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What's for dinner Friday?

Posted January 3, 2014



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? 




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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jan 3, 2014

    We had pasta and pears for dinner. Planning a bigger dinner with my dad tomorrow night so went light and easy tonight.

  • losltp Jan 3, 2014

    Thanks for replying !
    That is awful ! An hour from Knoxville ?? That long a drive is such a pain - takes up so much time and gas ! I have to drive almost that far to Kroger even further to a HT .Do you have a Kroger ?? some still double coupons.
    My mother used to shop at Ingles - the meat was good quality for a good price back then and they doubled more coupons per transaction( 13 years ago ).
    Thanks again for sharing with us !

  • nakabi Jan 3, 2014

    Faye-I did know about freezing avacados, but they never last that long in my house! All 3 children love them (along with all fruits and veggies) and eat them as a snack. I try to keep healthy options in the house and thankfully they love them!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jan 3, 2014

    RaleighFoodBlogger - neither did I! Can't wait to try it.

  • twinredheads Jan 3, 2014

    Gorton's grilled salmon on sale at HT today, baked potatoes and steamed broccoli from Aldi's.

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Jan 3, 2014

    Faye- thanks for sharing that link! I had no idea you could freeze avocados :-)

  • Savvysaver Jan 3, 2014

    Pillsbury Zesty Italian Casserole (you can find the recipe on Pillsbury's website) with steamed carrots!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jan 3, 2014

    That is pitiful Nakabi. I wish you had better and closer shopping options. Great deal on the avocados though!! Did you know you can freeze avocados? Just read about it from an article from Heidi at I plan to try it next time I get a good deal. Also indicates you can freeze guacamole. Yeah!!

  • nakabi Jan 3, 2014

    losltp-supper sounds good!
    unfortunately the prices are higher here than NC and none of the stores double q's so it's hard to get great deals. The nicest store in the area is Ingles, but they only double 3 q's if you spend $10. To me that's absolutely ridiculous. I make the trip to Aldi (about an hour) once a week when I'm in Knoxvile to get my weekly veggies & fruit and supplement with Food City or Ingles. Believe me, I'm jealous of the HTs and LFs you guys have!!!!!!

  • losltp Jan 3, 2014

    I was wondering what stores you have to choose from in Tennessee ?
    Do you find the prices better or worse than here ?
    How about quality of the food and availability ??

    Thanks !