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Cooking a load of meat then having it for lunch for the next week or so

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2009/07/23 21:44:30 (permalink)

Cooking a load of meat then having it for lunch for the next week or so

So I'm eating a lot of salads at the moment
 
Normally I have a large mixing bowl of salad and 150g of meat
 
I have been buying cooked meat at the supermarket (sliced ham, sliced roast beef, carved chicken etc.)
 
I was hoping to get a big lean gammon joint this week then cook/boil it with bay leaves, lemon and onion (was a bit of an experiment as I've never done this before)
 
Then have it for lunch for the next week or so
 
There was no gammon but there were a few different joints of meat around but I really didn't know what I was looking for or how to cook/flavour it etc.
 
So I chickened out and just bought more packs of cooked ham/beef
 
Would be interested to know if any MTers buy a big piece of meat, and cook it for the upcoming week? What meat do you buy? How do you cook/flavour it?
 
Thanks!
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    Stone
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    Re:Cooking a load of meat then having it for lunch for the next week or so 2009/07/24 08:59:51 (permalink)
    I get quality meat from the butchers. chicken and sirloin steaks. I also buy fish from the main fish market in london (billingsgate), salmon, cod and tilapia.

    WIth breasts, pretty simple, marinade (using various spices and lemon (no oil needed in marinades unless bbq or cooking on dry heat), leave over night, cook the next day. i just grill them, 4 a time, 1 breast for mon to thurs.

    with the sirloin steaks, same as above but pan fry, 1 sirloin for lunch, mon to friday.

    fish i pan fry, as above, mon to thurs.

    eggs i also do a batch cook for mon to thurs.


    youll need a few bits of tupperware, i use 4 a day for work, eat 3 meals at work and i have one for my jelly as a dessert.

    its pretty simple and taken about 2 hours, start to finish on a sunday afternoon, cooking, washing veg and steaming etc.
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    Re:Cooking a load of meat then having it for lunch for the next week or so 2009/07/24 12:27:53 (permalink)
    Im lucky as im a slaughterman/meat wholesaler and generaly have meat all over the place! wot ive started doing is cooking a big joint of silverside on sunday and working my way through that and cook 5 chicken breasts eod usualy fry in a pan with salt pepper and mixed herbs.
     
    Then i usualy have the silverside with potatos veg and a bit of gravy or silced up and done in a stir fry. With the chicken i do big bowls of pesto spaghetti with olives and cherry tomatos with mozzarella mixed in
     
    Then have fillet steak or a big lump of coley fillet as a treat when ever i feel like it stops me getting sick of chicken which after a while gets me down.
     
    hope this helps
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    Re:Cooking a load of meat then having it for lunch for the next week or so 2009/07/25 16:10:58 (permalink)
    man alive....where are you based..any chance of getting some discount on meat from you?

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    Re:Cooking a load of meat then having it for lunch for the next week or so 2009/07/25 16:49:20 (permalink)
     
     
    Hello there mate im based in york in northyorkshire dont know if thats any good to you?
     
    As far as the discount meat goes if you are any where near then that wont be a problem at all just let me know wot you need and i will give you my prices.
     
    Im a fair bit cheaper than the supermarkets and alot cheaper than butchers all top quality steak,chicken etc, sounds like a right marketing ploy!!!lol.  Just depends on location mate hope i can help as its a very expensive part of bodybuilding the shear amount of food we get through.
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    Re:Cooking a load of meat then having it for lunch for the next week or so 2009/07/27 13:29:12 (permalink)
    thanks for the reply mate, im based in london so you would be too far to get meat from! yes, i spend a fortune on meat!! still looking for a cheap supplier of meat around my place. will drop a message for the rest of the london based mt'ers if i find anything.

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    Re:Cooking a load of meat then having it for lunch for the next week or so 2009/07/28 14:27:04 (permalink)
    Thats a shame mate a bit too far for me! Unless you could get a few of you together a make a big order then it mite be worth a trip down who knows if you can manage it let me know and we can see wot we can work out. cheers
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    Re:Cooking a load of meat then having it for lunch for the next week or so 2009/08/04 21:54:06 (permalink)
    sad pear

    So I'm eating a lot of salads at the moment
     
    Normally I have a large mixing bowl of salad and 150g of meat
     
    I have been buying cooked meat at the supermarket (sliced ham, sliced roast beef, carved chicken etc.)
     
    I was hoping to get a big lean gammon joint this week then cook/boil it with bay leaves, lemon and onion (was a bit of an experiment as I've never done this before)
     
    Then have it for lunch for the next week or so
     
    There was no gammon but there were a few different joints of meat around but I really didn't know what I was looking for or how to cook/flavour it etc.
     
    So I chickened out and just bought more packs of cooked ham/beef
     
    Would be interested to know if any MTers buy a big piece of meat, and cook it for the upcoming week? What meat do you buy? How do you cook/flavour it?
     
    Thanks!


    Well, I found the gammon next to the bacon and sausages, and not the meat aisle in Sainsburys.
     
    Found a healthy labelled lean bit of gammon.
     
    Cooked as above... 900g for 50-55 minutes.
     
    Cut into 5 big slices/chunks.
     
    It's good... will definitely do this again, possibly add some garlic in future too.
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    Re:Cooking a load of meat then having it for lunch for the next week or so 2009/08/05 21:43:54 (permalink)
    Glad you found it mate, it would be nice dressed with a rocket salad maybe some cherry tomatos, olives, black pepper a little olive oil maybe some coleslaw and a baked potato.
     
    just have a play about with it mate lol no pun intended
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    Re:Cooking a load of meat then having it for lunch for the next week or so 2009/08/12 22:53:13 (permalink)
    hey guy's ... I thort that if you cooked food it would only last mebs 2 days in the fridge befor it was no good and past it?
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    Re:Cooking a load of meat then having it for lunch for the next week or so 2009/08/13 10:20:33 (permalink)
    I assume it depends on the best before mate

    The gammon I see in the supermarkets has a long best before

    (And I wasn't ill after I had eaten mine 7 days after I cooked it)
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    Re:Cooking a load of meat then having it for lunch for the next week or so 2009/08/13 11:16:51 (permalink)
    bigneil86

    hey guy's ... I thort that if you cooked food it would only last mebs 2 days in the fridge befor it was no good and past it?


    when i cook a weeks (5 days) worth of chicken and rice on a Sunday I portion them out and put two in the fridge and the other three in the freezer. So monday tuesday is sorted and wed thurs fri lunches get removed from the freezer the night before. Has worked for me for a long time and I am happy that I am not letting the meat degrade in the fridge.
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    Re:Cooking a load of meat then having it for lunch for the next week or so 2009/08/22 14:16:33 (permalink)
    Something like Gammon will keep longer in the fridge as it's a cured meat, it's spent a while salted and that helps preserve it.

    Does mean it can be very salty though, so if you're watching your sodium intake might need to be careful eating a lot of it.

    Man_Alive: I'm in Leeds so not far away, would definitely be interested in finding a local supplier for top quality meat that won't break the bank! PM me if the offer still stands. Cheers
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