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What's for dinner Friday?

Posted May 23, 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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  • ascherer May 23, 2014

    Faye - Thanks. Obviously I am one of many having this problem right now. At least the temps haven't been to high.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper May 23, 2014

    ascherer - oh no!! I am soooooo sorry your air is still not fixed! Hang in there.

  • ascherer May 23, 2014

    jdouglas - if you make the M&C, I will bring the watermelon. jk

    Baked Ziti is on hold until next week. We still have no AC but the replacement part is in as of today. We just have to survive the long weekend to finally get it fixed. I am guessing sandwiches again tonight.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper May 23, 2014

    The watermelons are not local yet, but the last few we bought were tasty. We'd be happy to split one with you so you aren't eating it for every meal for the week. :-)

  • jdouglas13 May 23, 2014

    Gator Girll, I know what you mean about cooking for a regiment. I seem to do the same even though it's just the two of us.

    DW is going to have the leftover frittata, because of course there are leftovers, and I am going to have M&C with an artichoke on the side. As we know, in my mind everything goes with M&C. ;)

    Faye, I meant to ask -- are we already into watermelon season? If so, I need to clear out some room in the fridge or have enough sense just to buy a slice of one.

  • Gator Girll May 23, 2014

    I've just decided on making some vegetable beef soup for dinner tonight. Beef cubes, onions, carrots, celery, potatoes, peas, green beans, corn, can of diced tomatoes, beef stock, and probably a bit of ketchup towards the end of cooking (I like ketchup). I'll toast up some thinly sliced French bread in the oven as a dipper. We'll probably have leftovers tomorrow since I tend to cook for a regiment of cadets (can't seem to help it). :-)

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper May 23, 2014

    Jdouglas - your dinner from last night sounds great! And homemade biscuits....yum. :-)

    Sounds like a good way to process all those artichokes. As you know, I am not much of an artichoke kind of gal. lol

  • jdouglas13 May 23, 2014

    Faye, your steak sandwiches sound really good. I love Montreal steak seasoning, especially the lower sodium one.

    Tonight is a mystery still, although for me, it may involve artichokes -- we won a case of 9 which arrived earlier this week. Since I'm the only one eating them, I steamed and froze most of them. Tonight's artichoke will have a garlicky breadcrumb stuffing and will be baked.

    Last night was a fairly soft dinner again for DW. We had a frittata made with sautéed onion, asparagus, mushrooms, as well as cooked potatoes, cooked bacon, and parmesan. Homemade biscuits on the side. It was pretty tasty.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper May 23, 2014

    Tonight we are having chicken salad sandwiches on rye bread with a side salad and watermelon. I am using up the rest of the Italian chicken breast from the slow cooker on Wednesday for the chicken salad (bought on sale for $1.99/lb and the watermelon was $3.77 at Kroger yesterday).

    Last night we had some yummy steak and Swiss cheese sandwiches on Sister Shubert's rolls with marked down steak I picked up at HT on Wednesday. I used a bunch of McCormick's Montreal steak seasoning and cooked it in the skillet. Kids loved it. Side was Steamfresh Tuscan veggies.