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What's for dinner Friday?

Posted July 11, 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.




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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jul 12, 2014

    Raesmom - I hope that surgery went well. Give us an update in the weekend meals thread, please. Sending hugs as well.

    Observant, Those maters sound wonderful!!

    ascherer - dad is recovering well. Thanks for asking. :-)

  • observant Jul 11, 2014

    these are "canners" I was on waiting list for -
    I got 2 cases average 50 to 60 lbs per case .
    Mine will be ready in about 3 weeks or so -
    my romas are beauties - big & strong plants with loads of blooms - ready to make some sauce & paste .
    I hope all is well with YOU !

  • ascherer Jul 11, 2014

    Raesmom - you are in my thoughts and prayers. I know how hard it is waiting on a text that says he is okay. There maybe many miles between us but I'm sending hugs anyway. Please keep us updated.

    Faye - how is your Dad doing? I hope he is progressing nicely.

  • raesmom1612 Jul 11, 2014

    thanks everyone for the thoughts and prayers! Sis just text me Dad has been at the hospital since 1130am and is still waiting to be taking to the OR. Hoping everything goes good. Hate having to wait for a text message to know whats going on, but that what i get for living so far away.

  • jdouglas13 Jul 11, 2014

    Raesmom, sending lots of good thoughts for your Dad and wishing a great outcome for him.

    Observant, did your tomatoes come from your garden? What I could do with 50 lbs of tomatoes!

    Happy Friday, everyone :) No clue for dinner tonight. Last night was spaghetti and meatballs.

  • observant Jul 11, 2014

    This the last for this week -
    already canned 4 full runs ( 32 jars ) and dehydrated 2 full runs ( 8 racks ).
    Looking for a GOOD tomato soup recipe for canning as well .
    Got a few jars of juice to process too- great for soups/stews or to drink .

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Jul 11, 2014

    Raesmom- sending prayers too! If you need anything... you've got my e-mail, don't hesitate to use it :-)

    And tonight I'm going to grill up a few chicken breasts for my DH, and on the side I'm making Spinach Ricotta & Roasted Butternut Squash Lasagna Petals... using wonton wrapper and other leftovers.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jul 11, 2014

    raesmom1612 - saying prayers for your dad and keeping you all in my thoughts. Yay for a much needed date night!

    observant - Wow - 50 lbs of tomatoes??!! Awesome!

  • nakabi Jul 11, 2014

    Glad you had a great time on your date night with D!
    Will definitely be praying for your dad!

  • observant Jul 11, 2014

    Prayes & Thought for your Dad and You , Raesmom !!
    possibly leftovers or grilled something with green veggie -
    I have about 50 lbs. of tomatoes to work up today
    ( will dehydrate most but will have to can some ) .