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What's for dinner this weekend?

Posted October 19, 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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  • ascherer Oct 20, 2013

    Spaghetti (sauce, noodles, canned mushrooms on sale and hamburger on managers special) with garlic Texas toast (not on sale but has been stretched to three meals). I love that so many of the spaghetti sauces have more veggies in them now.

  • carelesswhisper Oct 19, 2013

    We are having salmon, baked sweet potatoes, yellow squash.

  • raesmom1612 Oct 19, 2013

    9 can taco soup

  • jdouglas13 Oct 19, 2013

    A nice cozy meal sounds good with all this gloomy weather. I'm thinking about baked ziti or stuffed shells with sausage on the side. I'm going to cook some extra sausage, slice it really thin, and then freeze for a future pizza topping. I'll throw a tray of oatmeal cookies in the oven while we're cleaning up to have for dessert.

    Thanks for the egg reminder. I haven't hit HT in a few days and am getting low. I want to take advantage of the sale and egg coupon.

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Oct 19, 2013

    Faye- that sounds delicious! Sounds like one of my favorite meals to make back in my B&B days :-)

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Oct 19, 2013

    I am about to make some banana bread now so we'll have that on the side with the egg, turkey bacon and spinach bake and some fruit for dinner.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Oct 19, 2013

    Oxymoron02 - I hope your husband recovers fully soon. And thanks for the recipe.

    We are definitely having something with eggs tonight - thanks for the idea RFB. I have 3 dozen in the fridge and I need to use some! I have turkey bacon, spinach, eggs, cheese and croutons so thinking about an egg breakfast bake.

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Oct 19, 2013

    oxymoron02- thanks for the great recipe. My husband loves egg drop soup, and another great option in trying to use up all the eggs I bought this week :-)

  • Oxymoron02 Oct 19, 2013

    In an attempt to keep it light and keep it from agitating my husband into another weekend in the hospital, I'm leaning towards egg drop soup. I made it last night too, tweaking a recipe I found online based on the ingredients in my house (I can take or leave green onions, and I didn't have them, so left them out), and my hesitation to feed my husband spice (even if ginger is generally good for the tummy).

    1 48 oz carton of FL brand low sodium chix broth (on sale for $2 now, I chose low sodium because I really like soy sauce in my egg drop soup)
    4 eggs beat with a fork (save the fork)
    2 Tbsp of cornstarch

    Reserve 3/4 cup chix stock and incorporate the corn starch into a slurry. Bring remaining stock to a boil. When it's at a rolling boil, stir the stock with the fork and drizzle the beaten eggs in slowly. Add slurry. Turn off heat. Serve.

    My local Chinese take-out charges 3-something for a quart, I made a quart and a half for less than 3 bucks. Didn't even need to leave the house.

  • twinredheads Oct 19, 2013

    Ham steaks bought last week at Lowes for .50 each!, potatoes, broccoli and reduced priced rolls I've had in the deep freeze for months.