Here's the place to share your meal ideas for the evening, post where you bought the ingredients frugally and even share a recipe if you would like. If you need some inspiration for your own dinner tonight, this may give you some helpful ideas.
What's on your menu tonight?
Here is our menu for the week:
It's an epic holiday week for our family with Thanksgiving and Chanukah falling on the SAME DAY! It hasn't happened for 125 years and it won't happen again for 77,000 years so we are making the most of it!
Smoked turkey sandwiches on potato bread
Macaroni salad with green peppers, onions, tomatoes and black olives with a light mayo dressing
Whole wheat spaghetti with marinara sauce
Wednesday – First night of Chanukah!
Slow cooker Italian chicken
Potato latkes (like hashbrowns but in the shape of a round, flat patty and you top it with sour cream or apple sauce
Roasted asparagus (from $1.99/lb HT sale a couple weeks ago - it freezes beautifully)
Sweet potato pie and donut holes for dessert (fried food is traditional on Chanukah)
Thursday – Thanksgiving!
Following is our Thanksgiving menu. We will have 6 people for our Thanksgiving Day meal (including 2 grandparents) and an additional 5 family members joining us for dessert later in the evening.
Buffalo chicken dip (using chicken on sale for $1.99/lb recently and cooked with the chicken served for dinner on Wednesday night)
Herb & Garlic Greek yogurt dip (Heluva dip .50 with sale and coupon)
Veggie tray (red peppers, grape tomatoes, cucumber slices, celery, black plives)
Various crackers for dipping into the dips
House of Raeford Whole turkey, (these are .47/lb at Lowes Foods right now) with gravy
Beef brisket (not frugal but my dad made a special request and since "Thanksgivukkah" won’t occur again for 77,000 more years, I thought we'd splurge!)
Broccoli slaw with ramen noodles (not terribly frugal but it is tradition at our house and everyone requests it every year!) - the recipe for broccoli slaw can be found in the WRAL Recipe Database at the link in the box above. Search for Broccoli Slaw.
Sweet potato casserole with a coconut pecan topping (sweet potatoes .33/lb at Lowes Foods this week, Fisher pecans are from the last HT super doubles on sale with coupon)
Homemade mushroom stuffing (celery and onions are both on sale this week at multiple places)
Sunflower sourdough rolls from a fabulous baker at the Farmer's Market
Potato latkes with sour cream or apple sauce
Pumpkin Pies (using the traditional Libby's pie recipe)
Mini cheesecakes with blueberry sauce on top (blueberries bought a couple months ago when in season and then frozen)
Sparkling grape juice for the kids
Friday and Saturday