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What's for dinner Friday?

Posted October 31, 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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  • twinredheads Oct 31, 2014

    We had snow crab, crusty rolls and green salad all courtesy of the new Publix. Not the most frugal, but a special Halloween meal was requested and I had money left in the October grocery budget :)

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Oct 31, 2014

    raesmom1612 - check your work e-mail. Sent you a message. Have fun at IHOP!

  • raesmom1612 Oct 31, 2014

    LOL Im loling too Nakabi......would that be a trick or a treat for everyone to see LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL. I like the safari theme.....hope you have a fun night!

    Also we decided that after a long night at the museum, we are going to IHOP to get Rae's free scary face pancake since she and daddy didnt make it there this afternoon.

  • nakabi Oct 31, 2014

    I do have some traditional clothing from home which I wear on special occasions and our freedom day (just celebrated on 9 Oct).
    DH is going as a hunter since I didnt think going in our "birthday suite" as he called it was appropriate, especially for the youth pastor lol
    I'm still undecided for myself lol.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Oct 31, 2014

    nakabi - I am laughing out loud at your "Native African" clothing comment! That is hilarious! Do you have some traditional "Native African" jeans and t-shirts from when you lived in Africa? lol

    Your decorations sound awesome! Can't wait to hear about Mr. N's attire for the evening. :-)

  • nakabi Oct 31, 2014

    Thanks for the suggestions! !!
    Faye- Wild Kratts ( a tv show about animals) is our house so I'm going to do a "safari" theme. Ive gotten grass clippings from outside for the ground, got a couple large rocks, a few tree branches, and some vines. I'm going to use the stuffed animals we have (with 4 kids we pretty much have all the animals lol) and place them in the velt (what we call the grasslands. And velt is pronounced "felt") the lions will go on the rock, monkeys in the tree, and so forth. DH wants he and I to go "native African" lol...ummmm honey you do realize we wear clothing in Africa right???? Lol

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Oct 31, 2014

    Such creative car decorating ideas! Let us know what you and up doing Nakabi.

    Tonight's dinner is also up in the air for us. Depends on multiple factors which have not yet fallen into place. I do wish there was a Chipotle somewhere around here, though. We may have borrowed your idea, Raesmom.

    granof20 - that sounds like so much fun! Love your spooky dishes.

  • GranOFTwenty Oct 31, 2014

    We did the window cling idea using contact paper type vinyl -cutting out our own shapes !
    Do not use stickers unless they are repositionable - you will be scraping windows until Christmas !lol
    Dinner tonight - neighborhood Halloween party in neighbor's barn - I am taking fried "critters" ( chicken ) , "finger" beans ( little wieners/sausages in baked beans ) ,"hairy" slaw and cupcakes

  • ascherer Oct 31, 2014

    NAKABI - I saw a picture of one my Uncle did. It was a black tarp with pumpkins and gourdes at different heights with orange bags of candy for the kids. The pumpkins were not carved. Think of all the pumpkin pies and cookies you can get from that.

  • needserenitytowin Oct 31, 2014

    Nakabi you could put stuffed animals hanging half out of the windows /trunk ( I used an old stuffed doggie toy - the dog cried all night ) . window clings are nice too ( saw them at Lowes hardware 60% off ,grocery stores , Dollar Tree and Walmart recently ) . My hubby got a broken glass one years ago and frecked out his co-worker by putting it on his new truck windshield