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What's for dinner Friday?

Posted June 5, 2015

Pasta Salad

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 -WRAL Smart Shopper Jun 5, 2015

    meredith88 - how fun! Enjoy the show and the meal.

  • meredith88 Jun 5, 2015

    Tonight is not a frugal night. We are going to see Newsies at DPAC tonight so we are eating supper at Bull City Burgers before the show. I'm excited to try the burger place as I've heard many good things about it!

  • Gator Girll Jun 5, 2015

    BBQ pork ribs and corn on the cob. Salad on the side,

  • raesmom1612 Jun 5, 2015

    LOL Faye yes I am positive they are pork chops.....but now I feel like I want tacos. We ended up having dominos last night that Zumba class wore me out!! So I was no good to cook last night. Doing a quick HT lunch run so maybe I'll grab some ground beef and all the fixin's while I'm out.

    Happy Friday everyone!!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jun 5, 2015

    Dr D - that did come out sounding like I was serving tater tot and pasta salad, didn't it? lol I use a cheddar cheese dressing on it to make it healthy.... ;-)

    Looks like it is gourmet buffet all the way around for us tonight. I just realized we still have some beef stew from the other night as well so there will be plenty of odd choices to go with the real veggie salad.

    Jdouglas - not sure why you are having trouble posting. Are they long posts over 1000 characters that disappear or are they short posts? Is it better today or are you still losing posts?

    raesmom1612 - are you SURE they are pork chops this time? ;-)

    ybaverage2003 - I also love the idea of puff pastry as the chicken pot pie topping. Thanks for the idea!

  • jdouglas13 Jun 5, 2015

    Geez, I'm having a lot of trouble posting to this site the last couple of days. Everything I'm typing keeps disappearing.

    YBAverage, I love your idea for puff pastry for pot pie! Genius! I hope I remember it!

    Twinredheads, congrats to your girls.

    Raesmom, call me when you're ready for dessert -- I'll join you! ;)

    DrD - lol.

    Faye, I just saw a recipe for a breakfast casserole with tater tots for the topping. Sounded really good and easy, especially for one of the nights I don't feel like cooking. No advance prep needed. Enjoy your pizza tonight -- don't forget the mushrooms!

    Tonight is leftover baked ziti. Maybe a salad on the side; but probably not :p

  • ybaverage2003 Jun 5, 2015

    Cooking up the rest of the chicken breast from last night (sale from Lowes, buy one pack, get one free) as chicken pot pie filling; adding onions, carrots, celery, peas, and stock in a box (Aldi sale). Topping with puff pastry which will cook quickly in the oven. Fresh fruit for dessert (if we have room).

  • Dr D Jun 5, 2015

    Well *I* would choose the salmon burgers, but then I'm far from my teen years. I'm intrigued by the tater tots and pasta served as a salad - may we have the recipe? ;-) TGIF!

  • raesmom1612 Jun 5, 2015

    Congrats to the girls Twinredheads!!!! I know you are so proud of them :)

    Pulled out pork chops tonight so maybe pork chops with country sausage gravy with rice and a green veggie. Maybe some cold stone for dessert.

    Faye I'm thinking the teens are going for the Salmon burgers.......j/k im sure you will be making pizza tonight!!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jun 5, 2015

    twinredheads - Congrats to the girls and enjoy dinner!

    Tonight it's either salmon burgers or veggie pizza. We'll see what the teens pick. Can you guess which one they will choose?? lol We have some leftover tater tots and pasta I'll also serve as well as a salad.