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What's for dinner Friday?

Posted November 18, 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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  • jdouglas13 Nov 18, 2016

    GJan, we haven't eaten dinner yet! Come on by! :)

    Tonight's gnocchi is coming from a package -- DeCeccio, if I'm not mistaken. I like to save a little of the cooking water, add a chunk of butter, some garlic, and parsley, swirl everything together and it makes a lovely little sauce. I have made homemade gnocchi. Super delicious, and not difficult if you don't take the time to make the ridges. When I make it, I usually make a few half-sheet pans full and freeze it.

    Faye, I like your dinner. DW, OTOH, would be saing "where's the beef?" LOL ;)

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Nov 18, 2016

    EM25- how fun... love tapas! And yes, what a beautiful day even up in the mountains!

    We did leftover shrimp and asparagus pasta from last night. Nice having a night off from cooking after more home repairs/upgrades all day!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Nov 18, 2016

    Em2s - I adore tzatziki. I bet it will be wonderful on the salmon cakes.

    Have a lovely evening at the symphony, ybaverage2003!

    jdouglas13 - enjoy the grilling weather while you can.....Sunday will be a very different story.

    GJan1 - we can carpool to Jdouglas's dinner! LOL How nice that your grandson gets to enjoy such wonderful gnocchi.

    Tonight is fend for yourself night here. I do not think the caravan will want to come by. lol There are only 2 of us here so it's an easy night of using up leftovers and veggies that need to be cooked. I'm having a baked sweet potato and roasted asparagus and mushrooms.

  • GJan1 Nov 18, 2016

    JDOUGLAS13 What time is dinner? LOL! I love gnocchi, even if my grandsons say I mispronounce it (their Mother is 1/2 Italian). Are you making it from scratch? The best I ever had was at Jimmy V's in Raleigh at a Mother's Day Brunch ( didn't see it on the regular menu - a shame). I would have gone back just for the Gnocchi! My grandson said said it was almost as good as his Grandmother Nona (100% Italian). God rest her soul.

  • jdouglas13 Nov 18, 2016

    YBAverage, enjoy your night out at the symphony! Sounds wonderful.

    EM2S, what a fun menu.

    I am probably going to grill out again tonight. We enjoyed the skirt steak and asparagus last night. Yum! Maybe burgers tonight with gnocchi and green beans on the side.

  • ybaverage2003 Nov 18, 2016

    Also, picked up my turkey at Lowes Foods...spent $35 (plus) and got 16 pound Butterball for $15.74 :)

  • ybaverage2003 Nov 18, 2016

    EM2S, that is quite ambitious for a Friday !! I am going to the symphony tonight, so light dinner, probably some cheese ravioli in marinara.

  • Em2s Nov 18, 2016

    Have an early outdoor tapas meal planned to seize this beautiful weather: mini-salmon cakes (past Walgreen's canned deal) with tzatziki, diced shrimp salad wrapped in lettuce (Kroger frozen shrimp deal), patatas bravas bites (Aldi potatoes deal), carrots wrapped/cooked in turkey bacon (HT deals), spinach-ricotta and broccoli-cheddar empanadas (combo of Kroger veggie and HT supper double cheese deals), plum jam pastry twists, and mini-pumpkin pie round cut-outs with whipped cream topper (99c FL-ibotta Mrs Smith's pie deal - on my way now for FL shop :). Hope each of you are able to enjoy this gorgeous, sunny day!