red and green capsicum so we’ll be having that again tonight because I have lazyitis and can’t face cooking again!

    • http://kikiandtea.com/ Tamsin Howse

      I’m suffering from lazyitis today as well.

  • http://littlelioness.net Fiona

    Tonight it really looks like it’ll be something with potatoes, because, well, I kinda bought a 10 kilo bag of them last week cos “they were cheap”

    • http://kikiandtea.com/ Tamsin Howse

      I hear you! I have about 30 kipfler potatoes in my pantry right now for the exact same reason.

  • Soni

    My toddler has pneumonia and is very clingy and needy right now and will barely let me put him down so the only thing I’m going to be able to put together for dinner is a bowl of frozen vegies nuked in the microwave.

  • Gayle Richardson

    For dinner is eeni meeni mini mo hello Menulog what are my dinner options tonight as should started cooking hours ago!

  • http://www.dancingthroughsunday.typepad.com rebecca

    Mondays we are hella fancy diners as thats the day I cook for my blog so it can literally be anything super delicious and immaculately presented.. it’s all downhill from there.

    By friday it’s frozen hash browns and tinned soup! Menulog always makes an appearance around about Saturday night. I also noticed you can order alcohol off it? Wha!?!

  • Lisa Baldwin

    Wednesday and Friday nights are usually eggs on toast Mac and cheese or something as just as easy.
    Monday,Tuesday and Thursday are usually an Indian dish a slow cooker meal or pasta. Weekends home made pizzas,risotto or fish salad and veg.. No 2 weeks are the same in this house!

  • Judith Maunders

    Hubby’s a stay at home dad, while I work full time. Today I had to travel from regional Victoria, up to Burwood for work and back again, so feeling rather tired – and glad that hubby has taken care of dinner. He’s cooked a stir fry for us and party pies, mashed potato and peas for Miss Eight. Would be nice if we could all enjoy the one meal, but our daughter isn’t that keen on trying anything slightly different or with the slightest bit of spice. It’s getting better, but it will take time!

  • Sharon Fawcett

    Tonight we will be having left overs! Which is always popular at our house, we have some delicious slow cooked beef, curried sausages make with beautiful sausages from our local butcher and some lamb chow mein as well. All I need to do is cook some rice to go with it and dinner is served.

  • http://Carlyfindlay.blogspot.com/ Carly Findlay

    This past week I’ve made slow cooked beef in red wine plus a cauliflower and leek soup, and a Moroccan chicken in the Aldi pot. Adam made pasta mid week. Tonight it’s Indian takeaway – inspired by 100 foot journey.

  • Clinton M

    Sunday night is fish and chips night. The takeaway with choice these days, suiting anyone’s diet! Grilled for me, battered for you, chips for me, salad for you, deep fried Mars bar for m… US! Yum, yum, YUM!

  • http://seekingvictory.blogspot.com.au/ Nicole Evans

    Blogs have saved me cooking-wise with so many good ideas. Tonight it is Bake Play Smile’s one pot pasta bolognese. I would totally do takeaway multiple nights a week too if I could but we are both studying at the moment so have had to learn to be creative on a budget :(

  • JBMarigold

    Tonight, last night’s roast chicken is turning into a yummy curry… can you tell I watched Jamie Oliver last night?! Brilliant show for just this scenario!

  • Lndeang

    Monday…Meatless monday (cant afford meat)

    Tuesday…Tandoori chicken surprise (surprise is No Chicken) look at monday

    Wednesday…whatever tins are in pantry

    Thursday…Toast (shouldn’t have ate the beans yesterday)

    Friday.. fish always fish on friday.. (little can of tuna)

    Saturday…Mums are great

    Sunday…leftovers are better

  • Michelle Griguol Harris

    Hubby simply can’t cook
    So while this week I’ve been crook
    Dinner consists of frozen treats
    Chips, fish, nuggets and pastries can’t be beat
    Throws them in the oven kids think that life at the moment is sweet

  • RossS12

    Honey, Mustard and Rosemary BBQ Lamb with spectacular Hasselback potatoes and green beans – I made so much it lasted for another two meals. I love not having to cook meals during the week so leftovers and takeaway are always appreciated.

    • http://kikiandtea.com/ Tamsin Howse

      Hi Ross, the judges have spoken and you have won! Contact me tamsin@kikiandtea.com within 48 hours to claim your prize!

      • RossS12

        Thank you – Have emailed