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What's for dinner this weekend?

Posted September 7, 2013



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 for what to make with all the great deals you have bought on sale recently.

What's on your menu tonight?


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  • losltp Sep 9, 2013

    "Cream of ..." soups will freeze OK .
    Do not freeze in the metal can .
    You may want to add little to no milk before freezing .

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Sep 9, 2013

    jdouglas... oh yes, love pork tenderloins!

  • jdouglas13 Sep 9, 2013

    Thanks, RFB. They sounds wonderful. I have quite a few pork tenderloins in the freezer, and I bet they would work well for this too.

  • scoutmomof2 Sep 8, 2013

    The pulled pork turned out great. I have lots left and may freeze some of it. Lots ofleftover hot corn dip to but I know my kids will have another supper later.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Sep 8, 2013

    We are having rotisserie chicken, pasta salad, green salad and french bread.

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Sep 8, 2013

    Hi jdouglas! I usually use chicken breasts, but tried it w/pork, and honestly we both love it more- as they cook more evenly (chicken breasts vary so much in size!) and the chops are still very tender. It's really easy, I just get 4 thick cut pork chops (salt and pepper first) and dip each in a bowl of two eggs beaten, then dredge each in a second bowl of the plain bread crumbs. Brown in olive oil for a few minutes on each side until you get a bit of a crust. Then, in a 9x13 pan, spray w/non stick spray and pour in a bit of pasta sauce (I love Classico tomato and basil) to thinly cover the bottom, then add in chops. Then cover with the rest of the jar of sauce. Add on slices of mozzarella cheese (I like a lot!) and bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until chops are just cooked through. Let rest, and serve over your favorite pasta. Enjoy! :-)

  • jdouglas13 Sep 8, 2013

    RFB - pork piccatta sounds wonderful. How did you handle the chops, because I think piccatta is usually with thin cutlets? I would love your recipe if you don't mind sharing.

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Sep 8, 2013

    Nice to get the $5 coupon from FL for buying 20 cans of veggies a few days ago :-) Used that and my 2 $1 off pork chops (the thick cut are on sale today), and past sales of Classico, eggs and pasta stocked up. Had bread crumbs in the pantry and just had to buy some mozzarella cheese for Pork Picatta... yum! Salad on the side from the Fresh Express Italian BOGO from HT.

  • raesmom1612 Sep 8, 2013

    Check your email if you get alerts from retail me not, I got a free $5 e gift card for dominos so tonight we are having pizza for dinner thanks to retail me not and dominos!!

  • jdouglas13 Sep 8, 2013

    Last night we had one of the strip steaks on sale this week at HT along with mashed potatoes and a bag of steamfresh green beans we snagged from the pups' stash. I coated the steak with Montreal seasoning and garlic powder, and it was sooooo good.

    Tonight is going to be either spaghetti and sausage or grilled chicken breasts with??