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What's for dinner Monday?

Posted August 25, 2014



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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  • meredith88 Aug 26, 2014

    Thrift - I usually go to the Flowers Bread Store at the intersection of Capital Blvd and Spring Forest Rd in Raleigh. There is also an Arnold Bread Store on Trawick Rd right off Capital Blvd. Both stores are less than a mile from my house so it's very convenient for us.

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Aug 25, 2014

    Raesmom- I think you should experiment & post more recipes... you are an awesome cook! :-)

    Faye- hope your kids had a fun first day of school!

  • raesmom1612 Aug 25, 2014

    RFB~I didn't post the recipe (didnt think anyone was interested) I made them on Saturday. I wish I was as creative as you in the kitchen. You using one of my recipes is crazy to me lol!!!!

    jdouglas~I love making those meatballs, but a lot goes in to them, so I only do it once every few months. I'm sure you and RFB can make them way better with the creativeness and knowledge of other spices that the two of you have.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Aug 25, 2014

    jdouglas13 - Yikes - you are having a late dinner! I hope the pups are ok. I'd offer you some beef sliders, but there is barely any meat left after 2 hungry kids finished their first day of school! lol I hope you find something tasty for dinner.

  • jdouglas13 Aug 25, 2014

    I've been out running around all day (vet - what fun, grocery shopping). No dinner yet, no ideas yet. But, I just wanted to say Raesmom, your cheese stuffed meatballs sound sooooo good, you are inspiring me to get up off my duff and start doing something for dinner. :)

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Aug 25, 2014

    Raesmom- wow, I must have missed seeing your recipe!!! It sounds amazing... and I think I'll try it for my DH this week :-)

  • raesmom1612 Aug 25, 2014

    Ascherer-that was me :) I do a ground beef and ground Italian sausage mix, season it up with oregano, Italian seasoning, adobo, bread crumbs and an egg. Mix it all up by hand and let it sit. I use mozzarella sticks (the peely ones that u put in a kids lunch box) and cut them up into small pieces. I usually get 8-10 pieces from one stick. I take a blob (for lack of a better word) of meat and flattened it, then put the piece of cheese in the middle. Grab another small blob of meat and cover the cheese, roll into a ball. With 1lb of each meat 2lbs total I can get 20-30 good sized meatballs. I put them in a big flat pan and pop them in the oven on 350 for about 30-40 minutes. When they are done I tale them out and lay them on paper towels to help soak the fat, then in my homemade sauce they go! Hope that works, RFB's sound waaaaaaay better :)

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Aug 25, 2014

    Ascherer- thanks! And yes, those meatballs are so much easier (and quicker on clean up) than when I used to pan fry them! Hope the job works out well for you, too!

  • ascherer Aug 25, 2014

    RFB - that looks awesome. Thank you. btw - It sounds like you are really enjoying your class.

    A friend is staying with us for a few days and I promised him I would make cheese stuffed meatloaf. I think the meatballs would be easier to serve and make sure everyone got some with cheese. I was planning on cooking tonight but had another job interview today (fifth one for this one position) and got home to an email requesting to schedule one with for a state job. I will cook for the boys tomorrow. Tonight I am going to chill.

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Aug 25, 2014

    Ascherer- not sure if my Brie Stuffed Meatballs are what you are talking about, but either way, this is a really easy way to make them (you could easily change out to a different type of cheese). :-) http://www.aspoonfulofluxe.com/2014/02/brie-stuffed-turkeyballs-with.html