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What's for dinner Friday?

Posted April 29, 2016

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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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Apr 29, 2016

    Let me know which recipes you try, Dr D and Raesmom. I want to try the roasted chickpeas.

  • raesmom1612 Apr 29, 2016

    Thanks y'all I know i can Always count on you ladies :)

    Thanks for the link Faye and DrD I would love the recipe for the jerky!

  • Dr D Apr 29, 2016

    Faye, thanks so much for that link to the portable protein snacks - I'm going to try some of those!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Apr 29, 2016

    Raesmom1612 - Saffron Road makes flavored chickpea snacks. They are delicious. They were sampling them at the Southern Womens Show. I think HT has them. I'm sure they are not cheap though. Dr D had great protein suggestions.

    Here is a site with a number of suggestions (some require refrigeration so ignore those). There is a recipe for do it yourself roasted chickpeas as well. : - good luck to your son this weekend!

  • miacarre Apr 29, 2016

    Raesmom1612 - Thank you!

  • miacarre Apr 29, 2016

    JDOUGLAS13 - Thank you! He is 10 and played travel baseball.

  • jdouglas13 Apr 29, 2016

    Raesmom, REFRIGERATE!!! LOL

    Ascherer, glad you have water/hot water again! If this is the first new water heater for this house, you are doing VERY well!

  • Dr D Apr 29, 2016

    Hi RAESMOM1612, Yes, hard-boiled eggs do need to be refrigerated, and even then they're only good for about a week. Portable protein ideas that don't need refrigeration: jerky (pricey if store-bought, less pricey if you make your own - I can e-mail my fav recipe to you if you'd like), nuts, peanut or other nut butters, and tuna or salmon (canned or pouches). I've also seen recipes (but not tried yet myself) for baked goods made with protein powder (think DIY protein bars). Finally, I've seen but not yet tried a recipe for dry roasted chickpeas, which you should be able to season any way he'd like. Please let me know if you receive other portable protein suggestions that work out well, as I'm always looking for stuff like this myself. :-)

  • raesmom1612 Apr 29, 2016

    Question for all you top chefs :) if I hard book eggs do they have to stay refrigerated or can I leave them on the counter in the egg carton? DH is a protein freak and doesn't have a fridge while he is at the academy so I'm just trying to find different (cheaper) ways to get him some protein (we do bar's and shakes but without SD's and awesome $4 coupons they become pricey) during the week. He eats boiled eggs while he is home on the weekend's and I would love to send him back with some, but was worried about refrigeration.......thanks :)

  • ascherer Apr 29, 2016

    And I have water again. Hopefully it will be hot after my nap. Fix one was done today. Fix two will be done soon (I hope). Our house will be 30 in a few months and she is not taking 30 as gracefully as I did.