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What's for dinner Friday?

Posted October 23, 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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  • jdouglas13 Oct 23, 2015

    I typed a whole long post and it disappeared :(

    YBAverage, DW and I usually share 1 of the extra thick strips steaks on sale this week at HT. We grill it, and then slice it very thinly. It's a nice occasional splurge since we don't eat out.

    We're probably going to have one of those steaks tonight, along with baked potatoes and salad. But, I just remembered that we had our deck refinished today and it probably isn't dry enough to grill out on it yet, so dinner is going to be something else completely. Plan B might be a Dutch baby pancake with breakfast sausage and sautéed apples.

  • raesmom1612 Oct 23, 2015

    Will do Faye.....knowing me I'll prob have the deep fried veggies lol I'm such a weirdo, who eats deep fried VEGGIES at the fair when they have deep fried everything else available to you!!

  • ybaverage2003 Oct 23, 2015

    Thanks Faye, will be headed out after work. Wish me luck !

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Oct 23, 2015

    raesmom1612 - have fun at the fair! Let us know what deep fried yumminess you eat while you are there!

    YBaverage - looks like steaks are on sale at the following places:

    Kroger: Strip steak, beef, boneless, $6.99/lb

    Carlie C's: Ribeye steaks, boneless, $7.88/lb

    Carlie C's: Family pack shoulder steak, boneless beef, $3.58/lb

    Your best bet is to find one marked down, though. Probably a better price than the sales this week. Good luck!

    RFB - those salads sounds great!

  • raesmom1612 Oct 23, 2015

    Oh Faye how FUN!!!! Enjoy your time with your family :)....maybe some "deep fried food from the State Fair" lol

    I pulled out chicken this am but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we make it out to the fair tonight and/or tomorrow night as well.

    garnertoy - I'll take a BLT :)

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Oct 23, 2015

    My brother and 6 year old niece are coming to visit from Florida for the weekend! Tonight we will be having dinner with them and my dad. No idea what or where we are eating, but I can't wait to see them.

    ybaverage2003 - all the meat sales are listed in the Just the Basics post here. If there were any decent steak sales, they are listed.

  • ybaverage2003 Oct 23, 2015

    RFB, so jealous you are near Publix. I lived in Florida for 5 years and loved them.
    For tonight, want to do some steaks, baked potatoes and salad or green veggie. Anyone have recommendations for good beef sales this week?

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Oct 23, 2015

    We ended up saving the pork shoulder to do today since it takes 8 hrs. in the crock pot. So, last night I cooked up a steak marked down from FL, and had it over a salad. At Publix they have their brand salad bag kits for $2.50 on sale this week. We had the spinach bacon one last night, and it was delicious (they have dressing, and toppings like dried cranberries, nuts, bacon bits, etc.)! Today I'm going to try the kale variety for lunch. Highly recommend trying them (even though they aren't organic :-)

  • garnertoy Oct 23, 2015

    blts, French fies