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What's for dinner Friday?

Posted October 2, 2015

Veggie soup

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 Oct 2, 2015

    Barbiedoll1612 - I use 2 lbs. of ground meat (hamburger, pork, turkey, whatever I have); 1 whole onion chopped; 2 red bell peppers chopped; 1 green bell pepper chopped; 3 to 5 cloves of garlic crushed; 1 large can of diced tomatoes and 1 large can of whole tomatoes; 3 to 4 cans of beans (whatever kind you want) rinsed and drained; 3 heaping tablespoons chili powder; and ground black pepper, red pepper, onion powder, garlic powder to taste. Just brown the meat and throw everything is the crock pot on 300 degrees for 12 to 24 hours. It will be ready after about 4 hours. I just like it to cook together longer. Once it has cooled, I keep about a third of the pot for us to eat and freeze the rest in individual or family size containers.

  • GranOFTwenty Oct 2, 2015

    Faye - I froze my last over ripe bananas ( Did I get the idea here ?? ) .
    I used one bag in fruit leather for one for the grandson's camping trips a couple of weeks ago and it turned out perfect ! Thank You to whoever shared the hint !!

  • raesmom1612 Oct 2, 2015

    Barbiedoll~i put all sorts of stuff in my chili. I use 1lb ground beef, half an onion chopped, whole green pepper chopped, half a bag of corn (frozen or whole can), can of diced tomatoes (or a whole tomato ran through the chopper/blender), and a packet of chili seasoning. This last time I did not have the packet f seasoning but I did have some McCormicks griller "hamburger flavor" so I used that and it was amazing. You can also add a small can of tomato sauce and/or tomato paste. Hope that helps.

  • miacarre Oct 2, 2015

    Whole chicken debone stuffed with pork hot sausage, carrot, celery, onion and red, yellow, orange bell peppers, with homemade chicken gravy from the carcass, garlic mashed potatoes, corn and steam green beans.

  • barbiedoll1967 Oct 2, 2015

    Does anyone have a good recipe for chili?

  • twinredheads Oct 2, 2015

    Rotisserie chicken, mashed potatoes, buttermilk biscuits and broccoli.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Oct 2, 2015

    GranOFTwenty - great idea on the banana bread! I have 3 bananas that are very ripe and perfect for bread. Bread making is now on the agenda for tonight!

  • GranOFTwenty Oct 2, 2015

    barbequed chicken ,
    one of the following : mashed potatoes or corn on the cob ,
    and green veggies choices are : green beans or broccoli ( if I venture out today )
    MAYBE banana bread but that might be over the weekend .

  • TJ84 Oct 2, 2015

    Beef Stew cooking in the crock pot right now!

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Oct 2, 2015

    YBaverage2003- great idea on the chips! Just bought a few huge bags at HT with the e-vic special.