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What's for dinner Friday?

Posted September 11, 2015

Sauteed veggies

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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  • Nanee Lion Sep 11, 2015

    raesmom1612, wish you were close by so I could bring you some. I agree with Hubby about the paint girl. You be careful and let others help you.

    jdouglas13 , I bought sugar today but there were tons of it when I left the store around 1:00. Did you look on the end cap? I can't believe it was all gone but I'm sure if you go EARLY tomorrow you can get some. I also have been to Food Lion several times and managed to get vegetables and others items included in the sale. It's great that we have 3 Food Lions in Clayton and Archer Lodge together. Hope you get your sugar and vegetables before the sale is over.

  • ThomasG Sep 11, 2015

    jdouglas13 - Will HT do a raincheck and include the coupon or price after the coupon ?? - Food Lion & Kroger have done it for me . Sometimes they go ahead and subtract the coupon when the RC is written so I get the coupon /sale price off when the item is in stock even if the coupon has expired !

    I agree ! Raesmom please be careful around the paint fumes !
    Even the safe ones may not be good for you at this time !!

    GARNERTOY - I had never heard of bacon grease in creamed corn - sounds yummy !
    Do you make fried corn ??
    My mother used to make "gritty" cornbread - she would grate the corn when the kernels were getting slightly hard/tough on the outside but still soft and milky on the inside- then she mixed it into her cornbread recipe and baked - it smells SO GOOD !!
    I can taste it now ....

  • raesmom1612 Sep 11, 2015

    Lol jdouglas, I am so stubborn and hard headed. DH told me the same thing, then he came home and saw it was painted, I told him Rae did it all, he knew it wasn't true and he was not happy. The girls will be over tomorrow morning or late afternoon to finish up for me.

    NaneeLion ill be your neighbor!! I'm going to look for a house in your neck of the woods just for pound cake and soup ;)

  • jdouglas13 Sep 11, 2015

    Raesmom, no painting for Mama. You don't want those paint fumes up close and personal even if it is low VOC paint.

    Garnertoy, you cream corn still sounds good. I've only ever had it from a can. A little bacon grease in it must add a ton of flavor! FL has all their FL brand stuff on sale this week. Every item is $0.25 off (I think), so it would be a great time to stock up on canned and frozen foods if the vultures haven't cleared the shelves yet.

    Speaking of vultures clearing shelves, the folks here on the blog are really courteous and I know no one here would do that. However, just in case someone is reading who cleared the shelves at the Clayton HT of EVERY LAST BAG of Domino sugar, all I can say is really? Not cool. :(

    Sorry, rant over assuming they restock while my coupon is still good.

    Faye's soup sounded so good that I decided to make some too tonight. I'm adding chicken, a can of diced tomatoes, and parm, of course, and making some biscuits for DW.

  • Nanee Lion Sep 11, 2015

    17 lbs, Faye, that is wonderful. I am so proud of you. Please tell me how you are doing it. I know you are doing more than just leaving off dessert. I want to lose about 20 pounds but food is so good and we have completely fallen off the wagon of walking. I thought once school started we would get back on target but so far, have not walked in about 3 weeks. Have doctor apt. coming up so need to get started soon. Your soup sounds wonderful. I may make a big pot this weekend to share with my neighbors. They love it when I make soup and pound cake.

  • Kathy S. Sep 11, 2015

    Gourmet Buffet .... ie Leftovers. :) We have hotdog/hamburgers we grilled Wed., chili from Tuesday, stirfried veggies from weekend, baked beans and whatever else is left in fridge.

  • raesmom1612 Sep 11, 2015

    LOL Faye I will do that as soon as we get home so that we can show off the little painter with her masterpiece :)

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Sep 11, 2015

    raesmom1612 - e-mail a photo to me and I can post your frugal home renovations project. :-)

    ThomasG - now that's funny!

  • raesmom1612 Sep 11, 2015

    Your soup does sound yummy Faye!! I need to try to make a soup some day, the only one I know how to make is corn chowder and taco soup lol. I almost made chili last night but we ended up with sloppy joes to go along with our sloppy paint theme. Rae and I went straight to work painting kitchen cabinets last night. I wish I could show yall a picture..........needless to say, Rae is hanging out with her friends this weekend so mommy can fix I mean paint the cabinets that she "painted" last night. Chili or beef stew may be on the menu for Sunday.

  • ThomasG Sep 11, 2015

    I am making my route for dinner - staring with the banana pudding ...
    pleas post times all will be ready ...